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Gitzo GT3541L Series 3 Mountaineer 6X Carbon Fiber Long Tripod Legs

B&H # GIGT3541L Mfr # GT3541L
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Product Highlights
  • Supports 39.6 lb (18 kg)
  • Weighs Only 4.7 lb (2.1 kg)
  • 71.3" (181 cm) Maximum Height
  • Extra Low Leg Spread (6.3", 16cm)
  • Four Leg Sections
  • Reversible Rapid Center Column

The Gitzo GT3541L Series 3 Mountaineer 6X Carbon Fiber Long Tripod Legs is a full eye-level height, four-section tripod that uses advanced "Carbon 6X" carbon fiber material for its leg construction. This improved tubing is stronger than its 12 layer predecessor. Although the tubing is lighter, it still offers the same resistance to vibration. Carbon "6X" is manufactured using a complex, 3-D process weaving six layers of carbon fiber into smooth, solidly constructed tubes.

This lightweight tripod (4.7 lb, 2.1 kg) extends to a full height of 71.3" (181 cm) and the legs can be spread to a minimum height of 6.3", (16 cm) for ground-level shooting. The center column locking collar above the tripod shoulder makes it easier to adjust the column quickly, and it can easily be inverted for an alternative shooting angle or low level macro work.

The GT3541L is ideal for use with professional equipment, medium format cameras, and SLRs with a 300mm lens up to 400mm maximum. It offers an excellent load capacity rating of 39.6 lb (18kg) and good torsional rigidity.

Improved Leg Spread
This tripod has been improved with a third ultra-low leg spread to take full advantage of the Ground Level Set.
Anti-Rotation Leg (ALR) System
The Anti-Rotation Leg (ALR) system makes it quick and easy to open and close the tripod. Simply turn all of the locking rings at once and the whole leg can be pulled out in seconds.
G-Lock Design
The G-Lock mechanism has been completely redesigned in order to achieve a 20% increase in rigidity, faster operation and stronger, safer locking. G-Lock's special design also provides a "gravity lock" effect: the higher the load applied vertically to the leg, the stronger the lock.
Redesigned Upper Discs & Bolts
This tripod features completely redesigned upper discs and bolts. The discs, which are composed of aluminum, feature a safe lock material that reduces vibrations and improves head locking. The improved high-grade stainless steel bolt design prevents it from dropping inside the column when adjusted, and makes controlling the tread length stress-free. The redesigned bolts are also corrosion and oxidation resistant.
Ground-Level Set
This feature allows you to remove the center column to save weight and get the camera closer to the ground. The upper disk is removed from the center column and inserted directly into the upper casting using the column hook. No tools required.
1mm Gitzo 6X Carbon Fiber Tube
Gitzo was able to develop a six-crossed multilayer carbon fiber 30% lighter than the previous 1.5mm generation that features the same exceptional performance of stability and vibration absorption and unbeatable quality.
Hook
Redesigned built-in, spring-loaded retractable hook on the bottom of the center column provides a place to hang a stabilizing counterweight such as camera, sand or water bags.
Removable Leg Tips
Removable rubber leg tips are interchangeable with Gitzo universal accessories such as the big foot, long spike, etc.
Rapid Column
Grooved Rapid center column, with locking collar, for improved stability.
General
Load Capacity 39.6 lb (18kg)
Maximum Height 71.3" (181cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended 59.1" (150cm)
Minimum Height 6.3" (16cm)
Folded Length 23.6" (60cm)
Head Attachment Fitting 1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16 (reversible stud)
Weight 4.7 lbs (2.1kg)
Legs
Material 6 layer carbon fiber
Leg Stages/Sections 3/4
Leg Lock Type Twist
Independent Leg Spread Yes
Spiked/Retractable Feet No (optional)
Center Brace No
Center Column
Center Column Type Rapid (sliding)
Center Column Sections 1
Gitzo GT3541L Series 3 Mountaineer 6X Carbon Fiber Long Tripod Legs
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    GitzoGT3541L Series 3 Mountaineer 6X Carbon Fiber Long Tripod Legs
     
    4.9

    (based on 41 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (37)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

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    98%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (33)
    • Stable (33)
    • Unfolds quickly (31)
    • Folds away (18)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (30)
      • Night shots (22)
      • Wildlife (22)
      • Portraits (17)
      • Travel (17)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (14), Semi-pro photographer (14), Pro photographer (8)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (30)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      GT3541L the perfect tripod?

