I have a Gitzo traveler too. I use it with a BH25 ball head and it is incredibly compact. I like that it can go ground level if needed with a quick unscrew of the post. It is surprisingly stable even when extended. Now...the legs are small when extended and I don't recommend it...but honestly one or two extensions are fine generally. If you have a nodal slide for panoramic work, it helps a lot. I use one in order to move my camera to its true weight center over the tripod depending on my angle. This helps A LOT. I've actually used this setup with a tech cam as well as a hasselblad H before, DSLRs, etc... and it worked fine. Much more stable than just placing the camera directly on the ballhead. Now I wouldn't use it in running water of a stream like that and expect vibration miracles. I still usually carry a bigger tripod when I know I have to do stuff like that. Otherwise...the travels are great.