Gitzo GT2543L Mountaineer Series 2 Carbon Fiber Tripod (Long)

Gitzo GT2543L Mountaineer Series 2 Carbon Fiber Tripod (Long)

Gitzo GT2543L Mountaineer Series 2 Carbon Fiber Tripod (Long)

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Gitzo GT2543L Mountaineer Series 2 Carbon Fiber Tripod (Long)

Gitzo GT2543L Mountaineer Series 2 Carbon Fiber Tripod (Long)

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  • Load Capacity: 39.7 lb
  • Max Height: 70.5"
  • Min Height: 6.3"
  • Folded Length: 24"
  • Leg Sections: 4
  • Weight: 3.8 lb
  • Carbon eXact Tubing
  • G-Lock Ultra Twist Locks
  • Redesigned Top Spider
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The GT2543L Mountaineer Series 2 Carbon Fiber Tripod (Long) from Gitzo features Carbon eXact tubing, which includes High Modulus carbon fiber in the lower leg sections, adding to their diameters and making the tripod more rigid and stronger than its predecessor. The GT2543L has a load capacity of 39.7 lb, extends to a maximum height of 70.5", and folds down to 24" for transport.

The center column on the tripod can be removed for Ground Level Set, which enables the tripod to reach its lowest height of 6.3". Its four-section legs are secured with twist locks that incorporate G-lock Ultra, which has an internal O-ring to prevent dust and particles from entering the leg system. The top spider has been redesigned to add rigidity, and large leg angle selectors give you more area to grip when readjusting leg angles. A ballast hook on the center column allows you to add weight to increase the tripod's stability.

UPC: 719821362074
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Gitzo GT2543L Mountaineer Series 2 Carbon Fiber Tripod (Long)
  • Limited 6-Month Warranty, Extendable to 10 Years with Online Product Registration
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    Gitzo GT2543L specs

    Load Capacity 39.6 lb / 18 kg
    Maximum Working Height 70.5" / 179.1 cm
    Max Height without Center Column 59.4" / 150.9 cm
    Minimum Working Height 6.3" / 16.0 cm
    Folded Length 24" / 61 cm
    Head Mount Type 3/8"-16 Screw
    Weight 3.7 lb / 1.7 kg
    Materials Carbon Fiber
    Leg Lock Type Twist Lock
    Independent Leg Spread Yes
    Leg Sections 4
    Leg Diameter 1.1" / 27.9 mm
    Tripod Feet Features Rubber, Removable,
    Center Column
    Center Column Features Ballast Hook
    Center Column Sections 1
    Center Column Extension Type Rapid
    Lateral / 90-Degree Center Column No
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 4.8 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 27.5 x 4.5 x 4.5"

