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GitzoGT1541 Mountaineer 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs - Supports 17.6 lb (8kg)
 
4.9

(based on 22 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (20)
  • Stable (19)
  • Unfolds quickly (19)
  • Folds away (14)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (15)
  • Travel (15)
  • Night shots (10)
  • Wildlife (8)
  • Home (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (12), Pro photographer (4), Semi-pro photographer (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
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5.0

Nice tripod

By Xing

from Seattle, WA

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Folds Small
  • Good Stability
  • Lightweight
  • Unfolds Quickly

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Night Shots
    • Travel

    Comments about Gitzo GT1541 Mountaineer 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs - Supports 17.6 lb (8kg):

    Stable and light-weight, good for hiking and travel. A good match for Nikon D600 + 14-24/2.8.

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    • No

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    5.0

    I love quality products

    By ghostman

    from Basel, Switzerland

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Pros

    • Folds Small
    • Good Stability
    • Lightweight
    • Unfolds Quickly

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home
      • Landscape/Scenery

      Comments about Gitzo GT1541 Mountaineer 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs - Supports 17.6 lb (8kg):

      Just by sight I could tell this is a quality product. It is very well made and there are no fiddly bits that can snap or break. It's clean, lean, light and very sturdy. I am very surprised by just how rigid and sturdy it is for such a light-weight tripod. I use it for field work and studio work. I can only recommend this wonderful piece of kit.

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      5.0

      Great product

      By S

      from Puget Sound, WA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Stability
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Night Shots

        Comments about Gitzo GT1541 Mountaineer 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs - Supports 17.6 lb (8kg):

        Perfect compromise of stability vs portability. Rock solid with a RRS BH-30 with my D7000/18-200 setup.

        Column down height is perfect for me (5'-10").

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        5.0

        Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs is perfet

        By Antonio Morin

        from Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Stability
        • Lightweight
        • Unfolds Quickly

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife

        Comments about Gitzo GT1541 Mountaineer 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs - Supports 17.6 lb (8kg):

        I would only comment that a case for the Tripod was not included and was not offer to me.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great tripod , excellent stability

        By Fred

        from Boston,ma

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Folds Small
        • Good Stability
        • Lightweight
        • Unfolds Quickly

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Portraits
          • Travel
          • Wildlife

          Comments about Gitzo GT1541 Mountaineer 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs - Supports 17.6 lb (8kg):

          Great tripod for lenses under 200mm.

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          (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Great for travelling and everyday use

          By Rob

          from Chicago, IL

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Folds Small
          • Good Stability
          • Lightweight
          • Unfolds Quickly

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Night Shots
            • Portraits
            • Travel

            Comments about Gitzo GT1541 Mountaineer 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs - Supports 17.6 lb (8kg):

            I've had for some years a Gitzo 1325 legset with Markins Q20 ballhead. That setup is very rigid, and fairly bulky. Though not overly heavy, I've not wanted to carry it around much either. But, when shooting my 300 f/4 AFS Nikkor, it is the tripod that I want.

            When I want to shoot something lighter, such as a Leica M, or Rolleiflex TLR, the 1325 is overkill. I also had a Linhof Universal Ballhead 1, (rated 7.7lbs) left over from the past. First I tried the Gitzo 1542 Traveller. It is nice and light, but a bit short for my 5'11" height. I always had to raise the column to get it to eye level. So, I took advantage of B&H's great return policy.

            Next was the GT 1541. It is light, and with the ballhead it will fit into the small Gitzo case (sold separately). The leg tube diameters seem a little larger than that of the 1542T. It is fairly stiff for its light weight. It is most stable without extending the lowest section of the leg. The new Gitzo anti-rotation legs make setup very fast. I even tried my 300mm + 1.4 teleconverter for a 420mm lens on this tripod just to check for stability. It will hold, as long as there is no wind, and you don't touch it!
            The tripod's platform diameter is exactly the same as the diamter of the Linhof ballhead's base. It makes the appearance seamless. It will also crouch very low on the ground for macro use.

            For my smaller and lighter cameras, this is just ideal. I don't mind its small folded size and light weight, so it can come with me to many more places. It will also fit in a full size luggage for travel use.

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            (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Just what I was looking for.

            By Kinsey

            from Kootanai National Forest, Montana

            About Me Pro Photographer

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            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Folds Small
            • Good Stability
            • Lightweight
            • Unfolds Quickly

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Travel
              • Wildlife

              Comments about Gitzo GT1541 Mountaineer 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs - Supports 17.6 lb (8kg):

              I am a nature photographer and do the majority of my photography on the trail. I am also a woman. This carbon Gitzo is just the ticket; sturdy, stable and very lightweight. A snap to set up and take down.

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              • No

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              5.0

              smooth set up

              By Fotodog

              from MD

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Stability
              • Lightweight
              • Unfolds Quickly

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Gitzo GT1541 Mountaineer 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs - Supports 17.6 lb (8kg):

                fast and easy to open- no levers to snap open. Very light- so light that the wind could flip, so may sometimes need to hang something on the center column to hold it down.

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Rolls Royce of the tripods

                By Tolik

                from Israel

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Stability
                • Lightweight
                • Unfolds Quickly

                Cons

                • Pricey
                • Weak Construction

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Night Shots
                • Travel

                Comments about Gitzo GT1541 Mountaineer 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs - Supports 17.6 lb (8kg):

                This an amazing tripod ! Super light, very small when folded, good height when unfolded.
                There is one big con about this product: price. But once you make the decision, you won't regret.
                Another thing that I am not sure, but I think that this tripod will require more attention (cleaning-wise) than my previous one. (Slik 300DX)

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                (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Amazing

                By Alan

                from Redmond, WA

                About Me Casual Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Folds Small
                • Good Stability
                • Lightweight
                • Unfolds Quickly

                Cons

                • Price

                Best Uses

                • Travel

                Comments about Gitzo GT1541 Mountaineer 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs - Supports 17.6 lb (8kg):

                It's amazing how this thing can be so light and yet so stable. This is a pricey investment, but it's fantastic for travel/hiking.

