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Oct 17, 2010 10:11 |  #1

Im looking at buying the Induro a213 and smith vector bh-5. My question is im 6'5 and just wondering if this will be high enough for me? Im using a 5d and 28-75 and 85 1.8 also getting a 70-200. Will this combo be strong enough? I've read good things about it but just trying to figure out if its a good choice for me being tall.




  
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Oct 17, 2010 10:33 |  #2

See this review.

Unfortunately, there is a price penalty for height! It may not apply if you don't mind a heavier tripod.


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Oct 17, 2010 10:50 |  #3

Im not lookinto spend allot of money under 200. Weight doesn't bother me. I've heard good things about the slik d700 (I think that re model) but heard people picking the induro and smith package over the slik




  
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Oct 17, 2010 14:33 |  #4

unlimited6986 wrote in post #11113009 (external link)
Im not lookinto spend allot of money under 200. Weight doesn't bother me. I've heard good things about the slik d700 (I think that re model) but heard people picking the induro and smith package over the slik

I would instead get a Manfrotto in the same price range. They have a long and solid reputation. Look at the line at B&H.


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Oct 17, 2010 14:54 |  #5

no idea. if you had put the models in the title I wouldn't have opened the thread.




  
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Oct 18, 2010 09:49 |  #6

Anyone still looking to buy one




  
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Oct 18, 2010 11:27 |  #7

I think the slik and the induro are very similiar in capability. The induro has a few features the slik does not have.

1) twist locks instead of clip locks
2) hook on bottom of center column
3) built in bubble level
4) smaller
5) nearly 2lbs lighter


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Oct 18, 2010 14:15 |  #8

my guess is it would be a couple of inches too short. you don't really want to rely on extending the center column unless you have no choice.

you have to decide how important being comfortable is to you and who your photography is aimed at. most tall people will say get a tall tripod so that you don't have to bend at all. others will say it's the perspective that matters, and your average viewer isn't 6' 5". a lot of tall photographers with tall tripods still lower the camera to an average person's POV.


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Oct 18, 2010 15:15 |  #9

Yea i think im going to go with the induro now. Thx




  
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Oct 18, 2010 15:27 |  #10

Don't forget that it's best not to extend the center column on any tripod, which makes for more vibration if you do. That's why height without the column raised is critical.


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Oct 18, 2010 19:57 |  #11

And that's why my tripod doesn't have a center column.


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Oct 18, 2010 21:03 |  #12

I use this exact tripod and I am 6'10". I typically use a remote release though so that I can eliminate any chance of vibration and so that I can interact with who I am shooting. The perspective issue is pretty key too since fully extended will give a top down look.

I use my 1D/7D with 70-200 and 24-70 on it and it has no issues. I like it a lot.


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Oct 18, 2010 22:38 |  #13

thats all i needed to hear im getting it lol




  
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Oct 19, 2010 01:49 |  #14

Us tallies have to stick together, this world is made for shorties.


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Oct 19, 2010 07:40 |  #15

Lol I no and it sucks for us cause we pay double for everything




  
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