Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2015/10/28

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Subject: [Leica] Light tripods and electronic first curtain
From: jayanand at (Jayanand Govindaraj)
Date: Thu, 29 Oct 2015 10:09:45 +0530
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I, too, use a Gitzo Systematic on the odd occasion I use a tripod ()very
rare for my type of photography), but a 3 series. I use a RRH BH55
ballhead, and instead of getting a Wimberly Gimbal head, I just bought a
Wimberly Sidekick, as that is sufficient for the biggest lens I use, a
Nikkor 200-400mm on the D4. Solid as a rock, I have been very happy with it.

The reason I bought a Systematic tripod is that John Shaw once
categorically told me that if I use a tripod with the centre column raised,
all I am doing is converting a tripod into a 3 legged monopod! :-)


On Thu, Oct 29, 2015 at 2:47 AM, Gene Duprey <geneduprey2015 at>

> The current leg design of the Gitzo Systematic line are far better than
> older design.  I have had no problems with water and snow.  the center
> column is optional on the Systematics.  I ordered 2 top plates, one for the
> Ball head, and one for the Gimbal, which makes switching very fast and
> easy.  Love mine despite the cost.
> gene
> On Tue, Oct 27, 2015 at 7:11 PM, Frank Filippone <red735i at>
> wrote:
> >
> >  I had the chance to see, first hand, the tripod Paul Roarke uses. It is
> > not only light, it is also a tripod that I would not normally use with a
> > "good" camera.   The reason it works for Paul, who uses it with the
> column
> > fully raised (Paul is over 6 feet tall. The tripod legs go up only about
> 4
> > feet. Paul would have a sore back ...except)
> > Paul uses a pad for under his knee if he needs to kneel in use.  But what
> > really makes this work for Paul is that his camera, a Sony A7rII, has an
> > electronic first shutter and image stabilization built into the body.
> Paul
> > sets up the camera with the built in self timer. After he hits the
> button,
> > the next mechanical part that moves, and thus creates any vibration ,
> after
> > the exposure is done.  No vibration Because of  shutter movement and
> first
> > shutter curtain is introduced by the camera.
> >
> > Yet another reason that in body image stabilization and EVF cameras are
> > really good tools.
> >
> >
> > Frank Filippone
> > Red735i at
> >
> >
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In reply to: Message from red735i at (Frank Filippone) ([Leica] Light tripods and electronic first curtain)
Message from geneduprey2015 at (Gene Duprey) ([Leica] Light tripods and electronic first curtain)