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Apr 10, 2011 20:26 |  #76

here is a link to the TVC-34L the retail price is 1045.00 pre orders for early June.

http://reallyrightstuf​f.com …sa-Series-3-Tripod&key=it (external link)




  
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Apr 10, 2011 20:32 |  #77

musso wrote in post #12196936 (external link)
here is a link to the TVC-34L the retail price is 1045.00

http://reallyrightstuf​f.com …sa-Series-3-Tripod&key=it (external link)

thank you,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,


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Apr 11, 2011 09:26 |  #78

Thanks for posting the link. I guess this is the direct competitor to the Gitzo 3541LS, it's max load is rated higher by the manufacturer than the Gitzo, it is taller, heavier and it's folded length is longer. It is much more expensive than the Gitzo which I think is an issue.


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Apr 11, 2011 10:46 |  #79

the price seems to be THE factor for most people,


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Apr 11, 2011 12:55 |  #80

The 34L has me considering trading up...


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Apr 11, 2011 15:04 |  #81

Indecent Exposure wrote in post #12200775 (external link)
The 34L has me considering trading up...

yes, it looks like a great tripod, keep us updated,


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Apr 11, 2011 22:11 |  #82

Kyles wrote in post #12199985 (external link)
the price seems to be THE factor for most people,

Well I'm not sure it's the money but rather the value. The 3541LS cost me $540, the TVC-34L is $1045. That's almost twice the price of the Gitzo and as I said that kind of difference is an issue.


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Apr 11, 2011 23:12 |  #83

thats cheap for you! Right at my place, the gitzo 3541LS costs around the same as the RRS equivalent. Only thing is that I need to pay freight for RRS which kind of still make the gitzo cheaper.


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Apr 12, 2011 09:43 |  #84

guess it depends on the tripod models you compare,


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Apr 20, 2011 00:51 |  #85

I bite the bullet and get a TVC-24 - intended to carefully try it before I decided to keep or return. This weekend I will try to see its internal guts and verify the locking mechanism compare to Gitzo. Hopefully its internal tube is absolute precise, which make maintenance a snap (Gitzo's internal uneven tube/metal-thread joint has make putting back the sleeve assembly a big hassle).

So far compare to GT3541LS it is only 2~3" shorter (measure without the leg spikes as RRS has low-profile spike). Its advantage is its top width - which make compact travel a snap. The external tube is more refined but nothing major in practical use - will see how the tube finish internally later.

One disadvantage - the top plate diameter is so da** small.... Putting a full size ballhead like M20 is gonna look funny. At first few uses when opening up the leg locks there's a cracking sound once its loose - a bit terrifying for such an expensive tripod

Hopefully it can become my go-everywhere-travel-friendly macro and heavy tele wildlife tripod. In actual hiking wildlife experience (when critters are in their native habit) I often found that I need to shoot low - even for birds. For birds up top I guess its a sacrifice (or maybe gimbal will help).




  
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Apr 20, 2011 10:49 |  #86

Looking forward to hearing your thoughts, Roger.


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Apr 20, 2011 12:29 as a reply to  @ Indecent Exposure's post |  #87

Roger,
also looking forward to more of your thoughts and comments,

thank you, Kyle


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Apr 20, 2011 12:30 as a reply to  @ Kyles's post |  #88

James,
did you go for the newer RRS model?


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Apr 20, 2011 15:54 as a reply to  @ Kyles's post |  #89

Mini-Report: Length

Here are the picture showing the length difference between TVC-24 and GT3541LS.

With leg spikes the difference is the same as paper - 3". Without the spikes the difference is only 2".


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Apr 20, 2011 15:57 as a reply to  @ roger1234's post |  #90

Here are the difference in leg lock - external looks.

Nothing wrong here - both rubber cover is effectively enough to use with or without gloves. No practical advantage here.

As for the metal part (internal detail later) the RRS securely sealed between tube and metal threads while Gitzo leave a tiny gap that doesn't affect performance.

Overall the major difference here (externally) will be just the material of choice.


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