The 3.7lbs of my tripod is not bad.
I wouldn't care if I had the same weight or maybe even UP TO 4lbs.
Yes, it's a hassle, BUT I feel that if I go lighter then it may become too unstable in windy conditions & not be as durable
I would love a super tall tripod!
That's the main reason why I got the one I have. I was the tallest and lightest one I could get.
If I could get it higher than 59" (my height), that would be better. I love having shots that are above me looking down.
Getting high shots is harder than getting low shots.
A big issue with mine is how small it collapses. The length is not bad, but not great, at 23.7" -- But with a ball head, it gets fairly big.
Because I go backpacking, I want to fit this on the side of my backpack without it sticking too high up, or possibly inside the bag.
One that's around 18" folded is good but the smaller the better.
AND the BIGGEST issue of mine is the top is very wide. (As seen in photo)
I've found other great tripods, but the tops are like mine. Way too wide. Lots of dead space when folded up.
The R-5214XL looks awesome!
Too bad it doesnt fold down smaller and isnt a pound lighter
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