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GitzoGT2531LVL Leveling 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs - Supports 26.4 lbs (12kg)
 
4.5

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  • Stable (4)
  • Lightweight (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (3)
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    4.0

    Lightweight and well designed

    By Sandman

    from Carmel, CA

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Pros

    • Folds Small
    • Good Stability
    • Lightweight
    • Quick To Level
    • Unfolds Quickly

    Cons

    • Expensive

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Night Shots
    • Travel
    • Weddings/Events
    • Wildlife

    Comments about Gitzo GT2531LVL Leveling 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs - Supports 26.4 lbs (12kg):

    Exceedingly expensive but it is an excellent tripod. The tripod is faster to fold up than the older versions which is a tradeoff for not having the infinite adjustment of the 2228 and like tripods.

    Quick leveling is not as easy as with the Manfrotto 755 tripod but it works though taking more time to get perfectly level.

    Center column can be reversed or removed and it also has a hook that can be pulled out from the column and to which a camera bag or other weight can be attached. The hook is also to secure the head when the column is removed so the tripod legs can be splayed out and the head is then 5 inches off the ground. Not the most elegant approach but it does work. It is not as good as the old 2228 or the Benbo tripods for this use.

    New anti-twist columns are a big improvement. It no longer takes two hands to lock and extend a leg and relock it.

    Gitzo advise not to use the tripod around salt water which is odd for a carbon fiber tripod, but something to consider if you wanted to use it at the beach.

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    4.0

    Good for pano, video, BIF, general photo

    By Montereyman

    from Monterey, CA

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Pros

    • Good Stability
    • Lightweight
    • Quick Head Leveling
    • Unfolds Quickly

    Cons

    • Twist Locks For Legs

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Panoramics
    • Portraits
    • Sports/Action
    • Video
    • Weddings/Events
    • Wildlife

    Comments about Gitzo GT2531LVL Leveling 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs - Supports 26.4 lbs (12kg):

    This tripod supports over 25 pounds yet weighs under 5 lbs. and it has the quick leveling feature. A level tripod head is needed for panning, video, panoramics, and even wedding group photos and this tripod makes it very fast to achieve this without adjusting the legs.

    It has the slower to use Gitzo twist locks for the leg sections and these are easily damaged by sand and grit so more care needs to be taken with this tripod outdoors.

    It comes with a cheap cloth pouch which Gitzo might as well have left out of the box. I have received better tripod cases with tripods selling for a 6th as much as this Gitzo. The Gitzo product manager should be ashamed.

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    5.0

    Fantastic tripod

    By Gerryj19

    from MA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Fast easy leveling
    • Good Stability
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel

      Comments about Gitzo GT2531LVL Leveling 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs - Supports 26.4 lbs (12kg):

      The leveling feature makes landscape and multi-image panoramas much easier. On a recent trip to Jackson this made getting a level base on rough terrain much. much easier than with a conventional tripod. I'm sold on the leveling feature.

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      5.0

      Best general tripod

      By Peter

      from Brisbane, Australia

      About Me Serious amateur, Tech Savvy

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Stability

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Ideal when one must carry

        Comments about Gitzo GT2531LVL Leveling 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs - Supports 26.4 lbs (12kg):

        Very stable tripod with built-in leveling. Adequate up to 70-300mm zoom lens. It is a pity that the tripod bag sold to go with this tripod is an excessively tight fit at the leveling control lever; otherwise it is excellent, lightweight and well-finished.

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