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GT2542LS or GT3542LS

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petterf Silver Member Nikonian since 27th Nov 2008
Thu 17-May-12 06:00 AM

I've been looking to purchase a Gitzo tripod for quite a long time now and when I finally sat down to see what I should get, I soon got stuck in a confusing mess

Anyway, I'm quite tall at 6'2 so I need something in my eye level.
I have the three kings and often shoot landscape, interior etc with the 14-24 or more fast moving things like my daughter with the 70-200. I dont have any plans to aquire longer faster glass but I have friends with 200-400 and 300/2.8 for me to borrow so a sturdy enough for that would be great.

Today I have a GM2541 as well as a not yet used GH2781TQR ballhead.
I looked at the GT2542L for it's eye level but then read that center columns are not the way to go for stability.

So I'm now down to the GT2542LS or the new 3542LS. The discontinued GT3541LS have also catched my intrest in case I could get it cheaper but I've read about the top plates problems some have had.


The 2542LS is a few cm taller, 200 g less weight and little cheaper (less expensive) compared to the 3542LS.

Will the 2542 really give me anything the sturdier 3542 dont or is the 3542LS the way to go?

Petter
-Ever wondered where gadgets go when they die?

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