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GitzoGT3542L Mountaineer Series 3 Carbon Fiber Tripod (Long)
 
5.0

(based on 7 reviews)

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Pros

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

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (5)
    • Travel (4)
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    5.0

    Very light but really strong

    By v1kt0r

    from anahein ca

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Gitzo GT3542L Mountaineer Series 3 Carbon Fiber Tripod (Long):

      I was afraid to buy this tripod but after take of the package this amazing by all the ways strong, looks cool very easy to use

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      5.0

      Perfect for my needs

      By FL Digital

      from San Francisco

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight
      • Superb Build Quality
      • Versatile
      • Versital

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel

        Comments about Gitzo GT3542L Mountaineer Series 3 Carbon Fiber Tripod (Long):

        This Gitzo is perfect for my needs. I was looking for a lightweight four section tripod that packs down relatively small for travel. It also had to be secure enough to support a pro-level DSLR with a 70-200 2.8 lens. I have owned many tripods over the years but nothing compares to the quality of craftsmanship and intelligence of design as this Gitzo carbon fiber.

        The only other option I would've considered would be a Really Right Stuff carbon fiber tripod, but they are perpetually backordered, and a bit more expensive than the Gitzo, and in my opinion there's very little difference in the build quality between the two.

        The feature set that pushed me towards this particular model, is the ground level set central column. I sometimes need the extra height that the central column allows, without having to sacrifice on the compact size of the tripod. To Gitzo solution works extremely well, and is rocksolid when locked in place. I'm using it with the Acratech GV2 ball head and an RSS quick release clamp.

        My previous Gitzo work flawlessly for 12 years and I am only replacing it because this model gives a little bit stronger support for heavier lenses.

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        5.0

        Fantastic! Wish I'd bought one sooner!

        By 3D Scanner

        from Atlanta, GA

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Travel

          Comments about Gitzo GT3542L Mountaineer Series 3 Carbon Fiber Tripod (Long):

          I use the Gitzo 3542L with a FARO X330 3D scanner. The tripod works GREAT. It's smaller, lighter, and more adjustable than a surveying tripod, but just as secure. The price is commensurate with the quality, and after a long hot August day of walking miles with the scanner and the tripod, the light weight of the carbon fiber construction is more than worth the cost.

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          5.0

          "A WISH THAT CAME THROUGH..."

          By Tito the Architect

          from Makati City, Metro Manila PHILIPPINES

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy to Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Travel
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Gitzo GT3542L Mountaineer Series 3 Carbon Fiber Tripod (Long):

            I found the need to get this specific tripod after purchasing a RRS BH-55 full-sized ballhead that did not actually match my existing Gitzo GT1541T tripod as the base of the latter was smaller than the base of the ballhead. I also decided to purchase a more sturdy tripod for my needs. At first I was a bit hesitant due to my apprehensions on the weight difference between my existing Gitzo and this new one. However, upon receiving the Gitzo GT3542L Mountaineer Series 3 Carbon Fiber Tripod, everything changed...I was so please and realized that I made the right choice...

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            5.0

            Great tripod

            By Pat

            from Brazil

            Comments about Gitzo GT3542L Mountaineer Series 3 Carbon Fiber Tripod (Long):

            Rugged, lightweight and versatile.
            Great choice for those looking for a tripod of good quality and durability.
            I'm happy with the purchase.

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            5.0

            My search is over.

            By bfalcon1

            from Atlanta, GA.

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Portraits
              • Sports/Action
              • Stillsvideo
              • Travel

              Comments about Gitzo GT3542L Mountaineer Series 3 Carbon Fiber Tripod (Long):

              Beautiful sticks. After searching months for the right tripod for me the Gitzo 3542L is my keeper. The perfect balance of weight and durability. Paired with a RRS BH-55 these things are substantial but still surprisingly light. Quick release legs are smooth and the new ground level set works perfectly and is so quick to remove the center post. The spring lock leg levers are a joy to use. I also was looking at the 2 series but in the end these just felt right and are future proof.

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              5.0

              Rock solid Tripod

              By Joe

              from Colorado

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Stability
              • Well built quality

              Cons

              • Weight

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery

              Comments about Gitzo GT3542L Mountaineer Series 3 Carbon Fiber Tripod (Long):

              Really impressed with this tripod. Used it for the first time this week in the Colorado mountains. Very, very solid even in the windy conditions in the mountains. I also have a Gitzo 1540 that I use when I hike but while the 3542L is heavier the stability is noticably greater.

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