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Tabletop tripods and the next size up

nrothschild

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"RE: Tabletop tripods and the next size up"

nrothschild Neil is an expert in several areas, including camera support Registered since 25th Jul 2004
Fri 08-Feb-13 04:00 AM

>> But, none seem to offer much in the way of a little bit of height

I think you need to specify the specific maximum height you are looking for.

The Sirui you mention has an 11" folded length, 5 sections, and an upper leg diameter of 22mm.

In order extend it only a modest amount you are surely down to some very skinny legs. It is difficult to even speculate on the diameter of the lowest legs but I have seen similar tripods in big box stores. Fully extended they literally wave about, for quite some time, with just a slight push on the mount. The bottom legs are literally pencil thin, or likely thinner.

I would also do some research on the inner leg diameters in order to get some sense of the stability (or lack of).

Yes, you will not have to deal with a mirror, which affects every shot. But you should consider the conditions you will shoot in- especially wind, and the shutter speeds.

I have never seen a Sirui tripod so I have no specific opinions on them. I do know that I have never seen a $130 CF tripod that I would use- for anything - certainly not well extended. And I have seen a few, usually in big box stores like Best Buy.

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