Monday, May 24, 2010

Tripod Weight

I thought you guys might like to see this new piece of gear. I shot a time lapse project in NE Utah last week and it was the windiest place I've ever been. This is how I kept the camera from blowing over.

5 comments:

Preston Page said...

That's great! But, it looks like it could void your warranty...

David said...

Cool! Utah is a great state.

Preston Page said...

Ray, I meant to ask - what make and model tripod is that? It looks like maybe a Gitzo.

Ray Meibaum said...

It's a Gitzo 2530 lvl. A few years back I spent what seemed like a fortune ($1200) on this tripod and the Really Right Stuff BH-55 head and I've never regretted it. The tripod is carbon fiber; very sturdy and light and the leveling option is invaluable when shooting panoramas. The head is quick and easy to use and perfect for shooting moving subjects with long lenses. It works great at the Zoo. The quick release system is excellent, especially when using the L-brackets.

Preston Page said...

I have the original Gitzo Reporter Performance with a No. 3 pan/tilt head that I bought in 1972 and it is still going strong. I've used it with cameras up to an 8x10 Sinar F, and never thought twice about stability. It is compact and versatile. My only complaints are the weight of the steel tubing, the leg locks are difficult and water fills the legs if you work in a pond or stream.