I was feeling great about your post until...."oh no, not for hunting or backpacking". That's what I got it for:(. That's what happens when you don't know what you're doing. That's alright..I'll find a use for it. Thanks for the input.
Lol.... Sorry about that... Now if thats the only thing your gonna carry up the moutain.. ...I did the same thing went thru several tripods to find right one. The zeiss is so well built just had to hold on to it.