Help with New Gitzo GT3532 tripod

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3dwag
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Re: Help with New Gitzo GT3532 tripod

swilson317 wrote:

I have a Gitzo GT3531 tripod that I love. I bought the newer model GT3532 for my wife for Christmas. Today, we finally had an opportunity to use it. But I was disappointed to find that instead of the center column attaching securely to the plate, there is a section below it which makes the plate loose and unstable. Furthermore, the plate pulls out of the center tube with no effort. Is this a defect? Is this a design flaw? Unfortunately, the booklet that comes with the tripod is totally useless with only images of the various parts and no explanation of how they are supposed to function. I'm truly baffled by this. I'm hoping someone can help explain this design and clarify if this behavior is normal. I'm ready to return it and find something different!

Thanks, Steve

Although I don’t have that tripod, if I understand you correctly something doesn’t seem right, sounds to not be built correctly or has a defect.

Perhaps you can better describe exactly which items you are referring to in the official Gitzo parts diagram here:

https://www.gitzospares.com/pdfs/GT3532/gt3532-20161020.pdf

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