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Any experience with Gitzo ballheads?


Philipsburg, PA, United States, US
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jack Registered since 01st Aug 2004
Thu 19-Jul-01 11:53 PM

I just purchared an older Gitzo tripod (Reporter Performance Gilux) which doesn't have a model number on it, but seems to be solid. For $100.00 I figured I there wasn't much to lose. I was leaning towards purchasing the Kirk BH-1 ballhead, but just got my Gitzo catalog in the mail today. I see they've got a Gitzo G1377M center ballhead (magnesium) and it looks like a new item. Now, I've never owned a tripod much less know anything about Gitzo, but is this a new ballhead? Does anyone out there have practical experience with this head in the field? I own an F5 and my biggest lens is an 80-200mm AF-D with collar. I enjoy taking landscape photos, and am going to central Mexico (Guanajuato, San Miguel) before the year's out and don't want to be without a quality ballhead. Tell me what you think and have a great day. Thanks, Jack

Jack Frank