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Thank you Jerry,
That's very helpful. 0.8 lbs may be significant if one wants to go lighter and smaller, and also to not overwhelm a lightweight Gitzo tripod.
If I could use a tripod a CF; Gitzo, RSS, Bogen or other, would probably be my choice, lets hope my home built rig will support what I require. With 40D/gripped, 300f4L IS w1.4 III T/C it balances quite well, found an old nFD 400 f4.5 tucked away in my garage a few weeks back, put a T-90 and 2x on the old beast and all balanced well so this gives me hope that a future 500mm would work as well.
After an interesting chat with one of CB's reps it's even more clear the the LS was the ideal choice for my needs. The rep echoed your thoughts about the extra drag knobs, for my needs they're not really necessary.
As mentioned before it would be cool to have you use/review this LS with your big glass, lets hope that can be soon! I so feel the need to shoot something, 3 months without a trigger in hand is making me itchy...or is that the bed bugs