Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2002/05/10

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Subject: Re: [Leica] carbon fiber tripods?
From: "Langhans, Aram" <>
Date: Fri, 10 May 2002 12:00:33 -0700

I have heard good thing about the Velbon/Hakuba carbon tripods.  Does anyone
have experience with these?  I went looking for them one trip to Seattle and
didn't make it to a store that had them.  I did find the Bogen and did not
like it.  Can't remember specifics, but I know it would not suit me.


> Date: Thu, 9 May 2002 22:18:01 -0400
> From: "Don Dory" <>
> Subject: Re: [Leica] carbon fiber tripods?
> Message-ID: <001e01c1f7c8$e8f25500$6501a8c0@oemcomputer>
> References: <008301c1f7b6$a0368280$6401a8c0@YOURF68DMBR429>
> The Gitzo's are the gold standard.  They are light, they 
> work, and they
> really have a lifetime warranty.  My original lost a leg 
> after five years
> and they shipped me a new version two.  Some are cheaper, and 
> some don't
> have the twist locks but my Gitzo's have taken a lickin and 
> keep on working.
> Gosh, that sounds like I like my tripods. :)
> Don
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