Gitzo 1541 vs 2541 for Z6 and 70-200 f2.8 or 300 f4 FL

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Tony Lau Regular Member • Posts: 398
Gitzo 1541 vs 2541 for Z6 and 70-200 f2.8 or 300 f4 FL

I wondering btw the two from local used tripod sale, while I feel the 1541 should be fine for most of normal situation except the tele lenses, while the 2541 is heavier /more expensive, especially for hiking, but is more stable.

I normally used 70-200 f4 for tele to shoot landscape, but would like to be proof by lens up to 300 f4 for wildlife.

Any advice fro your experience ?

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leicaman Veteran Member • Posts: 3,836
Re: Gitzo 1541 vs 2541 for Z6 and 70-200 f2.8 or 300 f4 FL

For a 300mm I would without question go with a 3 series....

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Re: Gitzo 1541 vs 2541 for Z6 and 70-200 f2.8 or 300 f4 FL

I have the Gitzo 1555T (Traveler series 1) and my D850 w/ 200mm f2 lens sits fine so I think the mountaineer version is plenty since it has a hook to allow it be weighed down if needed.

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Leonard Shepherd
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Re: Gitzo 1541 vs 2541 for Z6 and 70-200 f2.8 or 300 f4 FL

For anything remotely long lens, including a 300 (maybe with a 1.4x) if you Google long lens technique the advice is generally anything less than a Series 3 is not up to the job.

I agree.

EDIT.

If you want to take a landscape while hiking if you can get the composition sitting down with an elbow on each bent knee while cradling the lens you can often get better stability than with many lower priced tripods.

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