Dear X shooters, I searched for posts on this topic, but didn't find much, so I apologize if I missed something. I have essentially moved to Fuji X from Nikon and I'm looking to update some ancillary equipment. I have an ancient (but probably still good) Bogen 3221 tripod and RRS 55 ball head. This combination weighs in at about eight pounds and, I believe is overkill for my Fuji System, not to mention my aging back. I've got the 18-55 and 55-200 zooms, as well as the 14mm, 23mm 1.4, 35mm 1.4, and Voigtlander 58mm 1.4. I mainly use the X T-2. So I'm looking for a carbon fiber tripod with the following criteria: 1. Stability 2. Light weight 3. Relatively small when folded (for travel) 4. Enough height for me, about 6 feet tall 5. Less expensive than the high end RRS and Gitzos I've looked at the following brands and models, but none seem to check all the boxes: Sirui T-2205X (not really tall enough for me and, additionally, B&H website says it is now discontinued); Sirui N-2204X (half a pound heavier than the 2205, almost 4" longer when folded, criticzed online for two-piece center column that reduces stability when extended.); Feisol CT-3441T (best candidate so far, but even longer folded length than the 2204X- it's 18.9" folded - and it has a relatively small base diameter of 1.57 inches, which some find a problem) So I'm open to suggestions for other brands to look at, based on the above four requirements. I'd also like suggestions for a ball head. Some online comments suggest that not all ball heads are totally compatible with the Area Swiss format. I plan to use an L-bracket with the X T-2 most of the time. Thanks in advance.