Hi there guys,
I am reviewing a tonne of tripod legs at the moment, i am yet to pick out a head but will must probably use a full gimbal head.
I've been going over and over all the tripods i would like on B&H and i have come to the conclusion that i want a gitzo tripod but the "features" section on B&H's website has got me confused.
I have (within my price range) found 2 tripods.
Gitzo GT2531 Carbon Fiber
Gitzo GT2932 Basalt Tripod.
Now this is the part that confuses me. On the website it says the 2531 should only use 300mm lenses MAX and the same with the 2932. Should i just disregard this as i have seen other people that use 1 series and 0 series tripods to support a 500, but then again, i do not know how much stress or how sturdy theres really is.
Just want to know whether or not to go ahead and get one of the above two, as it seems the only thing B&H recommends for 500+ lenses is a 5 series tripod.
EDIT***** Or would i be better off spending around a hundred extra for a 3 series tripod just to be on the safe side??? Can anyone explain why also. E.g. the 2 series will tilt to the side, put too much pressure on the camera mount etc..... or something.