Now - this is a not a question about which make of tripod I should have. It's about understanding leg sections.
If you were thinking of offloading your Manfrotto 055XPROB for its carbon fibre cousin ('cause you're getting old, want something lighter and that doesn't freeze your fingers off in the winter), would you get the one with the 3-section legs, or the one with the 4-section legs that costs 16 GB Pounds more.
Are 4 better than 3? If so, why?
I know that there are slight weight differences and size when compacted and fully extended. But these are not decision-deciding differences.
ps - I'm planning to keep my (now no longer sold) 486RC2 ballhead. That ok?