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Just reporting back, I did receive the Induro CT313 a while back and it's a beauty. Wish I could compare it side by side with an "equivalent" Gitzo, but for SLR use it's probably overkill and functions very smoothly. Overkill is reassuring sometimes, especially when you've got $7k balanced on top. Just right IMO, it's super light for the size and very strong and though bulky, not a pain to carry strapped onto my Kata pack.
Speaking of overkill, I then bought a 24 foot! tall tripod today off CL. Didn't even know they made these things, haha - any suggestions for a quality P&S with wide angle, remote trigger capability, and video out to put on top of it?