Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/05/09

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Subject: Re: [Leica] carbon fiber tripods?
From: Darrell Jennings <>
Date: Thu, 9 May 2002 18:11:25 -0700 (PDT)

I also have the 1228 and it is an outstanding (and
light) tripod for 35mm up through medium format. 

- --- Richard Wasserman <>
> Oliver Bryk wrote:
> > I just returned from 4 days of day-hiking in
> Yosemite with my M6 and my arms
> > are sore from lugging my 7.5lb Manfrotto up and
> down the steep trails. Can
> > anyone either share personal experience with
> carbon fiber tripods
> Oliver,
> I use a Gitzo 1228 for everything from 35mm to 4x5
> and 6x17.  It is a little
> undersize for 4x5 with longer lenses, but I hang a
> camera bag from the hook on
> the center post which reinforces it quite a bit and
> makes the tripod stable.  I
> like the 1228 a lot; it's lightweight and strong,
> also collapses into a small
> and manageable package.  I think it would be ideal
> for an M6 with any lens you
> want to put on it.  I hope this helps.
> Richard Wasserman
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