PermaLink Gitzo Systematic Bad Plate Locking Design03/21/2009 02:12 AM
Looks like there's been a spate of photographers losing equipment from this Gitzo "feature", so I thought I'd warn about it as well.  It mainly affects you if you sling a big lens over your shoulder while the camera is on a Systematic tripod.  Threads on this:
http://www.birdphotographers.net/forums/showthread.php?p=229545
http://www.naturescapes.net/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=140837
http://www.naturescapes.net/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=131075&start=60

Naturescapes came up w/ a $70 solution to prevent this from happening:
http://www.naturescapes.net/store/product.php?productid=453

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