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5 simple steps to service a Gitzo tripod

Gary Worrall (glxman)

Keywords: gitzo, tripod, maintenance, servicing, diy, guides

Hi Guys, I just serviced my GT3541LS. Thought I would share my experience here.

Tools and consumables:



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Cheryl Tadin (ctadin) on December 23, 2013

Gary, Thanks, quite helpful. I appreciate you taking the time to post this informative tutorial.

Dave Badger (K64drb) on November 20, 2013

Hi Gary - Very informative and nicely done article. Thanks so much for taking the time to put this together for us! Dave

Ken VanHook (kvanhook) on November 16, 2013

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Just the instructions I needed. Got sand in mine and nobody wants that problem. I need to get it out. Thanks for the guide.

J. Ramon Palacios (jrp) on November 15, 2013

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To Peter Geran (gearsau}. Yes, you are correct. One leg at a time is what is recommended in here: "3. IMHO, I would work on one leg section at a time, otherwise you will need a very large working space, especially if you are taking images ;)"

Richard Walliker (richardd300) on November 13, 2013

Excellent. I wish this had been available 2 years ago! I had been commissioned to take a hovercraft rescue shoot on a beach and instead of taking an aluminium cheaper tripod, took my Giotto CF. The Giotto is very similar to the Gitzo. It needed a complete strip down and took me days to eradicate the last grain of sand! Taking it apart was easy, re-assembling certainly was not. Richard.

Deborah Bryan (badrufus) on November 13, 2013

Thanks so much for this--very clear.

Peter Geran (gearsau) on November 13, 2013

Why not service one (1) leg at a time? That way, there is no need to go to the trouble of marking them .

Srinivasamurthy Prakash (niknac37) on November 12, 2013

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Thanks Gary, this reminds me to service mine which is about 2+ years. Thanks a ton again.

Tom Manson (slothead) on November 12, 2013

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Thanks Gary. I had not seen this before. It could prove quite valuable!

Zita Kemeny (zkemeny) on November 11, 2013

Thanks. Very useful.