In past posts here, I've opined that most tripods today are over-kill for light Mu43 gear. But that was before I knew shutter shock existed & before I'd used adapted ultra-teles. During a trip where I was shooting birds w/ an old 500mm mirror adapted to the OMD, I put it on my Slik 634CF light tripod & did some moon shots. Got reasonably sharps images @ 1/320" but horrendous seeing double images @ 1/100". Scared the crap out of me. Was buying Mu43 a complete mistake? Was the tripod just to flexible? I've now bought a Canon FD 400mm. Would it be just as bad? On another trip I had time on my hands & good conditions so did lots of testing. So I have lots to report & wish that I'd found this type of info while researching my buying choices. Landscape & wildlife photography are part of what I enjoy. Because it can be tough getting to some of the places to do this, I chose Mu43 but I want to get the max IQ out of my gear. I'll take these topics up one at a time. For some of you, this will be old news. For others, I hope this is helpful. All I've found is good news or at least describes a solution!