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    Taller Persons tripods

    I've summarised my tripod research. It's limited to carbon fibre only. As i am 188cm tall thwes models reflect the larger size options.

    Max. Height Max. Extended Height Folded Length Weight Load
    cm cm cm kg kg
    Slik Grand PRO CF 4 226 254 82.5 3.65 20
    Slik PRO CF 4 211 239 93.5 5.1 10
    Gitso GT3541XLS 198 70 2 18
    Manfrotto 057 4 180 205 66.5 3.5 18
    Benro C4580F 170.5 197 65.5 2.35 25
    Feisol CT-3371 155 205 67 2.67 12
    Gitso 2542L 151 175 61 1.4 12
    Gitso GT3541L 150 181 60 2.13 18
    Sirui M3204 148 177 51 1.7 18
    SLIK pro 924 147 179 55.4 2.3 12
    Feisol CT-3441T 144 173 48 1.11 10
    I hope someone else finds this useful. it's not comprehensive but contains the taller products from these manufacturers.
    Craig
    Last edited by Cjcc67; 13-04-2012 at 4:36pm.

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    A handy table, CJ. I bought a Manfrotto 057 C4G a while back. Top marks to it for rock-solid stability, and it's pretty nice to use - in particular, it retains the Manfrotto-style fast leg clamps instead of the slower, more fiddly Gitzo-style twist-grips. The geared lift works brilliantly, and the whole unit remains stable and still even when would right up. Drawbacks are weight (it's actually heavier than my old alloy tripod, though much more solid), a non-spring-loaded leg angle release system (but maybe it's actually better and I just haven't got used to it yet), and - surprisingly enough - height. It's too damn tall! I'm just under six feet tall, so not a short man, but I wind up carrying around a significant amount of extra weight for tubing I'll never need. By the time you put a Wimberley on top if it, the height is just too much unless you are really tall. I'd think it would be perfect for a ruckman or a basketballer in the seven foot height class.

    Having looked around at what else is around, I'd still buy it again even at my height. What's a little extra weight compared to the excellent overall usability and quality?
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    I recently got a Manfrotto 055 carbon tripod and at full extension, my 5`- 9-10" frame is just tall enough to see in my viewfinder. Highly recommend it.
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    I got the Gitzo GT3541XLS a while back now. really was meant to be my last large tripod. and i believe it will be.
    it really is the only option if you want tall and light tripod. very easy to carry it around all day.
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    Quote Originally Posted by James Axford View Post
    I got the Gitzo GT3541XLS a while back now. really was meant to be my last large tripod. and i believe it will be.
    it really is the only option if you want tall and light tripod. very easy to carry it around all day.
    That was the conclusion i drew too. i didn't want to include the extension height, unfortunately none of these are low cost
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    Thanks for the table..............being 5'3" on a good day, I must say that this is something that has never crossed my mind.
    Something else to ponder
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    I recently picked up the Benro C3580T so its probably worth adding this is its quite tall as well. Its a nice size and very stable:

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    Number of Leg Sections 4
    Maximum Diameter 32.5 mm
    Minimum Diameter 22 mm
    Maximum Height 1870 mm
    Normal Height 1603 mm
    Mininium Height 375 mm
    Folded Length 610 mm
    Weight 2.04 kg
    Maximum Load 18 kg
    Leg Lock Type Twist Lock

    Last edited by MissionMan; 16-04-2012 at 11:27pm.

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