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Gitzo GK1580TQR4 Series 1 Traveler 6x Carbon Fiber Tripod Kit

You Pay: $699.90
Product Highlights
  • Extremely Lightweight at 2.7 lb
  • 59.1" Maximum Height
  • Folds to Only 16.1"
  • 6x Carbon Fiber 4-Section Tripod
  • G-Lock Twist-Lock Legs for Rigidity
  • Center Ball Head with QR Plate
  • Smooth PTFE-Treated Ball & Bushings
  • 12.1 lb System Load Capacity

The Gitzo GK1580TQR4 Series 1 Traveler 6x Carbon Fiber Tripod Kit is a lightweight – yet extremely sturdy and rigid – support for a DSLR or other camera, for a total maximum load of 12.1 lb. With the center column and the four leg sections fully extended, the tripod and head reach a maximum height of 59.1".

Thanks to the legs' 6x carbon fiber construction, the GK1580TQR4 weighs only 2.7 lb, which makes this Traveler kit ideal for use while hiking or otherwise "traveling." The kit folds up to only 16.1" long for easy transport.

Together with the advanced carbon fiber material of the legs, the redesigned G-Lock twist-lock mechanism for the legs also contributes to the tripod's rigidity, achieving a 20% increase over previous-generation technology. Moreover, as the kit's load approaches its 12.1 lb maximum, the locking mechanism actually increases in strength. With G-Lock, leg locking is stronger, safer, and faster.

The ball head, a GH1781TQR head with a dual-locking quick-release plate (Gitzo GS5370C), features a patent-pending "bubble ball" that's treated with PTFE and mounted on PTFE bushings for the ultimate in smooth operation. The aluminum head pans a full 360° and allows for lateral tilt from +100 to -30°.

Rapid Center Column
The center-column locking collar above the tripod chassis makes it easier to adjust the column quickly. A grooved design prevents rotation of the column and improves system stability
Ground Level Set
The center column is removable so that you can shoot closer to the ground. Without using any tools, you can remove the center column and secure the upper disc directly to the upper casting using the center column hook
Reversible Center Column
For even lower-level shooting or for macro work, the center column is also reversible for easy inversion
Counterweight Hook
The built-in hook at the bottom of the center column allows you to hang a weight (such as a sandbag or full camera bag) in order to provide additional stability when you're operating with heavy loads, on uneven ground, or in windy conditions
Anti Leg Rotation
A redesigned Anti Leg Rotation system means the tripod can be opened in less than 15 seconds. With a single twist of your wrist, you can loosen all three twist locks on a leg at the same time, then pull the leg down and tighten the locks individually
Removable Rubber Feet
The tripod features removable rubber feet. This allows you to easily change worn out rubber feet or to fit other accessories, such as spiked feet or snow/sand shoes
Gitzo 6x Carbon Fiber
Gitzo 6x guarantees structural strength, flexion rigidity, and great vibration absorption properties. The performance of this multilayer design is unique and inimitable thanks to the 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 12.13 lb (5.5 kg)
Maximum Height 59.06" (150.0 cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended 49.21" (125.0 cm)
Minimum Height 8.66" (22.0 cm)
Folded Length 16.14" (41.0 cm)
Weight 2.71 lb (1.23 kg)
Head
Head Type Center ball head with pan & tilt
Quick Release Yes, double quick-release safety system with 1/4"-20 screw
Legs
Material 6x carbon fiber
Head Attachment Fitting Not specified by manufacturer
Leg Stages/Sections 3/4
Leg Lock Type Twist lock
Independent Leg Spread Yes
Spiked/Retractable Feet No/no
Center Brace No
Center Column
Center Column Type Rapid
Center Column Sections 1
Bubble Level No
Gitzo GK1580TQR4 Series 1 Traveler 6x Carbon Fiber Tripod Kit
  • GH1781TQR Series 1 Traveler Ball Head with Quick Release
  • 5 Year Limited Warranty
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    GitzoGK1580TQR4 Series 1 Traveler 6x Carbon Fiber Tripod Kit
     
    4.9

    (based on 7 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (6)
    • Compact (5)
    • Easy to use (4)
    • Durable (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (6)
      • Travel (6)
      • Sports/action (3)
      • Weddings (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (5)

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      5.0

      Great in the Field!

      By Kg Hick

      from Dallas Texas

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Gitzo GK1580TQR4 Series 1 Traveler 6x Carbon Fiber Tripod Kit:

        I used the tripod canyoneering in Utah. It was light enough to pack into difficult spots. It worked great with my canon 1d.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great tripod

        By sachikr

        from Japan

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Folds Small
        • Good Stability
        • Lightweight
        • Unfolds Quickly

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Portraits
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife

          Comments about Gitzo GK1580TQR4 Series 1 Traveler 6x Carbon Fiber Tripod Kit:

          Durable tripod, great product. Compact and light weight, fits easily on my bag for transporting.

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          • Yes

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          5.0

          Wedding Photography

          By Nick

          from Richmond va

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Folds Small
          • Good Stability
          • Lightweight
          • Unfolds Quickly

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Gitzo GK1580TQR4 Series 1 Traveler 6x Carbon Fiber Tripod Kit:

            I started taking my tripod with me to every wedding this year. I only use it a short bit at the end of the night. But I am happy to bring it with me now. Replaced my aluminum manfrotto with this. Love it.

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            5.0

            Great TravelTripod

            By Pwo Karen

            from Winchester, VA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy to Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Sports/Action
              • Travel
              • Video
              • Weddings/Events
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about Gitzo GK1580TQR4 Series 1 Traveler 6x Carbon Fiber Tripod Kit:

              I have used many tripods in the past, but this one truly lived up to it's billing. I use a Canon 5d mark II with the 28-300 L lens on it, which makes this very heavy. This tripod packs up small, is fairly light, and yet provided all the stability my heavy camera and lens needed! I was very happy with it.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Great tripod, really happy with it

              By A Geordie in Canada

              from Vancouver

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • Cost

              Best Uses

              • Travel

              Comments about Gitzo GK1580TQR4 Series 1 Traveler 6x Carbon Fiber Tripod Kit:

              It is very light, compact and much quicker to setup than any of my other tripods, it also cost 4 times as much. The cost is hard to justify. My thought was with the cost of the high end lenses, it seams silly to comprimise of quality of shots becouse you can't carry the extra weight of a tripod.

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              5.0

              Compact and durable!

              By shinobufuruya

              from Japan

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Family Photos
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Travel

                Comments about Gitzo GK1580TQR4 Series 1 Traveler 6x Carbon Fiber Tripod Kit:

                Have been very pleased with the lightness and robustness. Would be a big force in shooting and travel.

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                • No

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great product!

                By Jerroldlim

                from Phoenix, Az

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Easily Adjusted
                • Good Footing
                • Lightweight
                • Smooth Movement

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Outdoors
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Wildlife

                  Comments about Gitzo GK1580TQR4 Series 1 Traveler 6x Carbon Fiber Tripod Kit:

                  I use the gitzo for taking landscape shots as well as macro shots on flowers and other items. I have used other tripods before and by far, this tripod is the lightest yet able to hold my D50 with a 105mm micro lens. Its really compact and i can bring it around anywhere. Great for those who want to move around alot to take photos or video. The only thing i would say that needs to change would be the ball head. The ball head is a simple one and i may need a more complex ball head for my future needs as i discover other aspects of photography

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