Thanks very much for your time.
I am going to purchase today: Gitzo GT2542L Mountaineer tripod and the Acratec GP ballhead with lever.
Hope now to turn my attention from equipmentitis to shooting pictures. I am also into mountain biking. We spend almost as much time talking equipment as we do riding.
Canon EF 300mm f/4.0L IS USM
Fujifilm XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS
Fujifilm XF 55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS
Fujifilm XF 23mm F1.4 R