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GitzoGT2542T Series 2 Traveler 6x Carbon Fiber 4-Section Tripod
 
5.0

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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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