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Gitzo GT1541 Mountaineer 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs - Supports 17.6 lb (8kg)

B&H # GIGT1541 Mfr # GT1541
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Product Highlights
  • Series 1
  • Rapid Column

The Gitzo GT1541 Mountaineer 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs 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.

The GT1541 is ideal for use with DSLR cameras with 135mm lenses (up to a 200mm maximum), MiniDV camcorders, and spotting scopes. This Series 1 model is the ideal solution for photographers on the move or when space and weight are key factors.

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
Self-locking, 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.
Rapid Column
Grooved Rapid center column, with locking collar, for improved stability.
General
Load Capacity 17.6 lb (8kg)
Maximum Height 62.6" (159cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended 54.3" (138cm)
Minimum Height 6.7" (17cm)
Folded Length 21.3" (54cm)
Head Attachment Fitting 1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16 (reversible stud)
Weight 2.5 lb (1.1kg)
Legs
Material 6 layer carbon fiber
Leg Stages/Sections 3/4
Leg Lock Type Twist
Independent Leg Spread Yes
Spiked/Retractable Feet No
Center Brace No
Center Column
Center Column Type Rapid (sliding)
Center Column Sections 1
Gitzo GT1541 Mountaineer 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs - Supports 17.6 lb (8kg)
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    GitzoGT1541 Mountaineer 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs - Supports 17.6 lb (8kg)
     
    4.9

    (based on 22 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (20)
    • Stable (19)
    • Unfolds quickly (19)
    • Folds away (14)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (15)
      • Travel (15)
      • Night shots (10)
      • Wildlife (8)
      • Home (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (12), Pro photographer (4), Semi-pro photographer (4)
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        • No (15)

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      5.0

      Nice tripod

      By Xing

      from Seattle, WA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Folds Small
      • Good Stability
      • Lightweight
      • Unfolds Quickly

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Night Shots
        • Travel

        Comments about Gitzo GT1541 Mountaineer 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs - Supports 17.6 lb (8kg):

        Stable and light-weight, good for hiking and travel. A good match for Nikon D600 + 14-24/2.8.

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        5.0

        I love quality products

        By ghostman

        from Basel, Switzerland

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Pros

        • Folds Small
        • Good Stability
        • Lightweight
        • Unfolds Quickly

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Landscape/Scenery

          Comments about Gitzo GT1541 Mountaineer 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs - Supports 17.6 lb (8kg):

          Just by sight I could tell this is a quality product. It is very well made and there are no fiddly bits that can snap or break. It's clean, lean, light and very sturdy. I am very surprised by just how rigid and sturdy it is for such a light-weight tripod. I use it for field work and studio work. I can only recommend this wonderful piece of kit.

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          5.0

          Great product

          By S

          from Puget Sound, WA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Stability
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Night Shots

            Comments about Gitzo GT1541 Mountaineer 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs - Supports 17.6 lb (8kg):

            Perfect compromise of stability vs portability. Rock solid with a RRS BH-30 with my D7000/18-200 setup.

            Column down height is perfect for me (5'-10").

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            5.0

            Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs is perfet

            By Antonio Morin

            from Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Stability
            • Lightweight
            • Unfolds Quickly

            Cons

            • Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Weddings/Events
            • Wildlife

            Comments about Gitzo GT1541 Mountaineer 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs - Supports 17.6 lb (8kg):

            I would only comment that a case for the Tripod was not included and was not offer to me.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Great tripod , excellent stability

            By Fred

            from Boston,ma

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Folds Small
            • Good Stability
            • Lightweight
            • Unfolds Quickly

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Portraits
              • Travel
              • Wildlife

              Comments about Gitzo GT1541 Mountaineer 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs - Supports 17.6 lb (8kg):

              Great tripod for lenses under 200mm.

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              • No

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              5.0

              Great for travelling and everyday use

              By Rob

              from Chicago, IL

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Folds Small
              • Good Stability
              • Lightweight
              • Unfolds Quickly

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Home
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Night Shots
                • Portraits
                • Travel

                Comments about Gitzo GT1541 Mountaineer 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs - Supports 17.6 lb (8kg):

                I've had for some years a Gitzo 1325 legset with Markins Q20 ballhead. That setup is very rigid, and fairly bulky. Though not overly heavy, I've not wanted to carry it around much either. But, when shooting my 300 f/4 AFS Nikkor, it is the tripod that I want.

