Originally Posted by aektame
Is a carbon fiber tripod more stable than the aluminium significantly?
I use ATX85+TLS APO23+Olympus omd em10, 6 ft tall.
For equivalent dimensions carbon fibre will be somewhat stiffer and lighter than aluminium, but dimensions are MUCH more important than the material.
For digiscoping with an ATX 85 I think you are going to need something a LOT more substantial.
Browse through the "Tripods and Heads" subforum and read my Tripod Primer there.