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    does gitzo has a equivalent tripod that is similar to manfrotto 190cxpro4 that has a 90 deg center column?

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    Yes. But it is much much better. Since it can do any angle vertical and past horizontal. It is called the Gitzo Explorer.

    http://www.gitzo.com/product_list/72...0.0.0/explorer

    The 3 section GT2531EX is selling at mid 700s.
    The 4 section GT2541EX is slightly over 800.
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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    Yes. But it is much much better. Since it can do any angle vertical and past horizontal. It is called the Gitzo Explorer.

    http://www.gitzo.com/product_list/72...0.0.0/explorer

    The 3 section GT2531EX is selling at mid 700s.
    The 4 section GT2541EX is slightly over 800.
    700-800sgd? wow..they r so ex even though they can withstand 12kg.

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    my Gt2531ex !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by baggiolee

    700-800sgd? wow..they r so ex even though they can withstand 12kg.
    Expensive yes. But yet many people still buy it. Because it is excellent. If you want to save some money, get the older aluminum or basalt fiber versions, if you can find them that is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yilin
    my Gt2531ex !!
    Nice right?! LOL.

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    there's no smaller version right?


    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    Expensive yes. But yet many people still buy it. Because it is excellent. If you want to save some money, get the older aluminum or basalt fiber versions, if you can find them that is.

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    well if u willing to look away from Gitzo, there the Vanguard alto pro series, think they have diff sizes... its half the price of a Gitzo..
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    Default Re: Gitzo Carbon fiber Tripod

    ask my fellow gitzo CF tripod owners

    does it give out a smell when t is wet or you hold it too long?
    mine does

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega View Post
    ask my fellow gitzo CF tripod owners

    does it give out a smell when t is wet or you hold it too long?
    mine does
    recently got caught in the rain with the gitzo, didnt realize the smell thou... maybe u shld wrap the legs or get the leg warmers... if u feel uncomfortable with it....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega
    ask my fellow gitzo CF tripod owners

    does it give out a smell when t is wet or you hold it too long?
    mine does
    Mine doesn't. But advisable to disassemble the legs to clean it once in a while ESP after use in sea water.

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    Quote Originally Posted by akerue
    well if u willing to look away from Gitzo, there the Vanguard alto pro series, think they have diff sizes... its half the price of a Gitzo..
    Bro the vanguard is quite prone to vibrations esp the cf version with the center column angled. Tried it in TK that day before we met up.

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    the more i think of it, the more displease i get with the level of service i got when i told the shop about it.
    I will bring this up again, thanks

    I will go and compare with other gitzo CF tripods first

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    Quote Originally Posted by baggiolee
    there's no smaller version right?
    There is a smaller version with lower load specs. Look at the gitzo site, the first model listed in the explorer section. But I have yet to see it in stores.

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    ya... it got a smell.... dunno what smell is it... hard to describe

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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    Bro the vanguard is quite prone to vibrations esp the cf version with the center column angled. Tried it in TK that day before we met up.
    oh yah, now i remember, but if TS doesnt want the size of the Explorer and its weight, the next alternative will be the vanguard which has a few sizes for that range....
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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    Bro the vanguard is quite prone to vibrations esp the cf version with the center column angled. Tried it in TK that day before we met up.
    oh yah, now i remember, but if TS doesnt want the size of the Explorer and its weight, the next alternative will be the vanguard which has a few sizes for that range....
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    Quote Originally Posted by ortega
    the more i think of it, the more displease i get with the level of service i got when i told the shop about it.
    I will bring this up again, thanks

    I will go and compare with other gitzo CF tripods first
    Mine is older basalt fiber explorer btw. So you know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reno View Post
    ya... it got a smell.... dunno what smell is it... hard to describe
    wah making me curious what the smell gonna be...
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    Default Re: Gitzo Carbon fiber Tripod

    I have the old 1127 CF. Have it with me for many many years... no smell problems etc at all. Very sturdy and rigid.

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