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Jun 04, 2011 21:10 |  #1

Guys, am I out of my mind thinking about getting a gitzo 3 series systematic and a rrs bh-55 bullhead for landscaping? I'm just looking for the single most stable setup possible and its only around 5 lbs. Hell Peter Lik even uses a 5 series. I'm way under the weight requirements with just an UWA out to 200mm but still. I also might go for the bh-40, not sure.


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Jun 04, 2011 21:22 |  #2

i used the 3531s and i loved it. It was a little short for me so i got the 5541LS it is a bit taller and more stable for the height. depending on how tall you are i would get a 3 series with out a doubt. and the BH-55 is a winner also. systematic series is a must for landscape in my opinion.

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Jun 04, 2011 21:39 |  #3

I use a 3531s and Markins M10/M20. Rock solid for landscape photography.




  
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Jun 04, 2011 22:10 |  #4

Well with the ballhead and camera mounted, the 3530ls is going to be slightly too tall for me by my calculations and I'm 5'10". But since it's the same price as the 3531s which would be too short for me I think I'll still get the 3530ls. I'll just lower the tripod a little each time. Joe, is the added weight of your 5 series not that bad?

Julian, any problems with your markins heads sticking in cold weather?


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Jun 04, 2011 22:22 |  #5

I'm 5ft 8in and I use a 3541LS and an Arca-Swiss Z1 ballhead. The Arca has a 54mm elliptical ball and the combo when fully extended has the VF of the camera in line with my eye. I often use the tripod with just three sections extended. I think the one advantage the BH-55 has over the Z1 is it's lower profile; it has a lower center of gravity, but the Z1 is the best ballhead I've used by far. Worth your consideration I think.


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Jun 04, 2011 22:24 |  #6

sulli.gibson wrote in post #12537588 (external link)
Well with the ballhead and camera mounted, the 3530ls is going to be slightly too tall for me by my calculations and I'm 5'10". But since it's the same price as the 3531s which would be too short for me I think I'll still get the 3530ls. I'll just lower the tripod a little each time. Joe, is the added weight of your 5 series not that bad?

Julian, any problems with your markins heads sticking in cold weather?

As ar as I know, no problems since I've left my tripod and ballhead in the car a few times in cold weather. :)




  
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