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Gitzo 3540XLS instead of 3530LSV

AKFlyr

Talkeetna, US
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AKFlyr Registered since 25th Feb 2006
Fri 28-Mar-08 04:27 PM | edited Thu 03-Apr-08 03:00 AM by jrp

I've been thru virtually all the archives here and read all the product information and came to the conclusion that the Gitzo 3530LSV would be the correct choice for my needs. I'm 5'11", and drive a D300 with my longest gun currently an 80-400 VR. OK the decision to purchase has been made, and so I start looking and sorry, there are no 3530SLV's available on earth or anywhere in the known universe. No one can even give me an estimate on when they'll be in stock. In my travels I come across a 3540XLS that I can purchase for close to the same price as a 3540LSV. In looking at the specs, the advantage to the XLS is even more height if I need it. It is within an inch of the height of the LSV with only 3 lengths extended, and that would most likely get it in the comfort zone. I don't expect any decrease in the stability using it like that. In the negative column are the added length (1.2 inches), and the additional weight (.3 lbs). Is there any problem or extra maintenance associated with the extra section. I spend a lot of time outdoors, and while none of the 3 series is really convenient to carry around, I doubt the 1.2 inches or the 5 ounces would be significant (although it all adds up). If I use the tripod in wet conditions even with the 4th leg not extended, will that be a problem? There were several threads a while back from people who bought the XLS, and I'm wondering what their experience has been.

I'm thinking about jumping on the XLS immediately - any ideas this august body has will be much appreciated.

Thanks,

Tom

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