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Gitzo Series 4 Systematic Traveler 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod

B&H # GIGT4552TS MFR # GT4552TS
Gitzo Series 4 Systematic Traveler 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod

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Product Highlights

  • Load Capacity: 55.1 lb
  • Max Height: 52.8"
  • Min Height: 3.4"
  • Folded Length: 19.1"
  • Leg Sections: 5
  • Weight: 4.7 lb
  • No Center Column
  • G-Lock Twist Locks
  • Anti Leg Rotation System
  • Ballast Hook
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The Series 4 Systematic Traveler 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod from Gitzo is an ideal choice for those looking for a tripod that features rigid carbon fiber support, yet adaptable and flexible configurations. The Series 4 tripods are ideal for supporting larger video or DSLR cameras, and lenses.

The Series 4 tripod has a unique modular system that can be quickly transformed into different configurations in as little as 15 seconds, and the same tripod can support both photographic and video equipment. Weighing 4.7 lb, this tripod can hold up to 55.1 lb, and be extended to 52.8" high.

The tripod has an Anti Leg Rotation system (ALR), G-Lock, and brushed matte black finish for improved locking performance and minimized reflectivity. A wide selection of accessories allows you to keep growing your system according to your future needs, whether they are still life, macro, outdoor, sport or wildlife applications.

Anti Leg Rotation
Simply loosen all the twist locks on each leg at the same time, then pull the leg down and tighten the locks individually. The ALR system prevents the legs from twisting.
G-Lock
For a strong, fast, and safe locking mechanism, G-Lock's special design provides a 'gravity lock' effect: the higher the load applied vertically to the leg, the stronger the lock becomes.
Leg Ends
With removable rubber feet, the Series 4 allows you to easily change worn out rubber feet or to fit other accessories, such as spiked feet.
Maximum Height 52.8" (134 m)
Minimum Height 3.4" (8.5 cm)
Folded Length 19.1" (48.5cm)
Load Capacity 55.1 lb (25 kg)
Leg Sections 5
Leg Lock Type Twist, Gravity Lock
Independent Leg Spread Yes
Head Type Safe Lock polymer disc with locking screw
Level Overhead
Weight 4.7 lb (2.2 kg)
Gitzo Series 4 Systematic Traveler 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty Extendable to 7 Years with Registration
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    GitzoSeries 4 Systematic Traveler 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod
     
    4.8

    (based on 5 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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      (4)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (1)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Folds away (3)
    • Lightweight (3)
    • Stable (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (3)

      Reviewed by 5 customers

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      5.0

      Perfect

      By Guilliame

      from NY

      Comments about Gitzo Series 4 Systematic Traveler 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod:

      Using it for Nikon D800 w/ a 300mm 2.8 lens, and carrying it in a backpack. It is relatively light, very comfortable to fold and unfold, folds to a minimal length, and above all - very sturdy and stable.

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      5.0

      Gitzo Travel Tripod

      By David/passline49m

      from Utah

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Folds Small
      • Good Stability
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel
        • Wildlife

        Comments about Gitzo Series 4 Systematic Traveler 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod:

        Excellent build quality, compact size and lightweight, fits easily into Lowepro Trekker 400 AW.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Ultimate Tripod

        By Preston

        from Cowan, TN

        Comments about Gitzo Series 4 Systematic Traveler 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod:

        While this tripod may not be perfect for everyone it is for me. This tripod is lightweight, compact, sturdy and quick and easy to setup and tear down; everything I want in a tripod. This is a travel tripod and many would think it only good for hikers and travelers needing small, portable support. However I find it equally useful in shooting wildlife with a large, heavy telephoto lens or landscape, both requiring a sturdy tripod.

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        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Elegant

        By Tim

        from South Dakota, USA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Folds Small
        • Good Stability
        • Lightweight
        • Unfolds Quickly

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Travel

          Comments about Gitzo Series 4 Systematic Traveler 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod:

          I live in the black hills and I hike and travel often. As a longtime amateur I eventually accepted just how important the tripod was in the making of more successful photographs consistently – as important than even the camera and lens.

          I recently spoiled myself in buying the Gitzo GT4552TS, and I now with only a month's use I have found that I bring it everywhere and use it much more often due to its ease of packing and setting up and noticeable stability. Its light and compact nature and simplicity of use are notable and, with my pack hooked on it, it has been quite effective so far - often stabilizing quite well in the wind my canon 5d Mark 2 &3's with 100-400L lens with 2x extender, and in making panoramic photographs.

          This is an elegant piece of equipment, beautifully crafted and as such just plain fun. Is it worth the money, probably not, as other high end tripods may be just a good. However it seems to be worth the extra dollars for the added value and hopefully for a long lifetime of use. Now, if I could only carry on my trips less lenses, not bring the heavy RRS BH55 ball head with, and loose about 25 of my own pounds, I could truly justify the added expense.

          If there are any negatives besides the cost, I have two. The first, which probably not limited to just this product, concerns the manufactures limit of cold weather use to roughly 20 Degrees or above which is problematic for outdoor photographers (and made me feel a bit foolish when I found this information buried in the manufactures literature). And, it there is a extreme heat issue as well... Ah...time will tell.

          Secondly, the center column and other accessories are a premium (and seemingly unreasonable) added cost for the privilege.

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          5.0

          sturdy and light

          By MoRo

          from Ft. Myers. FL

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Folds Small
          • Good Stability
          • Lightweight
          • Unfolds Quickly

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Travel
            • Wildlife

            Comments about Gitzo Series 4 Systematic Traveler 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod:

            great for travel.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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