Can someone identify this old gitzo?

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  1. jkasarda

    jkasarda Member

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    I have this tripod in my house from when my father was gifted it but he has no idea what type it is.
    recently the leg had just snapped as i was trying to use some liberal force and bend it back into place...so if anyone has any ideas for solutions to this or where i can buy a replacement leg that would be great.
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    that is where it snapped off

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  2. Chris Lange

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    Looks just like mine, which is an old Studex. If you take the head off, it will say on the attachment plate on the legs which it is.
     
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    Thanks Chris, i looked at the plate and it is a reporter performance Gilux... does anyone have suggestions about what to do for the leg where it snapped off at the joint? can i get replacement legs?
     
  4. John Koehrer

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    Did it come apart or is the tube broken? They're pretty hard to break. Take another leg apart and use it as an example to reassemble the first one.

    http://www.gitzo.us

    They're pretty good at service. The key though isn't the "Gilux", The model you have is a "reporter".
    Performance in the name describes low height ability. Restricted by the length of the center column.
     
  5. rorye

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    I just got a replacement handle for mine and the folks at Gitzo.us were very helpful. Even though it shipped from Europe it was here in just a few days.