I will be getting to 3 section model to reduce the carrying size and get some more height without having to extend the centre column. These tripods come with a leveling base too which is useful.
Overall the tripod weighs 6 lbs. Berlebach have been making tripods for over a 100 years and are undoubtedly sturdy.
I just wanted to know why people are widely using the metal and alloy tripods nowadays. Is it only due to reduced weight or is there some obvious advantages that I am missing???