Quote Originally Posted by TheFlyingCamera View Post
when's the last time you priced a Ries? They might be great tripods, but they're a major spend, even used... The OP was asking for a good BUDGET tripod.
The CeCo I referred to above is every bit as good as a Ries, wieghs about the same if fitted with a clamshell head, and cost a hundred bucks with a ball-bearing pan tilt head (that would cost serious cash today). I'll never need another. But I really do need to make that lightweight head...