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sulli.gibson
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Aug 21, 2011 07:10 |  #196

here's my question: what's more sturdy? gitzo 5 series or a tvc-33


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Aug 21, 2011 09:50 |  #197

sulli.gibson wrote in post #12971615 (external link)
here's my question: what's more sturdy? gitzo 5 series or a tvc-33


I doubt anyone knows. They're both great tripods and both are very sturdy.

I went with the RRS (34L) for two reasons, the "SUREGRIP™ apex lock and they're made in the USA from parts acquired exclusively in the USA. The lock insures that the head and camera and or lens can not fall off of the tripod. It's also handy being able to ring them up
when I have a question. Adding the apex lock to my Gitzo would have cost me about $100, I sold the Gitzo and have been very pleased with my RRS setup.




  
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Aug 21, 2011 14:05 |  #198

rick_reno wrote in post #12972030 (external link)
I doubt anyone knows. They're both great tripods and both are very sturdy.

I went with the RRS (34L) for two reasons, the "SUREGRIP™ apex lock and they're made in the USA from parts acquired exclusively in the USA. The lock insures that the head and camera and or lens can not fall off of the tripod. It's also handy being able to ring them up
when I have a question. Adding the apex lock to my Gitzo would have cost me about $100, I sold the Gitzo and have been very pleased with my RRS setup.

Yes, sturdy indeed! RRS did a great job,


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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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Sep 07, 2011 19:40 as a reply to  @ Kyles's post |  #199

Bringing TVC-24 to Little Switzerland and Utah the past 2 weeks...

Pretty amazing~! Probably the most stable tripod under 50cm fold and shoot with all leg extended. Here is a photo (not so good but demonstrate the point) using 7D with 30sec exposure under high mountain wind.

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However it is still not 100% stable against wind in few strong wind occasions (but do keep the camera from flipping over) - and it is too short when I retract the last section - I'll see how TVC-24L height can save the day or not.

In Utah it again show its strength against the wind at night~!!



  
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Sep 14, 2011 10:43 |  #200

I'm having a hard time deciding between the TVC-33 and GT3531S legs.

My guess is that they're both pretty good tripods but the Gitzo will save me a few hundred dollariedoos.

I intend on mounting a Z1 atop it's peak. :)




  
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Sep 14, 2011 12:20 |  #201

I'll talk about the tripods here and the clamps over on FM (I have my reasons ;)). You're right, they're both pretty good but I did find Neil's tests in May of 2010 to be influential. And the interesting thing is that no-one has refuted his results. You can in fact read them for yourself as you can get a month's free subscription to Nikonians. So here are the links, sign up for your free month and read away, I'd be interested to know your thoughts...

Neil's summary (external link)

Test of RRS TVC-33 vs Gitzo 3541LS (external link)

Any particular reason you're going for a 3 leg section tripod?

The Z1 is a great choice! :) Get the sp model unless you're heavily into digital panoramas.


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Sep 14, 2011 13:35 |  #202

those sites are restricted :(


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Sep 14, 2011 15:28 |  #203

peter_n wrote in post #13102592 (external link)
I'll talk about the tripods here and the clamps over on FM (I have my reasons ;)). You're right, they're both pretty good but I did find Neil's tests in May of 2010 to be influential. And the interesting thing is that no-one has refuted his results. You can in fact read them for yourself as you can get a month's free subscription to Nikonians. So here are the links, sign up for your free month and read away, I'd be interested to know your thoughts...

That probably has a lot to do with the readership being so low. There have been critical reports with vibration numbers posted on the web regarding the TVC-33 and the conclusions were different than Neil's. In fact, I never found anything that corroborated Neil's findings. I believe one such test was even posted on this forum not too long ago, if I'm not mistaken.

Regardless, there is no wrong answer when comparing these two makers. Get what you can afford and be happy - there are none better.

EDIT: The review posted here was just last page of this thread. I knew one was somewhere here. (There have been others, but damn are these things hard to find again.) Having owned both Gitzos and RRS, this doesn't surprise me. Everything about the RRS seems like a further perfected Gitzo.


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Sep 14, 2011 16:49 |  #204

Indecent Exposure wrote in post #13103538 (external link)
Having owned both Gitzos and RRS, this doesn't surprise me. Everything about the RRS seems like a further perfected Gitzo.

+1. I've had both and believe this to be correct.




  
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Sep 15, 2011 12:09 |  #205

Here is another review:

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Sep 15, 2011 13:10 |  #206

excellent!


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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Sep 15, 2011 15:34 |  #207

Every review makes me want a RRS tripod more and more.
next big purchase will be this.


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Sep 15, 2011 17:41 |  #208

DisrupTer911 wrote in post #13109132 (external link)
Every review makes me want a RRS tripod more and more.
next big purchase will be this.

Yep, I feel the same way. It will definitely be my next purchase.



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Sep 15, 2011 21:53 |  #209

A.Christopher wrote in post #13109690 (external link)
Yep, I feel the same way. It will definitely be my next purchase.

You won't regret it. You won't regret Gitzo either unless you got a lemon. Thinking of the extra charge as insurance and better material/workmanship.

If you're a super-heavy-duty professional then I guess it won't make much difference - you'll wear out your tripod in 5 years let it be RRS or Gitzo - then the price saving make sense as long as you don't get a lemon.




  
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Sep 16, 2011 07:59 |  #210

wear out?

a tripod should never "wear out" it's built for life in my opinion.


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