Gitzo G101 Sport Standard with Rapid Column Tripods

G101 Sport Standard with Rapid Column

User Reviews (3)

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Taran Reese   Intermediate [Nov 09, 2000]
Strength:

Light weight, very well-made, durable, twist-locks on legs and center column nearly indestructible

Weakness:

no option for metal foot spikes, a little short for tall people (6'2"+), center column lock can be hard to turn with large hands because of low clearance from legs

Great little tripod for smaller/medium 35mm cameras, very portable and rugged, maybe too small for big/tall people.

Customer Service

Not needed

Similar Products Used: Gitzo
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
Peter Kellett   Expert [Feb 18, 2001]
Strength:

It is very rigid for it's weight. Great for 200mm+ lenses. Fast and easy to set up, the leg locks are very reliable and never jam.

Weakness:

None I have found. The present price is high but worth every franc. The latest model has a grooved column which is a nice improvement.

I bought this tripod from the factory 34 years ago and have carried it all over the world. It still works perfectly even though the rubber grips perished long ago. The pan/tilt video head is still silky smooth. I was amazed to see that it is still in production, virtually unchanged except for minor details. No other tripod in this class comes close to it's strength, rigidity and durability.

Customer Service

Never needed

Similar Products Used: Bogen
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
4
John Traversaro   Intermediate [Apr 15, 2001]
Strength:

Lack of weight
Leg locks are easy to use
Quality

Weakness:

Center column is a pain to use
Short
Unstable in windy conditions

This is an awesome tripod. I solved the stability issue by rigging my tripod so I can hang my camera backback from the center column.

I love how light and easy this is to use. I can't recommend this one enough ... if you're looking for a great tripod that's easy to tote around, this is the one!

Customer Service

Not Needed

Similar Products Used: Bogen 3221
OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
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