I just acquired a 1960s Linhof Rekord with mated pan/tilt head. This thing is heavy! Perfect for my 4x5. The amazing things is, I bought it at a camera shop for for 60 Euros, even though I've seen the same thing on auction sites going for 200-600 dollars!
I was lucky to find an old wooden Ries tripod with single-tilt head for the bargain price of $100. It holds my heavy 8x10 rock-solid. Used Ries tripods aren't easy to find and I don't know if you're located in or near a big city, but if you happen to run across a lighter model, I'd recommend it without question.
I have a few tripods for large format. I started out with Manfrotto 3221 legs and 3047 three way head. This is a fantastic tripod for the money but, a little heavy for the trail. Like I said, I have several others but the Berlebach 8043 Report is by far the favorite. I should probably just sell all the rest.
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