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Gitzo GT2531LVL Leveling 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs - Supports 26.4 lbs (12kg)

You Pay: $749.88

Mail-In Rebate: -$150.00

Offer ends: DEC 31 '14
Price after rebate: $599.88
Product Highlights
  • Series 2
  • Leveling Column: +/- 15 Degrees

The Gitzo GT2531LVL Leveling 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod uses advanced "Carbon 6X" carbon fiber material for its leg construction. This improved tubing is stronger, lighter and as resistant as its 12 layer predecessor. Carbon "6X" is manufactured using a complex, 3-D process weaving 6 layers of carbon fiber into smooth, solid constructed tubes.

This Leveling tripod has a ball joint-mounted center column designed to let you get your camera perfectly level simply by adjusting the column inclination, instead of having to set each leg individually. It can be adjusted 15° in any direction.

The GT2941LLVL is a remarkably rigid 3 leg-section tripod that offers a standard shooting height, and is capable of holding most camcorders, 35mm or medium format gear and even most lighter field 4x5 cameras.

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.
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.
Improved Leg Spread
This tripod has been improved with a third ultra-low leg spread to take full advantage of the Ground Level Set.
Power Disc
The Power Disc features two locking screws, one directly for the column and one for the head. This assures a rock solid connection of the whole system. This machined aluminum disc also includes the Safe Lock material, which cuts down on vibrations.
1mm Gitzo 6X Carbon Fiber Tube
Gitzo was able to develop a six-crossed multilayer carbon fiber 30 percent lighter than the previous 1.5mm generation that features the same exceptional performance of stability and vibration absorption and unbeatable quality.
Leveling Column
Leveling feature allows for instant, precise leveling, making it perfect for shooting digital photography on uneven terrain.
Hook
Redesigned built-in, self-locking 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 self-locking rubber leg tips are interchangeable with Gitzo universal accessories such as the big foot, long spike, etc.
General
Load Capacity 26.4 lbs (12kg)
Head Attachment Fitting 1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16 (reversible stud)
Maximum Height 62.2" (158cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended 54.3" (138cm)
Minimum Height 6.3" (16cm)
Folded Length 25.2" (64cm)
Level Control Range Leveling head adjustment: 15° in any direction
Weight 3.5 lbs (1.590kg)
Legs
Material 6 layer carbon fiber
Leg Stages/Sections 2/3
Leg Lock Type Twist
Independent Leg Spread Yes
Spiked/Retractable Feet No (optional)
Center Brace No
Center Column
Center Column Type Sliding Leveling column
Center Column Sections 1
Gitzo GT2531LVL Leveling 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs - Supports 26.4 lbs (12kg)
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    GitzoGT2531LVL Leveling 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs - Supports 26.4 lbs (12kg)
     
    4.4

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    Pros

    • Stable (5)
    • Lightweight (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (3)
      • Travel (3)
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      4.0

      Excellent Lightweight Solution for Video

      By Scott

      from Scottsdale, AZ

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Stability
      • Integrated Leveling
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Expensive

      Best Uses

      • Travel
      • Video

      Comments about Gitzo GT2531LVL Leveling 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs - Supports 26.4 lbs (12kg):

      I have a Gitzo 3541XLS and Sachtler FSB-8 head for shooting video but was looking for a more compact and lightweight solution for overseas travel when every ounce of extra weight in the bag counts. I looked at several vendors' solutions for leveling bases that can be attached to standard tripods, but the integrated nature of the Gitzo 2531LVL won out in the end. That combined with the Gitzo build quality put this solution above the rest. The level feature is very solid when locked off and very easy to adjust. So far it's stable enough to produce usable pans with the Manfrotto MVH500AH (which is a usable head, but just barely.) The only concern I have is that Gitzo appears to have used a very thin rubber membrane to seal off the leveling ball in the center column. Time will tell if this holds up to the elements. It's the only element on the tripod that feels rather fragile.

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      4.0

      Lightweight and well designed

      By Sandman

      from Carmel, CA

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Pros

      • Folds Small
      • Good Stability
      • Lightweight
      • Quick To Level
      • Unfolds Quickly

      Cons

      • Expensive

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Gitzo GT2531LVL Leveling 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs - Supports 26.4 lbs (12kg):

      Exceedingly expensive but it is an excellent tripod. The tripod is faster to fold up than the older versions which is a tradeoff for not having the infinite adjustment of the 2228 and like tripods.

      Quick leveling is not as easy as with the Manfrotto 755 tripod but it works though taking more time to get perfectly level.

      Center column can be reversed or removed and it also has a hook that can be pulled out from the column and to which a camera bag or other weight can be attached. The hook is also to secure the head when the column is removed so the tripod legs can be splayed out and the head is then 5 inches off the ground. Not the most elegant approach but it does work. It is not as good as the old 2228 or the Benbo tripods for this use.

      New anti-twist columns are a big improvement. It no longer takes two hands to lock and extend a leg and relock it.

      Gitzo advise not to use the tripod around salt water which is odd for a carbon fiber tripod, but something to consider if you wanted to use it at the beach.

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      4.0

      Good for pano, video, BIF, general photo

      By Montereyman

      from Monterey, CA

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Pros

      • Good Stability
      • Lightweight
      • Quick Head Leveling
      • Unfolds Quickly

      Cons

      • Twist Locks For Legs

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Panoramics
      • Portraits
      • Sports/Action
      • Video
      • Weddings/Events
      • Wildlife

      Comments about Gitzo GT2531LVL Leveling 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs - Supports 26.4 lbs (12kg):

      This tripod supports over 25 pounds yet weighs under 5 lbs. and it has the quick leveling feature. A level tripod head is needed for panning, video, panoramics, and even wedding group photos and this tripod makes it very fast to achieve this without adjusting the legs.

      It has the slower to use Gitzo twist locks for the leg sections and these are easily damaged by sand and grit so more care needs to be taken with this tripod outdoors.

      It comes with a cheap cloth pouch which Gitzo might as well have left out of the box. I have received better tripod cases with tripods selling for a 6th as much as this Gitzo. The Gitzo product manager should be ashamed.

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      5.0

      Fantastic tripod

      By Gerryj19

      from MA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fast easy leveling
      • Good Stability
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel

        Comments about Gitzo GT2531LVL Leveling 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs - Supports 26.4 lbs (12kg):

        The leveling feature makes landscape and multi-image panoramas much easier. On a recent trip to Jackson this made getting a level base on rough terrain much. much easier than with a conventional tripod. I'm sold on the leveling feature.

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        5.0

        Best general tripod

        By Peter

        from Brisbane, Australia

        About Me Serious amateur, Tech Savvy

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Stability

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Ideal when one must carry

          Comments about Gitzo GT2531LVL Leveling 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs - Supports 26.4 lbs (12kg):

          Very stable tripod with built-in leveling. Adequate up to 70-300mm zoom lens. It is a pity that the tripod bag sold to go with this tripod is an excessively tight fit at the leveling control lever; otherwise it is excellent, lightweight and well-finished.

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