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    The TALLEST tripod

    Hi friends,

    I want a tripod for a project ... in a perfect world it would be super rigid (naturally) and go up to, say, 12 feet without a column.

    Does this beast exist???

    Thanks in advance
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    Re: The TALLEST tripod

    The biggest I know is the Manfrotto 161 MKII as far as I know! It is super rigid but not so high! 2,80m with column if I remember right!

    Cheers Armin

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    Re: The TALLEST tripod

    Two legs can be added to a ladder for a practical tall tripod. Darius Kinsey http://www.skagitriverjournal.com/S-...seyAce-RJ.html used these for his legendary photos of the Pacific northwest.

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    Re: The TALLEST tripod

    Jim:

    I looked at that photo carefully - I don't see a ladder. But that kind of tripod is EXACTLY what i want. anyone still make 'em?

    Thank you Jim!
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    Re: The TALLEST tripod

    The tallest tripod I know of is the Bogen 3050 with extension legs. But it only goes to 9 feet.

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    Re: The TALLEST tripod

    There's a guy on Ebay who periodically lists some monster tripod. I can't remember if it was a Gitzo (I think so) or something like a Majestic or Davis & Sanford. It was almost 2 stories high. Keep an eye peeled for it.

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    I've got a gitzo 1504 giant, its 10ft without a column. Bought it to shoot over chainlinked fences. Its great and can be purchased new. It is aluminum and weighs like 17lbs. They also have a carbon fiber version...I forget the model number, it weighs a lot less but also costs twice as much. But, yeah id recommend the 1504, I'm sure they can be found used also.

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    Re: The TALLEST tripod

    My old Majestic tops 10' and it's pretty stable. A little creative boosting with blocks could get to 12'
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    Re: The TALLEST tripod

    My business is sound recording classical and jazz music. I have a couple of lightstands with adapters for microphones that go up 15 feet. Perhaps you could try something like that? Definitely would want two for stability, but the Manfrottos I use have very wide legs and I'm sure they would support a camera. But I wouldn't do it in wind!

    They were $75 on ebay used.
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    Re: The TALLEST tripod

    Get three 10' aluminum tubes that slide snugly over the bottom tubes of your tripod legs. You may have to take the feet off the tripod. Depending on your usage, you may want to drill small corresponding holes through the tube and tripod legs for a pin or screw to hold the tubes on securely.

    Or you could "pull an Ansel"...

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