I am considering getting a carbon fiber "field" tripod to replace my 30+ year old trusty Slik U212. I really do not need a head for it, as I have an excellent Manfrotto head on the Slik one right now. Sturdiness is the main consideration, more so than weight savings, because I could potentially be putting up to 20+ pounds of lens/camera/battery pack combination on it. There are so many of them out that that the choice is admittedly pretty daunting. Any suggestions?