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9.9 out of 10

Gitzo GT3542LS

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Overall 10
10

Bit the bullet

1st timer!, B&H Photo
21 August 2014
  • Excerpt: Finally bit the bullet. Going back and forth between RRS and Girzo. Then I read a couple of threads where these guys did a test comparing the gt3542ls against the rrs. A vibration test and the gitzo was better. So that made me choose the gt3542ls and I have to say I'm totally blown away on the quality and solid performance of this tripod. I did a test myself with my manfrotto 055cxpro and a arca Swiss z1 ball head.
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Overall 10
10

A very good purchase

Dubi, B&H Photo
7 August 2014
  • Excerpt: A very good tripod, very solid and strong but very light.
  • Pros: Durable
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Overall 10
10

The Center Column is NOT the Enemy

Suwannee Johnny, B&H Photo
1 August 2014
  • Excerpt: I resisted even considering a Gitzo for many years, figuring they were way overpriced. But I came to realize that my previous 'pods, by Manfrotto and Feisol, simply weren't giving me the stability I needed for consistently sharp photos. It doesn't take much research to reveal that "everybody" knows that center columns are incompatible with sharp pictures.
  • Cons: Cost
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Overall 10
10

prompt delivery and good service

Adorama
22 July 2014
  • Excerpt: prompt delivery and good service<br />a nice product.
  • Pros: Durable
  • Cons: Flimsy Construction
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Overall 8
8.0

Best tripod for the given max weight

Sunny, B&H Photo
3 June 2014
  • Excerpt: After doing lot of research I narrowed down to RRS TVC-33 or Gitzo GT3542LS. I am 5.8' so was kind of in between for TVC-33 or TVC-33S. Both of them were 3 section, so I thought 4 section as in Gitzo might be better idea, which gives more flexibility if I prefer not to open up one of the section. This tripod feels amazing. I hope this is the last tripod I would ever buy. Redesigned top plate looks and works great, and a perfect fit for my RRS BH55 ball head.
  • Pros: Built In Wrench, Folds Small, Good Stability, Lightweight, Removable Top Plate
  • Cons: Cast Top Chassis
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Overall 10
10

solid, as always from Gitzo

john z, B&H Photo
19 May 2014
  • Excerpt: Its just reliable. I love the stability and the ease of use on location.
  • Pros: Folds Small
  • Cons: Price
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Overall 8
8.0

Exactly what I expected

Cave Creeker, B&H Photo
19 March 2014
  • Excerpt: Used with Nikkor AFS 200-400mm f/4 VR with 4th Generation Mongoose M3.6. More stable than my Manfrotto 055XPROB and damps out vibration very well - at a lighter weight. I actually like the leg position locking mechanism (at the head) better on the Manfrotto - it provided more secure settings with more versatility. Leg section twist-locks do lock securely and provide a lower profile when packing than do the Manfrotto lever locks.
  • Pros: Folds Small, Good Stability, Lightweight, Unfolds Quickly
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Overall 10
10

Top Notch

Roy, B&H Photo
18 April 2013
  • Excerpt: I decided on the 3542ls because I wanted a tripod that would put my camera at eye level, be able to shoot nearly flat on the ground and be able to hold enough weight so I don't have to worry about it when I rent the big heavy telephoto lenses. Getting the camera to eye level without a center column was a big point for me. I'm right at 6ft. and these legs set the eye level perfect. There's not much else I feel I need to say about this tripod.
  • Pros: Folds Small, Good Stability, Lightweight, Unfolds Quickly
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Overall 10
10

smooth

DG, B&H Photo
14 April 2013
  • Excerpt: The legs move up and down with ease, the height is awesome.
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Overall 10
10

Great tripod

JeffO, B&H Photo
6 February 2013
  • Excerpt: Gitzo makes great tripods and this one is no exception. I also own the XLS tripod when I need extra height. Very happy with Gitzo tripods.
  • Pros: Good Stability, Lightweight, Unfolds Quickly
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