Travel tripod recommendations for landscapes / long exposures

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Travel tripod recommendations for landscapes / long exposures

I’m looking for recommendations on a new travel tripod. I shoot primarily landscapes, including long exposures, so I’m trying to strike the best balance between size and weight on the one hand, and stability on the other.  I’m also quite tall, so I need to avoid the shortest tripods of the lot (I’d prefer something comfortably over 60 inches in total height). My budget is $400-$600 (including ball head).

I looked at the Gitzo Traveler, of course, but I’m disappointed to see it doesn’t have a ballast hook at the bottom of the center column; that’s a surprising omission. Still, that’s a real contender at the moment.

I also looked at the Benro Rhino, but there aren’t that many reviews available. What I did find looked positive, though.

Lastly, I saw some very positive reviews of the Feisol CT-3441S, although I’d not really heard of Feisol before this tripod search.

Any feedback on those three tripods would be greatly appreciated, and of course please feel free to share any other recommendations, as my search is still wide open.

Thanks in advance for your help!

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