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Gitzo 1540/2540 height reduction by removing centre pos


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JP_Battersea Registered since 19th Apr 2007
Thu 19-Apr-07 10:35 AM

I am thinking about buying a Gitzo GT1540 or 2540 tripod to take travelling and hiking but I'm a little worried about fitting it into my carry-on luggage and day pack, given the 54cm/21.3" (GT1540) to 56cm/22.0" (GT2540) folded lengths of these two models.

I believe that with these new models it is possible to remove the centre column and attach the head directly to the top of the tripod. Can anyone tell me how much I will reduce the folded length by if I do this?

Thanks in advance!