Travel Tripod advise: Gitzo or other?

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casperghst42 Regular Member • Posts: 165
Re: Travel Tripod advise: Gitzo or other?

I got the GT2545T which is longer than the one you’re looking at, and you can change the feet. I’ve swapped the center column with one from a Gitzo Mountaineer (easier to make it short).

Everything Gitzo is expensive, but I find that I get what I pay for - cheaper than RRS (in Europe), and they in general works.

The issues (design) I got with the Traveler tripods, is that the legs only have two settings (normal and approx. 45 degree), there is no ~90 degree setting which makes it a bit wobbly for ground work. Also if you want to get close to ground you need to take the center column out and replace it with a stub (as I said I’m using the one which came with my Mountaineer).

As for tripod head; look at the Acratech Monoball p0 and add and RRS B2-40-LR - very good combination, though not that light.

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