Summary: I purchased the Gitzo GT2942 for home studio use as well as for nature photography. It is light and quite sturdy when supporting the D200 with the Nikon 7-200mm f/2.8 VR lense. The best features are the G-lock and the capability to set the camera at ground level. The G-lock allows the tripod to be easily assembled and disassembled.
Pros: Easily Adjusted, Lightweight, Locks In Tight, Rugged