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Posted 09 March 2012 - 00:09
Posted 09 March 2012 - 00:29
Took me three months to decide which one to buy.
Posted 09 March 2012 - 16:08
my tripod cost me $15
Posted 09 March 2012 - 18:37
Posted 10 March 2012 - 18:57
Posted 10 March 2012 - 19:02
I spent about $300 all together for my tripod legs and head. (I think)
I wanted to spend more and get a carbon fibre one, student budget though.
You got yourself a beautiful tripod. 1.96kg is nothing. Well worth the money, my uncle has a 20 year old tripod (not sure if its gitzo or manfrotto). It's better than mine lol
Posted 11 March 2012 - 17:38
Ok the Ballhead is an "Arca-Swiss" which is the company that actually set the standard for all ballheads that we know today, the ballhead has a double pan feature basically only the camera needs to be level to take panoramas the Legs can be totally crooked it won't matter. The Ballhead supports a load up to 60kg. It has a Lever action quick release clamp that's adjustable to any size plate which makes it compatible with any brand, as far as i know no other company has this.
The Gitzo is a systematic that means you can customize it for example you can add a center column, a leveling base, a video base. It comes with build in spike feet and snowshoes, it has special protection against sea water, mud, dust and sand. Its carbon fiber and it supports up to 25kg. other then that it all comes to sturdiness and build quality. It only weighs 1.96kg. If you want a cheap tripod that will be just as strong you end up with a 6kg aluminum tripod. try hauling that + all you other gear with you all day when hiking!
The Really Right Stuff L plate fits my camera's body perfectly and allows me to switch from landscape to Portrait mode with out decentralizing the weight balance. (It won't hang next to your tripod)
Just release the clamp flip your camera on its side and tighten.
You pay for the names of course but those names also guarantee quality products.
I also completely agree that its a lot of money but in my opinion worth every penny!
Definitely planning on keeping it for +20 years, if it breaks before that I'll blow up the Gitzo factory hahaha
Posted 19 March 2012 - 06:26
Posted 16 May 2012 - 19:12
Cheapo in the sarcastic sense haha. all in all, the tripod ballhead and L plate set me back $1400.
A lot of money but worth every penny!
This tripod has some improvements over its predecessors, the base plate has a system in place that won't allow it to drop out any more. The legs are sturdier and have better protection against the elements.
The feet won't fall off anymore, it has build in spikes and it also comes with snow shoes.