I currently have a Giotto AL tripod that weighs about 7lbs. I also use a Manfrotto 3 way head. When I attach my Sinar F2 and carry it over my shoulder for the day it is not a pleasant experience.
I am wondering if carrying a wooden tripods of equal weight is more comfortable? Comfortable being a relative term for sure.
I also hate the twist locks on the legs. It seems you have to twist a lot to loosen the enough the get them to slide freely.
I am looking at the Berlebach or Wolf. The Ries is out of my price range.
I have read a lot of the threads about wooden tripods here and also on line.
Opinions and experiences would be appreciated.