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GitzoSeries 3 6X Systematic Carbon Fiber 3-Section Tripod (Long)
 
4.9

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (12)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Lightweight (10)
  • Stable (10)
  • Unfolds quickly (6)
  • Folds away (4)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (9)
    • Night shots (8)
    • Wildlife (7)
    • Travel (6)
    • Sports/action (5)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (8), Photo enthusiast (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (12)

    Reviewed by 13 customers

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    5.0

    Awesome Tripod!

    By radkrishr

    from Bangalore, India

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Durable
    • Easy To Deploy
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight
    • Very Stable
    • Very Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action
      • Travel
      • Weddings/Events
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Gitzo Series 3 6X Systematic Carbon Fiber 3-Section Tripod (Long):

      This is an awesome tripod. Light weight, extremely stable and easy to operate on the field. The new design of the center plate and the G-Lock with the built-in spikes is great! I use this with my D750/D600 with a heavy 300mm f/2.8 with a 2x TC on a Kirk ball head all the time and this one is rock solid.

      I used to have the older 1325 tripod which I absolutely loved. The two issues that I had to be worried - the center plate could easily come off if the bolts get loosened for some reason and the twist lock was sometimes a pain.

      This series is a breeze to work with and often takes only seconds to deploy. Highly recommend this.

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      5.0

      a great choice

      By Joan the fixer

      from Englewood, Fl

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Travel
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Gitzo Series 3 6X Systematic Carbon Fiber 3-Section Tripod (Long):

        Love this tripod
        Really lightweight
        With no center post I can split the legs and carry around my neck instead of over my shoulder
        Every adjustment is easy to perform

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        4.0

        Everything I Expected

        By AcePilot

        from Upper Midwest

        Comments about Gitzo Series 3 6X Systematic Carbon Fiber 3-Section Tripod (Long):

        Was considering an equivalent Really Right Stuff tripod. However the $150 rebate (ends on 12/31/14) was the deal breaker a quality tripod, relatively light weight with a reasonable height. Easy to adjust legs.

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        5.0

        Awesome Tripod!

        By Sal

        from Sacramento, CA

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Folds Small
        • Good Stability
        • Lightweight
        • Unfolds Quickly

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Night Shots
          • Sports/Action

          Comments about Gitzo Series 3 6X Systematic Carbon Fiber 3-Section Tripod (Long):

          The best tripod I ever had. I saw a friend of mine using Gitzo tripod before and I could not resist not to get one. This is the top of the line tripod!

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          5.0

          Worth the money

          By Nero

          from Texas

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Stability
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Gitzo Series 3 6X Systematic Carbon Fiber 3-Section Tripod (Long):

            We'll built and solid! By far the best tripod I now own.

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            5.0

            Excellent, rugged tripod

            By jeffreybehr

            from Phoenix, AZ USA

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Pros

            • Good Stability
            • Strong

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Night Shots
              • Wildlife

              Comments about Gitzo Series 3 6X Systematic Carbon Fiber 3-Section Tripod (Long):

              I bought this because I wanted a stiff, high-quality tripod for my Canon 6D-based system that was tall enough to use without bending over. That may seem easy to find, but it wasn't for me. At 5'8" tall, these legs (with Kirk BH-3) will get my 6D a couple inches higher than what I need, so I'm happy there. This leg set is very stiff and still light in weight. I'll be using this 'till I die.

              BTW, Gitzo does not publish the outer diameter of the largest leg tube--it's 1.27".

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              5.0

              Best of the Best tripods

              By big lens guy

              from Albuquerque, NM

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Folds Small
              • Good Stability
              • Lightweight
              • Unfolds Quickly

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Wildlife

                Comments about Gitzo Series 3 6X Systematic Carbon Fiber 3-Section Tripod (Long):

                Have used other carbon fiber tripods, but with the rebate could not resist spending the exra bucks. The legs are very strong and work well with the canon 500mm f4 lens! Light and good leg grips! With the rebate it was an excellent buy....very glad I did.

