Gitzo GT3540L Questions

Started May 5, 2008 | Discussions thread
ColorBandit Forum Member • Posts: 84
Satisfied w/Benro

At 6'-2", I had the same problem. After doing lots of research, I gambled on a Benro C357N6 from B&H. After about three months of use, I'm very happy with the choice. The Benro is well made.

I looked at Gitzo, but couldn't find any three-section carbon-fiber product that was tall enough for less than $800. With the legs fully extended and the center section down, the Benro is too tall! What a concept. Sure, I don't have the Gitzo label. But I still have that extra $400 in my pocket.

Of all the requirements I had for the tripod, the only one I had to forego was the lever-action leg locks in favor of twist-style.

I have a RRS BH55 head and RRS L-bracket for my D200. I'm happy with all components.

This combo leaves me room to grow from DX w/18-200 to FX and big glass.


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