Design and build quality

I’ve recently had leave to open up computer equipment from three well known manufacturers, HP, Dell and Apple. All three pieces of equipment differed vastly in their design philosophy. The Dell, a machine built primarily for use in a corporate environment was the easiest to open. A simple slide latch on the top and the ...

Fitting Markins TS-327 spikes to a Gitzo 1325 2

I recently purcahsed a set of Markins TS-327 titanium spikes to fit my Gitzo 1325 tripod. The only trouble was they came completely devoid of instructions on how to fit. The rubber pad which the 1325 has by default seemd absolutely impossible to remove. Various options on how to get the foot off seem to ...