Summary: I shoot mostly wild life with 75 percent being birds, with my Canon 1dMark111 camera, mostly handheld. I needed a easily manuverable tripod support for my heavier lens, a canon 300 f2.8. This lens and camera, is a hefty load handheld. I purchased a Wimberely Head Version 11 and attached to this Tripod, with camera and lens mounted,its a well performing combination. Support is stable and secure.