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Gitzo GS2511KB Carbon 6X Low Level Column Kit

B&H # GIGS2511KB Mfr # GS2511KB
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Product Highlights
  • For Series 2 Tripods

The Gitzo GS2511KB Carbon 6X Low Level Column Kit is for use with series 2 tripods, and is of intermediate length between the standard center column originally supplied with these tripods, and the very short columns previously supplied as a separate accessory. Its length is designed to provide the lowest shooting angle of the tripod, with the legs not extended but opened to the widest angle.

The kit consists of a 6X-type carbon fiber tube, plus the necessary components for the Ground Level Set feature: a machined aluminum Safe Lock upper disc, redesigned reversible screw, and hook assembly.

This shorter column allows the user to take full advantage of the variable leg spread of the tripod, so that you are not inhibited by the length of the column as to how low to the ground you can go.

Material 6X carbon fiber
Travel Distance Not Specified by Manufacturer
Height 7.4" (190mm)
Weight 3.5 oz (100g)
Gitzo GS2511KB Carbon 6X Low Level Column Kit
  • Lifetime Warranty
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    GitzoGS2511KB Carbon 6X Low Level Column Kit
     
    4.8

    (based on 9 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Fits well (7)
    • Improves tripod function (7)
    • Easy to use (6)
    • Solid/sturdy (5)
    • Lightweight (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (6)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (7)

      Reviewed by 9 customers

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      5.0

      As much as I expected

      By Ron B.

      from Chicopee, Ma.

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fits Well
      • Improves Tripod Function
      • Solid/Sturdy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Night Shots
        • Wildlife

        Comments about Gitzo GS2511KB Carbon 6X Low Level Column Kit:

        I purchased my Gitzo tripod because of it's quality and features. The low level kit enables me to use my tripod nearer to ground level and be able to shoot the images I desire.

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        4.0

        Not quite short enough

        By Jerry

        from Banning, CA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Gitzo GS2511KB Carbon 6X Low Level Column Kit:

            With a Gitzo 2531 not quite short enough. I agree with a previous poster that it needs to be about 1 1/2 inches shorter to take full advantage of the tripod when legs at the maximum spread position. I like it, just wish it was a tad shorter.

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            5.0

            A very convenient addition.

            By Spud Doc

            from Lynden, WA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

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              Cons

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                  Comments about Gitzo GS2511KB Carbon 6X Low Level Column Kit:

                  This allows rapid exchange between gimbal and ball heads for my larger lens, grants lower ground clearance and reduces what I have to carry while maintaining flexibility of lens choice in the field.

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                  5.0

                  Beautifully crafted - a superb accessory

                  By Pimbo Stoat

                  from Boston, Massachusetts

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy To Use
                  • Fits Well
                  • Improves Tripod Function
                  • Solid/Sturdy

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Gitzo GS2511KB Carbon 6X Low Level Column Kit:

                    Combined with the self leveling 6X tripod, the short center column allows me to lower the Gitzo tripod to about 7 inches off the ground. Using a Hasselblad H4 with the waist level viewfinder lets me work comfortably at a very low point of view.

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                    4.0

                    Not low enough

                    By Single Speed

                    from Iowa

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fits Well
                    • Improves Tripod Function
                    • Solid/Sturdy

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Gitzo GS2511KB Carbon 6X Low Level Column Kit:

                        I would give it 5 stars but it's about 1.5 inches too long. With the legs on my GT2531 at their lowest angle and the short column touching the ground there is still 1.5 inched of the center post extending above the locking collar. It would be nice to take full advantage of the minimum height without removing the post for the ground level set.

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                        5.0

                        Don't think you don't need it!

                        By wheat10chef

                        from Chicagoland

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Fits Well
                        • Improves Tripod Function
                        • Solid/Sturdy

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery

                          Comments about Gitzo GS2511KB Carbon 6X Low Level Column Kit:

                          Essential if you do landscapes or need to get close to the ground. Classic Gitzo quality and of course price. Bottom line you need it.

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                          5.0

                          just what I needed

                          By dried_squid

                          from Honolulu

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                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Fits Well
                          • Improves Tripod Function
                          • Solid/Sturdy

                          Cons

                          • None

                          Best Uses

                          • Unequal leg angles
                          • Unequal leg position

                          Comments about Gitzo GS2511KB Carbon 6X Low Level Column Kit:

                          When I open the performance tripod legs "two clicks", the 60 degree position, the standard center post touches the ground beneath. and I need to extend it above the Saflok plate. I use the short post on a GT2942L, a Series 2 eyelevel basalt.

                          I purchased the Low Level column kit to allow me to position the legs without requiring me to raise the center post, or allowing "just a little" adjustment when needed.

                          I may make it my standard center post. I think the availability of such accessories for a tripod system is consistent with the finesse of a set of legs like Gitzo's.

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                          • No

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                          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          GS2511KB Low-Level Medium-Length Center

                          By David Chung Photography

                          from Orange County, California

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Compact
                          • Fits Well
                          • Improves Tripod Function
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Photography

                            Comments about Gitzo GS2511KB Carbon 6X Low Level Column Kit:

                            Shoot landscape or any events need from low angle to the ground

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                            5.0

                            versatility and speed

                            By Hillsee

                            from Tasmania, Australia

                            About Me Semi-Professional

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Compact
                            • Fits Well
                            • Improves Tripod Function
                            • Lightweight

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Long Exposures
                              • Low level landscape
                              • Stabilization

                              Comments about Gitzo GS2511KB Carbon 6X Low Level Column Kit:

                              I shoot landscapes, and frequently need a low tripod position for the angles which capture close foreground texture.
                              This column gets me low without having to resort to taking the column out, allowing smooth, fast transition to lower and higher positions, and ultimately more opportunities to capture fleeting light shows and effects.
                              Haven't discovered any cons.

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