I've got an Aaton XTR Prod I've been shooting with. I'm looking to buy a tripod and fluid head for it. Trouble is, the magazine makes it VERY back heavy. I tried putting it on a Sachtler DV-10SB at a rental house but it wouldn't get anywhere close to balancing. I ended up renting an O'Connor 1030D. It would balance on that, but it didn't feel as sturdy as I would like. I think having the baseplate extended that far forward simply isn't within the head's optimal range.
I'd like to buy a tripod that can support both this camera comfortably, and my much lighter digital setup. I'd really appreciate any suggestions. I'm wondering if this even possible without a bridge plate. I'd like to avoid the added complexity and weight.