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Feb 08, 2012 14:42 |  #286

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It's nice to know you are not charged until the tripod is ready to ship. Also, 3 weeks waiting time is not bad either. Thanks for that info guys!

Is this RRS first release / edition of tripods? Are there 2012 models or updated versions to be released anytime in the near future?

I ask because the 100mm f/2.8L IS was released right after I picked up the original 100mm. The original is still an amazing lens just as I'd imagine the current $900 RRS tripods to be :lol:

There have been a few tweaks over the years on some minor things like the carabiner hook but these are not usually even advertised (I read about some on these forums). They won't be making some radical redesign anytime soon or ever. So don't worry about buying "old" technology. Send them an email and ask for a shipping estimate for whatever tripod you want. They are a relatively small company and all there gear is made of the highest quality aluminum and CF (the weave is bloody gorgeous:eek:). It is also all made in the USA so they usually will know exactly when and how much stock they will be getting of a certain model. They are super expensive and when buying mine it was going to be my first real tripod. I didn't want to play the yearly tripod upgrade game that many fall into so I only considered the Gitzo and the RRS. The RRS just had the best specs and the reviews I found out on the web really raved about the 33 and 34L and these were all people who had used Gitzos for years and even were replacing 5-series Gitzos with 3-series RRSs which gave you 5 series load support in a 3-series size/weight. The only negative review I found was a vibration test done on Nikonians forums of the 33 vs one of the 3 series Gitzos (I think one of the 4 section ones) and he found the Gitzo to produce more stable images. Everything else I've read has the RRS on top.


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Feb 09, 2012 03:38 |  #287

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The only negative review I found was a vibration test done on Nikonians forums of the 33 vs one of the 3 series Gitzos (I think one of the 4 section ones) and he found the Gitzo to produce more stable images.

That review has been said to be a possible conflict of interest as the reviewer sells Gitzo and not RRS. I also read the results are exact opposite outcome with the same test. I have not looked at either test results, just from what I read.

Either way, I am pretty much sold on the RRS tripods. Just a matter of pulling the trigger. and my finger is getting quite itchy :lol:

Thanks again guys for the info!


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Feb 09, 2012 07:22 |  #288

JJD.Photography wrote in post #13854182 (external link)
That review has been said to be a possible conflict of interest as the reviewer sells Gitzo and not RRS. I also read the results are exact opposite outcome with the same test. I have not looked at either test results, just from what I read.

Please note that the particular reviewer you refer to (Neil Rothschild) does not sell tripods. He is a contributor to a forum where the review was published just like you and I are contributors to this forum.

The forum where the review appears has a shop like this forum, and does sell Gitzo tripods and Markins ballheads among many other things. However Rothschild is just a forum member who apparently has a lot of free time on his hands, and I believe he presented his findings honestly.

I also have not read any other performance comparisons between these high-end tripods but I'm sure they're very close, they're both fine products and the choice is really a personal decision. Enjoy your RRS tripod, I'm sure it will give you years of great service!


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Feb 09, 2012 11:17 |  #289

I had a Gitzo, the 5541 (4 sections). I was happy with everything but the weight, it was about 6.5 lbs. Replaced it with the RRS 34L, and it is noticeably easier to lug around.




  
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Feb 09, 2012 12:46 |  #290

JJD.Photography wrote in post #13854182 (external link)
That review has been said to be a possible conflict of interest as the reviewer sells Gitzo and not RRS. I also read the results are exact opposite outcome with the same test. I have not looked at either test results, just from what I read.

Either way, I am pretty much sold on the RRS tripods. Just a matter of pulling the trigger. and my finger is getting quite itchy :lol:

Thanks again guys for the info!

You're in the enviable position of having a decision to make for which there is no wrong answer (choosing between RRS and Gitzo). Enjoy whichever way you go.


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Feb 09, 2012 12:48 |  #291

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You're in the enviable position of having a decision to make for which there is no wrong answer (choosing between RRS and Gitzo). Enjoy whichever way you go.

Very true. No matter which route you go, both are top of the line and both will perform well.


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Feb 09, 2012 13:26 |  #292

Indecent Exposure wrote in post #13856364 (external link)
You're in the enviable position of having a decision to make for which there is no wrong answer (choosing between RRS and Gitzo). Enjoy whichever way you go.

+1. Very well put, James. :)


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Feb 09, 2012 13:35 |  #293

Indecent Exposure wrote in post #13856364 (external link)
You're in the enviable position of having a decision to make for which there is no wrong answer (choosing between RRS and Gitzo). Enjoy whichever way you go.

Very, very true!

This also leads me to question the big difference in price. Given more time, and if after a bunch more tests both perform relatively the same...then I question the need to pay 30% more (+/-) for a RRS tripod.

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Feb 09, 2012 14:03 |  #294

As with all things, not just photography, incremental jumps in performance at the top end suffer from severe diminishing returns. After a certain point it costs a lot to get a little.

If your primary concern is getting that last little bit you have an option. If your primary concerns are more practical and revolve around cost, you too have an option.

Either way you won't get to blame your support for any bad pictures you take. :)


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Feb 09, 2012 17:22 |  #295

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Very, very true!

This also leads me to question the big difference in price. Given more time, and if after a bunch more tests both perform relatively the same...then I question the need to pay 30% more (+/-) for a RRS tripod.

Bryan


It was worth it to me. There is a thread here (recent) on (non) support from Gitzo. Assuming you're in the US and able to use a phone, support will not be a problem with RRS.




  
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Feb 09, 2012 20:39 |  #296

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It was worth it to me. There is a thread here (recent) on (non) support from Gitzo. Assuming you're in the US and able to use a phone, support will not be a problem with RRS.

Very true. RRS has outstanding customer support.

Don't get me wrong, I'm a huge RRS fan and I'm looking forward to seeing a RRS tripod in -person sometime and seeing more results.

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Feb 16, 2012 03:46 as a reply to  @ bps's post |  #297

Can someone give a brief review or post pics of the supplied "dust bag" that comes with the TVC-33? I'm not talking about the $80 bag RRS offers. This one is said to be included with the tripod purchase. I read it on RRS's site earlier, but can't find it now.

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Feb 16, 2012 09:55 |  #298

JJD.Photography wrote in post #13907002 (external link)
Can someone give a brief review or post pics of the supplied "dust bag" that comes with the TVC-33? I'm not talking about the $80 bag RRS offers. This one is said to be included with the tripod purchase. I read it on RRS's site earlier, but can't find it now.

Thank you

It's a very lightweight bag, mine tore right away. I'd take a picture, but am not sure where it is.




  
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Feb 16, 2012 19:27 |  #299

It reminded me of the Gitzo dust bag in build and quality, but a tad more coarse in material. I doubt it would make a good long-term storage/transport solution and that's certainly not what RRS intended it for.

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Feb 16, 2012 23:07 |  #300

I guess these dust bags are perfect for storing the tripod in a your closet, but I've never used the one that came with my Gitzo tripod.

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