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easy. With center column half way its around 145cm, the ball head and plate add another 10 cm, camera plate and camera body add nother 2-3 cm, making it plenty tall, not really having to do much except look down. BUT the 2.3lb weight is definetly better than the 3lb+ of the 160-170cm tripods out there, and considering my biggest lens is a 100-400 +5d3, I'm good. Did I mention its light and folds up to 18"?
We are all different but for me it would not be a good tripod with a 400mm lens. A raised center column is something you don't like to use with a long tele lens.
This rather small tripod with it's center column extended half way up is not a stable support for a 400mm lens. And even then according to your own specs when raising the center column half way and including plates,camera etc... it's still 33 cm shorter than you. As a travel tripod maybe it's ok. But not as a tripod for long tele lenses. And it's definitely not "plenty tall" like you say.
I'm glad that you like it.