did anyone try to use three trekking poles as a tripod? I think, something with 3 holes on one side (for poles tips) and standard tripod screw on the other should work. I think this idea is quite obvious, so I don't want to reinvent the wheel...yet, I didn't find anything on the net.
and second question - is there any ligher and still stable head than BH-25 from Really Right Stuff?
I need some support for my 6x6 camera (square, mlu, leaf shutters = vibrations are probably quite low) and my current setup seems like unnecessary weight (Gitzo 1227 legs, 1270M head)
What do you think? Should I bother with trekking pole idea? Should I try some lighter tripod (those new 6X CF tripods from gitzo are nice...yet quite pricy).