The Gitzo GS5511KB Low-Level Medium-Length Center Column Kit is for use with series 5 tripods and is of intermediate length between the standard center column originally supplied with these tripods, and the very short columns previously supplied as a separate accessory. Its length is designed to provide the lowest shooting angle of the tripod, with the legs not extended but opened to the widest angle.
The kit consists of a 6X-type carbon fiber tube, plus the necessary components for the Ground Level Set feature: a machined aluminum Safe Lock upper disc, redesigned reversible screw, and hook assembly.
This shorter column allows the user to take full advantage of the variable leg spread of the tripod, so that you are not inhibited by the length of the column as to how low to the ground you can go.
- Ground-Level Set
- This feature allows you to remove the center column to save weight and get the camera closer to the ground. The upper disk is removed from the center column and inserted directly into the upper casting using the column hook. No tools required.
- Built-in self-locking spring-loaded retractable hook on the bottom of the center column provides a place to hang a stabilizing counterweight such as camera, sand or water bags.