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POLL: "Gitzo or GX1128"
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Nov 05, 2010 18:27 as a reply to  @ post 11232448 |  #16

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Nov 05, 2010 20:24 |  #17

Im having a hard time believing that you had to ask this question... Gitzo.


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Nov 05, 2010 20:31 |  #18

1D or a cardboard throw away?


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Nov 05, 2010 20:45 |  #19

1D or a cardboard throw away?

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Nov 06, 2010 03:11 as a reply to  @ mhazlett's post |  #20

Bah !!!

How am I supposed to know which is what quality without them being in my grubby hands ?


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Nov 06, 2010 03:25 |  #21

firehorse wrote in post #11234567 (external link)
Bah !!!

How am I supposed to know which is what quality without them being in my grubby hands ?

When you buy Gitzo, you basically get what you pay for. :) The only other brand I would consider is RRS.




  
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Nov 08, 2010 01:11 as a reply to  @ jdizzle's post |  #22

Gitzo all the way, no question about it.

Make sure you read the return policy on the other one.

The real question you have to answer is, "Is the Gitzo worth the money" and that's a question only you, your photography, and your pocketbook can answer.


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Nov 08, 2010 01:16 |  #23

It looks like, at least from this seller, that you cannot return for refund, only for another tripod. Good to know that the strong rigidity problem is solved.

Good luck.


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Nov 08, 2010 07:06 |  #24

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Nov 08, 2010 15:43 |  #25

firehorse wrote in post #11234567 (external link)
How am I supposed to know which is what quality without them being in my grubby hands ?

Give the OP a break, he asked a rhetorical question but he's actually bought the two products so he can compare for himself. Most people are too lazy to do something like that, too lazy to do their own research, and depend on the extremely unreliable recommendations of people who invariably suggest whatever it is that they've bought regardless.

I bought a Gitzo 1541T earlier this year and liked it so much that I bought a backup tripod/head because I can actually use two tripods on trips. The second tripod came directly from China via eBay and it is very very good indeed. It's so good that I'd have a really hard time choosing between it and the Gitzo and it was half the price. So let's let Adrian make his own mind up on his choice and stop slagging him off just because he had the guts to put his money where his mouth is.


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Nov 08, 2010 15:59 |  #26

Well I'm currently in the process of purchasing the Benro C-269M8 (should be here thursday), but as I was going to order the Markins Q3T ballhead I decided to look at comparisons with the Benro J-2 ballhead, and since the ball is slightly larger and they virtualy perform the same, I decided to go with Benro, saved $100 that way.

Altho, in order to have my bases covered, I decided to go with the Really Right Stuff B2 LLR II - quick release clamp and matching L-plate.


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Nov 08, 2010 18:51 as a reply to  @ redjamesg's post |  #27

Ahhh, what a relief, someone understands

thanks peter_n

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Nov 08, 2010 18:53 |  #28

peter_n wrote in post #11248271 (external link)
Give the OP a break, he asked a rhetorical question but he's actually bought the two products so he can compare for himself. Most people are too lazy to do something like that, too lazy to do their own research, and depend on the extremely unreliable recommendations of people who invariably suggest whatever it is that they've bought regardless.

I bought a Gitzo 1541T earlier this year and liked it so much that I bought a backup tripod/head because I can actually use two tripods on trips. The second tripod came directly from China via eBay and it is very very good indeed. It's so good that I'd have a really hard time choosing between it and the Gitzo and it was half the price. So let's let Adrian make his own mind up on his choice and stop slagging him off just because he had the guts to put his money where his mouth is.

on that note, i'd love to see a review for your tripod. wouldn't mind a low(er) cost alternative to the 1541T!


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Nov 08, 2010 19:13 |  #29

firehorse wrote in post #11249355 (external link)
Ahhh, what a relief, someone understands thanks peter_n :)

You're welcome Adrian. :)

midget wrote in post #11249374 (external link)
on that note, i'd love to see a review for your tripod. wouldn't mind a low(er) cost alternative to the 1541T!

I do intend to do a review but it might be another couple of months. I've only had the tripod for a month and I want to give it more use before commenting on it. I'm hoping to have enough time to include a small piece at the end where I compare the construction of the tripod with the Gitzo and another popular Chinese-made tripod.


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Nov 09, 2010 00:04 as a reply to  @ peter_n's post |  #30

Good, would like to compare notes


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