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    Gitzo matching legs and heads (R3)

    Hi,

    I got this Gitzo head (see photo). It only says R3 on it (apart from Gitzo France). Does anyone know whats the default legs for this head?

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    Re: Gitzo matching legs and heads (R3)

    That would be a 3 series tripod from Gitzo. By the looks of it, this seems a video head.
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    Re: Gitzo matching legs and heads (R3)

    Its a 3 way head.

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    Re: Gitzo matching legs and heads (R3)

    From what I've been able to glean, the R3 head is from the mid-80's. I don't think it would be for a modern Series 3. Looking at Gitzo spare parts, I'd guess it came from a "G" series.
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    Re: Gitzo matching legs and heads (R3)

    A 3 series tripod, which will be labeled "Studex." Gray hammertone legs most probably.

    I have a similar head but the smaller R. No. 2 and series 2 (Reporter) legs. Your head has longer handles on a couple of the controls, which might make it more video-friendly, but it's not a fluid head like they sell for video now. Also, there are two screws on the tlit mechanism, a main tilt handle and a tension adjust. Yours may have the handles swapped around - the longest handle, and the knob on the same piece of metal. I think you can just exchange them if you want.

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    Re: Gitzo matching legs and heads (R3)

    Thanks for this - appreciate it.

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    Re: Gitzo matching legs and heads (R3)

    I have a similar head. It's a three way not fluid.

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    Re: Gitzo matching legs and heads (R3)

    Quote Originally Posted by Alan Klein View Post
    I have a similar head. It's a three way not fluid.
    What legs are you using for it?

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    Re: Gitzo matching legs and heads (R3)

    The label says Gitzo 340 Brevete SGDG I believe it's the 1 1/2" diameter 4 Pro STudex Series about 35 years old.

    Looks like this. https://www.keh.com/shop/tripods-git...section-1.html

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    Re: Gitzo matching legs and heads (R3)

    Thanks for that.

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