      I am an advanced amateur photographer and have been procrastinating about buying a new tripod to replace my very old Star D 100. I shoot a lot of Macros, do landscapes and wildlife,...Read complete review

      I am an advanced amateur photographer and have been procrastinating about buying a new tripod to replace my very old Star D 100. I shoot a lot of Macros, do landscapes and wildlife, and wanted a lighter stronger tripod that could get low to the ground. My D100 had a geared side column that could be rotated through about 120 degrees, but it was about 2 lbs heavier and not as stable as the Gitzo. I am 5 foot 9 inches and shrinking and to get the Gitzo at perfect eye level without stooping, I have to open the 4th leg about 6 inches. without opening the 4th section I can stoop a bit and still use the tripod.

      So what is great:

      lightweight, strong, stable, multiple leg angle settings, rapid center column, very quick to use and is reversible. The stowed size is about 3 inches shorter than my D100 and it still opens to a taller height.

      Not so great:

      Gitzo says you can set up the ground set without tools. This is very true and takes a few minutes at most, but if you have used the 2 new set screws one to lock your ball head and one to lock the top plate to the column, then you must use the supplied Allen wrench to first unlock the ball head so you can remove it and then use the wrench again to unlock the top plate from the column, then you can easily set up the ground set. Not exactly toolless if you are taking advantage of the new locking features. I could also say price, but when you look at the workmanship of this tripod, you know you really are getting your monies worth and that it will last a lifetime.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      not great tripod

      I lost a tripod foot after a few time using, all feet are very esay loose and come off. Bad design. i will not recomment to my friends.

      I lost a tripod foot after a few time using, all feet are very esay loose and come off. Bad design. i will not recomment to my friends.

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      5.0

      Rock Solid Light Tripod!

      By Ken Campbell

      from Cape Girardeau, MO

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Stability
      • Lightweight
      • Unfolds Quickly

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Night Shots
        • Portraits
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Video
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife

        Comments about Gitzo GT3541L Series 3 Mountaineer 6X Carbon Fiber Long Tripod Legs:

        Very well constructed and its a Gitzo!

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        5.0

        GREAT TRIPOD

        By LUIS

        from San Antonio

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Gitzo GT3541L Series 3 Mountaineer 6X Carbon Fiber Long Tripod Legs:

              LOVE IT. WISH I WOULD HAVE PURCHASED THIS BEFORE I BOUGHT A LESS ESPENSIVE ONE. HAD A LOT OF PHOTOS FROM BOSQUE THAT WERE NOT IN FOCUS

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              5.0

              Light, strong, stable, versatile, tall

              By Photo teacher

              from Massachusetts

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Stability
              • Lightweight
              • Tall
              • Unfolds Quickly
              • Versatile

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Night Shots
                • Portraits
                • Sports/Action
                • Travel
                • Weddings/Events
                • Wildlife

                Comments about Gitzo GT3541L Series 3 Mountaineer 6X Carbon Fiber Long Tripod Legs:

                This is my third Gitzo tripod. None of them has ever failed me. I have never worried about vibration or any form of weakness. They are tripods I can trust and count on for whatever I mount on them, from a DSLR with a long lens to a 4x5 view camera, to an astronomical telescope. This one matches my older 3-series aluminum for strength, but is far lighter. I'm really looking forward to the next time I have to climb a ladder into a lighting gallery with this over my shoulder.

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                5.0

                Great tripod for wildlife photography

                By Charlie a Raptor Enthusiast

                from Baltimore, MD

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Folds Small
                • Good Stability
                • Lightweight
                • Unfolds Quickly

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Wildlife

                  Comments about Gitzo GT3541L Series 3 Mountaineer 6X Carbon Fiber Long Tripod Legs:

                  Purchased this tripod for wildlife photography and it was very stable on a recent trip where gusty winds were encountered. It is easy to carry and is much lighter then my previous aluminum tripod.

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                  5.0

                  Rock Solid

                  By RT

                  from Davidson, NC

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Stability
                  • Unfolds Quickly

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Night Shots
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Gitzo GT3541L Series 3 Mountaineer 6X Carbon Fiber Long Tripod Legs:

                    Very solid platform and light for it's size. Definitely top of the line, although pricey. Great when coupled with a RRS ballhead. A little big to "carry on" when flying but not impossible.

