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Gitzo GT1542 Mountaineer Series 1 Carbon Fiber Tripod

You Pay: $645.49

Mail-In Rebate: -$150.00

Offer ends: DEC 31 '14
Price after rebate: $495.49
Product Highlights
  • Load Capacity: 22 lb
  • Max Height: 62.6"
  • Min Height: 5.9"
  • Folded Length: 21.3"
  • Leg Sections: 4
  • Weight: 2.8 lb
  • Carbon eXact Tubing
  • G-Lock Ultra Twist Locks
  • Redesigned Top Spider

The GT1542 Mountaineer Series 1 Carbon Fiber Tripod from Gitzo features Carbon eXact tubing, which includes High Modulus carbon fiber in the lower leg sections, adding to their diameters and making the tripod more rigid and stronger than its predecessor. The GT1542 has a load capacity of 22 lb, extends to a maximum height of 62.6", and folds down to 21.3" for transport.

The center column on the tripod can be removed for Ground Level Set, which enables the tripod to reach its lowest height of 5.9". Its four-section legs are secured with twist locks that incorporate G-lock Ultra, which has an internal O-ring to prevent dust and particles from entering the leg system. The top spider has been redesigned to add rigidity and large leg angle selectors give you more area to grip when readjusting leg angles. A ballast hook on the center column allows you to add weight to increase the tripod's stability.

Material Carbon fiber
Load Capacity 22 lb (10 kg)
Maximum Height 62.6" (159 cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended 51.1" (135 cm)
Minimum Height 5.9" (15 cm)
Folded Length 21.3" (54 cm)
Leg Sections 4
Leg Lock Type Twist
Independent Leg Spread Yes
Center Column Sections 1
Center Column Type Rapid
Ballast Hook Yes
Center Brace No
Spiked Feet No
Head Mount Thread Size 3/8"-16
Leg Tube Diameters 25.3, 21.7, 18.2, 14.7 mm
Weight 2.8 lb (1.28 kg)
Gitzo GT1542 Mountaineer Series 1 Carbon Fiber Tripod
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    super light/ super strong

    By BattleBorn

    from NV

    About Me Pro Photographer

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    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight


      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Gitzo GT1542 Mountaineer Series 1 Carbon Fiber Tripod:

      i spent a ton of time researching tripods before buying this one- I matched it up with the arcatech ball and am very happy- i considered the Induro as well but wanted the best so went with Gitzo- i used it the other night in light winds and the center pulled out all the way and had no issues - of course bigger and heavier is alway more stable but I had to balance it out and decided this was the best for me and my DSLR / 70-200 or 24-70 - get one before the rebate is over !!!

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      Ground Level mech is great!

      By Enthusiast

      from DC

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Reviewer


      • Compact
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight


        Best Uses

          Comments about Gitzo GT1542 Mountaineer Series 1 Carbon Fiber Tripod:

          I moved to M4/3 from APS-C for smaller gear and form factor. It is VERY lightweight so you will def want to take advantage of the hook when using. I really love the new ground level mechanism. So quick and easy. I am 6'2" and don't need to extend the column much if at all with an Acratech GP-S head mounted. However, extending the last leg section (to get to near eye-level w/o column) is not recommended if you're going to be in any sort of wind.

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          Great tripod...but

          By T

          from NY

          Comments about Gitzo GT1542 Mountaineer Series 1 Carbon Fiber Tripod:

          Great tripod but wish the feet were removable like the series two and three.

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