B&H Photo Video Pro Audio The Professional's Source 800.606.6969 / 212.444.6615
0 $0.00
Your cart is currently empty

You have 0 items in your cart

View Cart & Begin Checkout

Checkout will be available in 16:00 hours

Feel free to browse our site and add items to your cart or wishlist.
Notify when open

Important Notice!

Please note: Online ordering is unavailable until Saturday 9:00 PM EDT (in 16 hour(s) and 00 minutes). Feel free to browse our site and add items to your cart or wishlist. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patronage.

Gitzo GT2840C Basalt Compact Tripod (Series 2)

B&H # GIGT2840C MFR # GT2840C
Gitzo GT2840C Basalt Compact Tripod (Series 2)


No Longer Available

Product Highlights

  • Excellent Load Capacity
  • Reduced Weight
  • Folds to Less Than 17"
  • Opens in Less Than 15 Seconds
  • Anti-Dust Leg-Locking System
  • Tripod Head Not Included
Show moreShow less

What item is right for you?

Ask our Experts!

This Gitzo GT2840C Basalt Compact Tripod (Series 2) comes with: a tripod upper "Power Disc"--made of machined solid aluminum, with two locking screws, one to lock the head, the other to safely lock the disc onto the column, giving a rock-solid connection for safety and stability; the G-Lock anti-dust leg-locking system; anti-leg rotation (ALR) which allows you to open all the legs completely in less than 15 seconds; Ground Level Set, making it possible to work very low to the ground;  third ground-level leg spread for ultra-low ground position; and self-locking feet. This is a compact version, folding down to less than 17". Like all Series 2 basalt tripods, this one features a new magnesium upper casting for a further weight reduction. It also comes with a Gitzo display cleaner and an anti-dust bag for storage and packing.

Excellent load capacity and torsion rigidity at reduced weight make this a great choice for DSLRs with lenses up to a maximum of 300mm, compact digital cameras, and lightweight camcorders. Available at standard height, Series 2 is ideal when you're looking for a solid tripod without added weight. Tripod head is not included.

Excellent maximum load capacity and good torsion rigidity at a reduced weight
Very compact--folds down to less than 17"
Features a tripod upper "Power Disc"--made of machined solid aluminum, with two locking screws, one to lock the head, the other to safely lock the disc onto the column, giving a rock-solid connection for safety and stability
Ground level set allows you to remove the center column to save weight and get the camera closer to the ground--no tools needed
Center column locking collar above the tripod shoulder makes it easier to adjust the column quickly, with an anti-rotation grooved center column for improved stability
The built-in hook allows you to hang a stabilizing weight (e.g. a full camera bag or a sand/water bag) from the bottom of the tripod center column--useful with long/heavy lenses, on uneven ground or in windy conditions
Anti-Leg Rotation system means the tripod can be opened in less than 15 seconds by simply loosening all the twist locks on each leg at the same time, then pulling the leg down and tightening the locks individually
G-Lock locking mechanism is redesigned for a 20% increase in rigidity, faster operation and stronger, safer locking--and G-Lock's design also has a "gravity lock" effect: the higher the load applied vertically to the leg, the stronger the lock
The rapid column can easily be inverted for an alternative shooting angle or low-level macro work
Provided with removable rubber feet, which allows you to easily change worn-out rubber feet or to fit other accessories, such as spiked feet or snow/sand shoes
Able to independently position the tripod legs in three positions
Load Capacity 22 lbs (10 kg)
Maximum Height 44.09" (112 cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended 35.04" (89 cm)
Minimum Height 6.3" (16 cm)
Folded Length 16.93" (43 cm)
Weight 3 lbs (1.36 kg)
Material Basalt fiber
Leg Stages/Sections 4
Leg Lock Type G-Lock twist lock
Independent Leg Spread Three independent positions
Spiked/Retractable Feet Optional
Center Brace No
Center Column
Center Column Type Rapid
Center Column Sections 1
Gitzo GT2840C Basalt Compact Tripod (Series 2)
  • Gitzo Display Cleaner
  • Anti-Dust Bag for Storage and Packing
  • 5-Year Limited Warranty
  • Note: Tripod Head Not Included


    by PowerReviews
    GitzoGT2840C Basalt Compact Tripod (Series 2)

    (based on 1 review)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars



    • 4 Stars



    • 3 Stars



    • 2 Stars



    • 1 Stars



    Reviewed by 1 customer

    Displaying review 1

    Back to top

    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


    Great Tripod!

    By Jack from Japn

    from Tokyo, Japan

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer


    • Folds Small
    • Good Stability
    • Unfolds Quickly


      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Night Shots
      • Travel

      Comments about Gitzo GT2840C Basalt Compact Tripod (Series 2):

      I was looking for a compact, stable tripod for travel and found it with this tripod. It's more than strong enough to support my Nikon D3s and 70-200 zoom. It's a great tripod. Paired with a Acratech GV2 ballhead, and you have a nice setup. It would be nicer if it had a bit more height, but it's a compact.

      Share this review

      Ball Heads

      Required item:

      Gitzo - GH2780 Center Ballhead - Supports 30.8 lbs (14kg)
      • You Pay: $309.88


      See more
      Oben - TS-100 Tripod Strap with Quick-Release Loop and Spring Lock (Black)
      • You Pay: $29.95


      Pearstone - DWL-2 Universal Tripod Dolly
      • You Pay: $29.95
      Used Dept.

      General Tripod Accessories

      See more
      Vello - Two-Axis Hot-Shoe Bubble Level
      • You Pay: $14.99
      See any errors on this page? Let us know.