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Re: [Rollei] What's your favourite tripod?
- Subject: Re: [Rollei] What's your favourite tripod?
- From: Bob Shell <bob >
- Date: Tue, 13 May 2003 07:44:30 -0400
On Tuesday, May 13, 2003, at 01:25 AM, TrueBadger wrote:
> I'm kind of surprised to see that gitzo seems to have stopped making
> the geared center columns though ... with those heavier cameras, it
> seems to me you really need them.
Gitzo was bought several years ago by Manfrotto. Production was mostly
moved from the very antiquated factory outside Paris to Manfrotto's
factories in Italy. Some of the French machinery was in really bad
shape and was scrapped. I'm guessing that Manfrotto saw no need to
continue making some Gitzo products which were slow sellers and direct
competition for their own line. Anyone who really needs a geared
center column can buy Manfrotto or Vinten.