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Old May 16th, 2013, 11:43 AM   #1
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I need a very tall AND very light tripod

I shoot concerts. I have a couple of very tall tripods, but they are too heavy to carry around in my kit. But the ones I carry are limited in height. And, inevitably, any person over 6' will position him or her self between my cameras and what I'm shooting. (Last week, there was a couple, and BOTH of them were over 6' 2")

Does anyone make a tripod that I could mount a Manfrotto 501 head on that can use to raise my camera over 6' that weighs less than 8 lbs? Does anyone make a tripod with telescoping legs with four segments instead of three?
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Old May 16th, 2013, 02:09 PM   #2
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Re: I need a very tall AND very light tripod

Don't know for sure, but have you considered getting a lighting stand and modifying the top? That should bet you to about 8 feet and most are very light weight.
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Old May 16th, 2013, 02:29 PM   #3
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Re: I need a very tall AND very light tripod

The Manfrotto 3258 / 161MK2B will take your 501, and extend to almost 9' high, but it weighs 17.5 lbs.

Extremely solid.

I understand why you want 8 lbs., though. This thing is a beast.
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Old May 16th, 2013, 08:33 PM   #4
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Re: I need a very tall AND very light tripod

I asked a similar question a month or so ago.

Also see this thread...

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Old May 17th, 2013, 02:01 AM   #5
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Re: I need a very tall AND very light tripod

You should have a look to the Manfrotto 536 with a 520Ballsh. Tall, light and four segments legs!
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Old May 17th, 2013, 11:33 AM   #6
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You should have a look to the Manfrotto 536 with a 520Ballsh. Tall, light and four segments legs!
That tripod looks very good for above-average height and light weight. The 3258/161 will go significantly higher, but that extra height is only usable if you are standing on a stepladder or some other platform to operate the cam.
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