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Gitzo GT1544T Series 1 Traveler 6x Carbon Fiber 4-Section Tripod

You Pay: $769.88

Mail-In Rebate: -$150.00

Offer ends: JAN 31 '15
Price after rebate: $619.88
Product Highlights
  • Load Capacity: 17.6 lb
  • Max Height: 55.9"
  • Min Height: 13.5"
  • Folded Height: 16.7"
  • Leg Sections: 4
  • Weight: 2.2 lb
  • G-Lock Leg Locks for Rigidity
  • Reversible/Removable Center Column

The Gitzo GT1544T Series 1 Traveler 6x Carbon Fiber 4-Section Tripod combines compactness and light weight with strength and stability to support up to 17.6 lb with absolute rigidity. It reaches a maximum height of 55.9" and a minimum height of 13.5". When the center column is removed, and the optional GS1320D adapter disc is used, the tripod can reach just 8.7". The Traveler series tripod features the stability and size of a Mountaineer Series 1 tripod, to serve the high-end photographer, bird watcher, or videographer who needs an easily portable support with no compromise in performance.

The GT1544T is composed of advanced 6x carbon fiber, a material that guarantees structural strength and flexion rigidity as it absorbs vibration. This last function is crucial for keeping long telephoto lenses, video lenses, and spotting scopes absolutely stable, and so the 2.2 lb tripod is the ideal support for long-distance nature shots for which the smallest shake means the difference between capturing a bird or other flighty creature centered within the frame and missing the shot entirely.

The redesigned G-Lock leg-locking mechanism also contributes to the tripod's rigidity, achieving a 20% increase over previous-generation technology. Moreover, as the tripod's load approaches its 17.6 lb maximum, the locking mechanism actually increases in strength. With G-Lock, leg locking is stronger, safer, and faster.

G-Lock
The locking mechanism has been completely redesigned in order to achieve a 20% increase in rigidity, faster operation, and stronger, safer locking. G-Lock's special design also provides a 'gravity lock' effect: the higher the load applied vertically to the leg, the stronger the lock.
Rapid Center Column
The center-column's 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.
Reversible Center Column
The rapid column can easily be inverted for an alternative shooting angle or low level macro work.
Counterweight Hook
This built-in accessory 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
A redesigned Anti Leg Rotation system means the tripod can be opened in less than 15 seconds. Simply loosen all the twist locks on each leg at the same time, then pull the leg down and tighten the locks individually.
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 17.6 lb (8 kg)
Head Attachment Fitting 1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16 (reversible stud)
Maximum Height 55.9" (142 cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended 45.9" (116.5 cm)
Minimum Height With Center Column: 13.5" (34.3 cm)
Without Center Column, Using Optional Adapter Disc: 8.7" (22 cm)
Folded Length 16.7" (42.5 cm)
Weight 2.2 lb (1 kg)
Legs
Material 6x carbon fiber
Leg Stages/Sections 3/4
Leg Lock Type Twist lock
Independent Leg Spread Yes
Spiked/Retractable Feet No
Center Brace No
Center Column
Center Column Type Rapid
Center Column Sections 1
Gitzo GT1544T Series 1 Traveler 6x Carbon Fiber 4-Section Tripod
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    GitzoGT1544T Series 1 Traveler 6x Carbon Fiber 4-Section Tripod
     
    4.9

    (based on 7 reviews)

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    Pros

    • Easy to use (5)
    • Compact (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (4)
      • Landscape/scenery (3)
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      5.0

      A light and capable Tripod for travels

      By BPHAM

      from Los Angeles

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Great Picture Quality
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • None Except Price

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Gitzo GT1544T Series 1 Traveler 6x Carbon Fiber 4-Section Tripod:

      Incredible build, design and functions. Light enough to be carried on long hikes and especially fits easily into the approved stand-size carry-on luggage, which is the must for travelling abroad. The Gitzo 2541 that I have, and still keep, can't fit into the approved carry-on luggage, and also longer when folded, therefore harder and more awkward to carry around towns and hikes, and also 1/2lbs heavier. The weight might not be obvious, but the folded lenght is about 1 foot longer than the 1544T. Use with the Markin Q3, when folded, it is like one piece without the added length of the ball head. Price with rebate is reasonable for a tripod with this quality. Without the rebate, it would be hard for me to justify the purchase when I already have the 2541 tripod. A must for anyone who wants a smaller/shorter and lighter but still 95% capable compared to the 2541.

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      4.0

      GT1541T replacement

      By hantastic

      from fremont, ca

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

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            Comments about Gitzo GT1544T Series 1 Traveler 6x Carbon Fiber 4-Section Tripod:

            I chose this over the 1542T for the shorter center column which will fold smaller with the ball head attached. It makes no sense the shorter center column, less material should cost more.

            Coming from a Sirui T-025x this is a significant upgrade in terms of functionality, much bigger surface area and much improved stability. The increased weight and folded length are completely worth it. If I had seen them side by side I would have chosen with Gitzo without a heartbeat.

            Four stars as it is over priced, even with the rebate.

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            5.0

            Just as exptected

            By Tom

            from Indiana

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Travel

              Comments about Gitzo GT1544T Series 1 Traveler 6x Carbon Fiber 4-Section Tripod:

              I have a larger tripod (RRS 24L) and use this one to travel. I do wish it had the ability like the GT1542 to remove the center column and go lower but besides that it is a great tripod.

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              5.0

              Great travel tripod

              By KS

              from New York

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Easy to Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Travel

                Comments about Gitzo GT1544T Series 1 Traveler 6x Carbon Fiber 4-Section Tripod:

                I bought this tripod for travel abroad. It neatly fits in my suite case. The reason I chose GT1544T over GT1542T is GT1544T has shorter center column so that small ball head can be fit between the legs when it's folded. I am 5.6 ft tall and I don't have to extend center column fully to the maximum hight when I shoot from my eye level. I used it with DSLR and Fuji range finder medium format camera without problem.

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                5.0

                Handy

                By JohnnyX

                from Brisbane, AU

                About Me Casual/ Recreational

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Gitzo GT1544T Series 1 Traveler 6x Carbon Fiber 4-Section Tripod:

                    Best fit for mirrorless camera.
                    It is impressively light and steady, and the G-lock operation is quick and easy. Now I can bring my tripod anytime.

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                    5.0

                    light like a feather

                    By fede

                    from ny ny

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Travel

                      Comments about Gitzo GT1544T Series 1 Traveler 6x Carbon Fiber 4-Section Tripod:

                      light, compact, functional and expensive
                      but you get what you pay for

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                      5.0

                      Gt1544T CArbon Fiber

                      By Dan Davidson

                      from Utah

                      About Me Avid Adventurer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Use
                      • Strong Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about Gitzo GT1544T Series 1 Traveler 6x Carbon Fiber 4-Section Tripod:

                          I like to day hike and I use larger telephotos, this is super light and does a great job for what I bought it for.

                          thanks!
                          D

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