I know gitzo is well-loved here, but I'm curious who has gone through the comparison of these two tripods? I briefly saw the 1-series in store today, but it seems no local camera stores stock the 2-series model. Is it a price thing? Less popular?
I am considering a new travel tripod and although both of these are shorter than my current tripod, the folded length is very enticing. The 2-series obviously seems more robust but hard to compare just specs vs in-person.
So, have any of you compared these two during your own buying process? What solidified your decision?