Lead us not into (Gitzo) temptation....

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Lead us not into (Gitzo) temptation....

Postby muzz on Thu May 12, 2011 1:41 pm

I just received an email from Quality Camera Sales offering 50% off all Gitzo listings for the next 2 days. Some of you may well be interested so I thought I'd post it here.

More info at : http://www.qcsa.com.au/.
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Re: Lead us not into (Gitzo) temptation....

Postby Steffen on Thu May 12, 2011 6:23 pm


So, what's a popular tripod model among keen amateurs?

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Re: Lead us not into (Gitzo) temptation....

Postby radar on Thu May 12, 2011 6:57 pm


Steffen wrote:So, what's a popular tripod model among keen amateurs?

Depends what you want to use it for. For a tripod to carry on your back when bushwalking, the Mountaineer series is very good, looking at the 1500 series, probably later in the year. For now, I continue to use my Benro but it is starting to show its age.

For something a bit more beefy, I have the Systematic GT3541LS, great tripod, solid, not too heavy.

Another good place for Gitzo tripods is http://www.photovideo.com.au. That's where I got my Gitzo.
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Re: Lead us not into (Gitzo) temptation....

Postby Mr Darcy on Fri May 13, 2011 10:06 am

I also have the Gitzo Systematic GT3541LS with RRS BH55LR. All up it weighs 2.88Kg with the Optech leg warmers which I am replacing ASAP. I would be buying one from Quality Cameras today while their sale is on.
I took this tripod to Antarctica with me (I bought it for the trip) and it performed flawlessly.
I am also adding a centre column as I like the fine height adjustment the column adds.

In addition, I have the Gitzo GT2540EX with RRS BH40LR head which comes in at 2.35Kg. This is a very versatile tripod, just not quite as robust as the 3541. I didn't take it as I deemed it too small for my longest lens combination (400mm - 70-200 + 2x TC)

I would recommend either. I have been down the expensive road to these tripods (Several Velbons, SLIKs etc) and do not recommend it. One tripod, if good, will outlast any number of cameras.

I would however seriously consider the RRS tripods that Sylvia has. They just didn't have the configuration I was after in time for my trip.

I know this is not achieving your desired outcome, but if chosen wisely the expense of a Gitzo or RRS tripod can be amortised over a LOT of years.
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Re: Lead us not into (Gitzo) temptation....

Postby colin_12 on Sat May 14, 2011 6:21 pm

Sale extended for the weekend. :cheers:
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