Tripod with a center column
I have been debating over a Gitzo GT-2351 or the GT-3530LS. I finally decided on the GT2531 for a few reasons:
1) It's 3 pounds
2) My largest lens is a 100-400mm so it should be sufficient for my current needs.
I bought the GT-2531 today and when I got it home, I realized that is too short for me. I am 6'2" and need about 4 more inches.
Here's my dilemma ... should I keep the GT-2531 and use the "Rapid Column" to add the 4" I need or just get the GT-3530LS and get that 4" built into the tripod plus a more sturdy tripod?
My original hesitation to getting the GT-3530LS is that it is $100 more than the GT-2531 and a pound heavier.
I guess my main question is does using the rapid column diminish the stability of the tripod and add a concern of more vibration?