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"RE: Leg updates"

nrothschild Neil is an expert in several areas, including camera support Registered since 25th Jul 2004
Tue 20-Nov-12 11:59 AM

The Feisol tripods are probably the lightest for a given upper leg diameter. The 28mm Feisol legs weigh about the same as a Series 1 Gitzo.

In general, 28mm legs are good for up to 200mm and I think a Gitzo Series 1, at 24mm, is too thin.

I tested a Feisol 3442 against my much older Series 2 Gitzo G1228. I found it comparable, and in some ways performed marginally better in certain controlled tests. I would expect the 3 section Feisol to perform a bit better since fewer leg collars are better.

The Feisol T models have legs that fold over and also have smaller diameter mounts. The 3442/3342 models have the larger flat top mounts. I suspect the fold over travelers might not perform quite as well but I've never handled one. Not to say they won't do the job (can;t speak with experience on that) but on a relative basis.

Feisol has a very good reputation for supporting their products, probably the best in the industry.

For what you want (weight a top priority) the Feisol may be a very good choice or the best choice.

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