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Gitzo 2220 Aluminum Explorer


Review Date: Feb 19, 2006 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $250.00 | Rating: 8 

 
Pros: Very versatile. Great for macro applications. Gitzo quality.
Cons:
Not the easiest tripod to use. Heavy. No preset leg settings.

I wanted to own a Gitzo and I love this tripod. Very sturdy and I never worry about this tripod blowing over like some lighter models. The hook for the camera bag is very useful. I use mine in the marsh from time to time and placing my bag in the mud is not an option! I love this tripod for its ability to adapt to any level of ground. HOWEVER, there seems to be TOO much control making it slow to set up. For macro this isn't an issue. But I think I was looking for a lighter, faster tripod when I ordered this. The weight has also become an issue on longer hikes. The folded length is a little long making it tough to carry other than in hand.