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I recently purchased the Gitzo 2541LW with a Q-10 with a quick release plate and found it to be extremely well made and great advice from the folks here. They explained the "buy once, cry once" philosophy and I'd agree completely now. Though to be honest I wasn't expecting tripod/ballhead combos to be expensive. I understand now how well a good one is constructed and built to last. I too have the 5D MkIII and wanted a tripod that would give me some confidence using the camera and some nice zoom without worry. Though being an amateur, I can recognize good quality and construction and I was pleasantly surprised. No matter which one you decide upon, get a well built one as they'll last for some time.