Gitzo 3 series vs 5 series systematics.

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OP PGSanta Regular Member • Posts: 471
Re: Gitzo 3 series vs 5 series systematics.
  1. Richard B99 wrote:

PGSanta wrote:

Trying to make up my mind between a Gitzo 5543ls, 3543, or 4553.

This will be a dedicated landscape tripod, and I'm also interested in dabbling in some longer than normal long exposure stuff. The heaviest thing I’d put on one right now is a 70-200 and a full frame body.

Height wise I’d like 54 inches or higher. I have a dedicated travel tripod, so I don’t really need it to be compact, but it is something I will hike with.

I had decided on the 5543, but I’m starting to think it’s overkill and I’d be better off with the more flexible (pun intended) 4553, or a 3 series.

Curious if anyone has been in a similar spot, and if they regretted the 5 series or vice versa.

Personally I’d be happy with a 3 series (Long version) systematic for that and more. Oh, I am! Never regretted it.

But worth noting that the head is perhaps even more critical for stability and good working performance than the legs.

I’ve been leaning Acratech GXP or RRS BH-55. I think I’m going to go with the Acratech.

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