August 20th, 2014
I’ve had several readers point out this video on large construction tripods for use in photography and videography.
Giant tripods are very popular with real estate photographers but you have to lay out around $2K USD for a Gitzo carbon tripod with the extendable center section that will raise a heavy DSLR and lens to about 14 feet, so when there is an alternative that does nearly the same thing for around $200 USD it gets some attention.
It turns out that construction people use giant tripods too… for laser levels and other similar uses. This video and accompanying page over at cheesycam.com point out that there is apparently a tripod that will get your camera up to 12′ for under $200 USD.
The problem is I can’t find any of these tripods currently available on Amazon or Ebay. Apparently a lot of people would like to have one of these things. Even though they are currently not available on Amazon or Ebay I’m sure if you watch for one that they will be available again.
Is anyone already using one of these construction tripods?