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Gitzo G1128 Mk2 Mountaineer Sport Carbon Fiber

Review Date: Jun 17, 2004 Recommend? yes | Price paid: $420.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: Extreme lightweight, folds very compact.
Twist locking love it or hate it, expensive.

Great tripod, extremely lightweight. I could not find any other lightweight tripod that could fold as compact as this...within reason of course. The build quality is excellent, aside from the plastic head mount plate. Using this with a Markins ball head which makes the ultimate combo in my opinion.

Holds a MKII with 70-200 2.8IS +1.4x TC no problem.

Considered the bogen carbon one series, but they are not much lighter than my 10 year old 3001 aluinum tripod yet cost 4 times as much, if not more. They do not fold as compact as the gitzo as well.

Ive gotten used to the gitzo twist legs...but I still prefer the bogen quick snaps...even if they snag and make for a bulkier folded tripod.