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Review: Gitzo 1541T Tripod, Markins Q3T Ballhead w/ RRS B2 LR II Clamp

 
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Now that is nice! And yes you do have too much time on your hands... ;)

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Is this Gitzo a good recommendation for someone who does multi-day treks in harsh terrain? I am willing to spend the money(upto 1K) for the lightest tripod+head combo. I am about 1.90 m tall. There are not many tripod options to try out near me.

Feb 29, 2012 19:15

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soulblighter wrote in post #13993542external link
Is this Gitzo a good recommendation for someone who does multi-day treks in harsh terrain? I am willing to spend the money(upto 1K) for the lightest tripod+head combo. I am about 1.90 m tall. There are not many tripod options to try out near me.

That is exactly what its good for, however the legs are no longer available new.

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ben_r_ thanks for your post! You've helped me and a lot of other people.
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I already have the tripod, and thanks to this review I'm now going to order the markins Q3T! Thank you Ben for this fantastic review. :)

I'm pretty sure this combo will be good enough to hold my 5D2 + 70-200.

Mar 08, 2012 16:12

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Ricku wrote in post #14051698external link
I already have the tripod, and thanks to this review I'm now going to order the markins Q3T! Thank you Ben for this fantastic review. :)

I'm pretty sure this combo will be good enough to hold my 5D2 + 70-200.

Rick it will, I have the same set up (well actually a base 1541 non-t) the markins is awesome, well worth the money.

Make sure you get a base plate for the 70-200 and your 5D so you dont ever have to mess around switching.

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2mnycars wrote in post #13994703external link
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Ricku wrote in post #14051698external link
I already have the tripod, and thanks to this review I'm now going to order the markins Q3T! Thank you Ben for this fantastic review. :)

I'm pretty sure this combo will be good enough to hold my 5D2 + 70-200.

Thanks guys. And yes Ricku, it will.

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tats wrote in post #14051753external link
Rick it will, I have the same set up (well actually a base 1541 non-t) the markins is awesome, well worth the money.

Make sure you get a base plate for the 70-200 and your 5D so you dont ever have to mess around switching.

Thank you! I didn't think about that. Will do! :)

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I'm going to order the one with lever release because I like that mechanism better than the screw-knob. But which plates should I get for my camera and 70-200 collar?

This list is confusing me to oblivion. http://www.markins.com​/2.0/eng/plates.htmlexternal link Advice will be greatly appreciated. :)

Edit: I just saw that it was covered in your review, but I'm still confused. I've been using a ballhead + random plate from Manfrotto since forever..

Mar 09, 2012 01:38 as a reply to Ricku's post 1 hour earlier.

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Ricku wrote in post #14051698external link
I already have the tripod, and thanks to this review I'm now going to order the markins Q3T! Thank you Ben for this fantastic review. :)

I'm pretty sure this combo will be good enough to hold my 5D2 + 70-200.

I have the same combo, really good, all fits nice and snug in the bag together...

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I have to ask though, can anyone tell me if all the "Really Right Stuff" plates fit all Markins ball heads?

Will the 100-400mm RRS lens plate fit the Q3 T Ballhead (lever release) and the RRS 7D camera plate fit the same ball head?

Or should I just stick with matching Markins plates??

Cheers...

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I use a RRS plate in my Markins clamps and it fits fine, as do plates from about six other manufacturers. I think if you try a Markins plate in a RRS lever clamp there is a slight mismatch. The dovetail angle and depth is the issue as the Arca-Swiss type QR isn't a dimensional standard. If you get a screw knob clamp it will take just about any plate. I like the Markins clamps and have them on all my ballheads.

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peter_n wrote in post #14055143external link
I use a RRS plate in my Markins clamps and it fits fine, as do plates from about six other manufacturers. I think if you try a Markins plate in a RRS lever clamp there is a slight mismatch. The dovetail angle and depth is the issue as the Arca-Swiss type QR isn't a dimensional standard. If you get a screw knob clamp it will take just about any plate. I like the Markins clamps and have them on all my ballheads.

Thats great, thanks for that information what plates do you prefeer, the Markins or the RRS?

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WA Tiger wrote in post #14054856external link
I have to ask though, can anyone tell me if all the "Really Right Stuff" plates fit all Markins ball heads?

Will the 100-400mm RRS lens plate fit the Q3 T Ballhead (lever release) and the RRS 7D camera plate fit the same ball head?

Or should I just stick with matching Markins plates??

Cheers...

The Markins lever clamp is adjustable. So once you get it, just adjust it to fit the plates you have. Though you should stick with one brand of plates so you dont have to keep adjusting for variances.

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