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Thread: Gitzo vs Manfrotto

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    Default Re: Gitzo vs Manfrotto

    Quote Originally Posted by Prismatic View Post
    That never happened. It's a myth actually.
    Both were bought over by Vitec Group Plc (Which is British I believe). Manfrotto in 1989 and Gitzo in 1992.
    right about the Vitec group, its British no doubt.
    http://www.vitecgroup.com/group/group_overview.aspx

    see the logos on that page..
    Gitzo, Manfrotto, even Kata bag..

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    Default Re: Gitzo vs Manfrotto

    Quote Originally Posted by lsisaxon View Post
    The Chinese and Taiwanese clones are even cheaper.
    Of cos they are, but quality really sucks.
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    I beg to differ, I'm using a Feisol CF tripod and head, and the quality, though admitedly isn't of a "superb" standard, is still remarkablely good, and perfectly fine for my 70-200 2.8 IS. I have no qualms about using my long lens on it.

    Snoweagle, I would suggest you reconsider your statement, but each to his or her own
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    Default Re: Gitzo vs Manfrotto

    Quote Originally Posted by vector1 View Post
    I beg to differ, I'm using a Feisol CF tripod and head, and the quality, though admitedly isn't of a "superb" standard, is still remarkablely good, and perfectly fine for my 70-200 2.8 IS. I have no qualms about using my long lens on it.

    Snoweagle, I would suggest you reconsider your statement, but each to his or her own
    I'm not referring to Feisol but Benro or Victory brand.
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    Default Re: Gitzo vs Manfrotto

    Quote Originally Posted by Prismatic View Post
    That never happened. It's a myth actually.
    Both were bought over by Vitec Group Plc (Which is British I believe). Manfrotto in 1989 and Gitzo in 1992.
    Oh so they are still separate entities under the same parent holding company? No wonder it's so hard to ascertain who acquired who.

    OMG! Even Vinten is theirs!!
    Last edited by lsisaxon; 26th June 2007 at 11:01 AM.

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