tripod and ballhead suggestions

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RightLight
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Re: tripod and ballhead suggestions
In reply to akjos, 5 months ago

akjos wrote:

Thanks.... so if you ate 5'4 there is no way the 313 is at your eye level all set up... it has to be higher quite a bit with the legs extended anf column down no?
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Yes. But none gave camera exactly to my eye level unless I went for more sections. Five sections tripod were best fit! I bought it at a local store and tried many there. So I looked for a little shorter ball head instead. I gave sirui a consideration, but it's tad taller that Photo Clam (from the specification given online). I decided to go with 313 because I was looking for more stability in light and thought I can compromise even a couple of inches rather than going four or five sections. In most cases I do not extend fully. If I need, in some cases, I lift my to heel up to level - that's the compromise I made. 313 is best for any one from 5'5" to 5'8" fully extended without raising the center column.

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