                When I want to shoot something lighter, such as a Leica M, or Rolleiflex TLR, the 1325 is overkill. I also had a Linhof Universal Ballhead 1, (rated 7.7lbs) left over from the past. First I tried the Gitzo 1542 Traveller. It is nice and light, but a bit short for my 5'11" height. I always had to raise the column to get it to eye level. So, I took advantage of B&H's great return policy.

                Next was the GT 1541. It is light, and with the ballhead it will fit into the small Gitzo case (sold separately). The leg tube diameters seem a little larger than that of the 1542T. It is fairly stiff for its light weight. It is most stable without extending the lowest section of the leg. The new Gitzo anti-rotation legs make setup very fast. I even tried my 300mm + 1.4 teleconverter for a 420mm lens on this tripod just to check for stability. It will hold, as long as there is no wind, and you don't touch it!
                The tripod's platform diameter is exactly the same as the diamter of the Linhof ballhead's base. It makes the appearance seamless. It will also crouch very low on the ground for macro use.

                For my smaller and lighter cameras, this is just ideal. I don't mind its small folded size and light weight, so it can come with me to many more places. It will also fit in a full size luggage for travel use.

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                5.0

                Just what I was looking for.

                By Kinsey

                from Kootanai National Forest, Montana

                About Me Pro Photographer

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                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Folds Small
                • Good Stability
                • Lightweight
                • Unfolds Quickly

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Travel
                  • Wildlife

                  Comments about Gitzo GT1541 Mountaineer 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs - Supports 17.6 lb (8kg):

                  I am a nature photographer and do the majority of my photography on the trail. I am also a woman. This carbon Gitzo is just the ticket; sturdy, stable and very lightweight. A snap to set up and take down.

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                  5.0

                  smooth set up

                  By Fotodog

                  from MD

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Stability
                  • Lightweight
                  • Unfolds Quickly

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Gitzo GT1541 Mountaineer 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs - Supports 17.6 lb (8kg):

                    fast and easy to open- no levers to snap open. Very light- so light that the wind could flip, so may sometimes need to hang something on the center column to hold it down.

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                    5.0

                    Rolls Royce of the tripods

                    By Tolik

                    from Israel

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Stability
                    • Lightweight
                    • Unfolds Quickly

                    Cons

                    • Pricey
                    • Weak Construction

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Night Shots
                    • Travel

                    Comments about Gitzo GT1541 Mountaineer 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs - Supports 17.6 lb (8kg):

                    This an amazing tripod ! Super light, very small when folded, good height when unfolded.
                    There is one big con about this product: price. But once you make the decision, you won't regret.
                    Another thing that I am not sure, but I think that this tripod will require more attention (cleaning-wise) than my previous one. (Slik 300DX)

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                    5.0

                    Amazing

                    By Alan

                    from Redmond, WA

                    About Me Casual Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Folds Small
                    • Good Stability
                    • Lightweight
                    • Unfolds Quickly

                    Cons

                    • Price

                    Best Uses

                    • Travel

                    Comments about Gitzo GT1541 Mountaineer 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs - Supports 17.6 lb (8kg):

                    It's amazing how this thing can be so light and yet so stable. This is a pricey investment, but it's fantastic for travel/hiking.

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                    5.0

                    I like this product and will buy more

                    By travelgig

                    from Campbell, CA

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Folds Small

                    Cons

                    • Unstable

                    Best Uses

                    • Travel

                    Comments about Gitzo GT1541 Mountaineer 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs - Supports 17.6 lb (8kg):

                    I was using tripod in hill area. what i like about:unfolds quickly, >>lightweight

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                    4.0

                    nice and eay

                    By mj

                    from san francisco

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Folds Small
                    • Lightweight
                    • Unfolds Quickly

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Night Shots
                      • Portraits
                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about Gitzo GT1541 Mountaineer 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs - Supports 17.6 lb (8kg):

                      I use this tripod on my travels - so light and easy to get around! Good for night photography and also for weddings! Very user friendly

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                      5.0

                      Simply Fabulous!

                      By TwoTiredDogs

                      from Virginia

                      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 GT1541 Mountaineer 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs - Supports 17.6 lb (8kg):

                        Gotta get a Gitzo!