    Gitzo GT2543L reviews

    GT2543L Mountaineer Series 2 Carbon Fiber Tripod (Long) is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 13.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Can't go wrong with this tripod. Love this tripod. It's a bit heavier than the Gitzo Traveler, but still light enough to carry around on an extended shoot. It's also taller than the Traveler. The added length is useful when you're on the side of a hill. You can place one leg down the hill without having to lower the height of your camera. If you need to get the camera up high, you can without raising the center post and placing your equipment in an unstable position. The center post can be removed with a simple twist of the wrist enabling you to lower the camera to just inches above the ground. If you're looking for the best tripod on the market, this is it. Well worth the price.
    Date published: 2017-03-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Almighty tripod I have five gitzo tripod, namely: GT1542 eXact, GT2543L eXact, GT 2540FL safari, GT3541L 6X Cabon, and GT4552GTS, each one has its own characteristics:personality and applicability, but the common feature is: stable , strong,and texture. But in the balance of these five tripod is: GT2543L eXact, from its 1. rugged enough , 2 Load enough (I put it to frame 8x10 camera), 3 high enough, let me use it can adapt to uneven ground type, and the weight is not too heavy: 1.74kg, such that I can use this stand in any venue, whether it is the scenery, landscape, portrait, sports, news, press conference, or video occasions, can be fully qualified. There are many so-called performance but close to half the price to gitzo tripod, but they are still insufficient,that wasYou get more then what you buy
    Date published: 2015-10-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great tripod to step up to I own the Gitzo Traveler GT 1542T. It is a perfect tripod if you need to travel: it collapses down to fit comfortably within a carry-on suitcase. However I wanted a regular daily use tripod that would A) come to at least eye level, and B) was a bit more sturdy in situations like strong wind and the occasional rushing surf. I purchased the Mountaineer GT2543L and the GT3542L to compare and kept the series 2. These two tripod have near identical specs (within .5 to 1 inch for collapsed/expanded sizes) but the series 3 is half a pound heavier. Doesn't sound like much but here are my results: Im sure that under rigid enough examination the series 3 would be more sturdy than the series 2, physics simply demands that that is true. However I noticed no difference to my eye in the results. Both tripod provided an exceeding amount of stability over my series 1 Traveler. The 3 series was noticeably bulkier visually, more cumbersome to handle and the weight difference, though only .5 a pound, was apparent. Keep in mind that you're usually handling a tripod one handed: one to hold and the other to twist and expand the legs. If you're like me you don't like using the center post so you're always making minor adjustments to get the height just right and using the series 2 tripod feels like less of a burden. The bulk of the series 3 also became a factor in regards to getting it in and out of camera bag straps. Might not sound important but I'm constantly moving around to different location on a shoot and I like to keep the camera in my hands so the tripod is going in and out of the bag straps. The series 3 required more adjusting of straps compared to the series 2 which felt as convenient as my series 1 traveler. I would not hesitate to recommend this tripod. Its amazing, stable, beautiful. It's one of those products where you want to baby it because you know its valuable. The only situation I would recommend the series 3 is studio work because the cost difference is only 20 bucks so if you're not traveling with it why not have the series 3? Keep in mind that Travelers are amazing tripod and they feel like feathers compared to the Mountaineers, BUT they are shorter tripod. I you need a taller tripod, with great stability, and a respectable low weight then get this tripod.
    Date published: 2014-11-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best upgrade and right choice Upgrade from Manfrotto 190x + 486RC2 to GT2543L + Arca-Swiss Monoball Z1 sp just like upgrade Toyota Camary to BMW , totally different experience , especially when you shoot micro , long exposure or with long lens ...this combination is the best. it is very easy/quicker to setup , extream smooth adjustment and supper stable.I am 511 tall, it was difficult for me to choose between GT2542 vs GT2543L, Before purchasing I have chatted with B&H professionals (they are the best) from the web to get advice from them, finally I choose GT2543L and I think I made the right choice , with fully extended this tripod reached to my eye level , perfect for shoot in liveview mode, even without extend the lower leg sections, the height is already same as my old 190x to me really no need to extend the center column to every height that I need to increase the tripod's stability.Supper tripod , Best combination, Perfect choice !
    Date published: 2014-08-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Quality Tripod I finally decided that I needed a first class tripod to support my photo gear (Nikon D810 and various lenses including the 80-400mm VR zoom). I mainly shoot still photos of all kinds of things and a steady platform is essential. Years ago I had a heavy Bogen tripod that was murder to carry around. I determined I would need something much lighter but still steady enough to do the job and the GT2543L fits the bill nicely. There was no difficulty setting the tripod up right out of the box. It is light weight and easy to carry and supports all of my equipment easily. Thanks to the discounted price and the $ instant rebate it was affordable. I was also impressed with B&H's service. I happened to notice about two weeks later that the price of the tripod had been reduced and B&H was happy to credit my credit card for the difference in price.
    Date published: 2014-08-20
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Excellent tripod Gitzo has alway made great tripods, and the GT2543 is no exception. My only complaint is that this tripod relies on a center post to reach a height suitable for a 6 ft tall photographer. That compromise necessitates extra steps to make photographs near ground level. Despite this limitation, I would recommend this tripod to tall photographers who are looking for a carbon tripod.
    Date published: 2014-10-19
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Just right Bought to replace the 3530ls which while rock solid went underu sed due to it's folded size and weight. Looses a star only for lacking a level indicator and need to buy spiked feet separately.
    Date published: 2014-08-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light, sturdy and easy to work I use this with a Nikon 300mm lens which is heavy and it handles it wonderfully with the Wimberley WH-200. I do wish I realized I was also going to have buy a bullhead to use it with smaller lenses and portrait. I'm glad it is extremely light because that helps make up the difference with the Wimberly WH-200 which is very heavy. I also order a bullhead but haven't received it as of yet.
    Date published: 2014-09-03
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