PDA

View Full Version : WTF Gitzo


Please support NSOP by using our affilaites:
      Receive a FREE GIFT from Think Tank Photo

   Camera Gear Rentals   

SlvrScoobie
09-11-2008, 10:03 AM
So for a long time I saw the Gitzo spike set on B+H
It says its for Series 2+ - NOT series 1. I have a 1530 CF.
So I went to B+H last weekend, and asked the Tripod guy. He said, no it wont work, the feet on the 1 series dont come off.
I disagree and tell him i KNOW they come off, and he says "oh the 1530, yes, they will work, but theyre the wrong size"
So I bought the set - 3 spikes + 2 sets of feet (one for 2 series, one for 3 series) - 37$ + 3.75 tax, cheaper than shipping for 5$ - not worth the trip TO B+H but thats besides the point.
I get them home and try them out...

Heres the regular foot
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3093/2848518000_8a23301048.jpg?v=0

Here it is with the Series 2 foot on the spike
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2124/2848518006_9677e48624.jpg?v=0

Here is the leg extended with spike
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3232/2848518014_6f738afeca.jpg

And heres all three feet with the series 2 feet
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3134/2847696725_259155c1e5.jpg

And heres the tripod on the Spikes (not the best Spike terrain but ;)
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3211/2848518018_63d3ccf9a4.jpg

So - I ask - WTF gitzo, Why dont you offer these for series 1 pods? They sure as heck work and they dont look Rediculas :P
Oh well - I got my removable spike feet now! :banana::discomonkey:

jacobsen1
09-11-2008, 10:29 AM
so is it this guy:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/326239-REG/Gitzo_G1220_129B3_G1220_129B3_1_5_Long_Spike.html
and is it a spike that goes into the foot (obviously) with a rubber booty that covers it basically? Seems like a good idea. I've had a few times when my legs seems to want to slip when spikes would work.

SlvrScoobie
09-11-2008, 10:42 AM
Thats the one!

user errors
09-11-2008, 11:46 AM
Did you stab him with the spike attached to the fully extended leg and scream "Does it fit now?!?!"