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Gitzo GT3542L Mountaineer Series 3 Carbon Fiber Tripod (Long)

You Pay: $794.99

Mail-In Rebate: -$150.00

Offer ends: DEC 31 '14
Price after rebate: $644.99
Product Highlights
  • Load Capacity: 46.3 lb
  • Max Height: 70.1"
  • Min Height: 6.3"
  • Folded Length: 23.2"
  • Leg Sections: 4
  • Weight: 4.3 lb
  • Carbon eXact Tubing
  • G-Lock Ultra Twist Locks
  • Redesigned Top Spider

The GT3542L Mountaineer Series 3 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 GT3542L has a load capacity of 46.3 lb, extends to a maximum height of 70.1", and folds down to 23.2" 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 6.3". 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 46.3 lb (21 kg)
Maximum Height 70.1" (178 cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended 59.1" (150 cm)
Minimum Height 6.3" (16 cm)
Folded Length 23.2" (59 cm)
Leg Sections 4
Leg Lock Type Twist
Independent Leg Spread Yes
Center Column Sections 1
Center Column Type Rapid
Center Brace No
Feet Rubber, removable
Head Mount Thread Size 3/8"-16
Leg Tube Diameters 32.9, 29.0, 25.3, 21.7 mm
Weight 4.3 lb (1.95 kg)
Gitzo GT3542L Mountaineer Series 3 Carbon Fiber Tripod (Long)
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
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    GitzoGT3542L Mountaineer Series 3 Carbon Fiber Tripod (Long)
     
    5.0

    (based on 8 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (7)
    • Compact (5)
    • Durable (5)
    • Lightweight (5)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (6)
      • Travel (4)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
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      5.0

      Get what you pay for sometimes

      By Tom

      from Williamsburg, VA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery

        Comments about Gitzo GT3542L Mountaineer Series 3 Carbon Fiber Tripod (Long):

        Rock solid tripod, light weight, made very well. Expensive but you get what you pay for sometimes.

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        5.0

        Very light but really strong

        By v1kt0r

        from anahein ca

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Video
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Gitzo GT3542L Mountaineer Series 3 Carbon Fiber Tripod (Long):

          I was afraid to buy this tripod but after take of the package this amazing by all the ways strong, looks cool very easy to use

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          5.0

          Perfect for my needs

          By FL Digital

          from San Francisco

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight
          • Superb Build Quality
          • Versatile
          • Versital

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel

            Comments about Gitzo GT3542L Mountaineer Series 3 Carbon Fiber Tripod (Long):

            This Gitzo is perfect for my needs. I was looking for a lightweight four section tripod that packs down relatively small for travel. It also had to be secure enough to support a pro-level DSLR with a 70-200 2.8 lens. I have owned many tripods over the years but nothing compares to the quality of craftsmanship and intelligence of design as this Gitzo carbon fiber.

            The only other option I would've considered would be a Really Right Stuff carbon fiber tripod, but they are perpetually backordered, and a bit more expensive than the Gitzo, and in my opinion there's very little difference in the build quality between the two.

            The feature set that pushed me towards this particular model, is the ground level set central column. I sometimes need the extra height that the central column allows, without having to sacrifice on the compact size of the tripod. To Gitzo solution works extremely well, and is rocksolid when locked in place. I'm using it with the Acratech GV2 ball head and an RSS quick release clamp.

            My previous Gitzo work flawlessly for 12 years and I am only replacing it because this model gives a little bit stronger support for heavier lenses.

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            5.0

            Fantastic! Wish I'd bought one sooner!

            By 3D Scanner

            from Atlanta, GA

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Travel

              Comments about Gitzo GT3542L Mountaineer Series 3 Carbon Fiber Tripod (Long):

              I use the Gitzo 3542L with a FARO X330 3D scanner. The tripod works GREAT. It's smaller, lighter, and more adjustable than a surveying tripod, but just as secure. The price is commensurate with the quality, and after a long hot August day of walking miles with the scanner and the tripod, the light weight of the carbon fiber construction is more than worth the cost.

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              5.0

              "A WISH THAT CAME THROUGH..."

              By Tito the Architect

              from Makati City, Metro Manila PHILIPPINES

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy to Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Travel
                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about Gitzo GT3542L Mountaineer Series 3 Carbon Fiber Tripod (Long):

                I found the need to get this specific tripod after purchasing a RRS BH-55 full-sized ballhead that did not actually match my existing Gitzo GT1541T tripod as the base of the latter was smaller than the base of the ballhead. I also decided to purchase a more sturdy tripod for my needs. At first I was a bit hesitant due to my apprehensions on the weight difference between my existing Gitzo and this new one. However, upon receiving the Gitzo GT3542L Mountaineer Series 3 Carbon Fiber Tripod, everything changed...I was so please and realized that I made the right choice...

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                5.0

                Great tripod

                By Pat

                from Brazil

                Comments about Gitzo GT3542L Mountaineer Series 3 Carbon Fiber Tripod (Long):

                Rugged, lightweight and versatile.
                Great choice for those looking for a tripod of good quality and durability.
                I'm happy with the purchase.

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                5.0

                My search is over.

                By bfalcon1

                from Atlanta, GA.

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Easy to Use
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Portraits
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Stillsvideo
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Gitzo GT3542L Mountaineer Series 3 Carbon Fiber Tripod (Long):

                  Beautiful sticks. After searching months for the right tripod for me the Gitzo 3542L is my keeper. The perfect balance of weight and durability. Paired with a RRS BH-55 these things are substantial but still surprisingly light. Quick release legs are smooth and the new ground level set works perfectly and is so quick to remove the center post. The spring lock leg levers are a joy to use. I also was looking at the 2 series but in the end these just felt right and are future proof.

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                  5.0

                  Rock solid Tripod

                  By Joe

                  from Colorado

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Stability
                  • Well built quality

                  Cons

                  • Weight

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery

                  Comments about Gitzo GT3542L Mountaineer Series 3 Carbon Fiber Tripod (Long):

                  Really impressed with this tripod. Used it for the first time this week in the Colorado mountains. Very, very solid even in the windy conditions in the mountains. I also have a Gitzo 1540 that I use when I hike but while the 3542L is heavier the stability is noticably greater.

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