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    Re: Which Gitzo tripod to get?

    The reason I am getting a Gitzo is that I brought an Induro Carbon Fibre not many years ago and its
    showing its age, I wish I had spent a bit more and got a Gitzo.

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    Re: Which Gitzo tripod to get?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tangodancer View Post
    The reason I am getting a Gitzo is that I brought an Induro Carbon Fibre not many years ago and its
    showing its age, I wish I had spent a bit more and got a Gitzo.
    I've used many tripods over the years, and I'm happy with my two Gitzos, but there are a lot of other great tripods out there. Visiting the B&H website can give you a good presentation of what's available new, as well as what features you might want to have in a used tripod.

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    Iím happy with my Gitzo 3530LSV. Iíve had it for 11 years and itís been flawless. The other day I was looking at replacing some of the leg interior components and was shocked at the cost of replacement parts. I put the legs back together after cleaning and hope it lasts another 11 years as is.


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    Re: Which Gitzo tripod to get?

    My Gitzo 320 Studex would be okay for a 5x7 camera.

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    Re: Which Gitzo tripod to get?

    Not sure whether you have made your purchase yet. I have an old Gitzo 410 that I would sell for a fraction of its original price. Contact me for details offline if you’re interested.

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    I have owned a few Gitzos. I presently own a carbon fiber Gitzo. After I bought my CF, I discovered a very useful accessory for the landscape photographer, namely Click image for larger version. 

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ID:	170326 Gitzo extra long spikes. Unfortunately, they cost more than some tripods I have purchased but they are worth every penny. You might be able to find a grey market version on Ebay for less. You also might be able to find a version for other types of Gitzo tripods, just keep in mind, the longer the better. All the best, john

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    Re: Which Gitzo tripod to get?

    What is the advantage of the extra length?

    I need to sharpen the ones on my Ries.
    "Landscapes exist in the material world yet soar in the realms of the spirit..." Tsung Ping, 5th Century China

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    Re: Which Gitzo tripod to get?

    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn View Post

    I need to sharpen the ones on my Ries.

    Yeah, you need them sharp. Great for self defense here in the city!

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    I have used tripods with short spikes and tripods with a rubber tip that screws to reveal a short spike. However these shorter spikes really just sat the tripod on the surface. These long spikes dig into the ground in a way that the tripod is then difficult to move. This is important the lighter the rig. I use the cf tripod and a light Arca Swiss p0 head and a light camera as well. Gitzo was also able to round off the tip and so spike is really something of a misnomer. All the best, john

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    Re: Which Gitzo tripod to get?

    I've had two Gitzos briefly (a new #3 and an old #5) as I got them for a bargain at a local s/h shop. - Flipped them quickly on the bay for profit, as my Manfrotto 055 was doing the same/better job as the 3 series and the 5 was too big for me. Had the basic Manfrotto/Bogen for the last 20 years or so under my 5x7. No complaints. Just my 2c.
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