Is your tripod not giving you access to the heights you need? Check out this Gitzo GT5563GS Giant review.
Finding a reliable tripod that fits our needs is kind of like searching for the right camera. Although there are many different options on the market, knowing what you will be using your piece of kit for will help you determine the key things you are looking for. That's why Usman and I were thrilled to review Gitzo GT5563GS Giant tripod, because it is a highly specialized piece of equipment that will be interesting to a particular type of photographer.
This tripod is made out of high-capacity carbon fiber to reduce the weight you would need to carry while still remaining stable. Where this tripod shines is in its height, though. Starting out with a minimum height of 3.9", it can extend all the way up to impressive 109.4", which is a height most of us have never tried to work at. The unique features and durability of this tripod are reflected in its higher price, $1,549.88. However, if this is something that will benefit your photography career, it could be a piece of equipment that will be with you for decades.
In this video review, we are testing out this giant Gitzo tripod during a windy day shooting architecture in a city and reviewing the different fields of vision one can achieve by starting at an eye level and extending the tripod legs to reach up high to obtain a different view. As some pointed out in comments already, an impressive tripod like this can be very useful for different and challenging outdoor environments, where stability and height are key in achieving those important shots.
Could you see yourself shooting with this tripod at its maximum height?