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                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                I like this product and will buy more

                By travelgig

                from Campbell, CA

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Folds Small

                Cons

                • Unstable

                Best Uses

                • Travel

                Comments about Gitzo GT1541 Mountaineer 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs - Supports 17.6 lb (8kg):

                I was using tripod in hill area. what i like about:unfolds quickly, >>lightweight

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                (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                nice and eay

                By mj

                from san francisco

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Folds Small
                • Lightweight
                • Unfolds Quickly

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Night Shots
                  • Portraits
                  • Weddings/Events

                  Comments about Gitzo GT1541 Mountaineer 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs - Supports 17.6 lb (8kg):

                  I use this tripod on my travels - so light and easy to get around! Good for night photography and also for weddings! Very user friendly

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                  • No

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                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Simply Fabulous!

                  By TwoTiredDogs

                  from Virginia

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Good Stability
                  • Lightweight
                  • Unfolds Quickly

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Gitzo GT1541 Mountaineer 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs - Supports 17.6 lb (8kg):

                    Gotta get a Gitzo!

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great for hiking!

                    By Hiker Girl

                    from Chico,CA

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Folds Small
                    • Good Stability
                    • Lightweight
                    • Unfolds Quickly

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Hiking
                      • Travel

                      Comments about Gitzo GT1541 Mountaineer 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs - Supports 17.6 lb (8kg):

                      I love my big Gitzo, but wanted something lighter to use for hiking. The 1541 fills the bill perfectly. It fits on the side of my pack easily, yet offers enough support for my gear. Perfect.

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                      (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Pefect For hiking

                      By Jazzy

                      from Madison, WI

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Folds Small
                      • Good Stability
                      • Lightweight
                      • Unfolds Quickly

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Gitzo GT1541 Mountaineer 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs - Supports 17.6 lb (8kg):

                        We were hiking in UT and the tripod was the perfect weight and quality for our needs. I also love the fact that you can take it apart and wash it off after using it in dust, sand and water areas. Easy to use and set up and was more than stable enough to handle my 60D Canon with 17-40 ultra wide & 100 Macro lens.

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                        • No

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                        (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Outstanding Product!!!

                        By hawk person

                        from Morgan Hill, CA

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Folds Small
                        • Good Stability
                        • Lightweight
                        • Unfolds Quickly

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Night Shots
                          • Travel
                          • Wildlife

                          Comments about Gitzo GT1541 Mountaineer 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs - Supports 17.6 lb (8kg):

                          I matched this tripod with the Gitzo magnesium ball head #1, and the combo is simply outstanding. Strong enough for my Rebel T2i + 100-400mm lens and yet light enough to stick in a backpack and not even notice the weight. Also collapses to fit in a carry-on or suitcase for travelling. Superior product.

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                          • Yes

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                          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          great tripod

                          By Brad

                          from Portland, OR

                          About Me Pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Good Stability
                          • Lightweight
                          • Unfolds Quickly

                          Cons

                          • Cost

                          Best Uses

                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Night Shots
                          • Travel
                          • Wildlife

                          Comments about Gitzo GT1541 Mountaineer 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs - Supports 17.6 lb (8kg):

                          Great tripod, don't confuse it with the GT1541t which is very different.

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                          (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          This is it!

                          By Freelily

                          from St. Simons Island, GA

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Folds Small
                          • Good Stability
                          • Lightweight
                          • Unfolds Quickly

                          Cons

                          • No carrying case

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Gitzo GT1541 Mountaineer 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs - Supports 17.6 lb (8kg):

                            Finally coughed up the dough for this tripod and only wished I did it sooner. Light weight and sturdy; I bought the BH-3 ball head and I am pleased as can be. I had been hauling around a nice but very heavy Bogen Manfrotto tripod with the BH-1 ball head and I was always arguing with myself " to bring or not to bring" No problem with this beauty it is light and opens up quickly. It fits in my carry on without disassembling and hangs off my back pack for easy reach...I don't even know it's there. Only complain is for the price I wished it could have come with a decent case.

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                            • No

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                            (6 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Great, Great lightweight tripod.

                            By Safari Shane

                            from Los Angeles, California

                            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Folds Small
                            • Good Stability
                            • Lightweight
                            • Not effected by cold
                            • Unfolds Quickly

                            Cons

                            • Expensive

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Travel
                            • Wildlife

                            Comments about Gitzo GT1541 Mountaineer 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs - Supports 17.6 lb (8kg):

                            I used the Gitzo GT 1541 tripod in the Sierras recently and it is light to carry. I found getting close to the ground plus using Canon's "live View" gave me amazing shots. Despite the cost, I would highly recommend it.

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                            (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Excellent travel tripod

                            By MLee

                            from Australia

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Good Stability
                            • Lightweight
                            • Unfolds Quickly

                            Cons

                            • Pricey

                            Best Uses

                            • Photography
                            • Travel

                            Comments about Gitzo GT1541 Mountaineer 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs - Supports 17.6 lb (8kg):

                            Bought this tripod from recommendations through Fred Miranda forums. The tripod is very stable for it's size. It is very easy to unlock and lock the legs. However if you extend all the legs, it starts to compromise on stability. Only extend the last section if you really need to.

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