Yes, we have full MB with all accesories for it, but we decide to not use them for now (the reason is - zoom lenses).
1 - we use Vinten 501 tripod, very solid.
2 - The lens at the pictures is Sigma 70-300mm zoom. And yes, it have a lot of traveling.
We use ring filters, not 4x4 for this lens.
3 - The monitor is very cheap model, for getting idea for pans,
I use camera LCD (with magnet flip hack) for focusing. My new HD monitor is comming soon.
All the best!