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Gitzo GT3330LS 3-Section Aluminum Tripod Legs

B&H # GIGT3330LS Mfr # GT3330LS
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Product Highlights
  • Series 3 Systematic
  • Supports 39.6 lbs (18kg)
  • Without Column
  • Made in Italy

The Gitzo GT3330LS Series 3 Aluminum Tripod allows users to customize the use of the tripod to their particular needs.   With 32mm maximum diameter tubing, the GT3330LS is made to provide rock-solid support with any SLR camera and any 300mm lens, including a 300mm f/2.8 monster.  Fit and finish are what you should expect from the industry's top brand; the exacting nature of the movements is a delight.

The GT3330LS is delivered without a column and just a flat top plate for the purists who don't want to use a column, but as a Systematic Gitzo it can accept rapid or geared center columns of various lengths as well as 75/100mm video bowl bases, a leveling base, or their new Systematic heads.  Buying Gitzo's Systematic legs is buying the assured option to customize, no matter what the day's particular need may be.

Gitzo's GT3330LS utilizes improved 1.2mm thick aluminum tubing that provides high maximum load capacity & outstanding torsional rigidity while still reducing the weight by 30% over previous Gitzo aluminum models.   The GT3330LS stands at an "eye level" for a comfortable height for most shooters even without the need for a column and weighs in at only 5.9 lbs (2.7kg).

Gitzo's standard-height Systematic System 3 aluminum tripod, delivered without a column
Maximum upper leg segment diameter of 32mm; appropriate for large SLRs and large telephoto lenses
Improved 1.2mm thick aluminum tubing's 30% lighter than before, with equal rigidity
Gitzo's "ALR" Anti Leg Rotation design prohibits segments from rotating; they can only move directly up or down
Gitzo's "G-Lock" is the industry's strongest locking mechanism
Gitzo "Power Disc" top plate with anti-twist safety screws to affix head/lens collar to disc and disc to monopod stem
Rounded hard rubber leg tips can be exchanged for optional GS5030 self-locking feet, G1220.129B3/G1220.129LB3 ground spikes, G1220.130B3 large rubber feet, G1220.130B3 all-terrain feet, or G1586B3 non-marring feet
Made in Italy
General
Load Capacity 39.6 lbs (18.0kg)
Head Attachment Fitting 3/8"-16 & 1/4"-20 (reversible)
Maximum Height 59.1" (150.0cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended Not applicable 1
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this tripod is delivered without a column

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Minimum Height 3.9" (10.0cm)
Folded Length 26.8" (68.0cm)
Weight 5.9 lbs (2.700kg)
Legs
Material Aluminum
Leg Stages/Sections 2/3
Leg Lock Type Twist locks
Independent Leg Spread Yes
Spiked/Retractable Feet No 2
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Center Brace No
Center Column
Center Column Type None
Center Column Sections Not applicable
Gitzo GT3330LS 3-Section Aluminum Tripod Legs
  • GS3320SP Systematic Flat Plate
  • Lifetime Warranty
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    GitzoGT3330LS 3-Section Aluminum Tripod Legs
     
    5.0

    (based on 9 reviews)

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    Pros

    • Stable (7)
    • Unfolds quickly (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (6)
      • Wildlife (6)
      • Night shots (5)
      • Home (3)
      • Sports/action (3)
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      5.0

      Great for indoor use

      By Cebula

      from Bloomington, IN

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Stability

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Home

        Comments about Gitzo GT3330LS 3-Section Aluminum Tripod Legs:

        I use this tripod indoors, with a Gitzo G535 geared lateral arm, for close up photography. The fact that it is heavier than the carbon fiber tripods works in my favor. No need to say anything about quality, Gitzo quality is well known.
        Looks like I bought the last one of these at B&H, shown as discontinued after I ordered it. It appears that Gitzo will now be making mostly or only carbon fiber tripods, for which they charge much more.

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        5.0

        Do it right the first time!

        By rick2906

        from Quebec

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Folds Small
        • Good Stability
        • Unfolds Quickly

        Cons

          Best Uses

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

          Comments about Gitzo GT3330LS 3-Section Aluminum Tripod Legs:

          This is the best compromise price/performance tripod you can get! Not as light as carbon fiber but that's a good thing imo! It help to stabilize and to not be top heavy!

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          5.0

          Great buy!

          By Adventurous Photographer

          from New Jersey

          About Me Photography Student

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Stability
          • Unfolds Quickly

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Gitzo GT3330LS 3-Section Aluminum Tripod Legs:

            I ordered these legs because I could not afford Carbon Fiber but wanted good quality tripod legs. And this is the answer! Very sturdy, easy to use, and durable. I only weigh 100 lbs and these legs are not heavy for me to carry around in my pack at all! I am so very happy with these legs!!!!

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            5.0

            Great buy!

            By Mike

            from OH for now

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Stability
            • Unfolds Quickly

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Night Shots
              • Wildlife

              Comments about Gitzo GT3330LS 3-Section Aluminum Tripod Legs:

              Wow! a HUGH difference from my $70 dept store one...This thing has some weight and its rock steady...I matched it up with a Kirk BH-1 ballhead and now I know the foundation to which I will build upon is solid. It is a slight bit heavy but, it goes eye level and can hold a lot. Its smooth, thought I might miss the center tube, I think I prefer not having one.

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              5.0

              Solid legs when carbon isn't required

              By jpervis

              from Brooklyn, NY

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Good Stability
              • Unfolds Quickly

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Gitzo GT3330LS 3-Section Aluminum Tripod Legs:

                These legs were purchased to hold my gimbal head and 400mm f2.8 lens. The setup is heavier than the carbon alternative but the purpose of these tripod legs was not to save weight. I appreciate the simple locking mechanism the leg sections use (the same as on the other new gitzo tripods). I highly recommend any Gitzo products and the aluminum tripods are an excellent value alternative when weight is not your primary concern. Some say the carbon fiber legs absorb vibrations better than aluminum but I have experienced no additional vibaration transmission.

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                5.0

                Excellent, stable tripod

                By Nature photographer

                from Durham NC

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                Pros

                • Good Stability
                • Low minimum elevation

                Cons

                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Wildlife

                Comments about Gitzo GT3330LS 3-Section Aluminum Tripod Legs:

                A stable, professional tripod. It is not as light as a carbon fiber model, but for me, the cost trade-off was worth it. I find this great for macro work--the legs spread to 90-degrees, and there is no center column.
                Works great with a professional ball head such as an Arca-Swiss.

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                5.0

                Stable without being overweight

                By Alan

                from Edison, N.J.

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Stability

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Night Shots
                  • Wildlife

                  Comments about Gitzo GT3330LS 3-Section Aluminum Tripod Legs:

                  A great compromise between weight stability and cost. Excellent for longer teles. The G-locks are an improvement over earlier leg locks. A high quality product!

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                  5.0

                  Only way to go!!

                  By David

                  from NY NY

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • G Locks rule
                  • Nice size

                  Cons

                  • Not CF -

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Gitzo GT3330LS 3-Section Aluminum Tripod Legs:

                    I wish I could afford the CF model but this one rocks anyway!!

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                    5.0

                    My first Gitzo

                    By Heikki K

                    from Joensuu Finland

                    Verified Buyer

                    Comments about Gitzo GT3330LS 3-Section Aluminum Tripod Legs:

                    I am an amateur photographer but i see that a sturdy tripod is necessary. I have always liked the way that Gitzo builds tripods but earlier qualities like G-loc or ALR belonged only to expensive carbon fibre models.
                    Aluminium model GT3330LS is a great compromise for me.

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