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Mar 06, 2014 09:40 |  #16

I think, what's central to my resignation on this issue, is that
a) I've learned the world isn't designed for people such as myself. When I was a touring musician, I can't tell you how many times I tried to shave at a hotel sink that rested at thigh-level.

b) my photographic 'vision' or perspective is not necessarily a physical one.



  
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Mar 06, 2014 14:00 |  #17

hollis_f wrote in post #16738200 (external link)
I'm 195cm (abour 6'5") and my Induro CT313 with an Acratech ballhead gets my viewfinder to eye level without the central column. Add a battery grip for the extra inch and you'd be there.

I gather than Induro do an aluminium version that is probablty cheaper.

+1. I'm only 5'11", but my aluminum AT313 Induro + Acratech is too tall for me, legs fully extended (centerpost down). The US cost is about $185.00.


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Mar 08, 2014 01:19 |  #18

dave63 wrote in post #16738638 (external link)
I think, what's central to my resignation on this issue, is that
a) I've learned the world isn't designed for people such as myself. When I was a touring musician, I can't tell you how many times I tried to shave at a hotel sink that rested at thigh-level.

b) my photographic 'vision' or perspective is not necessarily a physical one.

I hear you there, I'm 6'7". There's all kinds of stuff us tall guys can't do or have that "normal" people never think twice about. Few of my friends have cars I can sit in, buying a sleeping bag is a struggle, gotta have a California King bed so my feet don't hang off, I hit my head on pipes at work that everyone else walks right under, the list goes on and on! People don't get it when I say I wished I was 6'2", but I thought that height was great!

But my Gitzo GT3541LS is pretty darn good with my gripped 40D. I do wish it was 1-2" taller, but overall it's great.


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Mar 08, 2014 01:23 |  #19

The tallest RRS tripod has a maximum height of 215.9cm, or 85". I'd be quite fascinated to know if anyone here has one, and how they use it!

http://www.reallyright​stuff.com/s.nl/it.A/id​.10169/.f (external link)


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Mar 08, 2014 17:07 |  #20

Savethemoment wrote in post #16742725 (external link)
The tallest RRS tripod has a maximum height of 215.9cm, or 85". I'd be quite fascinated to know if anyone here has one, and how they use it!

http://www.reallyright​stuff.com/s.nl/it.A/id​.10169/.f (external link)

Even if you're not tall, a tall tripod can be quite beneficial. Everyone likes to go on about "getting the camera low" but getting it high can yield a unique perspective of it's own. That's what step ladders are for. ;) You can also use the longer legs for areas were you're right "on the edge" so to speak. You can put a long leg down into a hole or down the side of a hill.


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Mar 08, 2014 22:07 |  #21

I'm 6'4" and could not be happier with my Gitzo 3542XLS.


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Mar 09, 2014 01:40 |  #22

Scatterbrained wrote in post #16744037 (external link)
Even if you're not tall, a tall tripod can be quite beneficial. Everyone likes to go on about "getting the camera low" but getting it high can yield a unique perspective of it's own. That's what step ladders are for. ;) You can also use the longer legs for areas were you're right "on the edge" so to speak. You can put a long leg down into a hole or down the side of a hill.

I know.. that's why I have the RRS 34L, which I love (even though I'm only 175cm) :D

I just wonder what it would be like to use a tripod which extends to 215cm!!


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Mar 09, 2014 09:57 |  #23

I'm 6'3" and have the Manfrotto 055CXPro tripod,RRS BH-40. These are comfortable for me. I've carried them onto planes, local and overseas. In Sadona I carried them and my backpack up Devils Bridge and Airport mini mesa. Carbon fiber is definitely worth the money.


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