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                    4.0

                    Great Tripod

                    By Justin B.

                    from New York, NY

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Stability
                    • Lightweight
                    • Unfolds Quickly

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Any

                      Comments about Gitzo GT3541L Series 3 Mountaineer 6X Carbon Fiber Long Tripod Legs:

                      This tripod is great. It's quite light, but still one of the most stable tripods I've ever owned. Not only is this great as a standard tripod, but I can very quickly get this thing into amazing acrobatic angles allowing me to get my camera literally anywhere! I could say it's a little pricey, but in all honesty… you get what you pay for.

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                      5.0

                      Great!!!

                      By Deniss Sudak

                      from Sydney, Australia

                      Verified Buyer

                      Comments about Gitzo GT3541L Series 3 Mountaineer 6X Carbon Fiber Long Tripod Legs:

                      Great quality, very simple and solid product. Totally worth the money.

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                      5.0

                      Excellent stuff

                      By Fobbs

                      from Germany, Bavaria

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Folds Small
                      • Good Stability
                      • Lightweight
                      • Unfolds Quickly

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Night Shots

                        Comments about Gitzo GT3541L Series 3 Mountaineer 6X Carbon Fiber Long Tripod Legs:

                        Using the tripod with panoramic head from Novoflex (Ball head & VR System Pro II) works well. Stability and handling is way better than my old Gitzo Aluminum tripod....you simply have to carry less which matters to since I got nodonkey....

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                        5.0

                        Great Tripod, Light and strong

                        By hwangautio

                        from Los Angeles

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Good Stability
                        • Lightweight
                        • Unfolds Quickly

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Night Shots
                          • Portraits
                          • Sports/Action

                          Comments about Gitzo GT3541L Series 3 Mountaineer 6X Carbon Fiber Long Tripod Legs:

                          The best I have so far

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                          5.0

                          Sturdy, but light

                          By Ed from Tampa Bay

                          from Tampa Bay, Fla.

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Good Stability
                          • Lightweight
                          • Unfolds Quickly

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Portraits

                            Comments about Gitzo GT3541L Series 3 Mountaineer 6X Carbon Fiber Long Tripod Legs:

                            What a load reducing tripod! I bought this for use with a MFD system and it is rock solid, yet very light.

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                            5.0

                            Ideal

                            By Juancho

                            from Greensboro, NC

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Good Stability
                            • Unfolds Quickly

                            Cons

                            • Heavy

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Night Shots
                            • Portraits
                            • Travel

                            Comments about Gitzo GT3541L Series 3 Mountaineer 6X Carbon Fiber Long Tripod Legs:

                            My main reason to purchase this tripod was handle my D4, 70-200mm, external flash, and a hook to hold my camera bag. This Tripod is very stable and held a heavy load.

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                            4.0

                            Really Right Tripod

                            By ThePictureGuy

                            from Los Angeles

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Pros

                            • Good Stability
                            • Lightweight
                            • Unfolds Quickly

                            Cons

                            • Cumbersome

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Night Shots

                            Comments about Gitzo GT3541L Series 3 Mountaineer 6X Carbon Fiber Long Tripod Legs:

                            I love this tripod but does have a few things that don't warrant a 5 star rating. Adjusting the splay of the legs is time consuming and clumsy. Removing the center coloumn is not all that easy or secure.
                            My Giottos tripod came with a fantantic case at almost 40% of the cost of the Gitzo. I get a bag with a cinch. Ouch. For this price. Someone needs to rethink this.
                            I recommend this tripod but is not the perfect tripod.

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                            5.0

                            Excellent base to work on.

                            By jrw

                            from Ontario

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Good Stability
                            • Lightweight
                            • Unfolds Quickly

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Sports/Action
                              • Studio
                              • Wildlife

                              Comments about Gitzo GT3541L Series 3 Mountaineer 6X Carbon Fiber Long Tripod Legs:

                              Make no mistake, this is a very capable support platform for telephoto lenses and everything smaller and lighter.The extra height of this model has already proven itself when taking landscapes from a hillside. This was my prime motivation in selecting this model over the shorter versions. It is not an inexpensive tripod, but every time I use it, it makes me smile.

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                              5.0

                              Great tripod for traveller

                              By Guillen Photo

                              from Plano, Texas

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Folds Small
                              • Good Stability
                              • Lightweight
                              • Unfolds Quickly

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Night Shots
                                • Travel
                                • Wildlife

                                Comments about Gitzo GT3541L Series 3 Mountaineer 6X Carbon Fiber Long Tripod Legs:

                                This is the second tripod we buy from Gitzo. As professional photographer specializing in travel photography, we want light, reliabl and small tripods once they are folded to put in a regular luggage. Very easy to set up, very easy to use, simple to fold and the most important thing very reliable whenever we travel. We use the tripod with wide angle like 17-35mm mounted on Nikon Reflex cameras but alos lenses like Nikon 200-400mm used with a winberley head for wildlife photography. The price of the tripod seems maybe expansive but it is worth for all photography situations.