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                5.0

                The Best as Advertised

                By PhotoSmithography

                from Mendocino County, CA

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Stability
                • Lightweight
                • Unfolds Quickly

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Wildlife

                  Comments about Gitzo Series 3 6X Systematic Carbon Fiber 3-Section Tripod (Long):

                  Finally pulled the trigger and purchased a Gitzo 3532 to support my long lens setup. It is awesome. Very easy set up and light enough to carry with camera and lens attached without irritating my old, damaged shoulder. But the best thing is the results, much sharper images.

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                  5.0

                  love this tripod!

                  By lisa

                  from Connecticut

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Folds Small
                  • Good Stability
                  • Lightweight
                  • Unfolds Quickly

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

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

                    Comments about Gitzo Series 3 6X Systematic Carbon Fiber 3-Section Tripod (Long):

                    We use this trpod for wildlife, and for marco and portraits. The legs are easy to use (big difference from our previous Gitzo where one leg had to be tight in order to adjust the other leg). The center piece is supposed to be more stable for big lenses and the hood is convenient.

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                    5.0

                    A work of art.

                    By Eleazyair

                    from Downunder

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Pros

                    • Folds Small
                    • Good Stability
                    • Lightweight
                    • Unfolds Quickly

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

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

                      Comments about Gitzo Series 3 6X Systematic Carbon Fiber 3-Section Tripod (Long):

                      I've used many tripods in the past, including carbon fibre. This is by far the best. PERIOD. The Gitzo Systematic series are the best in the world.

                      Yes it's expensive but you will never need to buy another tripod again.

                      This is visual eye candy. It has a smooth sensual touch to it, not too cold, not too hot. Sublime.

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                      5.0

                      perfect

                      By jim the runner

                      from Pensacola, FL

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Stability
                      • Unfolds Quickly

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

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

                        Comments about Gitzo Series 3 6X Systematic Carbon Fiber 3-Section Tripod (Long):

                        I use the gitzo with the wimberly sidekick and heavy and lite lenses.

                        This tripod is is sturdy and carbon fiber reduces the weight.
                        Glad I opted for 3 section (quicker setup/takedown)
                        It looks great
                        It's a Gitzo

                        Nothing bad to say

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                        5.0

                        Solid tripod

                        By textrek57

                        from Houston, TX

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Pros

                        • Good Stability
                        • Lightweight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Home
                          • Night Shots
                          • Portraits
                          • Video
                          • Wildlife

                          Comments about Gitzo Series 3 6X Systematic Carbon Fiber 3-Section Tripod (Long):

                          I spent much time deciding between Gitzo Systematic three series and the RRS TVC-33. Both are great solid performers and in the end the price made the me go with Gitzo. Either one is a good choice.

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                          5.0

                          outstanding tripod

                          By renderfarmer

                          from New York

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Good Stability
                          • Lightweight

                          Cons

                          • Cumbersome

                          Best Uses

                          • Hdri
                          • Landscape/Scenery
                          • Night Shots
                          • Travel
                          • Video

                          Comments about Gitzo Series 3 6X Systematic Carbon Fiber 3-Section Tripod (Long):

                          I've never bought a gitzo tripod before so I didn't know what I was in for. This tripod is a work of art in and of itself. It's packaging is lush. The attention to detail is superb. I bought this specifically for taking HDRI's and shooting some occasional video at full extension and this is definitely a very rigid tripod for those purposes; yet it's remarkably light weight. The twist type legs are slower to extend and contract compared to my old manfrotto 458b neotec but the gitzo is lighter, taller, and stiffer, while retaining the neotec's slick profile.My biggest gripe is with how stiff the joints are. This makes it somewhat cumbersom to spread the legs out sometimes. I'll have to look into whether i can loosen these safely - or maybe these will mellow with use on their own. I paired my gitzo with an Acratech GV2 ballhead and the gitzo's large collar somewhat inhibits the GV2's gimble function if that's important to you. I was hesitant to spend this much money on a tripod but so far I feel that I got what I paid for.

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