Tripod fitting these constraints?

Started Feb 10, 2013 | Discussions thread
Kuppenbender
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Feisol ct3442
In reply to river251, Feb 10, 2013

Feisol ct3442 rapid

Height 69" (with optional centre column)

Folded length 19"

Weight capacity 22lb

The main sticking point (apart from the need for an extended centre column) would be the ring leg-locks, but you'll get used to them.

One thing to bear in mind when you're comparing other tripods, a tripod head will add an aditional 3 or 4 inches to the maximum height and often to the folded length. You can remove the head each time you put it away, but that would be a major inconvenience.

The Feisol and other 'systematic' style tripods will fold the legs over the ballhead, so the folded length remains the same.

If you go with the Feisol or similar tripod, I'd suggest trying it without the centre column first. You may find it's tall enough. Extended centre columns adversely affect stability.

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