For some time, I was using an extendable fibreglass pole with decent success. It was fairly reliable until it snapped. Now I'm considering two of these:https://www.bunnings.com.au/monarch-1-8-3-8m-professional-extension-pole_p1662498
Combined together, that should give me a height of 7.6 meters. I would join them temporarily so that they can be carried separately to a location (easier for storage too.) In other words, they would be put together just before the photography begins and then taken apart when the shooting session ends.
Just wondering how much weight you reckon these poles could hold? They are made of aluminium which of course is known for denting if not handled carefully. Though at least it's less likely to snap - like what happened to my fibreglass pole. I hope I'm not ambitious but I'd like to mount a micro 4/3 camera on to the two-pole combination. I was using my GoPro with the fibreglass pole. The fisheye lens distortion worked well for some subjects and made other subjects look damn right ugly. So this time around, I'd much prefer a rectilinear wide angle lens (on one of my m4/3 cameras.) Just hope the two poles together can handle the weight.
Just curious if any of you KAPers have something on your rigs that allows you to remotely tilt the camera? If I was free-holding the pole, I could simply tilt the pole back and forth to get the desired framing. Though if it was secured to a tripod, I'd have to use some means of tilting the camera electronically via remote control. And I'd use the camera's wifi to view the image on my tablet and judge the composition.