I Still haven't bought a tripod, but I really do want to get one in the near future. I'm just not sure wether I want a tripod that is fairly high, or one that isn't that high?!
I was interested in buying a Manfrotto 055XProB because it can go up to 170cm. That's pretty high for a tripod, the most tripod withing my pricerange (250euro for tripod & ballhead) are usually less high. But now i've found a Giotto's which can go just as high but is a little bit heavier (3kg for the giottos vs 2.4kg for the manfrotto).
But then again, do i really need 170cm of height? I'm 2.07meters tall, and I don't really like to bend over that far quite often because my tripod is only 150cm high.
What are you experiences with high/short tripods?