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Tripod suggestion for D800E with super telephoto lens?

babeliak

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"RE: Tripod suggestion for D800E with super telephoto lens?"

babeliak Registered since 13th Jan 2013
Thu 31-Jan-13 10:25 PM | edited Thu 31-Jan-13 10:26 PM by babeliak

Hello everybody,
today the GT4542LS (eye level) sample was delivered and I have 14 day to evaluate it before I return it or keep it.
It is a very pleasant surprice (first impressions):
+ good, comfortable closed length, same height as backpack (will be fstopgear Satori EXP)
+ much beefier, the magnesium joints and upper tubes are visible stronger than series 3
+ not much heavier than GT3542XLS, only +100g (so with Acratech GV2 ballhead mounted it is 2.7kg for series3 XLS vs 2.8kg for series4 LS)
+ I can leave the lowest section retracted and stand behind it quite comfortably, with my eye on viewfinder I have to bend just very slightly or extend the lowest section just slightly to get exactly to my eye level on hard and even ground)
+ the SAME price as series 3 XLS (766 Euro delivered to door, cca. $1,035)
- not much height in reserve for uneven or soft grounds, hill sides, etc.

Now should I choose comfort and stability over height and flexibility?

Now, this is gonna be though decision as I am choosing the support for the first time and have no experience in this field

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