Gitzo Tripod

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Gitzo Tripod

Post by Dave Davey » Mon Oct 19, 2015 9:34 pm

Hello,

I need to buy a Gitzo tripod that can hold a Leica ScanStation P40 laser scanner. This has to be light weight for internal use but must be able to hold at least 15kg in weight as these are quite heavy.

Can anyone recommend a certain model that best suits my requirements?

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Re: Gitzo Tripod

Post by dtmcnamara » Tue Oct 20, 2015 2:00 am

I use to have a Mountaineer Series 3 that I loved. It would hold a Canon 5d MK3 fitted with a 400mm f2.8 IS ii lens, a Tascam DR-60, a Atamos Shogun w/ battery pack, and a livestream broadcaster all day long with no problems. Total weight on the tripod was around 15kg and was nowhere close to being centered like a scanner and it held up for a long time.

just my 2 cents

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Re: Gitzo Tripod

Post by Scott » Tue Oct 20, 2015 2:57 am

dtmcnamara wrote:I use to have a Mountaineer Series 3 that I loved. It would hold a Canon 5d MK3 fitted with a 400mm f2.8 IS ii lens, a Tascam DR-60, a Atamos Shogun w/ battery pack, and a livestream broadcaster all day long with no problems. Total weight on the tripod was around 15kg and was nowhere close to being centered like a scanner and it held up for a long time. just my 2 cents
http://www.gitzo.us/tripods-mountaineer
The Gitzo Mountaineer Series 2 GT2532 (don't see a series 3) can handle up to 18kg.
I like my Gitzo with a Focus120, but it weighs less than a P40, so I'd go for a heavier Gitzo Systematic Series with a geared column, for your P40. The Mountaineer has a "rapid" (sliding) column that is fine for the Focus' weight, but I would not not want anything heavier without a geared column -used only by the Systematic line. Just my 2 cents.
http://www.gitzo.us/tripods-systematic

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