Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies. Read More.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS General Gear Talk Tripods, Monopods & Other Camera Support
Thread started 17 Jul 2008 (Thursday) 21:46
Prev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as registered member)

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

 
Petersman
Member
147 posts
Joined Jul 2011
USA / Germany
Jan 27, 2012 05:12 as a reply to post 13772726 |  #2071

I really got to much time on my hands ... ;)
The bushing should be inserted like this, I believe -->

HOSTED PHOTO
please log in to view hosted photos in full size.



LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as registered member)
peter_n
Goldmember
2,309 posts
Joined Apr 2010
Boston, MA
Jan 27, 2012 13:53 |  #2072

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


~Peter

LOG IN TO REPLY
soulblighter
Hatchling
3 posts
Joined Feb 2012
Michigan
Feb 29, 2012 19:15 |  #2073

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.


T3i-Gripped , EF 24-105mm L(walk around), EF-S 10-22mm(landscape), EF 100mm f2.8L IS(macro) EF 100-400mm L (zoom)

LOG IN TO REPLY
ben_r_
THREAD ­ STARTER
-POTN's Three legged Support-
ben_r_'s Avatar
15,875 posts
Joined Nov 2007
Sacramento, CA
Feb 29, 2012 19:56 |  #2074

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.


[Gear List | Flickrexternal link | My Reviews] /|\ Tripod Leg Protectionexternal link /|\
GIVE a man a fish and he'll eat for a day. TEACH a man to fish and he'll eat for a lifetime.

LOG IN TO REPLY
2mnycars
Goldmember
2mnycars's Avatar
2,905 posts
Joined Apr 2009
Canada
Feb 29, 2012 22:08 |  #2075

ben_r_ thanks for your post! You've helped me and a lot of other people.
DaveL
Toronto


Dave L
I'm a bagaholic

LOG IN TO REPLY
Ricku
Goldmember
Ricku's Avatar
1,295 posts
Joined Jan 2010
Bangkok
Mar 08, 2012 16:12 |  #2076
banned

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.


5D II 35L 135L 70-200 2.8L II Flickrexternal link

LOG IN TO REPLY
tats
Senior Member
tats's Avatar
864 posts
Joined Aug 2011
NYC
Mar 08, 2012 16:20 |  #2077

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.


Rob
Canon 5DMkII -- Zeiss 21 2.8 -- 35L -- 50 1.8 -- 70-200 2.8L IS II FOR SALE -- 2X III Extender SOLD
Feedback/Gear --- Flickrexternal link

LOG IN TO REPLY
ben_r_
THREAD ­ STARTER
-POTN's Three legged Support-
ben_r_'s Avatar
15,875 posts
Joined Nov 2007
Sacramento, CA
Mar 08, 2012 17:01 |  #2078

2mnycars wrote in post #13994703external link
ben_r_ thanks for your post! You've helped me and a lot of other people.
DaveL
Toronto

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.


[Gear List | Flickrexternal link | My Reviews] /|\ Tripod Leg Protectionexternal link /|\
GIVE a man a fish and he'll eat for a day. TEACH a man to fish and he'll eat for a lifetime.

LOG IN TO REPLY
Ricku
Goldmember
Ricku's Avatar
1,295 posts
Joined Jan 2010
Bangkok
Mar 09, 2012 00:10 |  #2079
banned

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! :)


5D II 35L 135L 70-200 2.8L II Flickrexternal link

LOG IN TO REPLY
Ricku
Goldmember
Ricku's Avatar
1,295 posts
Joined Jan 2010
Bangkok
Mar 09, 2012 01:38 as a reply to Ricku's post |  #2080
banned

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..


5D II 35L 135L 70-200 2.8L II Flickrexternal link

LOG IN TO REPLY
WA ­ Tiger
Senior Member
Joined Mar 2010
Mar 09, 2012 02:49 |  #2081

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...




LOG IN TO REPLY
WA ­ Tiger
Senior Member
Joined Mar 2010
Mar 09, 2012 04:46 as a reply to WA Tiger's post |  #2082

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...




LOG IN TO REPLY
peter_n
Goldmember
2,309 posts
Joined Apr 2010
Boston, MA
Mar 09, 2012 07:07 |  #2083

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.


~Peter

LOG IN TO REPLY
WA ­ Tiger
Senior Member
Joined Mar 2010
Mar 09, 2012 07:14 |  #2084

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?




LOG IN TO REPLY
ben_r_
THREAD ­ STARTER
-POTN's Three legged Support-
ben_r_'s Avatar
15,875 posts
Joined Nov 2007
Sacramento, CA
Mar 09, 2012 11:52 |  #2085

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.


[Gear List | Flickrexternal link | My Reviews] /|\ Tripod Leg Protectionexternal link /|\
GIVE a man a fish and he'll eat for a day. TEACH a man to fish and he'll eat for a lifetime.

LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as registered member)

540,960 views & 1 like for this thread
Review: Gitzo 1541T Tripod, Markins Q3T Ballhead w/ RRS B2 LR II Clamp
FORUMS General Gear Talk Tripods, Monopods & Other Camera Support


Not a member yet? Click here to register to the forums.
Registered members get all the features: search, following threads, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, settings, view hosted photos, own reviews and more...


AAA

Send feedback to staff    •   Jump to forum...    •   Rules    •   Index    •   New posts    •   RTAT    •   'Best of'    •   Gallery    •   Gear    •   Reviews    •   Polls

COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies. Privacy policy and cookie usage info.

POWERED BY AMASS 1.4version 1.4
made in Finland
by Pekka Saarinen
for photography-on-the.net
Spent 0.00242 for 4 database queries.
PAGE COMPLETED IN 0.02s
Latest registered member is lissarice
748 guests, 510 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 5577, that happened on Mar 02, 2016