Hello fellow photographers,

I recently acquired (for free) a Berlebach wooden (ash) tripod. It is made in Germany, feels very solid and has a built in ball head (with level) capable of supporting cameras as heavy as 20 lbs.
I was wondering if anybody here at the forum know anything about these tripods.
The only thing I know is that people on Arctic expeditions have liked them because of their fairly light weight, flexibility and durability. Not a bad sign, but still - I'm not likely to go on an Arctic expedition anytime soon... Although it gets really cold in Minnesota where I live. I'll be grateful for the low thermal conductivity wood has.

Thankful for enlightenment,

- Thomas
Saint Paul