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  1. Rockford

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    I am 6'2 and having trouble finding a lightweight camera tripod, for my size.
    Everyone I found thus far, I have to bend down to make work.

    Perhaps some other tall folks had the same experience, and can point a noobi in the right direction. I would like to emphasize lighweight as wel.






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    Go on adorama or BH go to tripods and choose the height that you want it to be. Searching can be your best friend. ;)
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    Budget?

    B&H sells 17 tripods (complete tripods - head+legs) with a maximum height of 70 inches or more. They range in price from $70 to $500 (there are a few more choices if you don't mind spending more than $500).

    Here are those 17 tripods.

    You can refine the search more by brand, or cost...

    If you need help narrowing it down, just ask...
     
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    You haven't mentioned budget. I hope you understand that a tripod that tall is going to have a large footprint (with long legs)..... in order to remain stable & lightweight, you are talking about a few $$ for a good set of legs.
     
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    Got me again.... I need to improve my typing speed.
     
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    You will also notice on those tripods that they can't support as much weight as the shorter ones... (Looks like about 8-12lbs...)

    Might not be an issue, but if you plan on sticking something heavy on top of it you might just have to bend over. Or get a chair.
     
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    ??

    Although I wouldn't put that much weight so high up in the air, this one extends to 72.5" & supports 44lbs.

    472413 Induro AT413 Alloy 8M AT-Series 3-Section Tripod, Extends to 72.5", Supports 44 lbs.
     
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    :lol:

    OK, yeah - I guess you're right. Just skimming through the B&H link I posted earlier, it just seemed like most of them were in the 8-12lb range.

    (And it made sense to me too... Taller = skinnier legs = less weight capacity...)
     
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    Thanks all for the responces.

    Do all tripods come with swivel pads to set the camera on, or do you have to buy them additionally, if so , what should I be looking for.
     
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    Do you mean the quick release plate?

    Most of the better tripods are going to use some kind of quick release plate... This is something you'll have to get in addition to the tripod. Ideally, you'll want one for everything you plan on ever sticking on the tripod.

    They're usually only $10-20...not a huge expense.

    The exact type you'll need will vary, and you should find it listed in the specs.


    If you mean the tripod head... No, you can buy the head & legs separately, but you will need both.


    If you want to buy the head & legs separately, you'll have a lot more options, but the cost will generally be higher... You'll have exactly what you want though... ;)
     
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    I have a canon xti rebel, plan to have it for some time, till I become more advanced, a year or so,so what would you recommend.
     
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    You can pick up a Sunpack 7200 that would be plenty heavy enough for your Rebel. They are pretty sturdy, go up to 72" and you can buy replacement parts if anything breaks.
    Best Buy has them for around $75. Might check Adorama or B&H for prices.
     

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