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Gitzo Spares / Studio 1 Ltd.


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ericbowles Moderator Awarded for his in-depth knowledge and high level skills in various areas, especially Landscape and Wildlife Photoghraphy Writer Ribbon awarded for for his article contributions to the community Donor Ribbon awarded for his very generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2015 Nikonian since 25th Nov 2005
Wed 15-Aug-12 03:02 PM

I just received a leg section for my Gitzo 3540LS from www.gitzospares.com - actually Studio 1 Ltd - a UK based company that services Manfrotto and Gitzo products. I ordered the part on Monday and received it on Wednesday morning via FedEx. Normal shipping was free, and I paid $16 for expedited shipping. The price was slightly less than quoted by Gitzo/Manfrotto in the US.

The US repair service is C.R.I.S. in Chandler Arizona. Gitzo parts still come from Manfrotto in New Jersey. Both were out of stock on the part I needed.

For what it's worth, Gitzo's factory in Italy is on holiday during August. Normal shipment to the US once they open is 4 weeks.

I highly recommend www.gitzospares.com and Studio 1 Ltd.

Eric Bowles
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