Gitzo Legs

Discussion in 'Other Cool Gear, Camera Bags, Camera Straps' started by kbaird, Jun 5, 2007.

  1. kbaird

    kbaird

    131
    May 7, 2007
    Midwest, USA
    Anyone have the Gitzo 1258, 1540, or 2540 legs?

    What could you tell me about them?

    Are the 3 section counterparts more stable?
     
  2. dagored

    dagored

    285
    May 4, 2005
    Ohio
    I can only tell you that the 2530 is very stable. I have been happy with it since I unpacked it over a month ago. Very well made. Nothing cheap about it.
     
  3. kbaird

    kbaird

    131
    May 7, 2007
    Midwest, USA
    Thank you for the reply.

    How is lugging it around?
    Did you add an over the shoulder strap?

    How do you like your BH-40LR?
    Does it work well with the 70-200vr?
     
  4. dagored

    dagored

    285
    May 4, 2005
    Ohio
    I got a free Gitzo bag with it from B & H. Fits the tripod, RRS head and a bogen carbon one monopod with the Manfroto 3232 head with the RRS B2-Pro clamp.

    No. Do you have any suggestions?

    Fits the 2530 like a glove.

    I purchased the LCF-10 foot from RRS. Works perfect. Smaller in height than the Nikon one provided. Fits on the head just right.
     
  5. HHARRIS

    HHARRIS

    69
    May 1, 2007
    So Cal
    I have the 2540 (1258) legs with the center removed. Its great even with all 4 legs out. Holds my 70-200VR just fine. Folds up nice and short. I use a RRS BH55 ballhead on them with no complaints.
    I also have the G3530LSV legs. They are more ridgid and stable but bulkier.

    HHARRIS
     
  6. Ghunger

    Ghunger

    303
    Apr 2, 2007
    Seattle, WA
    I have the 2350 as well and couldn't be more happy with it. I have the Acratech V2 mounted to it and It's a great lightweight setup. I may upgrade to a more sturdy head if and when I get some heavier lenses and put the Acratech on my monopod but don't expect the tripod to be replaced any time soon, if ever.

    I have a home made shoulderstrap and I really don't feel I need anything more substantial since the tripod is so light. It's made from about half inch wide webbing and even after hiking with it for about 2 hours it didn't bother me.
     
  7. kbaird

    kbaird

    131
    May 7, 2007
    Midwest, USA
    Thank you for the information.

    The 2540 & 1258 are the same?

    The 2540 and 2530 are the bigger ones
    and the 1228 and 1258 are smaller load
    but the same weight. Sound correct?

    Is the 1540 the lighter version
    of the 1228 and the 1258?

    RRS website was not working,
    Anyone use the Kirk plates/feet?

    Is the "Manfroto 3232 head with the RRS B2-Pro clamp"
    a RRS plate for the 3232 head?

    Is the 3229 ok on a monopod?
    How is it different from the 3232?

    I saw some opti-tek tripod shoulder straps on the B&H website.
     
  8. HHARRIS

    HHARRIS

    69
    May 1, 2007
    So Cal

    The 2540 and the 2530 are the new and improved 1258 and 1257. The 1258 and the 1257 were the replacements for the 1228 and the 1227. On paper the 1540 seems to be the lighter version of the 2540(1258/1228). Does that help??? I think I need help now!!

    HHARRIS
    :)
     
  9. dagored

    dagored

    285
    May 4, 2005
    Ohio
    They have a new site. Google it and it will come up, my old bookmark did not work - had to replace it.

    Yes.
     
  10. kbaird

    kbaird

    131
    May 7, 2007
    Midwest, USA
    Thank you for the replies.

    I decided on the 2530 and
    should have it in a few days.
     
  11. I have a Gitzo GT2530 with Markins M10 head. I'm very pleased with it. I added a set of the LensWrap foam covers to it, and I'm carrying it with an OpTech tripod strap. The strap is terrific, as much better than conventional tripod straps as their camera strap is better than conventional camera straps.
     
  12. I have the 2530 with Kirk BH-1. LOVE it. Solid as a rock. I took the center column out b/c I have no use for it (and it adds instability, if in a raised position). I use my 80-200 and 300/4 with TC on the tripod and have no problems at all. I also use it for macro work with the 105.

    Enjoy it! :smile:
     
  13. So did I. Makes an already light tripod a little lighter, too. :smile:
     
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