Author Topic: New Tripod  (Read 1088 times)

Steven P.

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Re: New Tripod
« Reply #30 on: May 16, 2018, 18:49:55 »
Pretty much all internet wisdom concludes the Gitzo Explorer series as unfit. For low level work, mine is a joy to use as long as I'm not using anything super heavy. (I love mine.)

A D800 with my 85pc workes well & so does the same with my 1kg, Series 1, 90-180. The Acratech Ultimate matches perfectly with this setup. (My concerns are carrying weight & I don't advise it at all for use as a standard set of legs.)

It''s expensive. Troll Ebay for a few months or wait till Gitzo offers a good rebate on their stuff at the NY camera merchants.
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ArthurDent

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Re: New Tripod
« Reply #31 on: May 19, 2018, 01:07:23 »
I sent the Benbo back and requested a replacement. Thereís a lot to like about that tripod IF it will just lock down when deployed close to the ground, so Iím going to give Benbo another chance and see what happens. If the second sample has the same problem as the first, Iím going to go to plan B, return the Benbo and get a Vanguard. Hopefully, that will not be necessary.