Everyone loves new gear! And I also wanted to thank everyone for helping me to pick the best tripod for this set up. The package arrived and contained: Canon 600mm f/4 IS Wimberley gimble head II Wimberley P50 plate Gitzo 5541LS Canon drop in circular polarizer Lens Coat cover in camo First impressions.....this thing is huge! I expected big, but dang! But perhaps the biggest shock was the beefy Gitzo. This tripod is a monster. I think you could darn near use it as a jackstand under an automobile while changing your oil! LOL So, thanks to those that pointed me in the right direction with the tripod and head. I really appreciate you helping me get it right the first time. Derrick Forgive the "snapshot pics please. My wife had to take the photos and she hates using a camera. That would be me with the permanent grin! That front protective glass is nearly the size of my head!