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[OM] Re: Speaking of tripods and such..

Subject: [OM] Re: Speaking of tripods and such..
From: "Bill Pearce" <bs.pearce@xxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 3 Mar 2006 19:32:14 -0600
Benro. In the same typeface and colors as Gitzo. Same hammertone finish on 
the metal. Also a Arca-Swiss ball head knock-off.

If you believe Rockwell, they are equal in every way except the finish on 
the Gitzo is a bit better, but not twice as much so. Apparently the choice 
of every pro in China.

Bill Pearce
>
> Giotto?
> AndrewF
>
>
> On 04/03/2006, at 1:45 AM, Bill Pearce wrote:
>
>>
>> As the talk returns to tripods again, you might visit Ken
>> Rockwell's website
>> and turn to the PMA report. There is a Chinese company that is
>> making Gitzo
>> knock-offs. They are copies so accurate as to remind one of the old
>> joke
>> about the man taking a suit to a Hong Kong tailor for an overnight
>> copy-
>> they are accurate down to the logo. The name is different but not
>> very.
>>
>> Rockwell says that they are quite good, nearly as good as Gitzos.
>> They await
>> US distrubution, but probably not for long, legal action
>> notwithstanding.
>>
>> Bill Pearce
>>
>>
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