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Jun 25, 2011 23:18 |  #151

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A question for the RRS pod owners. Is the pattern in the carbon fiber as prominent in person as it appears in photos?

Here's a sample pic from my 3531s. Does this help? :)

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Jun 25, 2011 23:42 |  #152

Candor wrote in post #12658137 (external link)
A question for the RRS pod owners. Is the pattern in the carbon fiber as prominent in person as it appears in photos?

It is and I think it looks good. The CF legs are also much smoother than other brands. Makes a nice combination with the machined metal parts.

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Jun 25, 2011 23:56 |  #153

^Sweet! I may have to get an RRS tripod later! Agh! :)




  
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Jun 26, 2011 08:31 |  #154

Candor wrote in post #12658137 (external link)
A question for the RRS pod owners. Is the pattern in the carbon fiber as prominent in person as it appears in photos?

Felt like Gitzo looks sexier but both are functionally the same and looks great either way. ;)

The difference in field performance IMO is basically none - but here you have RRS version that uses better material and a much better workmanship than Gitzo.

Hence using RRS may give you a false sensation that it performs better (I know I felt the same sometimes) :rolleyes:; but its material and workmanship IS going to impress you from time to time.




  
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Jun 26, 2011 08:50 as a reply to  @ post 12658178 |  #155

Very nice tripod!:lol:

Last week I've order a TVC-23 from my local dealer, he said it takes months for the new shipment arrive so I have to wait.

Now is the headache time, should I keep using the Markins Q3 ballhead or go for the RRS BH-40 Pro II?

Any suggestion please......




  
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Jun 26, 2011 09:37 |  #156

Gino17 wrote in post #12659565 (external link)
Very nice tripod!:lol:

Last week I've order a TVC-23 from my local dealer, he said it takes months for the new shipment arrive so I have to wait.

Now is the headache time, should I keep using the Markins Q3 ballhead or go for the RRS BH-40 Pro II?

Any suggestion please......

Are you happy with the way the Markins is working? If you don't have any complaints about it, I'd keep it.




  
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Jun 26, 2011 10:43 |  #157

^^ +1. If your Markins Q3 is dealing with your current camera rig you don't need to change it.


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Jun 26, 2011 13:48 as a reply to  @ peter_n's post |  #158

RRS tripods are indeed "easy on the eyes",


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Jun 26, 2011 19:01 |  #159

bpalermini wrote in post #12658178 (external link)
Yes and it looks great.

jdizzle wrote in post #12658195 (external link)
Here's a sample pic from my 3531s. Does this help? :)

http://www.darklightim​aging.com/img/v11/p500​381095-5.jpg (external link)

bpalermini wrote in post #12658268 (external link)
It is and I think it looks good. The CF legs are also much smoother than other brands. Makes a nice combination with the machined metal parts.

roger1234 wrote in post #12659499 (external link)
Felt like Gitzo looks sexier but both are functionally the same and looks great either way. ;)

The difference in field performance IMO is basically none - but here you have RRS version that uses better material and a much better workmanship than Gitzo.

Hence using RRS may give you a false sensation that it performs better (I know I felt the same sometimes) :rolleyes:; but its material and workmanship IS going to impress you from time to time.

Thanks for the feedback folks. I currently have a Gitzo tri/monopod and I tend to like the more subdued look of them but I've been very impressed with my RRS stuff and especially their customer service so this is food for thought. Much appreciated.


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Jun 27, 2011 10:50 as a reply to  @ Candor's post |  #160

My main concern with the RRS tripods is the thin tube thickness. I know they say they get a greater strength to weight ratio, but the key word is ratio there. I'm not convinced they have a more vibration free design over a comparable gitzo. It's 1.3mm vs 1.016mm. The wider top plate is nicer as well. Other than those 2 points though, the RRS looks better.


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Jun 27, 2011 11:18 |  #161

sulli.gibson wrote in post #12665001 (external link)
My main concern with the RRS tripods is the thin tube thickness. I know they say they get a greater strength to weight ratio, but the key word is ratio there. I'm not convinced they have a more vibration free design over a comparable gitzo. It's 1.3mm vs 1.016mm. The wider top plate is nicer as well. Other than those 2 points though, the RRS looks better.

I don't know about the tube but I think diameter plays more rules on that aspect.

Regarding vibration reduction Nikonian's finding that RRS has less reduction than Gitzo has not been dis-proven yet. My personal finding of my TVC-24 tripod also seems to support this (non-technically):

The Gitzo's G-lock bushing tuck between the thin gaps of the two diameter tubes are much easier to deform (and break in long-term) so that the two tube are more solid.

The RRS G-lock bushings are a more robust piece that doesn't deform well to tuck between the tube gap but it'll last a greater time than Gitzo.

IMO - its an engineering compromised; there's no magic bullets about RRS over Gitzo - just better build and better material and at this stage, not better in performance (except longevity but its too early to tell).

Hope this helps.




  
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Jun 27, 2011 14:16 |  #162

BTW the worst thing since having TVC-24 is that my home town Taiwan has just passed a law that forbid carrying tripod as carry on - basically wipe out its size advantage.

Now it made me sound stupid of saving 35$ of not getting TVC-24L. Even though I won't have problem getting my TVC-24 as carry on out of US but when coming back I hate to leave my tripod to those baggage handlers....

Just little complaint.




  
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Jun 27, 2011 17:24 |  #163

roger1234 wrote in post #12665146 (external link)
I don't know about the tube but I think diameter plays more rules on that aspect.

Regarding vibration reduction Nikonian's finding that RRS has less reduction than Gitzo has not been dis-proven yet. My personal finding of my TVC-24 tripod also seems to support this (non-technically):

The Gitzo's G-lock bushing tuck between the thin gaps of the two diameter tubes are much easier to deform (and break in long-term) so that the two tube are more solid.

The RRS G-lock bushings are a more robust piece that doesn't deform well to tuck between the tube gap but it'll last a greater time than Gitzo.

IMO - its an engineering compromised; there's no magic bullets about RRS over Gitzo - just better build and better material and at this stage, not better in performance (except longevity but its too early to tell).

Hope this helps.

anyone else care to compare these Tripods? would be interesting.


Cameras - 1DMKIV - 1DMKII - 7D W/Grip
Primes - 100 F2.8 macro L - 135 F2 L - 300 F4 L
Zooms - 24-70 F2.8 L - 70-200 F2.8 L - 70-200 F4 L
Tripod - RRS TVC 33 - RRS BH55

  
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Jun 27, 2011 18:31 |  #164

Kyles wrote in post #12667071 (external link)
anyone else care to compare these Tripods? would be interesting.

look earlier in the thread for a comparison of workmanship and construction between the two


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Jun 27, 2011 18:46 |  #165

sulli.gibson wrote in post #12667415 (external link)
look earlier in the thread for a comparison of workmanship and construction between the two

I am referring to the test done on the Nikon forum, a test between Gitzo and RRS for sharpness based on how they handle vibrations, etc.


Cameras - 1DMKIV - 1DMKII - 7D W/Grip
Primes - 100 F2.8 macro L - 135 F2 L - 300 F4 L
Zooms - 24-70 F2.8 L - 70-200 F2.8 L - 70-200 F4 L
Tripod - RRS TVC 33 - RRS BH55

  
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