Gitzo GT2541 vs GT1542T for hiking and exploring

Started Jan 18, 2013 | Discussions thread
OP opirox New Member • Posts: 15
Re: Gitzo GT2541 vs GT1542T for hiking and exploring

Thanks for your answer, I think I'm going to get a Series 2 tripod now.

I discovered the GK2580TQR kit, which comes with a (inferior) ball head for $650. The specs look EXACTLY the same as the GT2542T, which costs $850 without ball head. Why is the latter one so expensive? Am I missing something?

I assume that the lower rated load capacity (only 15lbs for the kit vs 26lbs for the GT2542T) is due to the ball head. Are the two tripods any different from each other?

If not, I'll just get the kit and order a separate ball head, like the BH-30. Has anyone experience with that?

Folding the legs up and the lower folded length is just too nice to say "no" to, so I think I'll get one of these travelers...

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