Originally Posted by Kevin Kehler
Just don't get the plastic ones - the two I have had both broke quickly, were difficult to thread properly and became "wiggly" on a hot day (the plastic was melting). Stick with metal.
They make plastic step-up rings? I have not seen any but I am not that surprised.
I did recently see a plastic tripod. It weighed next to nothing. It also could hold next to nothing!