Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 1999/01/28

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Subject: Re: [Leica] Re: Re: Tripods
From: (David Morton)
Date: Thu, 28 Jan 1999 18:13 +0000 (GMT Standard Time)

Jim Brick writes:

> Over the years, and many many tripods later, I have personally found 
> that
> the Gitzo 1228 Carbon Fiber Tripod is the most sturdy and easiest to use
> small tripod I have ever owned. I also use the Gitzo Tripod carrying 
> strap
> (087B) to carry the tripod over my shoulder. Very lightweight, easy to
> carry, never in the way, always ready to use. I carried this over my
> shoulder, for the month of September 98, throughout Europe. It was 
> great.

I've just bought a Velbon 6400. Magnesium alloy and carbon fibre (that's 
fiber to our transatlantic chums) like the Gitzo, similar specification 
otherwise, but about half the price.


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