So, I already have their traveler tripod which I love and use a lot. But I am looking for a more permanent tripod for when portability doesn't matter as much and am trying to decide between these 2:
This is the "Long" version, and goes to 59".
This is the standard, and goes to 52".
I am 5'11" (and 1/3"). I've researched this for hours and read many posts about this and just cannot get a straight answer on what would be best for me.
Also, want to note that the long version is actually cheaper, so I'd prefer to get that if it would work.
So, I realize that one could simply not lock the legs fully extended on the longer set to get the same height as the standard. Would you find that too much of an annoyance to do over and over?
Would the Long version be too long fully extended (above my eye level?)
I read somewhere where the person did some calculations and for someone around my height he calculated a 54" tripod would be eye-level (based on measurements of his eye height and ballhead height, etc.) Sounds about right? And in that case, that would be in the middle of these--then take the standard or long?
Thanks for the help!