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Feb 16, 2012 23:39 |  #301

I don't know if it is off topic or relevant but RRS and Gitzo are two brands owned by the same company. While RRS is made in the USA, Gitzo is made in Italy. Incidentally, the other big tripod brand Manfrotto is also owned by them.
So while we argue over the merits and demerits of one over the other - it doesn't really matter to the owners of these brands :-)


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Feb 17, 2012 03:46 |  #302

sudipto_roy wrote in post #13912574 (external link)
I don't know if it is off topic or relevant but RRS and Gitzo are two brands owned by the same company. While RRS is made in the USA, Gitzo is made in Italy. Incidentally, the other big tripod brand Manfrotto is also owned by them.
So while we argue over the merits and demerits of one over the other - it doesn't really matter to the owners of these brands :-)

Selling Gitzo and owning RRS is not the same as owning both. Gitzo is not owned by RRS or the otherway around.




  
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Feb 17, 2012 06:56 |  #303

bps wrote in post #13912406 (external link)
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.

Me neither - they're useless.

sudipto_roy wrote in post #13912574 (external link)
I don't know if it is off topic or relevant but RRS and Gitzo are two brands owned by the same company. While RRS is made in the USA, Gitzo is made in Italy. Incidentally, the other big tripod brand Manfrotto is also owned by them.

No. Gitzo & Manfrotto are owned by the same holding company. RRS is a small company that is completely independent of either.


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Feb 17, 2012 09:32 |  #304

sudipto_roy wrote in post #13912574 (external link)
I don't know if it is off topic or relevant but RRS and Gitzo are two brands owned by the same company.

RRS and Gitzo are not related at all. RRS is a standalone company and is not owned by anyone else.

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Feb 17, 2012 13:29 |  #305

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Feb 19, 2012 22:03 |  #306

sudipto_roy wrote in post #13912574 (external link)
I don't know if it is off topic or relevant but RRS and Gitzo are two brands owned by the same company. While RRS is made in the USA, Gitzo is made in Italy. Incidentally, the other big tripod brand Manfrotto is also owned by them.
So while we argue over the merits and demerits of one over the other - it doesn't really matter to the owners of these brands :-)

Care to document the claim that RRS and Gitzo belong to the same conglomerate? Last I heard, RRS was a totally independent company, American-owned.


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Feb 20, 2012 00:08 |  #307

RRS is the only tripod manufacturer that I've rung up and had the owner answer the phone, and his name isn't Gitzo.




  
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Feb 22, 2012 02:21 as a reply to  @ rick_reno's post |  #308

So, I was getting ready to purchase a TVC-33 and two things... $19 shipping and they do not accept Discover credit card. Well the $19 is nothing when spending $925, but I was looking to use my Discover card as it has 0% on purchases until June! Guess I'll have to blow the dust off the Visa. I need to check the statement closing date of the statement so I can buy another month to pay off :cool:


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Feb 22, 2012 03:00 |  #309

:cool:, indeed.

Don't forget to come here and tell us your experiences and opinion. I can't seem to get enough of that.


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Feb 22, 2012 09:02 |  #310

Do they take PayPal? I think Discover have a service (Money Messenger?) that allows PayPal account holders to accept a payment from Discover.


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Feb 22, 2012 09:36 |  #311

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Feb 25, 2012 02:57 |  #312

I think for pure brute stiffness RRS tripod is between Gitzo 5 and 3. Even velbon 730/830 is stiffer than RRS and Gitzo. Note that I just join birding association so I get to handle many tripod/artilleries combo in the group, just sharing opinions and not to stir up brand associations (I owen rrs 34l)

I do have a question: when I set up my 34l on indoor wooden floor (shiny new one), the legs will kept creeping outward; the more I load the severe the creep. Once I remove all weight and pick it up, the legs will spring back - which is kinna annoying. Is this normal?




  
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Feb 25, 2012 06:38 |  #313

My new RRS tripod bag came in yesterday. High quality product worthy of the tripods. Fit is tight and the padding seems very good.

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Feb 25, 2012 07:25 |  #314

Indecent Exposure wrote in post #13941872 (external link)
, indeed.

Don't forget to come here and tell us your experiences and opinion. I can't seem to get enough of that.

I have a Benro Travel Angel and my gf has a Manfrotto (055MF4). The Mandrotto is quite nice, but I am expecting the RRS to be on a whole another level.

roger1234 wrote in post #13963254 (external link)
I think for pure brute stiffness RRS tripod is between Gitzo 5 and 3. Even velbon 730/830 is stiffer than RRS and Gitzo. Note that I just join birding association so I get to handle many tripod/artilleries combo in the group, just sharing opinions and not to stir up brand associations (I owen rrs 34l)

I do have a question: when I set up my 34l on indoor wooden floor (shiny new one), the legs will kept creeping outward; the more I load the severe the creep. Once I remove all weight and pick it up, the legs will spring back - which is kinna annoying. Is this normal?

Interesting! I do plan to shoot backyard birds from the hardwood floors of my living room. Is there anyway you can try a Gitzo in a similar test? I could always place the legs on a yoga mat or two since I can't do yoga & photography at the same time :lol:

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My new RRS tripod bag came in yesterday. High quality product worthy of the tripods. Fit is tight and the padding seems very good.

Which model bag is that? I read the 82's would not be released until March. What's inside? Thanks.


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Feb 25, 2012 09:38 |  #315

roger1234 wrote in post #13963254 (external link)
I think for pure brute stiffness RRS tripod is between Gitzo 5 and 3. Even velbon 730/830 is stiffer than RRS and Gitzo. Note that I just join birding association so I get to handle many tripod/artilleries combo in the group, just sharing opinions and not to stir up brand associations (I owen rrs 34l)

I do have a question: when I set up my 34l on indoor wooden floor (shiny new one), the legs will kept creeping outward; the more I load the severe the creep. Once I remove all weight and pick it up, the legs will spring back - which is kinna annoying. Is this normal?

I had the Gitzo 5541, I can't see any stiffness difference between it and my 34L. Only difference I can note is the weight is less.

Leg creep. I wouldn't call that normal. I've not seen mine do it, and I've got the 34L.




  
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