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Looking for a Tall Tripod

Pedeonic Avatar
Pedeonic 6 74 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2021 3:06PM

Hi, I am looking for a Tall Tripod or Travel Tripod. Idealy I would want one that I dont have to bend to use. I am 180.34M 18034 CM tall.

I had my eye on the Leo Tripod by Three Legged Thing but its too short. My Camera is a Canon EOS 1200D

Any Ideas anyone? thanks

Tianshi_angie Avatar
9 Jun 2021 4:59PM
I hope you mean 1.80 metres as otherwise that converts to 590 odd feet which I think would place you in the category of giant!! My tripod which I have had for many years has three separate sections which each make it higher and a central pole which can be extricated from the central section and this makes it in all well over 5ft 6ins. I think most tripods built today will have this sort of extendability. Mine is a Velbon but I wouldn't think it is exceptionally tall for a tripod.
thewilliam2 Avatar
thewilliam2 6 1.7k United Kingdom
9 Jun 2021 6:24PM
I have an ancient Gitzo that will go as high as a normal ceiling and there are other Gitzo, such as the Géant, that are even taller.

Mine came from an antique/junk shop and cost me a tenner.
Pedeonic Avatar
Pedeonic 6 74 United Kingdom
9 Jun 2021 10:36PM
Sorry should be 1.80M LOL
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LenShepherd 15 4.7k United Kingdom
10 Jun 2021 8:20AM
Allowing for your eyes being about 5 inches below the top of your head, and a tripod head being added to the height of the tripod a 1.6m height seems about right.
If you are in the UK searching WEX via tripods, then brand, then relevance high provides a good range of options.

Taller tripods are the most expensive.

There is a conflict between travel tripods and even modest rigidity at the height you are looking for.

Unless you have a medical condition that prevents you bending, the ideal tripod composition height for many subjects is below eye level.

You have not mentioned a budget or load weight.
At less than £500 there is often a stability downside
Pedeonic Avatar
Pedeonic 6 74 United Kingdom
29 Nov 2023 2:53PM
Pedeonic Avatar
Pedeonic 6 74 United Kingdom
30 Nov 2023 1:41PM
I use a Canon EOS 1200D,
Pedeonic Avatar
Pedeonic 6 74 United Kingdom
2 Dec 2023 10:19PM
No one got any thoughts then? lol
LenShepherd Avatar
LenShepherd 15 4.7k United Kingdom
3 Dec 2023 7:33AM

Quote:I use a Canon EOS 1200D,

This limited information is of only modest help.

A camera and standard lens is not very heavy. A camera with a 400 mm plus Lens is much heavier and ideally requires a much more stable tripod.
How high is your eye above ground level? 4 to 5 inches lower for a tripod is okay unless you are trying to photograph something like the moon.


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