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GitzoGT-5561SGT Giant Systematic 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs
 
5.0

(based on 6 reviews)

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Pros

  • Stable (5)
  • Lightweight (4)
  • Unfolds quickly (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (3)

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    5.0

    AS STRONG AS EVER!

    By HAH

    from Mexico City

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Folds Small
    • Good Stability
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Architecture Interiors
      • Industrial
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel

      Comments about Gitzo GT-5561SGT Giant Systematic 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs:

      I have read a lot of trash talk about Gitzo tripods but in my 30 year as a professional photographer it has been the only tripod I have used.
      It has not only been an extremely reliable, durable and superb piece of high quality gear but it has endured many tough assignments in difficult places and conditions. Nothing can be tagged as ¨pricey¨ if it performs as it should and if it helps you perform as you should.
      I could not be happier with this new carbon fiber tripod, it is extremely light and very stable. Its 102¨ height is unbelievable and it folds to a very manageable 28¨ lenght, it can even be used at under 7¨! As asoon as I bought, it I began using it and I don´t see myself using anything else from now on.

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      5.0

      Beyond Expectations

      By Steve

      from Missouri

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Stability
      • Lightweight
      • Unfolds Quickly

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Night Shots
        • Sports/Action
        • Wildlife

        Comments about Gitzo GT-5561SGT Giant Systematic 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs:

        This is my first Gitzo tripod and I was blown away by the quality. This thing is rock solid. I bought this for the superb height of 102" because I need to get my camera high when shooting church plays and musicals. The price I high, but the quality & features will make this the last tripod I ever have to buy.

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        5.0

        Best tripod!

        By Salem01

        from Saudi Arabia

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Stability

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Wildlife

          Comments about Gitzo GT-5561SGT Giant Systematic 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs:

          Simply I would say it's the best tripod I've ever used !!!

          Very sturdy

          Thank you Gitzo . Thank you B&H

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          5.0

          good tripod

          By ken

          from japan

          Verified Buyer

          Comments about Gitzo GT-5561SGT Giant Systematic 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs:

           When GT-5561SGT lengthens a leg, the tripods can reach the height of 260cm. Therefore I can take a photograph over heads even if the front is full of people. Because my height is 172cm, I use the stepladder of the product made in aluminum of 150cm when I use the tripods in full length and use it. I can carry it very easily because the tripods is only 3.4kg,very light. The Section is six steps, but can install a tripod quickly so that there is G-Lock.

           In addition, I use LensCoat Tripods Leg Protectors for an anti-temperature measure and prevention of scratch.

           Tripods made by Gitzo are expensive, but do not think with the shopping high at all if you think about using it for a long period.

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          5.0

          Il Mostro

          By Calorific

          from San Diego, CA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Good Stability
          • Lightweight
          • Unfolds Quickly

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Long Exposures
            • Portraits
            • Reducing Noise (ISO Reduction)
            • Stabilization

            Comments about Gitzo GT-5561SGT Giant Systematic 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs:

            After getting over the high cost of this tripod and the associated bag, I couldn't be happier. Coupled with an Arca-Swiss head, this works for all my camera setups outdoors without any hassle, and gets above my head without a problem (being over 6'8", that's an accomplishment). I don't have any trouble carrying this for a few miles and find it worth it for rock-steady results. It would also work very well in a studio. Little vibration, and a hook is there to add weight if needed, but it probably won't be. Built like a tank...a simple tank that doesn't break down. It doubles as an offensive weapon if needed.

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            5.0

            Very versatile tripod

            By GEOFF

            from Celebration, Fl

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Folds Small
            • Good Stability
            • Lightweight
            • Unfolds Quickly

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Long Exposures
              • Photography
              • Portraits
              • Reducing Noise (ISO Reduction)
              • Stabilization
              • Video

              Comments about Gitzo GT-5561SGT Giant Systematic 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs:

              This tripod allows me to shoot above the crowd with ease. It is also capable of so many configurations with assessors it can grow with my future need. I would recommend legs covers for scratch prevention as well as temperature protection. In the sun the carbon fiber gets hot to the touch quickly.

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