>Just wondering if following my previous note the GT3542LS + >Q-20 remains the best trade off for my needs. > >Thanks > >Gianluca
If money were not a consideration I would without hesitation say buy the "Magica". However, as a trade-off the GT3542LS and Q-20 is an excellent choice. Calling the slight performance difference a trade-off may not be fair or analyzing it the right way. Will the "measured" versus "practical" difference improve your shooting proficiency or photos when using your current or future lenses?
In fairness, I have never used a "magica" and only owned the Gitzo GT3542LS and a Manfrotto 055XB. My opinion is based on a lot of research and past statements from Nikonian moderators and members. Neil's opinion/suggestions is the "gold standard" - he has more experience than I will ever have in my lifetime.
When you make your decision don't forget to tell us what it is.