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Gitzo GT2542 Mountaineer Series 2 Carbon Fiber Tripod

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Gitzo GT2542 Mountaineer Series 2 Carbon Fiber Tripod

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  • Load Capacity: 39.7 lb
  • Max Height: 65.7"
  • Min Height: 5.9"
  • Folded Length: 22"
  • Leg Sections: 4
  • Weight: 3.7 lb
  • Carbon eXact Tubing
  • G-Lock Ultra Twist Locks
  • Redesigned Top Spider
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The GT2542 Mountaineer Series 2 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 GT2542 has a load capacity of 39.7 lb, extends to a maximum height of 65.7", and folds down to 22" 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 39.7 lb (18 kg)
Maximum Height 65.7" (167 cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended 54.7" (139 cm)
Minimum Height 5.9" (15 cm)
Folded Length 22" (56 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
Feet Rubber, removable
Head Mount Thread Size 3/8"-16
Leg Tube Diameters 29.0, 25.3, 21.7, 18.2 mm
Weight 3.7 lb (1.68 kg)
Gitzo GT2542 Mountaineer Series 2 Carbon Fiber Tripod
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    One piece is broken

    By Rong

    from Texas Houston

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    • Lightweight


      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery

      Comments about Gitzo GT2542 Mountaineer Series 2 Carbon Fiber Tripod:

      I was very suprised to find out that one piece was broken when I received this product. So I guess it should be handled carefully for a long travel. B&H service is great. They gave me immediate replace/exchange after I contacted them.

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      (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)


      Lightweight and solid support.

      By telejamer

      from Minnesota

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight


        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Gitzo GT2542 Mountaineer Series 2 Carbon Fiber Tripod:

        I needed a lightweight weight tripod. I use this tripod with a gimbal head and a 200-400mm lens. It gives a solid support even with the weight of the gimbal head, lens, and camera body. I'm sure I'll get years of use from this product.

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