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Review: Gitzo 1541T Tripod, Markins Q3T Ballhead w/ RRS B2 LR II Clamp

 
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Mar 09, 2012 12:57 |  #2086

ben_r_ wrote in post #14056623 (external link)
The Markins lever clamp is adjustable. So once you get it, just adjust it to fit the plates you have. Though you should stick with one brand of plates so you dont have to keep adjusting for variances.

Thats what I do, I have the RRS plates with the Markins head and clamp, works great so far.


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Mar 09, 2012 13:51 as a reply to  @ Tommydigi's post |  #2087

Thanks all, just ordered the RRS plates, much cheaper postage than Markins too.....

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Mar 09, 2012 17:44 |  #2088

WA Tiger wrote in post #14055167 (external link)
Thats great, thanks for that information what plates do you prefeer, the Markins or the RRS?

RRS.


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Mar 09, 2012 22:25 |  #2089

RRS all the way!


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Mar 09, 2012 23:32 as a reply to  @ ben_r_'s post |  #2090

RRS it is, signed, sealed and awaiting delivery.....:D




  
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Mar 11, 2012 01:50 |  #2091

Nice! You'll love it!


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Mar 11, 2012 08:55 |  #2092

Has anyone put this setup (1541T with a ballhead, Markins or otherwise) into the compact RRS bag (TQB-47)?




  
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Mar 11, 2012 11:06 |  #2093

I think it will fit. I'm asking the same question about my Benro C2680T plus Markins Q3T, and that tripod has a much bigger diameter at the main casting than my 1541T. I measured last weekend and I think the Benro will just fit. My trusty Domke has bitten the dust through abuse and that RRS bag looks like a good design.


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Mar 11, 2012 13:45 as a reply to  @ peter_n's post |  #2094

The bag that comes with the tripod, fits the Q3T ballhead attached to the tripod, bit tight but fits and will loosen up more in time.




  
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Mar 12, 2012 12:22 |  #2095

WA Tiger wrote in post #14067286 (external link)
The bag that comes with the tripod, fits the Q3T ballhead attached to the tripod, bit tight but fits and will loosen up more in time.

You mean the dust cover? That littler more than for protection in shipping while it gets to you in the box. Those fall apart pretty easily and are not meant for real protection.


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Mar 12, 2012 13:10 |  #2096

ben_r_.... i was using my tripod down at the beach the other day, so of course it got sand and salt water inside the leg shaft. once i got home i took all the legs apart to get the sand out and rinse it in fresh water. so my question is, after it dries do i need to apply any type of lube or grease where the screw joins are located? if so then do recommend a particular lube to use for it? thanks for the help.




  
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Mar 12, 2012 13:30 |  #2097

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ben_r_.... i was using my tripod down at the beach the other day, so of course it got sand and salt water inside the leg shaft. once i got home i took all the legs apart to get the sand out and rinse it in fresh water. so my question is, after it dries do i need to apply any type of lube or grease where the screw joins are located? if so then do recommend a particular lube to use for it? thanks for the help.

Honestly, I have never had to deal with this as I use my tripod leg protectors (see my sig) whenever my either of my tripods go anywhere near dirt, mud, snow, water, etc. However, seeing as how you are already in the predicament, see this LINK (external link)for all youll ever need to know about Gitzo leg care.


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Mar 12, 2012 13:33 |  #2098

ben_r_ wrote in post #14072333 (external link)
You mean the dust cover? That littler more than for protection in shipping while it gets to you in the box. Those fall apart pretty easily and are not meant for real protection.

No it's called the Gitzo Photogear, padded with side pocket, fits the traveller tripod with Q3T ballhead attached. Has a shoulder strap, large clip and tabs for straps. Product code is GC1201T.....great case. On the side pocket it has "professional photo essentials Gitzo since 1917"




  
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Mar 12, 2012 13:39 |  #2099

WA Tiger wrote in post #14072858 (external link)
No it's called the Gitzo Photogear, padded with side pocket, fits the traveller tripod with Q3T ballhead attached. Has a shoulder strap, large clip and tabs for straps. Product code is GC1201T.....great case. On the side pocket it has "professional photo essentials Gitzo since 1917"

Oh that one. Yes I know the one. Sorry, I thought you were referring to the one it ships in. Yea the GC1201T is a bit of a tight fit, but it stretches and its a nice light weight case.


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Mar 12, 2012 13:51 |  #2100

[QUOTE=ben_r_;14072886​]Oh that one. Yes I know the one. Sorry, I thought you were referring to the one it ships in. Yea the GC1201T is a bit of a tight fit, but it stretches and its a nice light weight case.[/QUOT

Yeah that's it, great size love it...:cool:




  
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