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Decided on Magica - but which one?

Ray B

Worthing, UK
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Ray B Registered since 17th Dec 2008
Mon 11-Feb-13 06:42 PM | edited Mon 11-Feb-13 06:57 PM by Ray B

Hi Guys,

I was one of the fools who wasted money in the past on cheap tripods !!

Having spent an age on this forum researching my new tripod and head I've decided on a Magica kit.

I will use it in the studio and out hiking mainly. D600 with grip and 70-200 2.8 is my longest lens. A 300mm 4.0 and one of the teleconverters is in my future.

I'm 5' 8"

Bearing that in mind I've narrowed my choice down to 2 Magicas:

Option 1 - Magica-M 3.4 Tall featuring Gitzo GT3541L

Option 2 - Magica-S 3.4 Compact featuring Gitzo GT3542LS

Hopefully I've narrowed my choice down correctly but I'm at a total loss which one of those options to get!

Please help

PS I decided on the quick release vs lever for the Markins Q20 and will be ordering Kirk L plates and lens foot.

PPS I'm leaning towards option one with the mountaineer in view of this:
https://www.nikonians.org/tripods/G1327_detail.html

Regards, Ray

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