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  • Marlene Walkenfors says:

    Great blog Dan! I’m deciding between the Gitzo 0545 and 1545 aswell.
    Can I ask you how tall you are? Have you gotten any issues with the height of the 0545? Neck or back pain?
    I’m only 5’2 (159 cm) so I was thinking that it might work with the 0545, if I use the tilted LCD screen on my mirrorless camera. Thanks in advance 🙂

  • Dan Bailey says:

    Hi Marlene, Thanks for your comment. I’m 5’7″ and I find the 0545 to be a really workable height. With the center column down, your camera LCD screen is at about 4′, and with the center column all the way extended, it’s about 4’6″. To me, this is a very comfortable hight, especially when you’re using the LCD screen. If your screen tilts, then it’s even more user friendly. I highly recommend the 0545 over the 1545, simply because it’s smaller and lighter, and unless you’re using heavy gear, you won’t lose any stability.

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  • Bill Evans says:

    Thanks for the info Dan, not much out there on this sweet gem of a tripod. Would anyone who has one, be willing to weigh the legs only with the short center column. I’m in the hunt for a backpacking tripod and haven’t been able to chase down the lightest this tripod can get. Cheers and thanks, Bill

  • Dan says:

    Hi Bill. I don’t have an exact weight for the legs w/short center column, but carrying it his way definitely saves a few ounces. I’ve travelled with it in this configuration and with the head and short center column, it gets down in the two pound territory.

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    Terry Bourk

    I have read you new book “Behind the Landscape.” I could not “put it down” meaning that I kept at it because each photo you presented/analyzed was interesting and informative. I am trying to develop an eye for composition (both the scene and the light).

    Thank you! The examples you present and the suggestions are very helpful. Purple Mountains, McKinley River and Wonder Lake are fascinating.


    Roger Sinclair

    You have done it again! Another triumph.

    Your generosity to share, the clarity of thought and concise explanation thereof is brilliant. Perhaps I should also mention the beautiful photos and the talent necessary to produce them.

    Thank you, Dan.