OK so here is a similar verion of a question I raised a week ago. I going to California on vacation and debating if I should take my monopod of tripod. Both the tri and mono are carbon fiber so the weight is not a significatn issue. It's more the daily walking from location to location and is it sensible to lug around the tripod. I do want quality results but I'm struggling with whats the best decision. HELP!!!