I'm buying a tripod and a ball head tomorrow.
I've red people sy (can't remember if here) than Manfrotto's heads have a very conservative maximum weight, that is, one rated at 4kgs max would easily tolerate more. Is it true?
My current system is a 400D (510g) with the heaviest lens being the 100mm macro (625g), but plans are that I will buy the 100-400mm (1360g) or something similar soon. Thus my stuff wouldn't weight more than 2kg (or 4.4 lb). I suppose people may let an allowace, so am I correct to assume that a model suitable for 4kg would be more than enough? I would imagine that lens physical length would also matter, but I see no reference to that in the manufacturer's sites (checked Manfrotto and Benro).