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CF tripod-is it worth it?

PCassidy

Gainesville, US
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"RE: CF tripod-is it worth it?"

PCassidy Registered since 29th May 2011
Sat 26-Jan-13 04:15 PM | edited Sat 26-Jan-13 04:29 PM by PCassidy

I have owned and do now own several "very good to excellent" tripods over the past 35years. I was given a birthday gift from my better half and I purchased a Gitzo GT3541XLS now replaced by the GT3542XLS.

I can state without any hesitation that this carbon fiber high end tripod from Gitzo is the finest tripod I have ever used and owned. My profile has a current list of what tripods are in my closet. Not cheap ones at all. There is a Gitzo magnesium G1377M ballhead and a Really Right Stuff panorama head topping off the whole rig. I really like this tripod!

Only one more item for this rig and that will be a Markins or RRS ballhead. The Gitzo is "good enough" but has an overall low ratio in weight. . . it can only hold 22pounds That is just at the three times your camera/lens weight load I am currently using a D300 with a 80-200mm f:2.8 Nikon lens. Even my 17-35mm f:2.8 has a chunk of glass to load. So for now I can operate without any worries but if I go for a big heavy 400 or 500 it will need a redesign to meet the requirements as they are presented.
Cheers

Paul

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