And so the story of our first meeting . . .
Picked up the rather large box from the apartment manager, and thought "this surely is large"
As I carried it, my next thought was "hey, this isn't much heavier than the Bogen legs"
Then, I got it out of the box, and the deal was sealed. This is what I was looking for and hoping for when these things came.
HUGE LEGS! The much larger diameter will surely make me a better photographer, right?
TALL! At 6 feet even, my eyes were level with the flat plate- no ballhead, no camera, no lens. That is fantastic!
Just wanted to let you know how happy I am with the new legs, and a short review of the 'field characteristics' will follow within a week or so . . .
Newbie Nikonian with a lust for information
#1. "RE: Gitzo 1410- Here to Stay!" | In response to Reply # 0
#2. "RE: Gitzo 1410- Here to Stay!" | In response to Reply # 0nrothschild Registered since 25th Jul 2004Sun 13-Jul-08 02:46 PM
Great post, Dan
I suspect that, in the future, when you read a comment here about some 28mm leg being "rock solid", you will view things in a different perspective. It's all relative and one never understands the true meaning of "rock solid" until they have shot with something like a G1410
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#3. "eRE: Gitzo 1410- Here to Stay!" | In response to Reply # 0nrothschild Registered since 25th Jul 2004Sun 13-Jul-08 03:16 PM | edited Sun 13-Jul-08 08:57 PM by nrothschild
>> The much larger diameter will surely make me a better photographer, right?
I know you said that at least somewhat facetiously since "the gear won't make you a better photographer" has become what I think is a somewhat over-used cliché.
BUT, I believe good solid legs do make me a better photographer because they let me forget about support and concentrate 110% on my subject and the timing of the image. I think I can get great shots on underpowered legs, and sometimes circumstances force me to do that, but heroic efforts at long lens technique tend to turn photography into application of technical skills, not artistic skills. It's hard, at least for me, to multi-task those two very different skills. When I'm on my 1410 I am more relaxed and totally involved in the creation of the image and the behavior of my subject.
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