This is a bit of an off-the-wall question. I had a Slik U212 tripod until it was damaged. Loved it, and I want to get another, but it only has a 5.5LB load rating. I'm wondering if this is due to the head, which is kinda flimsy, or is it the load limit of the legset. Anyone got any insight on this??
FWIW, I now have an old Bogen 3021 Pro with the removable center column, and it's awful. Moving the center column is nearly impossible when there's any appreciable weight on it.