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p.1 #1 · Gitzo GT-531 Tripod / China Trip


After a lot of searching for a small/ultra compact tripod, I ordered the Gitzo GT-531 today.
It was kind of confusing because there is a GT-0351 (larger tripod) and the GT-531 (the small one.)

I am going to China so i will be using it for my trip.

However, I am unable to find any real reviews or feedback about this tripod on the internet.

Has anyone used this tripod by chance? If so, I would love some feedback

I will be mainly using it for smaller cameras, like RX1, leica etc.

Thx in advance

ll



Jul 17, 2013 at 06:01 PM
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p.1 #2 · Gitzo GT-531 Tripod / China Trip


Are you sure you got the names right? The only one that I know is the GT0531. Is it a Gitzo Mountaineer tripod or?


Jul 17, 2013 at 06:34 PM
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p.1 #3 · Gitzo GT-531 Tripod / China Trip


There is a Gitzo GT-531 - it's a Mountaineer tabletop version, Series 00 - http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/548360-REG/Gitzo_GT_531_GT_531_Mountaineer_6X_Carbon.html




Jul 17, 2013 at 07:52 PM
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p.1 #4 · Gitzo GT-531 Tripod / China Trip


Lars - Will is correct.
There are 2 models. Its quite confusing



Jul 17, 2013 at 07:58 PM
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p.1 #5 · Gitzo GT-531 Tripod / China Trip


Ok, maybe it's an older tripod ? Gitzo don't have it on their website. Or maybe those tripods have a different name in the USA


Jul 17, 2013 at 08:11 PM
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p.1 #6 · Gitzo GT-531 Tripod / China Trip


No, it's there (and looks to be a current model). http://www.gitzo.us/series-00-carbon-6x-tripod-3-section-g-lock I had to google it though; I looked under Mountaineer Series and didn't see it. Plus it doesn't look like a typical tabletop tripod.


Jul 17, 2013 at 09:25 PM
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p.1 #7 · Gitzo GT-531 Tripod / China Trip


WiLLGT09 wrote:
No, it's there (and looks to be a current model). http://www.gitzo.us/series-00-carbon-6x-tripod-3-section-g-lock I had to google it though; I looked under Mountaineer Series and didn't see it. Plus it doesn't look like a typical tabletop tripod.


Yes I know. But it's only on the US website. Not on the original Gitzo.com



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p.1 #8 · Gitzo GT-531 Tripod / China Trip


Ah, touché. Strange.


Jul 17, 2013 at 09:46 PM
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p.1 #9 · Gitzo GT-531 Tripod / China Trip


Update

I received the tripod today.. It is seriously pretty tiny, the pictures of it don't really show how small it is - exactly what I needed for the RX1. Seems very solid. I just need to purchase a small ballhead at this point. The one I have right now is too hefty for the tripod.

Other than the price, this seems perfect for my needs. Here's a picture (sorry for the blur!)








Jul 18, 2013 at 10:27 PM
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p.1 #10 · Gitzo GT-531 Tripod / China Trip


That looks seriously sweet. I love that it's so small, yet only has 3 sections. Most compact/travel tripods have 4 or 5 sections. Looks perfect for something like the Really Right Stuff BH-30 ballhead.


Jul 19, 2013 at 01:25 PM
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p.1 #11 · Gitzo GT-531 Tripod / China Trip


But other normal travel tripods are at least twice the length of this very short tripod. This is a tripod you have to sit down on the ground to use. Or put it on a table. It's maximum length is 56 cm with center column down. And 67 cm with the center column fully extended. It's a table tripod that you can't compare with the normal travel tripods. Fully extended it's the same height as my knee


Jul 19, 2013 at 01:49 PM
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p.1 #12 · Gitzo GT-531 Tripod / China Trip


Lars - its exactly what I need makes a good complementary tripod.


Jul 19, 2013 at 07:22 PM
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p.1 #13 · Gitzo GT-531 Tripod / China Trip


lovinglife wrote:
Lars - its exactly what I need makes a good complementary tripod.


That's good



Jul 19, 2013 at 07:41 PM





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