The venerable Tiltall does well. Try to find an older Leitz or Marchioni version.

For something current, I've been thinking of trying one of the new Giottos universal tripods. You can rotate the column 90-degrees and use it as a copy stand, like a Benbo, and it can function in a limited way without a head. There is a carbon fiber and an aluminum version, each in a three-section and a two-section.