I am looking for a light weight tripod to use when hunting in remote areas. I will be using a Zeiss Diascope 85 that I currently mount on a Manfrotto tripod (3205GN3 legs and a 3130 head) The spotter weighs four pounds and the tripod weighs 6.5 lbs. I would like to find something that is a bit lighter for backpacking into these areas. I don't really need a tripod that I can use standing up, obviously this would be an advantage at times but not a necessity as I do most of my spotting setting down. Current options for legs are: Outdoorsmans Slik 613 carbon fiber K & K Gitzo carbon fiber (expensive) Feisol carbon fiber Options for heads are: K & K ball/grip head Jim White pan/tilt head Really Right Stuff BH-25 or BH-40 (expensive) Outdoorsmans pan/tilt head (expensive) Outdoorsmans ball/grip head What is everyone's preference for a head? Pan/tilt or ball? I know that I am not the first person to look at this. Can someone shed light on what works best for them? Cost is obviously somewhat of a factor but I don't mind spending the money to get a better product. Thanks in advance Zeb.