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                        5.0

                        Great for hiking!

                        By Hiker Girl

                        from Chico,CA

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Folds Small
                        • Good Stability
                        • Lightweight
                        • Unfolds Quickly

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Hiking
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Gitzo GT1541 Mountaineer 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs - Supports 17.6 lb (8kg):

                          I love my big Gitzo, but wanted something lighter to use for hiking. The 1541 fills the bill perfectly. It fits on the side of my pack easily, yet offers enough support for my gear. Perfect.

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                          5.0

                          Pefect For hiking

                          By Jazzy

                          from Madison, WI

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Folds Small
                          • Good Stability
                          • Lightweight
                          • Unfolds Quickly

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

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

                            Comments about Gitzo GT1541 Mountaineer 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs - Supports 17.6 lb (8kg):

                            We were hiking in UT and the tripod was the perfect weight and quality for our needs. I also love the fact that you can take it apart and wash it off after using it in dust, sand and water areas. Easy to use and set up and was more than stable enough to handle my 60D Canon with 17-40 ultra wide & 100 Macro lens.

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                            (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Outstanding Product!!!

                            By hawk person

                            from Morgan Hill, CA

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Folds Small
                            • Good Stability
                            • Lightweight
                            • Unfolds Quickly

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Night Shots
                              • Travel
                              • Wildlife

                              Comments about Gitzo GT1541 Mountaineer 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs - Supports 17.6 lb (8kg):

                              I matched this tripod with the Gitzo magnesium ball head #1, and the combo is simply outstanding. Strong enough for my Rebel T2i + 100-400mm lens and yet light enough to stick in a backpack and not even notice the weight. Also collapses to fit in a carry-on or suitcase for travelling. Superior product.

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                              • Yes

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                              (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              great tripod

                              By Brad

                              from Portland, OR

                              About Me Pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Good Stability
                              • Lightweight
                              • Unfolds Quickly

                              Cons

                              • Cost

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Night Shots
                              • Travel
                              • Wildlife

                              Comments about Gitzo GT1541 Mountaineer 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs - Supports 17.6 lb (8kg):

                              Great tripod, don't confuse it with the GT1541t which is very different.

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                              5.0

                              This is it!

                              By Freelily

                              from St. Simons Island, GA

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Folds Small
                              • Good Stability
                              • Lightweight
                              • Unfolds Quickly

                              Cons

                              • No carrying case

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Gitzo GT1541 Mountaineer 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs - Supports 17.6 lb (8kg):

                                Finally coughed up the dough for this tripod and only wished I did it sooner. Light weight and sturdy; I bought the BH-3 ball head and I am pleased as can be. I had been hauling around a nice but very heavy Bogen Manfrotto tripod with the BH-1 ball head and I was always arguing with myself " to bring or not to bring" No problem with this beauty it is light and opens up quickly. It fits in my carry on without disassembling and hangs off my back pack for easy reach...I don't even know it's there. Only complain is for the price I wished it could have come with a decent case.

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                                (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                5.0

                                Great, Great lightweight tripod.

                                By Safari Shane

                                from Los Angeles, California

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Folds Small
                                • Good Stability
                                • Lightweight
                                • Not effected by cold
                                • Unfolds Quickly

                                Cons

                                • Expensive

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Travel
                                • Wildlife

                                Comments about Gitzo GT1541 Mountaineer 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs - Supports 17.6 lb (8kg):

                                I used the Gitzo GT 1541 tripod in the Sierras recently and it is light to carry. I found getting close to the ground plus using Canon's "live View" gave me amazing shots. Despite the cost, I would highly recommend it.

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                                (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                4.0

                                Excellent travel tripod

                                By MLee

                                from Australia

                                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Good Stability
                                • Lightweight
                                • Unfolds Quickly

                                Cons

                                • Pricey

                                Best Uses

                                • Photography
                                • Travel

                                Comments about Gitzo GT1541 Mountaineer 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs - Supports 17.6 lb (8kg):

                                Bought this tripod from recommendations through Fred Miranda forums. The tripod is very stable for it's size. It is very easy to unlock and lock the legs. However if you extend all the legs, it starts to compromise on stability. Only extend the last section if you really need to.

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