Home · Register · Search · View Winners · Software · Hosting · Software · Join Upload & Sell

Moderated by: Fred Miranda
Username   Password

  New fredmiranda.com Mobile Site
  New Feature: SMS Notification alert
  New Feature: Buy & Sell Watchlist
  

FM Forums | General Gear-talk | Join Upload & Sell

1       2       3      
4
       end
  

Archive 2012 · Really Right Stuff Tripods
  
 
Hardcore
Online
• • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.4 #1 · p.4 #1 · Really Right Stuff Tripods


Got the TVC-33s. It is a beast of a pod. Kids are already hanging off it lol. Anyways, this thing has massive vibration reduction benefits from the quick test I did. A good knock and it settles downs completely within a second. This bests most of the carbon fiber tripods I have tested. Most of them are around 3-5 seconds and the aluminum is around 10-12 seconds. Very unscientific, but the large leg diameter really does help!


Oct 17, 2012 at 01:15 AM
vsg28
Offline
• • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.4 #2 · p.4 #2 · Really Right Stuff Tripods


Got my CT414 and BHL-3 (I had sold the ballhead previously with my aluminum Gitzo) and first impressions are very good. I will do an objective review soon in another thread.


Oct 18, 2012 at 10:08 PM
hampchamp
Online
• •
Upload & Sell: On
p.4 #3 · p.4 #3 · Really Right Stuff Tripods


I have a Induro CT 213 carbon fiber tripod and it is strong and stable, I;ve been using it for a couple of years and find no problems at all. Induro carbon fiber is 8x compaired to Gitzo at 6x and cost is between $ 350.00 and $400.00.


Oct 18, 2012 at 10:22 PM
vsg28
Offline
• • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.4 #4 · p.4 #4 · Really Right Stuff Tripods


The 8x and 6x don't mean anything if they can't handle the expected load well. I will find out soon how it behaves with my setup.


Oct 18, 2012 at 10:38 PM
sjms
Online
• • • • • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.4 #5 · p.4 #5 · Really Right Stuff Tripods


its how many layers of material are in the leg tubes.

with the weight and size of a CT414 it should handle a dump truck



Oct 19, 2012 at 01:19 AM
dcains
Offline
• • • • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.4 #6 · p.4 #6 · Really Right Stuff Tripods


I might be mistaken, but I believe the older Gitzo were 8X (thicker cross-section) tubes, and the newer are 6X. Take that for what it's worth, but with each successive generation they get both lighter and stronger. The G-Locks are a big upgrade.


Oct 19, 2012 at 12:52 PM
Hardcore
Online
• • •
Upload & Sell: On
p.4 #7 · p.4 #7 · Really Right Stuff Tripods


dcains wrote:
I might be mistaken, but I believe the older Gitzo were 8X (thicker cross-section) tubes, and the newer are 6X. Take that for what it's worth, but with each successive generation they get both lighter and stronger. The G-Locks are a big upgrade.


So do the new gitzo's use a larger leg diameter and reduced layers of carbon? I think that is what RRS is doing as well.



Oct 19, 2012 at 01:44 PM
Lars Johnsson
Offline
• • • • • • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.4 #8 · p.4 #8 · Really Right Stuff Tripods


CF comes in different qualities also. Just like every other material, there are better and not so good qualities. And in different thickness. In the same way as tripods made of Alu, wood or plastic.


Oct 19, 2012 at 01:53 PM
 

Search in Used Dept. 



vsg28
Offline
• • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.4 #9 · p.4 #9 · Really Right Stuff Tripods


I don't think Gitzo legs were ever 8X, I had an old series 3 CF with a big cross-section but it was just heavy and unwieldy. Large cross-sections need not have a direct correlation with CF layers, and as Lars pointed out- older CF tripods just were not as good as current generation CF.

I am working on a project wherein we are trying out carbon nanotube fibers with Kevlar or PAN (present day nanotube fibers are not strong enough yet) which are ridiculously strong and light weight. Perhaps in 10-20 years, CF is replaced by CNT



Oct 19, 2012 at 02:23 PM
rprouty
Offline
• • • • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.4 #10 · p.4 #10 · Really Right Stuff Tripods


I've owned several Gitzos, still own a GT3541LS but sold the larger Gitzos and bought two RRS TCV-34Ls. I'm happy with the decision.


Oct 19, 2012 at 04:27 PM
dcains
Offline
• • • • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.4 #11 · p.4 #11 · Really Right Stuff Tripods


vsg28 wrote:
I don't think Gitzo legs were ever 8X, I had an old series 3 CF with a big cross-section but it was just heavy and unwieldy. Large cross-sections need not have a direct correlation with CF layers, and as Lars pointed out- older CF tripods just were not as good as current generation CF.



Sorry, I just can't find the reference, as the older Gitzo sites are gone, and 6x is no longer news. I seem to recall their older tubing was 8 layers and 1.5mm wall thickness, while the new is 6 layers and only 1mm thick. No matter, though, as the new are definitely better. I still have my old G1228 MkII, and it's noticeably heavier than my GT2540, which is two generations newer, but otherwise the same size.

RRS has also quoted that their CF tubing is also only 1mm wall thickness. Anyone measured one of the Chinese-made clones? Just curious.



Oct 19, 2012 at 10:11 PM
vsg28
Offline
• • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.4 #12 · p.4 #12 · Really Right Stuff Tripods


I will get a caliper from my lab tomorrow and measure the thickness of my induro leg tubings. I know the Velbon CF legs are about 1mm as well but nowhere as tough as Gitzo/RRS.

I would expect thickness to increase with number of layers, but by how much is interesting to know.



Oct 19, 2012 at 10:13 PM
vsg28
Offline
• • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.4 #13 · p.4 #13 · Really Right Stuff Tripods


Induro leg thickness is 1.15 mm


Oct 21, 2012 at 03:15 AM
Lars Johnsson
Offline
• • • • • • •
Upload & Sell: Off
p.4 #14 · p.4 #14 · Really Right Stuff Tripods


I don't think you can compare different brands when they don't use the same CF. 1 mm thickness in one brand can be better and stronger than 1,5 or 2 mm in another brand.
And it's the same with 6x or 8x or any other numbers. Only if the use the same CF and everything else is similar you can compare those numbers.



Oct 21, 2012 at 07:40 AM
JCLittle
Offline

Upload & Sell: Off
p.4 #15 · p.4 #15 · Really Right Stuff Tripods


RRS must have built up some stock recently. I ordered 33 legs, a 55 ball head and a D4 L plate less then 9 days ago and it all showed up yesterday. Was quoted no more then 3 weeks, that was an understatement!


Oct 27, 2012 at 04:30 PM
1       2       3      
4
       end




FM Forums | General Gear-talk | Join Upload & Sell

1       2       3      
4
       end
    
 

You are not logged in. Login or Register

Username   Password    Reset password