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

 
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Feb 24, 2011 11:28 |  #1816

ben_r_ wrote in post #11905623 (external link)
This is why in my review I mentioned to call and talk to Markins immediately after you place your order to request they not Loctite the clamp to the head...

Youll probably have to send it back and have them remove it since they use the permanent Red Loctite. Or heat it with a blow torch and vise clamp it down and try to get it off yourself.

I just ordered from Markins and spoke to Steve (was it Steve?), and he mentioned that if you order the black one, you do have the option to have it shipped without loctite, but if you wanted the red q3t, they won't do it... it will ship out with the loctite....




  
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Feb 24, 2011 11:48 |  #1817

tagakweens wrote in post #11905727 (external link)
I just ordered from Markins and spoke to Steve (was it Steve?), and he mentioned that if you order the black one, you do have the option to have it shipped without loctite, but if you wanted the red q3t, they won't do it... it will ship out with the loctite....

Ah, yea thats what Ive been hearing. Bobcat didnt specify whether he had bought a colored or the black one. Either way it looks like itl have to be sent back for removal...


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Feb 24, 2011 12:01 |  #1818

itsmejson wrote in post #11902057 (external link)
negative squadron leader lol. I'm still deciding between the markins and pc-33ns, however just recently kerry @ reallybigcameras told me about photoclams new pc-34ns. So i plan to hold off until he gets more info on it.

what about you?

Sticking with the PC-30N for now. :-) But since I added a grip and changed bodies, it might not be sufficient anymore...


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Feb 24, 2011 12:25 |  #1819

ben_r_ wrote in post #11905855 (external link)
Ah, yea thats what Ive been hearing. Bobcat didnt specify whether he had bought a colored or the black one. Either way it looks like itl have to be sent back for removal...

I was thinking of getting the rrs clamp, but since it was shipped out with the markins QR, I figured, what the hell, I'll stick with it... and since it's adjustable (the markins qr clamp), I did get the rrs plate... i'm still debating if I should've (splurge) for the L bracket.... but the price difference is just too much (rrs plate = $55 / rrs L bracket = $183)... hopefully someone here sells the plate for cheap...




  
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Feb 24, 2011 13:16 |  #1820

tagakweens wrote in post #11905727 (external link)
I just ordered from Markins and spoke to Steve (was it Steve?), and he mentioned that if you order the black one, you do have the option to have it shipped without loctite, but if you wanted the red q3t, they won't do it... it will ship out with the loctite....

-?

They must come that way from the factory?

Or maybe the remaining stock of red ballheads already had the clamps pre-attached with red loctite?

I notice the blue ballheads are no longer available... Were the colors a limited run?


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Feb 24, 2011 13:38 |  #1821

Has the 1541T been discontinued? As of a few days ago it was backordered on B&H and Adorama but now B&H says it's discontinued (http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …T_Traveler_6X_C​arbon.html (external link)) and Adorama no longer lists it.

Also, this is my first post! : )




  
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Feb 24, 2011 13:42 as a reply to  @ PKBK's post |  #1822

It's no longer on the Gitzo.com site. It shows a 1542T.


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Feb 24, 2011 14:18 |  #1823

PKBK wrote in post #11906486 (external link)
Has the 1541T been discontinued? As of a few days ago it was backordered on B&H and Adorama but now B&H says it's discontinued (http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …T_Traveler_6X_C​arbon.html (external link)) and Adorama no longer lists it.

Also, this is my first post! : )

I was able to order mine last week, and the day after I ordered it, the status changed to "not in stock", now they changed it to "discontinued"....

just check everyday, sometimes people return it and they put it back as "available"

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Feb 24, 2011 16:26 |  #1824

Adam Jones wrote in post #11905936 (external link)
Sticking with the PC-30N for now. :-) But since I added a grip and changed bodies, it might not be sufficient anymore...

gotcha, that's what i don't want to have to do in the future lol trying to make sure i get it right the first time as well as be happy w/ whichever i choose.


whats the difference between the 1541 and 1542?


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Feb 24, 2011 17:37 |  #1825

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Feb 24, 2011 19:38 |  #1826

Does anyone know how to remove the screw that the mount plate screws onto? I'm trying to take the center column out but the mount plate screw won't come out...the mount plate comes right off but the screw is stuck in the column...do I PULL it out or try to UNSCREW it?

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Feb 24, 2011 19:46 |  #1827

you would need to unscrew it. you can see from the pic above that, you'll need a small wrench


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Feb 24, 2011 19:47 |  #1828

ahhh ok thank you


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Feb 24, 2011 19:50 |  #1829

np;) i was trying to figure it out too when i first got mine i kept unscrewing the mount plate lol


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Feb 25, 2011 08:46 as a reply to  @ itsmejson's post |  #1830

Looking at the specs on the two, the 1542 is 1.5 cm longer closed, has a 9 cm taller max height (3.5 cm taller w/o column) minimum height is 4.5 cm higher, and the max load is one kg less. This is an improvement???


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