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Gitzo GT3541LS Discontinued

 
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Jan 18, 2012 22:57 |  #1

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …Systematic_6X_C​arbon.html (external link)

Anyone know what's replacing it?


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Jan 19, 2012 01:54 |  #2

that would explain why it was discounted so heavily.


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Jan 19, 2012 02:05 |  #3

adorama has it in stock.


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Jan 19, 2012 02:09 |  #4

Typically Gitzo occasionally has reasons or otherwise chooses to "upgrade" some models. When they do so they reference such by changing the list numerical character in the model, ie the 3541LS will change to the 3542LS. The 2 here denotes the 3rd (ie 0, 1, 2) change in the model's tenure. I can't vouch specifically for the 3541LS model but I do know from conversations Tuesday with Manfrotto Distribution USA that the 3541XLS is being likewise "discontinued", to be replaced by the 3542XLS. Specifics as to exactly what is changing allegedly won't be available until the end of the month.




  
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Jan 19, 2012 07:58 |  #5

Not unexpected given the rumors over the last year. A 3542LS should be arriving soon.

Hopefully Gitzo have redesigned the base lock so that it will be safe.


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Jan 19, 2012 08:22 as a reply to  @ peter_n's post |  #6

The 3542LS has been advertised at a few vendors in Europe since before Christmas so I expect you'll see them over there soon.

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Jan 19, 2012 09:56 |  #7

peter_n wrote in post #13731047 (external link)
Hopefully Gitzo have redesigned the base lock so that it will be safe.

Can you please explain the base lock problem?

Thanks


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Jan 19, 2012 12:48 |  #8

Yep, this has been spreading around the net. Huh, we'll just have to wait and see what they come out with next. I might be convinced to upgrade :)


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Jan 19, 2012 15:37 |  #9

That's why I always had the NSN Safety Plate on mine, just incase.

http://www.naturescape​s.net …-gitzo-tripods-gsp35.html (external link)




  
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Jan 19, 2012 15:39 |  #10

jlt23 wrote in post #13731661 (external link)
Can you please explain the base lock problem?

Please see:

Recommended: NatureScapes Safety Plate for all 3 and 5-series Gitzo tripods (a.k.a. the giant washer ;))


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Jan 19, 2012 15:43 |  #11

macroshooter1970 wrote in post #13733502 (external link)
That's why I always had the NSN Safety Plate on mine, just incase.

And you know, even though I have yet to have an issue with this, Id still like to have one of those installed and would get one if it wasnt $70. IMO thats just a bit too over priced for a problem Ive yet to have. MAYBE $49 shipped, but I dont see them dropping the price anytime soon. That being said, I think If I ever carried my setup still mounted to the tripod over my shoulder or something where I had a lot hanging at an off angle like that I would have one of these as well.


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Jan 19, 2012 15:47 |  #12

ben_r_ wrote in post #13733530 (external link)
And you know, even though I have yet to have an issue with this, Id still like to have one of those installed and would get one if it wasnt $70. IMO thats just a bit too over priced for a problem Ive yet to have. MAYBE $49 shipped, but I dont see them dropping the price anytime soon.

It is a lot for it, but the peace of mind it gave me was worth it. For me at least. I know some people made their own for a lot less. Thats if you have the tools and material of course.




  
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Jan 19, 2012 15:49 |  #13

macroshooter1970 wrote in post #13733553 (external link)
It is a lot for it, but the peace of mind it gave me was worth it. For me at least. I know some people made their own for a lot less. Thats if you have the tools and material of course.

The other issue I have to note that I have with it is that I also use my GT3541LS legs with the Gitzo 75mm bowl adapter for a fluid video head and have also thought a few times about getting the center column for it for quicker height adjustment we needed. Both of these accessories would not work with that plate installed.


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Jan 19, 2012 16:00 |  #14

ben_r_ wrote in post #13733530 (external link)
And you know, even though I have yet to have an issue with this, Id still like to have one of those installed and would get one if it wasnt $70. IMO thats just a bit too over priced for a problem Ive yet to have. MAYBE $49 shipped, but I dont see them dropping the price anytime soon. That being said, I think If I ever carried my setup still mounted to the tripod over my shoulder or something where I had a lot hanging at an off angle like that I would have one of these as well.

I feel the same way, Ben. If the plate loosened, a person would surely realize it very quickly, and it wouldn't just fall-out ... you'd notice it rotate / spin first. At the same time, if I slung a mounted 500mm over my shoulder, then I'd want the plate. For my usage of the tripod, this manufacturing oversight would never be a problem.




  
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Jan 19, 2012 16:04 |  #15

hammer418 wrote in post #13733635 (external link)
I feel the same way, Ben. If the plate loosened, a person would surely realize it very quickly, and it wouldn't just fall-out ... you'd notice it rotate / spin first. At the same time, if I slung a mounted 500mm over my shoulder, then I'd want the plate. For my usage of the tripod, this manufacturing oversight would never be a problem.

Yep. But, to be honest, when Gitzo comes out with some GT3452LS knowing me Ill probably just sell my GT3541LS in perfect condition and use that $70 instead towards the upgrade if they did in fact (which Im sure they will) fix that issue.


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