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    Default which tripod best suits someone who is around 170-175 tall?

    i want to get a tripod but i dun wan one that is a bit too low then i need to bend over to take pictures

    looking and narrowing my search to those SLIK tripods eg U6600 and U8000.
    u think those are tall enough? using an A70. dun wan a tripod that is erm too extravagent for my cam

    or any tripod tall enough and suits newbies?


    Thanks for any comments!
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    Default Re: which tripod best suits someone who is around 170-175 tall?

    Originally posted by dr34mc4st3r
    i want to get a tripod but i dun wan one that is a bit too low then i need to bend over to take pictures

    looking and narrowing my search to those SLIK tripods eg U6600 and U8000.
    u think those are tall enough? using an A70. dun wan a tripod that is erm too extravagent for my cam

    or any tripod tall enough and suits newbies?


    Thanks for any comments!
    The ideal one which is reasonably priced would be the Manfrotto 055. It can go all the way to around 1.7m without extending the centre column. But will be overkill for an A70.

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    Default Re: Re: which tripod best suits someone who is around 170-175 tall?

    Originally posted by ckiang
    The ideal one which is reasonably priced would be the Manfrotto 055. It can go all the way to around 1.7m without extending the centre column. But will be overkill for an A70.

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    yah....recently lots of pple selling...wonder why also....

    guess some of them cannot take the weight?

    but true...overkill for A70

    since A70 isn't very heavy....can push the center column up all the way

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    u8000 is tall enough.

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    thanks guys! guess i wil go for the SLIK tripods then
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    Default Re: Re: Re: which tripod best suits someone who is around 170-175 tall?

    Originally posted by Wai
    yah....recently lots of pple selling...wonder why also....

    guess some of them cannot take the weight?

    but true...overkill for A70

    since A70 isn't very heavy....can push the center column up all the way
    Either too heavy or they've upgraded to CF tripods. Or thought that IS/VR can let them handhold > 2s.....

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    Am considering getting the Manfrotto ones, I'm 1.79 (why not 1.8??? ) the SLIK U8000 I'm using now is ok, but need to extend the centre column to hit my height slight bending is required.

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    Default Re: which tripod best suits someone who is around 170-175 tall?

    Originally posted by dr34mc4st3r
    i want to get a tripod but i dun wan one that is a bit too low then i need to bend over to take pictures

    looking and narrowing my search to those SLIK tripods eg U6600 and U8000.
    u think those are tall enough? using an A70. dun wan a tripod that is erm too extravagent for my cam

    or any tripod tall enough and suits newbies?


    Thanks for any comments!
    I'm 172cm the Manfrotto 190 Pro can extend up to my eye level with its center column extended. I wouldn't suggest the 55, cause the 190 is already quite heavy if you include the weight of the camera bodies, lenses, bag and accessories.

    The SLIK U series are not as stable as the manfrotto. In short get a metal tripod with a metal head for outdoor shooting. Just say no to plastic

    For A70, try to get a SLIK sprint pro for S$80, it is metal and can go above 160cm.
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    thanks jasonpgc for the recommendation! the slik sprint pro really looks nice

    now is to decide whether to spend the cash or not...or wait first
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    hi..
    my 1.76 and using the slik u8000. pushing it a little coz my my haevy body (eos 5) but i think height wise i have no problem. for A70 weight shoul dbe ok. i got my second hand here at $38

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    alternatively, consider the Manfrotto 719B ($140, 1/7kg) which is sturdier than the Slik Sprint Pro GM (~880g) and could be useful for future camera upgrades. The ballhead is fixed though.
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    Originally posted by dehuis
    hi..
    my 1.76 and using the slik u8000. pushing it a little coz my my haevy body (eos 5) but i think height wise i have no problem. for A70 weight shoul dbe ok. i got my second hand here at $38
    Are you in a hurry to buy? If not, wait for someone to sell at the buy and sell section. Tehy come once in a while..

    I hate to pour cold water onto you now..
    I have a A20 and the tripod mount is plastic. I am sure if I remove the camera on and off the screw, it will wear off very soon. For this case, Try to get one with quick release plate so that you do not need to remove it so often. The plate will saty with the camera,

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    I use a 055 and its good and sturdy. As for the weight, tell yourself you are having free training so that u can go without IS in the future. That's how i comfort myself at least :P

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    Originally posted by binbeto
    Are you in a hurry to buy? If not, wait for someone to sell at the buy and sell section. Tehy come once in a while..

    I hate to pour cold water onto you now..
    I have a A20 and the tripod mount is plastic. I am sure if I remove the camera on and off the screw, it will wear off very soon. For this case, Try to get one with quick release plate so that you do not need to remove it so often. The plate will saty with the camera,

    is the quick release plate available in those <$100 SLIK tripods?
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    The U series have quick release.
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    thank u all! appreciate it
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