I'm considering this tripod, after a leg clamp snapped on my Manfrotto/Bogen.
I use fairly heavy monorail cameras (Arca M-Line 5x4" with an Arca B2 monoball, and will also use an Arca 10x8" M-Line).
I know the Gitzo 1548 only extends to around 5 feet, but I can live with that. It appeals because of its light weight for this class of tripod, and I think it might be solid. I've not actually seen this model, so I'd like some feedback be fore I buy one.
I'd like to know if anyone has used this particlar model; whether it's stable an ough for large 10x8" cameras; whether it's well-built and likely to last a long time, etc.
I'm not sure if I like the Gitzo leg locks - they seem hard to operate, but then the Manfrooto clamps are obviously weak, and they can be knocked open accidentl y.
Any opinions would be grateflly received...