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Gitzo-g065.33117938
9.1 out of 10

GITZO G065

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Overall 10
10

don't judge a book by his cover

donnaconien, B&H Photo
29 January 2014
  • Excerpt: I'm really surprised by the strength and I use it as provided in the instructions included
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Fits Well, Solid/Sturdy
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Overall 8
8.0

Great for Tethered Shooting

Ken W, B&H Photo
10 July 2013
  • Excerpt: Great for tethered shooting inside and outdoors. Couple this with a tripod arm and you'll love the convenience of have your laptop next to your camera when mounted on a tripod.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Fits Well, Improves Tripod Function, Solid/Sturdy
  • Cons: No Cushion Padding
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Overall 4
4.0

Not adequate

Cebula, B&H Photo
9 March 2013
  • Excerpt: I should have read all the reviews before I bought this. I'll quote from another review: "The lock ring on the connector does not create a tight enough connection". Precisely. The many five-star reviewers may be using it for its intended purpose as a monitor platform, but I bought it to use it on an adjustable-height tripod as a platform for precisely choosing the height of objects in closeup photography. I need a platform that does not wobble or vibrate.
  • Cons: Poor Design
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Overall 10
10

Suits my needs - perfectly!

RockOfTheMan, B&H Photo
5 March 2013
  • Excerpt: Thanks Gitzo! - The plate attaches flat to the top of my (Gitzo) tripod and is completely rigid (the most important thing). I made my own non-slip surface inset to put over the metal plate which has short turned-up edges on its four sides. If you want to attach the plate to the top of a ball head on the tripod to allow the plate to articulate, it's possible by using a screw adapter and attaching a quick-release plate to the metal plate.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Fits Well, Improves Tripod Function, Solid/Sturdy
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Overall 8
8.0

Works great!

Dannomon, B&H Photo
6 December 2012
  • Excerpt: The plate uses a standard 3/8" coarse thread. Works fine but the only complaint is the large recessed area for attaching to the tripod quick release plate: it's so big it doesn't make the fullest contact as it could. So you need to really tighten it down.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Solid/Sturdy
  • Cons: Poor Design
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Overall 8
8.0

Works

Gene, B&H Photo
21 May 2012
  • Excerpt: Works great, as mentioned in other reviews, it would be better if it had non-slip area instead of current varnish-like coat. I just covered certain area with gaffer and it works fine. Another design suggestion would be to have a slightly more prominent lip or additional accessories to help secure the equipment.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Fits Well, Improves Tripod Function, Solid/Sturdy
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Overall 8
8.0

Good product

TTGator, B&H Photo
12 March 2012
  • Excerpt: Got this on the recommendation of several people, include Scott Kelby, to use for shooting tethered. It's very solid, looks professional, easy to install, and pretty heavy. Like others have said, it could use some non-slip something included, but there is someone no one else mentioned that bothers me a little. In the center is the piece that you turn to screw the platform onto whatever you are mounting it to.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Improves Tripod Function, Solid/Sturdy
  • Cons: Heavy, Poor Design
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Overall 10
10

Amazing!!!!

leonardodalephotography.com, B&H Photo
6 February 2012
  • Excerpt: Great tool
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Fits Well, Solid/Sturdy
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Overall 10
10

Bought One Again

Park, B&H Photo
5 January 2012
  • Excerpt: Had one for five years and worked with it for tethered location work until my assistant managed to leave it at a shoot. Researched everything out there and it is still the best answer for secure laptop placement on location. The only thing I could suggest is for them to add a non-slip surface as I have to cut mine own.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Fits Well, Solid/Sturdy
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Overall 10
10

Essential Tool On Set

Boris Chang, B&H Photo
19 November 2011
  • Excerpt: On set we use two of these and two spare tripods for a "poor-man's" dolly. We lay a length of 2x10 across them, level it, and roll a skateboard on it with the camera on it. When not on set, I use this in my audio post studio for a monitor stand.
  • Pros: Easy To Use, Fits Well, Improves Tripod Function, Solid/Sturdy
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