My review of Giottos MT9180 tripod and MH1001 ball head.

Started Feb 16, 2006 | Discussions thread
taurus73 Contributing Member • Posts: 544
Height & center post question

If any of you wouldn't mind answering this...

I've looked everywhere and again, I am finding little to NO information. I am 68 in tall and I'm looking at the 9170 and 9180 because of this. There's a guy that posted on dpreview (not sure of forum) that says he's 6 ft tall and the 9180 is TOO tall for him and wishes he would have gotten the 9170 instead. Now, the 9180 is 71 inches in height. I know a head and the camera itself will increase the height depending on which you're using BUT....and here's my question, Can't the center column be adjusted to decrease the total height? or is the center column not able to be used in a 'mid-ranged' setting? Basically, I'm wondering if that center column can only be set at its very maximum (top) and its very minimum (bottom).

I hope that makes sense. I've emailed some ebay sellers of this tripod but havent received an answer yet and i'm hoping one of you that own this system can answer that for me.

Thank you.
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