Old 1950's Gitzo Reporter tripod

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by paul, Feb 18, 2005.

  1. paul

    paul Guest

    Old 1950's Gitzo Reporter tripod
    The legs seem pretty wobbly to me but the head works well:
    <http://www.edgehill.net/1/?SC=go.php&DIR=Misc/photography/2005-02-18-tripod>
    Is this thing any good? Could I get different legs for the head?
     
    paul, Feb 18, 2005
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  2. paul <> writes:

    > Old 1950's Gitzo Reporter tripod
    > The legs seem pretty wobbly to me but the head works well:
    > <http://www.edgehill.net/1/?SC=go.php&DIR=Misc/photography/2005-02-18-tripod>
    > Is this thing any good? Could I get different legs for the head?


    I must admit to thinking a tripod that is wobbly with the equipment you use
    kind of misses the point of using a tripod on the first place. However,
    sometimes you can hang more weight on a tripod to stabilize it, such as
    drapping a heavy camera bag over it.

    --
    Michael Meissner
    email:
    http://www.the-meissners.org
     
    Michael Meissner, Feb 18, 2005
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    RSD99, Feb 18, 2005
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  4. paul

    paul Guest

    I guess I really don't know what is good or bad. I did some time lapse
    in the wind and it moved. I tried the weighing down idea & that seemed OK.

    The real problem is the leg tighteners are too cumbersome to adjust.
    Maybe they could be cleaned to work smoother but it is a real pain to
    extend & collapse.

    Comparable new legs from Gitzo are close to $300 if the head still fits.
    I don't know if that'd be worth doing.




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    > Try tightening the bolts at the top of the legs.
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    >>Old 1950's Gitzo Reporter tripod
    >>The legs seem pretty wobbly to me but the head works well:
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    > <http://www.edgehill.net/1/?SC=go.php&DIR=Misc/photography/2005-02-18-tripo
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    >>Is this thing any good? Could I get different legs for the head?

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    paul, Feb 19, 2005
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