Rollei’s CT-5A tripod: the solution to baby giraffe and bouncy castle syndromes?
Taller photographers and tripod manufacturers alike are faced with something of a dilemma: it's relatively easy to make a sturdy tripod that offers comfortable eye-level shooting, or one that offers great opportunities for shooting low to the ground, but making one that can perform equally well in both areas is a challenge, to say the least.
Typically, manufacturers take a couple of approaches. They can increase the number of leg sections and make each section shorter, but given that the joins between sections are one of the bigger sources of flex, they quickly end up with a tripod that...
Source: Imaging Resource