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Gitzo GK2550XQR 3-Section Explorer Carbon Fiber Tripod Kit with Ballhead

B&H # GIGK2550EXQR Mfr # GK2550EXQR
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Price after rebate: $749.95
Product Highlights
  • Series 2 Explorer
  • Supports 11 lbs (5kg)
  • GH2750QR Ballhead w/ Quick Release
  • Made in Italy

The Gitzo GK2550XQR Explorer Tripod Kit is a specialized piece of kit, aimed at solving the problems that challenge normal tripods.

It provides the ability to place a camera/lens combination of up to 11 pounds (5kg) in almost any position you could imagine; working on a 40° mountainside slope, pointing at moss on a rock beneath the tripod legs, etc. While the use of a Gitzo Explorer is a bit more unorthodox than a 'conventional' tripod, it will open avenues of creativity that should excite any macro shooter.  Of course being a Gitzo, you can expect the fit and finish to be the delight that comes from the industry's top brand.

Gitzo means for your tripod to deliver decades of service, and offers a lifetime warranty against manufacturer defects.

Gitzo's specialist for unusual tripod positions, extensive macro work, and use upon irregular and sloped surfaces
An ideal kit for use with telephoto macro lenses pointed directly below the tripod's legs
Legs have no fixed locking position, and can be locked in place at any deployment angle from 0-90° with complete independence from one another
Center column is affixed aside the crown of the tripod, allowing it to also act as a full-time lateral arm
Gitzo's classic off-center style ballhead, capable of placing the camera in any position imaginable
Legs assembled from Gitzo-specific "6x" ultra-strong and super-thin (0.007mm) carbon fiber strands
Gitzo's "ALR" Anti Leg Rotation design prohibits segments from rotating; they can only move directly up or down
Gitzo's "G-Lock" is the industry's strongest locking mechanism
Comes standard with ground spikes
Made in Italy
Load Capacity 11.0 lbs (5.0kg)
Maximum Height 71.3" (181.0cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended 59.8" (152.0cm)
Minimum Height 5.5" (14.0cm)
Folded Length 29.5" (75.0cm)
Leveling Bubble/Illuminated Yes/No
Weight 5.29 lbs (2.400kg)
Head Type Ballhead with quick release
Quick Release Yes
Material Carbon fiber with magnesium fittings
Head Attachment Fitting 1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16
Leg Stages/Sections 2/3
Leg Lock Type Twist lock
Independent Leg Spread Yes 1
Please Note:

Each leg can be deployed at any angle 0-90 degrees

Spiked/Retractable Feet Yes
Center Brace No
Center Column
Center Column Type Rapid
Center Column Sections 1

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