Excerpt: I want to talk about some of the good and bad points of my Gitzo 3 Series.Good: 1) This tripod looks beautiful with its carbon fiber weave, speckled paint, and slim leg locks. 2) The 3 series is rock solid. I do a lot of long exposures and this tripod kept everything sturdy and sharp.
Pros: Great Twist Lock
Cons: Bad Paint Quality, Bulky, Poor Customer From Gitzo, Weak Metal Castings
Excerpt: I got this because I take photo's of birds and wildlife, my lenses have gotten bigger, my camera heavier, and I hook up a flash when needed. I had an accident with my old Manfrotto tripod because it couldn't hold the weight and the legs started sticking.
Excerpt: I have used a pretty entry to mid level tripod and have had issues with shake and stability. I shot with a sinar f rail 4x5 camera. My first test were super low light at 1/8 of a second with no shake. Blew my mind, last tripod I will own.
Excerpt: easy to setup and close down, sturdy and beautifully made, perfect for super telephoto lenses. also have the 2500 series which I travel with when I am using smaller lenses. excellent craftsmanship.
Excerpt: Well designed for quick set up, very stable (which is the number one reason to buy it) and quite light. I can't think of a con except it is fairly expensive. But hay, it should last for many years of use.
Pros: Good Stability, Lightweight, Unfolds Quickly
Excerpt: I use this tripod for my landscape photography. It is much better than my previous one, especially during the winter time. Easy to set up on the site. G-lock is a very good feature. Strong construction, very stable. I like it very much.
Excerpt: The right stuff for great photography! The Gitzo GT3532 series 3 and Arca-Swiss Z1 are well engineered and manufactured. This rig is ideal for pan-o, HDR and any other photography that will benefit from great stability.
Excerpt: I use the tripod with my Nikon Fieldscope for digiscoping and am experiencing a much better solid support, with less vibration, and than any other tripod I've used. Very satisfied with my investment!
Pros: Folds Small, Good Stability, Lightweight, Unfolds Quickly