Quote Originally Posted by Alan Gales View Post
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!
In one of my weaker moments, I order some from eBay -it cost almost nothing ($3 including shipping if I recall) and lasted one shoot before snapping. The second one from a different seller was no better. I bought some better ones and have never regretted it. I also have a plastic tripod one of my friends bought for me at a garage sale ("I know you like pictures" she said) - I trust it with an external flash and thats about it.