Gitzo 1542 or Sirui 1205x?

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Gitzo 1542 or Sirui 1205x?
5 months ago

I'm trying to decide on a new tripod and have narrowed it down to the Gitzo 1542 and the Sirui 1205x.

Does anyone have experience with these two tripods or done any comparative testing?

For those owning one of them, are there any gotchas or problems you've noticed after a while?

I tested the Gitzo the other day (thank Bob Tullis!) and it was very stable in outdoor use with long exposures. I could mount my E-M5 with the 40-150 at 150, magnify 14x, tap the leg and it would stabilize quickly.  I'm hoping to do a similar test on the Sirui if Adorama really does have a demo unit - that would make the decision easier.

I'd use with an E-M5 and a Sirui G-10 head.  I've read a lot of threads and reviews.

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