A guy at work came into one of these tripods with head and has no use for it. It's like new and he'd sell it to me for around 100US dollars. It seems pretty sturdy so was thinking maybe it would work with 8x10 (deardorff). Then I hear a lot of talk about wooden tripods "get a good wooden tripod or your wasting your time". Are the wooden models that vital? I surely don't want to waste my time and money shooting 8x10 if a tripod will be the culprit behind unsatisfactory results. Thanks for any info...

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