Gitzo G226 Aluminum Tripod

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  1. oldracer

    oldracer Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Oct 1, 2010
    I just noticed that Adorama has posted an extremely nice Gitzo Compact Reporter Performance tripod on eBay with a BIN price of $119, free shipping.

    Gitzo G226 226 Reporter Compact Performance Tripod with Rapid Column

    These are fantastic tripods and well-suited for M43. I used to have this exact model. I replaced it with a carbon Benro Travel Flat at close to $400. The Benro is easy to haul but has absolutely no stability advantage over the Gitzo.

    Here are specs from a Gitzo catalog that I have:

    Load Capacity 13.3 lbs.(6kg)
    Maximum Extension 58.5" (149cm)
    Minimum Usable Height* 10.8" (27cm)
    Leg Sections 4
    Center Column Section 2
    Folded Length 17.3˝ (44cm)
    Weight 4.3 lbs. (2.2kg)
    * Minimum capacity height is with camera on top of tripod. By reversing center column, the tripod can be used even lower.

    Obviously I have no economic interest in this. It's just a nice item and I'd like to see it go to a good M43 home.
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