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I seem to recall noticing some kind of odor when I first got my Gitzo, I believe I traced it to the lubrication/grease used in the locking knobs. When you slide the legs in and out, trace amounts of the lubrication can get deposited on the tube surface (I have seen it as some slight oily/greasy sheen on the tubes), where it may then transfer to your hand upon handling. Could that be the source of your smell?
Like others, I eventually had to clean/re-lube my tripod and in doing so removed the original grease and used something else (I use...Show more →
Yes, this is what happened to me, and i never care about it, in fact i didn't want to point it as an issue, those tripods are expensive, so i don't want to waste money because of some bugs in my head.
Well, where and how do you lubricate it? I want to get a grease/lubricant to do for my tripods, the one i use most is almost dried and full of dust and maybe dirt or so, i think time for re-grease it again.