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| p.6 #11 · Gitzo tripod vs. Induro tripod |
surf monkey wrote:
I have been an amused voyeur on this thread, but feel like adding an observation.
I think that when most Gitzo fans say, "Buy a Gitzo, you won't regret it", they really are saying "Buy the best". Which can be translated to mean buy the "best" Gitzos, not referring to the "lesser" models. This means that you should compare the best (and more expensive) Gitzo offerings to the best from other companies. I do understand that comparisons between similar priced products from Gitzo and it's competitors seem fair and makes sense if you choose products based on a specific budget limit. But this can be a little like comparing a Range Rover and a Corvette because they're the same price.
My personal opinion: My Induro products offer great value and performance, my Gitzos have a better "feel" and slightly better performance (I especially prefer the leg locks). The Gitzo tripods have many more models and offer more options. And the RRS tripods seem to be the best of the best.
I think there's also a lot of snobbery and face it, folks want to think that they bought wisely. The internet is full of folks defending their purchase of guitars, amps, cars, woodworking tools, etc. It's human nature. Plus it's good business. If you bought that expensive boutique tripod and someone starts dissing on it, there's a good chance you might lose money when you go to sell it. I think all that accounts for the chest pounding on these sites.
I agree 100% that when folks say "buy a gitzo", they are talking about the $600-$800 leg sets. In fact, someone said as much earlier in one of my other threads implying that the explorer I bought didn't count because it was an older and cheaper model.
My point is that gitzo is a brand. They make good and bad stuff just like most companies.