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p.2 #1 · p.2 #1 · ProMediaGear Tripods - worthy alternative to RRS/Gitzo?


in addition it looks to be pretty much the same design off of current Gitzo push pull. the Gitzo not being as refined on the push end.




Oct 20, 2017 at 01:29 PM
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p.2 #2 · p.2 #2 · ProMediaGear Tripods - worthy alternative to RRS/Gitzo?


You can push the ratcheting angle stops out from the back on a RRS tripod too. The spring comes into play when you swing the leg into a horizontal position then move the leg to the angle you want - the angle lock ratchets automatically.

Yeah, the automatic ratchets seem like one of those thoughtful usability features that you don't need but are really nice once accustomed to using. I've only ever pulled and pushed from the front side. I am looking to replace a tripod with a center post and I was just playing around pushing from the back but it is a little kludgy with that cneter post there.



Oct 20, 2017 at 02:29 PM
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p.2 #3 · p.2 #3 · ProMediaGear Tripods - worthy alternative to RRS/Gitzo?


I was window shopping the PMG TR344 this past weekend and I wished the center platform could be removed with a built-in ratchet. The larger 42mm series has it, but the 34mm series has what appears to be 6 screws that secures it to the apex. I also wish the 34mm series has the red apex.

I already have a Gitzo Systematic 3, 3 sections that fits me beautifully. I would like a little taller reach and shorter collapsed length, which is why the TR344 attracted my attention. Would love to hear more from owners on PMG products.



Oct 25, 2017 at 06:05 PM
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p.2 #4 · p.2 #4 · ProMediaGear Tripods - worthy alternative to RRS/Gitzo?


i'll tell you one thing with the way they locked it down with the 6 screws it will not free itself up and become a possible issue. the ratchet is cute but not the most robust design option overall neither one of their methods are as elegant as the RRS models.

ratchet- has more moving parts and if fails the default position is open.

the screws many as there are do the job but the RRS with its 3 points and internal deforming ring works with just one screw if really needed.



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p.2 #5 · p.2 #5 · ProMediaGear Tripods - worthy alternative to RRS/Gitzo?


At first I thought the all the pro stix had that ratchet feature which was not a plus for me personally for the reasons sjms outlined. Plus I didn't like the thought of something protruding off the apex like that. My worry wart side says that little beauty has the potential to grab ahold of something and for all talk about ball head lever release handles catching on somethingÖThe red apex is pretty trick but I only see as an option on one of their bigger set of legs.

I did have a chance to get my hands on a TVC-24L with a BH-40 while shooting the sunrise this past weekend. The guy next to me has his rig on one. First time Iíve seen one in the flesh. I was very impressed all the way down the ratcheting legs. I didnít take notice of how the center platform was affixed though. The leg diameter was larger than I envisioned and it was lighter than I expected too. The height was awesome for a 6í3Ē fella like me.

With some input from you fine folks, Iíll hopefully be making my decision by the 29th since there is a PhotoPlus 10% off discount on PMG products at b&h.





Oct 26, 2017 at 07:50 PM
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p.2 #6 · p.2 #6 · ProMediaGear Tripods - worthy alternative to RRS/Gitzo?


Just a quick update, I never did get a chance to stop by PMG's office while I was in Illinois. It would have been at least a two hour round trip, which just wasn't something I was able to pull off during their open hours (weekdays 8am-5pm). With regards to support options, I'm still undecided on what direction to go; I plan to hold steady with my gitzo traveler for the time being - it may not be ideal for all situations, but it is generally good enough.


Nov 06, 2017 at 08:59 PM
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p.2 #7 · p.2 #7 · ProMediaGear Tripods - worthy alternative to RRS/Gitzo?


Have you looked at the FLM Berlin 38.4 campaign on Indiegogo? If you don't need the tripod right away, it could be a good option to save some cash. But maybe it's not tall enough for you?

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/flm-the-berlin-38-4-tripod-photography#/



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