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GITZO 3541 tripod and markins Q20 ball head


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avintensity Registered since 28th Feb 2012
Sat 19-May-12 10:52 PM

Good evening fellow nikonians:
I recently purchased a gitzo 3541 tripod and markins Q20 ball head mostly on the advise on this website. I expected to remove the center column so as to take advantage of close to the ground shots with the support system. The problem is there does not appear to be a way to secure create a secure platform once the center peace is removed. The included pieces do not assemble tightly to even consider trying to put the ball head on it. I know there is a separate piece you can buy but in the nikonians pro shop. I have googled for a video on you tube or just google and I cannot seem to find one that shows you how to do this. It seems strange that you spend 700 for a tripod that advertises low stable shots and then you cannot set it up to use it for that purpose. Any suggestions would be most welcome. I need to contact customer support which I have not done yet.