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Gitzo GT3542LS versus GT3532LS

jgould2

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jgould2 Gold Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for his excellent and frequent contributions and sharing his in-depth knowledge and experience with the community in the Nikonians spirit. Nikonian since 13th Oct 2007
Fri 25-Jan-13 05:58 PM

Hi Juro.

Consider what Eric suggested, that the xls model with the smallest legs retracted acts much like a series 4 Gitzo. Since you may acquire the 400 f/2.8 sometime in the future the xls model would make more sense than any other 3 series Gitzo in that regard.

The 3542xls is the tripod I chose for mountainsides and streams and it works great with my 500 f/4 lens on a Wimberley gimbal. It also works great as my main general purpose tipod with smaller lenses and a ballhead (absolutely rock solid). I do have a series 5 Gitzo for my 600 f/4 because it is substantially heavier than the 500 f/4. I do not consider it to be a problem that I have to adjust the legs on my 3542 xls to something other than full extension.

JIM



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