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Gitzo GT2540FL Series 2 Safari 4-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod - Long

B&H # GIGT2540FL Mfr # GT2540FL
No Longer Available
Product Highlights
  • 68.9" Maximum Height
  • 6x Carbon Fiber for Lightweight Rigidity
  • 26.5 lb Load Capacity
  • Ocean-Lock Protection vs. Water & Debris
  • Weighs Just 3.15 lb

The Gitzo GT2540FL Series 2 Safari 4-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod - Long is a lightweight 6x carbon fiber camera support that reaches a very tall maximum height of 68.9" and bears up to 26.5 lb. Constructed of 6x carbon fiber, the legs provide excellent torsion rigidity.

The tripod's upper disc (called a "Power Disc"), composed of solid machined aluminum, features two locking screws, one to secure the head (not included) and the other to lock the disc onto the center column. The result is a rock-solid connection from the head to the center column. A head attaches to the tripod via either the included 1/4"-20 or 3/8"-16 screws.

The GT2540FL's four leg sections are non-rotating, which means that you can loosen all three twist locks on any leg simultaneously, resulting in extremely fast setup.

Gitzo's G-Lock ("gravity lock") feature ensures that the strength of the leg lock increases with the amount of weight the tripod is supporting, offering a 20% increase in rigidity as well as faster operation and safer locking. Leg angles can be set independently at 24°, 55°, and for extreme low-angle shooting, 80°.

Another method of achieving low-angle shots is by reversing the center column and shooting with the camera in an upside-down orientation.

Center column is removable to enable the camera to sit as close to the ground as possible: Attach the upper disc directly to the upper casting using the column hook, so no tools are necessary
Ocean-Lock minimizes the amount of water and debris that may enter tubes and locking mechanisms. While not 100% waterproof, it dramatically enhances the capacity of the tripod to withstand extreme environments
Hook at the end of the center column allows you to add weight to increase the system's overall stability in windy conditions, on uneven terrain, or for when it's used with long lenses
Includes stainless steel spikes for feet, useful for extra stability on softer ground
Gitzo 6X advanced carbon fiber guarantees structural strength, flexion rigidity, and great vibration-absorption properties thanks to its advanced aerospace production technology and the exclusive inner structure. It is the highest density tube that's 100% made of top-quality, ultra-thin (7μm) carbon fibers: a 28mm tube contains 1.5 million carbon fibers
General
Load Capacity 26.46 lb (12.0 kg)
Head Attachment Fitting 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16
Maximum Height 69.8" (175.0 cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended 59.5" (151.0 cm)
Minimum Height 6.7" (17.0 cm)
Folded Length 24.0" (61.0 cm)
Weight 3.15 lb (1.43 kg)
Legs
Material 6x carbon fiber
Leg Stages/Sections 3/4
Leg Lock Type Twist lock
Independent Leg Spread Yes, at 24, 55, and 80°
Spiked/Retractable Feet Yes / No
Center Brace No
Center Column
Center Column Type Rapid (removable/reversible)
Center Column Sections 1
Gitzo GT2540FL Series 2 Safari 4-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod - Long
  • 5 Year Limited Warranty
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    GitzoGT2540FL Series 2 Safari 4-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod - Long
     
    4.7

    (based on 6 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (5)
    • Stable (5)
    • Folds away (4)
    • Unfolds quickly (4)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (4)
      • Wildlife (4)
      • Travel (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
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      5.0

      Dream Pod

      By cphotog

      from MA

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Folds Small
      • Good Stability
      • Lightweight
      • Unfolds Quickly

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Gitzo GT2540FL Series 2 Safari 4-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod - Long:

        I own several Gitzo Tripods yet this one is my favorite, also the most versatile. It's the perfect height for any job, super light weight and best build. The custom G-Lock system and magnesium base are worth the extra bucks.

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        4.0

        Gitzo Safari #GT2540FL

        By The Teal Guy.

        from Ocean City, N.J.

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Folds Small
        • Good Stability
        • Lightweight
        • Unfolds Quickly

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Travel
          • Wildlife

          Comments about Gitzo GT2540FL Series 2 Safari 4-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod - Long:

          When only the best will do! Own several Gitzo carbon fiber tripods. They are expensive. But you only get real quality if you are willing to pay for it. This one is being used with a Gitzo #GH1720FQR (Grn.) Birding head for my new Leica Televid APO 82mm straight spotting scope, Gitzo center column level, LensCoat camo leg wraps, and a OP/Tech-USA Sm.Wide Snoot Boot to protect the head in transport when the scopes not mounted. I purchased the long version of this tripod so that it could easily reach the height needed for a straight spotting to be mounted, and my 5'-11" height for easy viewing. The complete package folds down to a very manageable, and reasonable size and weight. The special G-Locks on these tripods (Safari's-Ocean Traveler's,etc.) do seem to have a slightly longer/throw/turn/twist to them to unlock/release the lock; and then re-lock it tighly, then the regular version of G-Locks. This tripod package is a pretty expensive setup! But, when you are putting a $4,000.00+ spotting scope on it: I want overkill protection! I'd rather have a little too much protection (accessories,padding & max. holding weght.) and not need it! Then need it, and not have it! It's usually too late then! I am very pleased with this Safari Series 2 tripod's fit and finish, and quality of material's and design. If you are willing and able to spend the money for this tripod; I highly recommend it, and the new Gitzo birding head!

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          4.0

          Great purchase

          By Jean

          from Florida

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Gitzo GT2540FL Series 2 Safari 4-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod - Long:

                Stability for 400mm Canon 2.8
                Ease of handling,extensions,
                Light weight.

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                5.0

                Gitzo, What else?

                By Guillaume

                from Australia

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Pros

                • Good Stability
                • Lightweight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery

                  Comments about Gitzo GT2540FL Series 2 Safari 4-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod - Long:

                  You get what you pay for, reliable quality designed for long life use and harsh conditions.

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                  5.0

                  Gitzo Safari Long Review

                  By Erich

                  from Tampa, FL

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Folds Small
                  • Good Stability
                  • Lightweight
                  • Unfolds Quickly

                  Cons

                  • Pricey

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Wildlife

                  Comments about Gitzo GT2540FL Series 2 Safari 4-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod - Long:

                  Prinary use is for landscape photography.

                  Lightweight, sturdy, nicely built

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                  (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Excellent Tripod

                  By GOVStooge

                  from Oceanside, 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 GT2540FL Series 2 Safari 4-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod - Long:

                    every bit of advice on tripods said go quality or you're going to hate teh thing later. Gitzo can't be described any other way than top qual. Strong, light, easy to use. Didn't realize how light a tripod could be until I unpacked this gem.

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