I’ve ordered a new tripod, the first new one I’ve purchased in quite a few years, and one I’ll be comparing to my current favorite, the G1325 (see The Sharpest Image). Several things compelled me to try a new model—
- The legs do not rotate. This makes it possible to lock or unlock the legs in any order, leading to much faster setup and takedown of the legs. Locking/unlocking each section is also easier, since one doesn’t have to over-tighten one section to avoid twisting. Setup/takedown is the number one time-waster with a tripod, hence it is a high priority.
- The added height (well over my head) will be welcome on the steep slopes I am wont to frequent when I get into the mountains.
- The hope (not necessarily founded on hard data) that resonance will be as good or better than the G1325.
I’ll report on this new tripod after I have some experience with it.