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Gitzo G224 Reporter Industrial Performance Tripods
Submitted by Sean Thomas a Intermediate from Sanur, Bali Indonesia
Date Reviewed: May 5, 2000
Strengths: Very versaitile, operates smoothly from a minimum height of 14 5/8" to a maximum height of 56 1/4" (without the center colum extended,included colum extends the max height to 73 3/4" )
Compatible with a wide range of heads.
Carbon fiber legs,
Smooth leg extension, with twist type locks,
Sharp metal spike covered with a removeable rubber nob at the end of the legs for different terrane situations.
Removeable/interchangeable grooved center column. fitted to prevent rotation and increase stability.
Legs can be easily set at three different spread angles, 24,60 and 90 degrees.
Not too heavy to carry weighing 5 lbs.
Maximum load of 13 1/4 lbs.
Will not rust......... all that can rust are the replaceable stainless steel screws etc.
In the shop or in the search for a 35mm tripod the G224 might seem a bit expensive, and the fact that it doesn't come with a head is another expense, although it is definetly a good investment.
I've ran tests ( results may vary depending on the head used) and the tripod has proved it can hold my Nikon F-70 still enough to produce sharp images up to six second exposures with a 110mm lense at life size magnification. I haven't shot over six seconds in the tests but if it can handle six seconds it should be able to stay sturdy for longer exposures and for longer lenses too. The tripod is designed to operate simply without confusion and hassel, unlike some tripods I've seen.
Strong and has the feeling it will last a while.
Sets up easily low down for floweres or low subjects and sets up easily at eye level for sports or just a higher angle.
This tripod has stopped me worring about camera shake, and now I can be confident that the camera is being held sturdy for the shot and not have to choose a faster shutter speed to get past camera shake problem,
All in all it's a simple tripod made to do it all for most 35mm work.
Duration Product Used: 2-5 years
Similar Products Used: Silk U-5000
Type of photography: Other
Submitted by Sarawoot Chittratanawat a Intermediate from Columbia, MO USa
Date Reviewed: September 1, 1999
Strengths: Price is right. Sturdy and not look cheap. Buy now before the end of this year and get $45 rebate. Cool
Weaknesses: No! So far so good
I'd like to recommend this tripod for beginner who want to pay for the tripod only one time and wasts your time only one time. Price may be a little bit too high but think about how much of your camera.
Duration Product Used: 6-10 years
Similar Products Used: Bogen 3211
Type of photography: People
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