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

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Subject: Re: [Leica] carbon fiber tripods?
From: Tarek Charara <>
Date: Fri, 10 May 2002 21:33:25 +0200


I have the Hakuba carbon tripod. It's a good tripod. It is very light and
goes with me on almost all of my trips. One thing that will make me buy the
Gitzo though, is the length. The Gitzo when folded (?) is much smaller than
the Hakuba.


On 10.05.2002 21:00, "Langhans, Aram" <> wrote:

> 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.
> Aram
>> 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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