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    Re: The TALLEST tripod

    Thanks for all the great ideas people! I like the alu tube idea.... Gonna suss it out.
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    Re: The TALLEST tripod

    What about mounting your tri pod head to the top of a ladder?

    you could even stick the height adjust pole in some how,
    you could cut the ladder off at legs if to big, or buy one to near enough right height. and be sturdy.

    would that do or do you need more flexibility.

    are you on the street or out doors or indoors?
    through a glass darkly...

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    Re: The TALLEST tripod

    This is a shot that is NOT Photoshopped....
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    Re: The TALLEST tripod

    I have one of the tall Gitzo's. It is great, but you do need a ladder. If you have to carry the gear very far by yourself, I think a transportable ladder with a tripod head would be the best best bet. But get a long cable release so you can get off the ladder before you shoot.

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    Re: The TALLEST tripod

    Quote Originally Posted by Ed Richards View Post
    I have one of the tall Gitzo's. It is great, but you do need a ladder. If you have to carry the gear very far by yourself, I think a transportable ladder with a tripod head would be the best best bet. But get a long cable release so you can get off the ladder before you shoot.
    Inevitabley you will climb off the ladder get ready to shoot and realize you left the dark slide in..

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    Re: The TALLEST tripod

    Mark beat me to it. I put my tripod on the back of my truck.

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    Re: The TALLEST tripod

    12 feet is getting nuts...and very unstable....and very wobbly....best to get a heavy duty ladder and mount the head to that...you'llhave to get a ladder anyways, right?

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    Re: The TALLEST tripod

    Thanks for the feedback everyone! Looking into the options...

    For my purposes, it can't be a car or a ladder, 'cos it has to be able to meet luggage specs for commercial flights. I'm thinking the aluminium tube leg extensions for my current Gitzo are the way to go. I will be able to borrow a ladder on location for viewing.
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    Re: The TALLEST tripod

    > 12 feet is getting nuts...and very unstable....and very wobbly...

    The Gitzo Giant at full extension is still rock solid. But it does weigh quite a bit.

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    Re: The TALLEST tripod

    There is also the Davis Sanford B will get to 8ft without a head, fairly stable. Gitzo used to have a ladder pod, but that was years ago.

    Tom

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