I cannot say thank you enough to Manfrotto Distribution / Gitzo for their generous contribution to the WAR-TOYS project. A Gitzo GT2531EX carbon fiber tripod and a GH1780 ball head arrived today. Both seem like they were designed just for me and the way I shoot. I've never had a lighter weight, more versatile camera support. With the option of switching out to a Manfrotto 701HDV video head, it's going to get extremely heavy usage on the project.