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                                5.0

                                So

                                By EFD121

                                from Eldridge, Ia

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Folds Small
                                • Good Stability
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Night Shots
                                  • Travel
                                  • Wildlife

                                  Comments about Gitzo GT3541L Series 3 Mountaineer 6X Carbon Fiber Long Tripod Legs:

                                  I waited a long time to purchase a tripod of this caliber and I absolutely think it was worth the wait. I purchased this with the Markins tripod base so it fold down even smaller and is more stable

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                                  5.0

                                  Great Tripod

                                  By Meg Bob

                                  from Los Angeles CA

                                  About Me Pro Photographer

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Good Stability
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Unfolds Quickly

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Architecture
                                    • Home
                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                    • Night Shots
                                    • Portraits
                                    • Wildlife

                                    Comments about Gitzo GT3541L Series 3 Mountaineer 6X Carbon Fiber Long Tripod Legs:

                                    So fabulous, light and easy to quickly use. A great buy and B&H has it priced very well.

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                                    5.0

                                    I would buy this again

                                    By CDJr

                                    from Chicago

                                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Folds Small
                                    • Good Stability
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Unfolds Quickly

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Landscape/Scenery
                                      • Night Shots
                                      • Portraits
                                      • Sports/Action
                                      • Travel
                                      • Wildlife

                                      Comments about Gitzo GT3541L Series 3 Mountaineer 6X Carbon Fiber Long Tripod Legs:

                                      Excellent quality. Worth the price.

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                                      5.0

                                      YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR

                                      By SteveK

                                      from Newman Lake, Washington

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Good Stability
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Unfolds Quickly

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Home
                                        • Landscape/Scenery
                                        • Night Shots
                                        • Portraits
                                        • Travel
                                        • Weddings/Events
                                        • Wildlife

                                        Comments about Gitzo GT3541L Series 3 Mountaineer 6X Carbon Fiber Long Tripod Legs:

                                        Replaced a big HD aluminum tripod with this one because of long lasting movement after focus, and timed shutter release with a Sigma 800mm telephoto. Problem taken care of. This is a rigid, steadfast well constructed piece of equipment. Youtube has a review where the H is beat out of it with little/no effect to it's integrity. Very pleased with the purchase and not disappointed I paid more for it than my first child's birth.

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                                        5.0

                                        GT3541L is great for hikes, packing

                                        By Flyfishing photographer

                                        from Humboldt County Redwoods, CA

                                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Folds Small
                                        • Good Stability
                                        • Lightweight
                                        • Unfolds Quickly

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Home
                                          • Landscape/Scenery
                                          • Night Shots
                                          • Portraits
                                          • Sports/Action
                                          • Travel
                                          • Weddings/Events
                                          • Wildlife

                                          Comments about Gitzo GT3541L Series 3 Mountaineer 6X Carbon Fiber Long Tripod Legs:

                                          The GT3541L is my second Gitzo tripod. I had a GT3330SLV, a great tripod, which was lost in a fire. The new tripod is a few inches shorter when folded, easier to pack on hikes for landscape and nature shooting. I took out the center extension as soon as it arrived,simple to do, because I plan to use it for ground level macro shots as well as eye level shots. This tripod is slightly taller at full extension than the GT 3330, an advantage when shooting on slopes and uneven surfaces. The twist locks on the legs make it easy and fast to extend or fold up. Overall a great, stable base for my Nikon D800 and 70-200 mm lens. I learned that the screw on rubber feet can twist loose, so you should check for tightness often when folding or extending the legs of the tripod.

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                                          5.0

                                          Great Tripod

                                          By PhotoGuy

                                          from Darien, CT

                                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Good Stability
                                          • Unfolds Quickly

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Landscape/Scenery
                                            • Night Shots
                                            • Travel

                                            Comments about Gitzo GT3541L Series 3 Mountaineer 6X Carbon Fiber Long Tripod Legs:

                                            I upgraded to this from the series 1 and the stability is much better, and I love the locking legs.

                                            Easy set up, and even though it is large, I find it to be fine on weight and that is with a Tech Cam mounted to it.

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