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Thanks a lot Jim.
I will not use the tripod fully extended many times (with my photo equipment), only with my scope.
With my photo equipment, i will use it mainly in a hide, so the tripod will be quite low, so i don't think i 'll have problems about it's balance.
Your Wimbeley Sidekick must be great, but i don't want somethig so big.
the main reason i go for a lightweight tripod, is to have it on my backbag when i hike for long distances and i don't want to hold my heavy and big Vanguard. In thise cases, i will not have the 500 lens with me either...
Besides that, since that tripod can support 5 kg, i don't think it will have problem to hold 5,5kg...
So, for the hiking it will be great, for my 500mm will be enough (at least these are my thoughts).
Now my search is on a ballhead that can support the 5,5kg of euipment when i need it.