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GitzoGT2542T Series 2 Traveler 6x Carbon Fiber 4-Section Tripod
 
4.9

(based on 9 reviews)

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Pros

  • Compact (6)
  • Easy to use (6)
  • Lightweight (5)
  • Durable (4)
  • Stable (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (6)
  • Travel (6)
  • Wildlife photos (3)
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5.0

Great combination of strong and lightweight

By Windy City Guy

from Chicago, IL

Verified Buyer

Comments about Gitzo GT2542T Series 2 Traveler 6x Carbon Fiber 4-Section Tripod:

I hadn't used my previous tripod too often because I felt like it was a chore to carry my camera backpack with accompanying body, lenses, spare battery, etc plus additional weight in the form of a moderately heavy tripod. I was a bit skeptical that a lighter weight "traveler tripod" would be sturdy enough to hold a camera with a long zoom lens when the legs were fully extended. However, I took the plunge and bought this tripod based on the positive reviews here. I am glad that I did and I find that I use a tripod for my photos more often than previously because it is lightweight yet strong. I like the counterweight hook in the center part of the tripod that lets you weigh the tripod down more by attaching your camera backpack, a sandbag, or some other weight to keep the tripod still in windy conditions. My previous tripod had latches that lock the legs when extended, which I like better in terms of ease of setting up or taking down the tripod, but if the G-Lock leg-locking mechanism that this tripod offers keeps my camera equipment safer, then that is what is most important. I paired the tripod with a Hakuba tripod case, which is probably a bit too large, but is well-padded to keep the tripod unscathed.

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4.0

Extremely Well -Made Tripod

By Rick B.

from Ashland, OR

Verified Buyer

Comments about Gitzo GT2542T Series 2 Traveler 6x Carbon Fiber 4-Section Tripod:

Used for birding, this tripod is very sturdy and versatile. Its only drawback might be the leg-locks which require twisting, rather than the quick-release mechanism of the Manfrotto design. Once one gets used to the twist mechanism, it really poses no problem.

(The way the tripod is packaged for delivery is very confusing. It is shipped in the inverted position, with the legs pointing upwards, which isn't immediately obvious to a neophyte user of the equipment.

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5.0

Highly functional

By NJ

from Denver, CO

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Easy to Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family Photos
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Travel

    Comments about Gitzo GT2542T Series 2 Traveler 6x Carbon Fiber 4-Section Tripod:

    Traveling with this tripod for the first time and loving it. It is extremely compact when folded with a very quick and easy set-up.

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    5.0

    Gitzo G2542T Trave;er

    By Andy

    from Washington, DC

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight
    • Stable

    Cons

    • Pricey

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Travel
    • Weddings/Events
    • Wildlife Photos

    Comments about Gitzo GT2542T Series 2 Traveler 6x Carbon Fiber 4-Section Tripod:

    Terrific tripod, so light and yet incredibly stable and sturdy. While I don't have any of the super long telephotos I wouldn't hesitate to use this tripod with them. The newer leg locks are easy to use and lock securely. The only potential downfall is it pricey but you get what you pay for.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Gitzo G2542T Carbon Fiber Tripod

    By Andy

    from Washington, DC

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight
    • Stable
    • Strong

    Cons

    • Expensive

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Travel
    • Wildlife Photos

    Comments about Gitzo GT2542T Series 2 Traveler 6x Carbon Fiber 4-Section Tripod:

    Stable, rigid, inert and very strong and yet quite light. Not much to complain about other than the cost and perhaps it could be little taller. I'm sure I will get many years of great use with it.

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    5.0

    Ideal sturdy travel tripod

    By Wyo

    from Sheridan, WY

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel

      Comments about Gitzo GT2542T Series 2 Traveler 6x Carbon Fiber 4-Section Tripod:

      As one might expect from Gitzo, a superb tripod--light, compact, and sturdy. Highly recommended for travel, for cameras up to medium format size (I was using a Mamiya 7, with no problems at all).

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      5.0

      Great light tripod

      By hghodke

      from Groningen, The Netherlands

      About Me Casual Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Gitzo GT2542T Series 2 Traveler 6x Carbon Fiber 4-Section Tripod:

        I recently bought the GT2542T Series 2 traveler Carbon Fiber tripod, and in all honesty, it is excellent for my needs. On that topic, my major use for a tripod is when I'm doing landscape photography or night photography.

        I have been using a Manfrotto 055xprob which is a larger, and heavier tripod for almost 5 years now. It is an excellent tripod (coupled with a 7D+battery pack + 410 manfrotto junior gear head), but as the weight of my equipment has increased, I've been looking for a lightweight tripod to carry along on trips that require travel/hiking.

        After some research online, I identified a couple of tripods that I wanted to see in person before I made the decision. The Gitzo 2542t immediately stood out for three reasons:

        1. low weight (almost half of that of the manfrotto 055 xprob)
        2. carbon fiber build (so much easier to handle in somewhat cold temperatures, although I will be interested in finding out how this works out in sub zero temperatures)
        3. small size (if you take off the head, it fits in carry on luggage)

        The locking mechanism (twist lock) is quick and easy to implement. Further, it is very stable. And, despite it being a lightweight, the camera did withstand moderately windy conditions very well! This tripod is adequate for the heaviest combination of camera + lens that I have used (7D+battery pack+RRS BH-40 ballhead + 70-200 f2.8).

        When the camera (7D + battery pack) is mounted on a tripod head (RRS BH-40/ Manfrotto 410 junior gear head), and the center column is fully extended, the eyepiece reaches my eyelevel (about 5' 8" or so). This is an issue worth consideration for tall people.

        All in all, it is a great tripod. I would recommend it, if you have similar needs.

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        5.0

        "Perfect Tripod"

        By BJ

        from San Diego, CA

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Stability

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery

          Comments about Gitzo GT2542T Series 2 Traveler 6x Carbon Fiber 4-Section Tripod:

          I think this tripod is best of best.

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          • Yes

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          5.0

          Great for Traveling

          By Jack of Simi Valley

          from Simi Valley CA

          About Me Avid Adventurer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy To Use
          • Light weight
          • Strong Construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Travel

            Comments about Gitzo GT2542T Series 2 Traveler 6x Carbon Fiber 4-Section Tripod:

            I really like this tripod! I travel a lot and needed something that was light, but supported my Nikon D800 and various lenses. This and a ball head really does the trick. I can fold it up and put it in a suitcase without taking up a lot of weight and space. Now, I don't leave home without it!

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            • No

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