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| p.2 #6 · Graphite tripod maintenance. |
ben egbert wrote: But the need to take it apart and clean it and regrease it put me off. Not just the work, I have plenty of time to do this, itís the need that puts me off.
They mostly just work. It's really not that hard, just tedious. This last weekend I just re-greased a series-3 Gitzo because I didn't like the way the twist locks worked. It seems Gitzo use some kind of graphite-based grease which I removed and replaced with auto white lithium grease. Now the locks are nice and smooth.
ben egbert wrote: The 2 series is starting to look like not much weight savings.The new 2-series is a systematic and if you're going to use a center column all the time it might make sense for you to buy a used 2-series from their previous generation of tripods. The new systematic range from Gitzo are all heavier than the previous generation and the 2-series is no exception. A previous generation GT2541 weighs 3lbs including center column. Actually you might be able to get a new one at a good price at the moment: B&H are selling the 2541 for $510 with a rebate.