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I just took my Gitzo 3542LS on a two week trip to Singapore, Cambodia and Thailand. It worked perfectly and was rock solid throughout the trip.
I was able to carry it onto all flights, but not with the ballhead attached - the security at one airport baulked when I tried to do that, so I took it off and stored it in my bag and they were fine with just the tripod strapped to the side of my carryon-bag.
I've used mine through dusty temples, on the beach, etc without any problems.
Most people buy a cheap tripod and then buy a more expensive one when they realise they are not happy with the cheap one.
I decided to avoid that trap by buying a really good one to start off with - expensive, but it should last me a good 20 yrs or so.
Gitzo 3542 LS-Getting ready to purchase this. Looking for a relative lightweight but stable tripod of this general height, no middle column, that is compact when contracted
Anything negative to say about this tripod other than hefty price?