I am looking into buying a tripod to use with my DSLR Sony A300, however, I am uncertain at what height I should be looking for. I am about 1.75m and my husband is 1.83, and I have heard that a tripod should be between waist and bust height, is that right? Would a tripod with a maximum height of 1.66m be ok or too much? It weighs one and a half kilos and folds down to 64cm...any advice? Thanks
I highly suggest trying out models in store, and to buy quality products like gitzo and manfrotto, you dont want your $1000+ camera to die because you cheaped out and got a $20 tripod. Also remember that the a300 has LV so it doesn't have to be quite as tall. Plus, the height of the head, and the camera itself up to the VF help in terms of height.
Nikon D300+MB-D10 | Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8 | Tamron 90mm f/2.8 Macro | Sigma 10-20mm
18-200mm VR | 85mm f/1.8 | 50mm f/1.8 | SB-600 | Manfrotto 681B & 3232 Monopod--190XPROB & 488RC2 Tripod