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You are correct, Lars, it is shorter. But, in my case, it is diametre which matters most not length. Due to its stouter legs, the 1542T is thicker, and just enough to make it impossible for me to close my Billingham bag over it, whereas I can just manage it with the thinner 0541. Which is also slightly more than 20% lighter, which is nice on very long trips.
But hey!, who said that there was anything like a universal tripod?