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Apr 14, 2011 08:20 |  #16

Indeed. You'll never need another tripod! Please post your initial impressions.


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Apr 16, 2011 10:13 |  #17

i got the GT5541LS today my first impression is f%#@ing amazing. that is all i can say. huge and stout. just what i wanted.


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Apr 16, 2011 11:06 |  #18

that rig's just about worth more than the camera on it :P


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Apr 16, 2011 11:14 |  #19

right around 1600 i just added it up i cant belive i spent that much on a tripod and head.




  
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Apr 16, 2011 11:23 |  #20

down here 1600 would maybe buy you the legs only


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Apr 16, 2011 11:33 |  #21

wow.




  
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Apr 16, 2011 12:26 as a reply to  @ musso's post |  #22

Good choice :D


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Apr 16, 2011 16:28 |  #23

Yes, a good choice and $1600 well spent. :)


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Apr 16, 2011 16:43 |  #24

i think so to.




  
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Apr 16, 2011 17:30 as a reply to  @ musso's post |  #25

I recently bought the 5541LS legs with a Wimberley Mk2 for my 500 f4 and 300 2.8 and an Acratech GP levelling ball head for everything else. It is an amazing setup. I can't believe how sturdy it is

The only thing with this combinations is that the "Gimble" feature of the Actratech ball head can't really be used very easily with the Gitzo systematic system. The top plate of the tripod is so wide you can't tilt the camera up and down when you drop the ball stem into the special groove on the side of the ball head. This sounds a rather strange description but if you know how the Acratech head works you will understand. Its not an issue for me at all as I use the Wimberley for anything heavy. The Gimble feature of the Acratech is not something that I planned to use it for so I wasn't even slightly disappointed


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Apr 16, 2011 19:12 |  #26

which tripod head is that and which L-mount?


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Apr 16, 2011 20:02 |  #27

i have a RRS BH-55 and a RRS BGE6-L

i put links to everything i have.

tripod: http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …Systematic_6X_C​arbon.html (external link)


ball head link: http://reallyrightstuf​f.com …-ballhead-with-Pro&key=it (external link)


BGE6-L link: http://reallyrightstuf​f.com …-Canon-BG-E6-grip&key=ait (external link)


Gitzo GS5121LV Leveling Base: http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …5121LV_Leveling​_Base.html (external link)




  
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