Gitzo Systematic Series 5 Extra Long 6x Carbon Fiber Rapid Center Column

Gitzo Systematic Series 5 Extra Long 6x Carbon Fiber Rapid Center Column

Gitzo Systematic Series 5 Extra Long 6x Carbon Fiber Rapid Center Column

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  • For Series 5 Systematic Gitzo Tripods
  • 4 Sections
  • Retractable Ballast Hook
  • Reversible Top Screw

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This Gitzo Systematic Series 5 Extra Long 6x Carbon Fiber Rapid Center Column is designed for use with Series 5 Systematic 6x tripods. The extra long column adds almost 70" to a Series 5 Gitzo and since it's interchangeable it can be inverted to take full advantage of the tripod's independent leg spread so that you can shoot close to the ground without restriction.

Carbon fiber material is rigid and resistant to torsion. It's also lighter than aluminum and not as cold to the touch in inclement weather. The wide-diameter tubing of this column maintains the strength of a Systematic tripod at all heights. The rapid column lives up to its name by sliding freely in the tripod collar. A large wing-nut locks and unlocks the critical first section while the others use the tried and true Gitzo twist lock which has been enhanced with upgraded power discs. The bottom of the column features a retractable ballast hook while the top offers a reversible 1/4"-20 - 3/8"-16 head mounting screw.

For Series 5 Systematic Gitzo tripods
Spring loaded hook at bottom of column
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Gitzo Systematic Series 5 Extra Long 6x Carbon Fiber Rapid Center Column
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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    Gitzo GS5511XLS Specs

    Material Carbon fiber
    Height 67.91" (172.5 cm)
    Weight 2.05 lb (0.93 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 2.95 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 25.0 x 4.5 x 4.5"

    Gitzo GS5511XLS Reviews

    Systematic Series 5 Extra Long 6x Carbon Fiber Rapid Center Column is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sturdy, light, locks up and works great. Use for extra height with Series 5 tripod, collars, lock fast and easy, used for birding and action sports with Sigma 300-500 zoom lens. No negative issues with it.
    Date published: 2014-03-04
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    What else included beside the column ?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    What you see in the image is what you get. The multi-section column, the removable top plate, and the locking hub. Note, the center hub size is for newer series 5, but also fits some older series 4 tripods. If there is a question check with Gitzo ( I called the USA rep to check fit with my oder tripod) (SOME years of the tripod series 4&5 took the same column accessories).
    Answered by: GEORGE M.
    Date published: 2018-08-28

    question

    Is this compatible with other series except series 5?
    Asked by: Miso R.
    This fits my older series five tripod (maybe made in the 50's) & my gitzo # 410 tripod (which is series 4). Note, it will not fit newer series 4 without an adapter. Newer series 2, 3, & 4 will require the step up adapter gs5300s. Please note that this column comes with a lock collar that does not work with most other columns, therefore to move it from one tripod to another you must move the collar also. It is also my understanding that some series 4 & 5 receive the same collar depending on the year of manufacture. I had called Gitzo USA to confirm the fit before buying this product.This column is very sturdy and well made, the upper locks are G lock style, and the collar hub lock is not.
    Answered by: GEORGE M.
    Date published: 2018-08-28

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    What is the collapse length?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    The collapsed length of this center column is 67.91 .
    Answered by: Heather S.
    Date published: 2018-08-28

    question

    how about load capability? when i totally rise up of the end,how about load capability?
    Asked by: Anonymous
    Gitzo has not published a load capacity for the Systematic Series 5 Extra Long 6x Carbon Fiber Rapid Center Column. The load capacity is dependent on the tripod that this center column is being used with, as this is simply an interchangeable center column extension. Typically, the Series 5 Systematic Gitzo Tripod legs have a load capacity of up to 88 pounds.
    Answered by: Heather S.
    Date published: 2018-08-28
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