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498RC2 on a gitzo 1541t

 
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Jan 31, 2011 14:22 |  #1

Anyone have this combo? how is it working you? can you post some pictures with this combo? open/closed

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Jan 31, 2011 16:40 |  #2

The 498RC2 is IMO too big for the 1541T. The base of the ballhead will hang over a bit too much from the mount base of the 1541T. Not to mention its very heavy, almost the weight of the tripod itself, and you more than likely wont be able to fully close the legs around it making the over all setup less compact than it was designed to be. The Markins Q3T ballhead really is the best option for the 1541T legs. If you havent already, see my review on the pair here: LINK.


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Feb 01, 2011 10:01 |  #3

I would love to have the markins q3t on the gitzo, but right now, I can only afford to spring for the 1541t...




  
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Feb 01, 2011 10:21 |  #4

my setup right now is the 055xprob with the 498rc2.
we're going on vacation in june and this setup is just too heavy and long for travel... I put the 055xprob on craigslist and ebay but kept the head because I can't afford the markins right now... I guess I'll save up for the markins and sell the 498rc2 when that happens...

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Feb 01, 2011 10:29 |  #5

No problem. Yea I know the 1541T/Q3T combo is an expensive setup, but believe me, as youll see from my review its amazing setup thats still very much the best travel support option out there. Once you get it youll understand. And the best part is you really wont ever need to buy another travel tripod again because this stuff will last you a life time!


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Feb 01, 2011 12:29 |  #6

excellent review...

once I sell my 055xprob, I'm springing for the 1541t... use it with the 498rc2 until I get enough money then I'll definitely get the markins q3t...




  
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Feb 01, 2011 12:29 |  #7

you mentioned in your review about the 2 version of the q3t, how would I know when I buy it that I'm getting the correct version (the knobs spread more apart)?




  
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Feb 01, 2011 13:02 |  #8

also, once I get the markins q3t, the original clamp, would that work with the rrs L plate?




  
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Feb 01, 2011 13:47 |  #9

tagakweens wrote in post #11756641 (external link)
you mentioned in your review about the 2 version of the q3t, how would I know when I buy it that I'm getting the correct version (the knobs spread more apart)?

The one you want is the Q3T.

You can get the knob (slightly cheaper) if you plan on switching to RRS lever release. This is the option Ben has.

Or you can just get the Markin's Q3T with lever release.


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Feb 01, 2011 13:50 |  #10

tagakweens wrote in post #11756850 (external link)
also, once I get the markins q3t, the original clamp, would that work with the rrs L plate?

Yes, it'll work.


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