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10-31-2019, 05:45 PM   #1
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Gitzo 525 Tripod ! What a "Monster" !

I just got Helen Jo's Gitzo 525 Tripod and pulled it out of her closet as she is selling it.
This thing is an absolute "Monster" !
5 leg sections.
32" long closed.
Weighs 20 Lbs.
Stands over 9'6" when fully extended !
Im speechless !
Note the bottom leg section in image isn't even extended !!!

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10-31-2019, 06:04 PM - 1 Like   #2
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Knowing what current GItzo models cost, it hurts my head to think what this would cost if manufactured today!
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Knowing what current GItzo models cost, it hurts my head to think what this would cost if manufactured today!
She always talked about her "BIG" Tripod......I never Dreamed it was like this !
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I can understand for taking pictures of large groups from above but what other purposes would a tripod like this be used for?

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QuoteOriginally posted by MikeyBugs95 Quote
I can understand for taking pictures of large groups from above but what other purposes would a tripod like this be used for?
elevation, like shooting from a second story window.
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I can understand for taking pictures of large groups from above but what other purposes would a tripod like this be used for?
She toyed with 10x12 cameras for a while in the 80's
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Very nice! Enjoy!

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I can understand for taking pictures of large groups from above but what other purposes would a tripod like this be used for?
Draping canvas around it and double as a tent?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mike L Quote
Draping canvas around it and double as a tent?
or a teepee?

Those big tripods are pretty stable. It could have also been used to get sound monitors or lighting up high back in the day.
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How heavy is it? Do you need a shopping cart to wheel it around?
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How heavy is it? Do you need a shopping cart to wheel it around?
20lbs. See first post for details.
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Wrap a tarpaulin around it and you have instant accommodation.

Did it come with a ladder or was it only for sale in Holland?

Since the invention of drones these tripods have gone out of fashion.
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Draping canvas around it and double as a tent?
We joked about that ! Or a nice Camp Shower.....lol

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5'2" actually.
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elevation, like shooting from a second story window.
Yup... looks like it can be very useful with UWAs to get everything level and straight.
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