Hiking/travel tripod: Sirui ET1204 or T-1205X; or Gitzo GT1542T, GT1544T, or GK1580TQ4?

Started May 14, 2014 | Discussions thread
Just a Photographer Senior Member • Posts: 1,368
Re: Hiking/travel tripod: Sirui ET1204 or T-1205X; or Gitzo GT1542T, GT1544T, or GK1580TQ4?

newtoy wrote:

Buy any of the Gitzo.

I have 6 different Gitzo tripod and monopod aged 25 years old to 6 months old. All of them have zero mechanical issue. I also owned a Velbon from 30 years ago, but all its legs can no longer lock. I also checked out some Sirui in my local camera store some years ago, most of the display models developed some issue due to customer abuses!

If you only going to buy 1 tripod, get the biggest you're willing to carry! Otherwise, just choose any size you want at the time.

Do forget to check out the head before buying!

Just out of curiosity. Why do you own 6 tripods?

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