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Gitzo G1325 + G1321 for dummies...

yDuR

Zaventem, BE
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yDuR Registered since 13th Feb 2006
Mon 17-Jul-06 03:05 PM

Ashamed, deeply ashamed...

For the holidays I decided to buy a decent tripod (my first one). After intensive research, I decided to go for the Gitzo 1325/1321 + RRS BH55.

Yesterday two mails: the Gitzo combination has arrived and the RRS + L-plates had been shipped.

Now the problem (hum)... There was no explanation with the gitzo combo (just a small leaflet). I want to assemble the levelling base but there seems to be a problem with my intelligence...

I took off the base plate of the G1325 and thought that you just had to slip in the levelling base. This doesn't work! The piece under the "ballhead" seems to small. When you let go the levelling base, it's the "ballhead" that rest on the tripod and I don't think this is right.

When I look at different sites, I notice that the "ballhead" seems smaller and the thing under the ballhead different from mine.

What am I doing wrong here? Your help wil be enormously appreciated!!!

Here are some pictures:
http://users.telenet.be/rudy.engels/gitzo1.jpg
http://users.telenet.be/rudy.engels/gitzo2.jpg
http://users.telenet.be/rudy.engels/gitzo3.jpg

Sincerely,
Rudy Engels
Zaventem, Belgium

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