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Gitzo 2531 or 2541 ? Or 3541 ?

TheRedKing

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TheRedKing Registered since 20th Mar 2007
Tue 05-Aug-08 06:28 PM

Hey people,

I own a gitzo 1325 tripod and a manfrotto 444 tripod
When I travel, I take the manfrotto with me, but since I upgraded my lenses and bodies a lot since I got it 4 years ago, I’m not really satisfied anymore with the stability.
So I'm looking for a smaller gitzo to travel

I would use a markins M20 on it with the following: D3 / D2Hs with 28-70 2.8, 70-200 2.8, 17-35 2.8 and 24mm pc-e (I also have a 200-400 but I don't take it with me on travels)

3 gitzo's come in mind: the 2531 or 2541 or the 3541
I would prefer a pod that is as small as possible to what I'm used to in folded size

My manfrotto is about 50 cm/19,2 folded
the 2531 is 65cm/25.6in folded
the 2541 is 55,5 cm/21.9 in
the 3541 ls is 55 cm / 21.7 in folded

Fully extended the 2531 is 138 cm/54.3 in
the 2541 is 130 cm/51.2 in
the 3541 ls is 146 cm / 57.5 in

My M20 + cam gets my viewfinder 23 cm higher
I’m 184cm tall, eyeheight around 170 cm
I think the 3541 ls would be the most comfortable solution for me

I prefer tripods without center column, so I’d have to get a markins base plate for the 2531/2541, since the 3541 ls is a systematic, no need to buy anything additional there

So maybe the gt 3541 ls is the best thing for me, the only thing holding me back is, I feel silly for buying a new tripod that’s got a better loadratio then my 1325, lol

Can anyone give some advice please ?

Stefan, a Belgian Nikonian

"Do not leave your equipment unattended when working where the general public could be endangered !"

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