This is "the sequel" to my posting about the Zone VI tripod. Once again, this posting is not to compare the Tiltall to any other tripod, merely to share some thoughts on keeping it functional. I bought my Tiltall in 1980 and use it primarily for 35mm. I do use it with my 4x5 field camera when traveling light. I have heard horror stories about aluminum tripods galling and dying. I photographed at Point Lobos about sixteen years ago. I was concerned about the effect of the salt water and spray on the Tiltall. I stopped at the nearest store and bought a can of WD40 and a roll of paper towels. Next order of business was a thorough WD40 bath for the tiltall. Was this overkill?...don't know, but the Tiltall still works... and now I would not travel near salt water without WD40 and paper towels. The salesman told me the anodized finish would never come off.....which is about 96% accurate. No complaints on that. Initially I had trouble remembering which knob controlled elevation and which controlled rotation. A couple pieces of tape with arrows and experience took care of that problem. I wish the round top was a little larger. That would probably be a constraint for 35mm, but it would be nice for 4x5. I have thought about trying a Bogen flat adaptor for the 3047 hex plates. Has anyone tried that?