I have just bought a Wimberley gimbal head and is looking for a good tripod to use with the gimbal and my 500 mm lense. I started to go through the different models of Gitzo and RRS. But didn't find a Gitzo that was long enough but still short enough for my suitcase when pushed together. The RRS TVC-34L looks pretty good but it is out of stock on the RRS site and there is no dealer in Sweden (where I live). Then I found the Sirui R-5214X that has the right dimensions for my use and has a slightly smaller price compared to RRS and Gitzo.
Does anyone have any experience with the Sirui RX series and can comment on the quality? Is it comparable to the Gitzo Systematic Serie 5 and the RRS Serie 3 tripods?