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gezak22
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G11 tripod weight
      #5710847 - 03/03/13 03:26 PM

Hey guys,

I just bought the G11 tripod for my GM-8. Losmandy quotes the weight of their G11 tripod to be 35 lbs, but my scale measures it to be only 29 lbs. The foldable tripod of the GM-8 is correctly measured to be 15 lbs.

Am I missing any parts or did he change the material of certain components?

Thanks for reading.


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Re: G11 tripod weight new [Re: gezak22]
      #5711261 - 03/03/13 07:10 PM

35LB is probably shipping weight.

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Re: G11 tripod weight new [Re: mistyridge]
      #5711362 - 03/03/13 08:07 PM

Quote:

35LB is probably shipping weight.




But then why does the GM8 tripod weight spec agree with my measurement?


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Re: G11 tripod weight new [Re: gezak22]
      #5711875 - 03/04/13 02:09 AM

Good question, maybe losmandy is using smaller gauge tubing in their mounts to cut costs.

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Re: G11 tripod weight new [Re: gezak22]
      #5712567 - 03/04/13 01:44 PM

Geza,
Is that the Lw Tripod for the G8/G11 or the HD Tripod? I know that my HD Tripod was one HEAVY sucker. #35 wouldn't surprise me at all.

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Re: G11 tripod weight new [Re: Startraffic]
      #5712905 - 03/04/13 04:55 PM

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Geza,
Is that the Lw Tripod for the G8/G11 or the HD Tripod? I know that my HD Tripod was one HEAVY sucker. #35 wouldn't surprise me at all.

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I'm talking about the HD tripod in comparison to the LW tripod.
LW tripod: 15lbs/15lbs (spec/measurement)
HD tripod: 35lbs/29lbs (spec/measurement)

Edited by gezak22 (03/04/13 04:55 PM)


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Re: G11 tripod weight new [Re: gezak22]
      #5713273 - 03/04/13 08:15 PM

Why don't you just call Losmandy and ask?? That would be the simple way.

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