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Tripod carbo fibre tripod top class

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This carbon fibre tripod of class A manufacturer Gitzo has three sections. With my height of 1.93 meters I do not have to pull the third section fully when I use it with my spotting scope (see review Kowa TSN 883) so the center column has never been used.

A review of the Twentse Vogelwerkgroep (twente Birdgroup) pulled me to this tripod to replace my Swarovski Tripod 1 (Manfrotto). I do use it with my 2 year old Manfrotto RC 128 fluid head and i't's a very solid combination.

Due the carbon fibre this tripod is so very solid that even in a storm looking at gulls is still very pleasant. A friend who bought one is into digiscoping with an Swarovski AT80 HD and his opinion is: "it looks like I have a new spotting scope!!".

The sections are locked with twis/rotation locks. But the click/stop of my older tripod worked quicker i.m.o. Antoher tip: please mark the last section so the user remebers easily the ideal position!

But..... these tips are worthless because this tripod is no longer in production. I bought in sale for less than half the advised price (adv price in The Netherlands 700). it's repleced by the G2537 or something like that which one is less heavy. Mine weighs about 1,7 kg. My next fluid head will be the G2380.

I do have the feeling that this tripod is one for life!!!

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Gitzo G1327 carbon tripod
  • Very stiff, superbly built, vibrations very well damped
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After almost a year of patient research in the secondhand market, I could realize an excellent Gitzo setup: the wonderful G1327 carbon tripod and the excellent G2380 fluid head that I had already found first... truly, a perfect combination for 80mm spottingscopes in terms of stability and especially vibration damping so as to avoid turning to solutions who are frankly overkill for weight and size.
Since 1990 I could have and still I have several very good tripods, carbon and not, in addition to video heads, all quality tools anyway (Berlebach, Manfrotto, Velbon, Sirui) but only recently I could pick up a tripod Gitzo G1327 used, a model from twenty years ago. Well, it’s really superb, I never had anything like it. Rigidity and vibration damping are top notch, as I had read in comparative tests and measurements: materials and build quality are both really outstanding. I am very satisfied indeed.


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