I'm on a weight loss project. I have a 15-pound Bogen, and I'd like to get the weight down to single digit poundage. My budget is slim.
About once a week, an old Ries comes up on ebay. I'm tempted but not sure how stable a 50-60 year old tripod would be. As an alternative, I've considered a Berlebach. However, I once tried a Wolf (from what I understand, it's a Berlebach knockoff) and I wasn't impressed with the stability factor.
I'll be using a Wehman 8x10 with a 250mm lens.
Any thoughts on what would be the best choice? I'm not opposed to a lesser-known tripod like a Giotto if they are as stable as they are light.