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

 
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Aug 18, 2008 22:49 |  #31

Thought I'd throw in an action shot!

Gettin' some action out in the field:


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Aug 19, 2008 07:22 |  #32

Nice setup/review Ben and actually not that much of a difference from its little brother the GT0530/Q3 I have, a great hiking combo.




  
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Aug 19, 2008 09:43 as a reply to  @ Tsmith's post |  #33

Ben -- what is the total weight of tripod and head? i know you have the info somewhere but i couldn't find it :D.

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Aug 19, 2008 10:16 |  #34

ed rader wrote in post #6137144 (external link)
Ben -- what is the total weight of tripod and head? i know you have the info somewhere but i couldn't find it :D.

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OH!!!!! 3 more ED!!!!! and 11,000 posts!!!!!!

3.1lbs.


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Aug 19, 2008 10:42 |  #35

ben_r_ wrote in post #6137380 (external link)
OH!!!!! 3 more ED!!!!! and 11,000 posts!!!!!!

3.1lbs.

my benro c-128 with Q3 weighs 3.625 lbs. but will easily be under 3.5 lbs when i get the short column.

height to the top of the QR plate w/o column extended is 53" so i really don't need much if any center column.

also the lower leg extensions are 16mm in diameter. in fact the leg sections are the same diameters as my benro mc-66 monopod.

two more to go :D...........

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Aug 21, 2008 18:38 as a reply to  @ ed rader's post |  #36

Try letting one of the leg sections out just about 1/2 inch...all of the legs will now touch the Q3T base without increasing the overall folded length!

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Aug 21, 2008 18:46 |  #37

Nice! Thanks for the image and the hint!


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Aug 22, 2008 15:30 |  #38

Awesome review ben thanks, I'm looking for a new tripod but sadly don't have the budget for your set up!


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Aug 22, 2008 20:11 |  #39

Nice review Ben! I do like the lightweight setup you put together here. I purchased the QR lever and I love how much more convenient it is to work with. I can save a few seconds going from landscape to portrait mode esp. if you have to work quickly. Definitley worth the extra duckets!




  
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Aug 23, 2008 14:19 |  #40

Just ordered a 1541T. Should get it next week. Going to get the BH-25 ballhead for that. Should fit with my B2-Pro clamp. :)


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Aug 23, 2008 17:01 |  #41

Anybody know how a larger head will affect the folding of the traveler tripod? I already have an Acratech GV2 head and was wondering how tightly the legs can close with that head.




  
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Aug 23, 2008 18:00 |  #42

Stunnaz wrote in post #6163972 (external link)
Anybody know how a larger head will affect the folding of the traveler tripod? I already have an Acratech GV2 head and was wondering how tightly the legs can close with that head.

A larger head will just make all the legs stick out more. Not a total deal killer if you dont mind but wont be as compact as the Markins Q3T.


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Sep 01, 2008 17:16 |  #43

Added info about a universal tripod leg protection solution. See post #12.


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Sep 01, 2008 17:27 |  #44

ben_r_ wrote in post #6221271 (external link)
Added info about a universal tripod leg protection solution. See post #12.

that's a good idea Ben. i've been thinking about tripod leg protection for our trip to katmai next year :D.

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Sep 02, 2008 07:48 |  #45

ed rader wrote in post #6221313 (external link)
that's a good idea Ben. i've been thinking about tripod leg protection for trip to katmai next year :D.

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Thanks Ed, I thought so, we'll see how others respond. I plan to set up another two threads on the sale/purchasing details and a review. So look for those in the near future.


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