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Oct 22, 2011 08:28 |  #31

Most reports rate the twist locks as more durable. I've never used a flip lock tripod and can't comment, but the modern twist locks are very easy to use and the joints are rigid too. I would not buy a tripod with a center column unless I couldn't avoid it, like with a travel tripod for example.

I use a 3541LS but was going to buy the Benro C3780T last December when the price of the Gitzo dipped below it with a discount plus coupon so I bought the Gitzo. I do use a Benro tripod and also have an equivalent Gitzo model and the Benro is a better product. I think you should give the C3780T serious consideration...


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Oct 23, 2011 00:13 as a reply to  @ peter_n's post |  #32

mmm to me, $170 bucks difference for the gitzo is a good deal for a lifetime warranty. But I have no clue how this warranty works.

But a tripod is a tripod. If it get into saltwater, and gets corrosion, does the warranty still in valid?

And yeah now I just try to choose between one of these even though I know that I can't go wrong with either one.


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Oct 23, 2011 00:18 |  #33

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mmm to me, $170 bucks difference for the gitzo is a good deal for a lifetime warranty. But I have no clue how this warranty works.

But a tripod is a tripod. If it get into saltwater, and gets corrosion, does the warranty still in valid?

And yeah now I just try to choose between one of these even though I know that I can't go wrong with either one.

my gt3541ls has been dipped in salt water more then its fair share and its still like brand new!




  
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Oct 23, 2011 10:45 |  #34

I've mounted my 600 on my Z1 with very little droop using the Feisol tripod and that was plenty stable although I do use the gimbal head. If you are getting droop from your Z1 using a 100-400 you may heed to tighten the adjuster screw on the head or the legs youre currently using are not stable enough. Most definetly you don't want flip locks for the tripod twist locks are the way to go and with anti rotation legs as well.


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Oct 23, 2011 13:50 |  #35

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my gt3541ls has been dipped in salt water more then its fair share and its still like brand new!

Be sure to clean it well. I have a 1349 here with 5 leg locks corroded solid.
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Oct 23, 2011 14:07 |  #36

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Be sure to clean it well. I have a 1349 here with 5 leg locks corroded solid.
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Oct 23, 2011 19:24 as a reply to  @ ben_r_'s post |  #37

Gliderparentntn wrote in post #13293186 (external link)
I've mounted my 600 on my Z1 with very little droop using the Feisol tripod and that was plenty stable although I do use the gimbal head. If you are getting droop from your Z1 using a 100-400 you may heed to tighten the adjuster screw on the head or the legs youre currently using are not stable enough. Most definetly you don't want flip locks for the tripod twist locks are the way to go and with anti rotation legs as well.

OK. So my problem is I never tightened over the number 12 mark. But I played around with it and re-read the manual and I think I got it.

About the anti leg rotation,
The Anti-Rotation Leg (ALR) system makes it quick and easy to open and close the tripod. Simply turn all of the locking rings at once and the whole leg can be pulled out in seconds.

I don't get what Gitzo is trying to say.
Isn't every twist leg do that?
Is that really a feature or just something they write to just add more feature to their spec's list?


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Oct 23, 2011 19:35 |  #38

Azzure_7 wrote in post #13295100 (external link)
OK. So my problem is I never tightened over the number 12 mark. But I played around with it and re-read the manual and I think I got it.

About the anti leg rotation,
The Anti-Rotation Leg (ALR) system makes it quick and easy to open and close the tripod. Simply turn all of the locking rings at once and the whole leg can be pulled out in seconds.

I don't get what Gitzo is trying to say.
Isn't every twist leg do that?
Is that really a feature or just something they write to just add more feature to their spec's list?

Nope. Legs used to freely rotate inside of the next larger section. Because of this, you had to lock and unlock the sections in a certain order. ARL made set up and break down a breeze. Now, you can unlock all the locks in one leg at once, then extend. It saves a lot of time.


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Oct 23, 2011 19:58 |  #39

Does the Benro C3780 have it?
http://www.ebay.com …3f0f368311#ht_7​015wt_1110 (external link)

I don't see it where they specify.


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Oct 23, 2011 20:54 |  #40

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Does the Benro C3780 have it?
http://www.ebay.com …3f0f368311#ht_7​015wt_1110 (external link)

I don't see it where they specify.

Yes, the Benro has it.


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