Travel Tripod advise: Gitzo or other?

Started 2 months ago | Questions thread
darinb Contributing Member • Posts: 693
Re: Travel Tripod advise: Gitzo or other?

Have you considered the Peak Design? I have the carbon fiber and my daughter has the aluminum--I think I prefer the aluminum, despite the small weight savings of the carbon fiber for a variety of reasons (mostly because the legs on my carbon fiber don't extend with gravity once the locks are loosened).

It checks all the boxes for a travel tripod--small, rigid, light, etc but I found it very fiddly. There's the leg issue, the small tools that go missing, minor but annoying issues with the head when pointing strongly up or down. Lots of little things.

But the bottom line is the its a good tripod, especially the aluminum.

I wrote up a review if you need more detail:

You might also consider waiting for the RRS Ascend-14, which is a travel tripod with integrated head. It's been delayed since it first appears in their catalogue in January, no clue when it will be released.

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