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Gitzo GK1542-82QD Mountaineer Series 1 Carbon Fiber Tripod with Center Ball Head

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Gitzo GK1542-82QD Mountaineer Series 1 Carbon Fiber Tripod with Center Ball Head
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 22 lb
  • Max Height: 67.4"
  • Min Height: 10.4"
  • Folded Length: 25.6"
The GK1542-82QD Mountaineer Series 1 Carbon Fiber Tripod 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 tripod has a load capacity of 30.9 lb, extends to a maximum height of 67.4", and folds down to 25.6" for storage and transport.
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Gitzo GK1542-82QD Mountaineer Series 1 Tripod... Overview

The GK1542-82QD Mountaineer Series 1 Carbon Fiber Tripod 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 tripod has a load capacity of 30.9 lb, extends to a maximum height of 67.4", and folds down to 25.6" for storage and transport.

The center column on the tripod can be removed for Ground Level Set, which enables the tripod to reach its lowest height of 10.4". Its 4-section legs are secured with G-lock Ultra twist locks, which feature internal O-rings 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 positions. A ballast hook on the bottom of the center column allows the user to add additional weight, increasing the tripod's stability.

The included Gitzo Center Ball Head is an Arca-type compatible head that features two separate locks; one for 360° panning and another to control the movement of the ball. A tungsten disulfide coating on the ball helps keep the ball movement smooth and minimizes stick-slip. A screw-knob lock tightens down on the included quick release plate and a bubble level helps you maintain straight horizons in your images. A friction control dial has also been integrated into the large locking knob to allow for more precise adjustments.

Gitzo GT1542 Mountaineer Series 1 Carbon Fiber Tripod

The GT1542 Mountaineer Series 1 Carbon Fiber Tripod 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 GT1542 has a load capacity of 39.7 lb, extends to a maximum height of 62.6", and folds down to 21.3" 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 5.9". 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: 719821362043

Gitzo GH1382QD Series 1 Center Ball Head with Arca-Type Screw Knob QR Receiver

The GH1382QD Series 1 Center Ball Head from Gitzo is an Arca-type compatible ball head that is compatible with Traveler Series 2 and Mountaineer Series 0 and 1 tripods, has a load capacity of 31 lb, an independent panning lock for 360° rotation, and a height of 4.4". The head weighs 1.1 lb and has a tungsten disulfide coating to help keep the ball movement smooth while it minimizes sticking and slipping. A screw lock lock tightens down on the included quick release plate, and a bubble level helps maintain straight horizons in your images. To allow for precise adjustments, a friction control dial is integrated into the large locking knob.

UPC: 719821383994

Gitzo GT1542 Mountaineer Series 1 Carbon Fiber Tripod Specs

General
Load Capacity39.7 lb / 18 kg
Maximum Working Height62.6" / 159 cm
Max Height without Center Column51.1" / 130 cm
Minimum Working Height5.9" / 15 cm
Closed Length21.3" / 54.1 cm
Head Mount Type3/8"-16 Male
Weight2.8 lb / 1.3 kg
MaterialsCarbon Fiber
Legs
Leg Lock TypeTwist Lock
Independent Leg SpreadYes
Leg Sections4
Leg Diameter1" / 25.4 mm
Center Column
Center Column FeaturesBallast Hook
Center Column Sections1
Center Column Extension TypeRapid
Lateral / 90-Degree Center ColumnNo
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.75 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)25 x 4.5 x 4.5"

Gitzo GH1382QD Series 1 Center Ball Head with Arca-Type Screw Knob QR Receiver Specs

General
Head TypeBall Head
Base Mount3/8"-16 Female
Camera Mounting Screw1/4"-20 Male
Quick Release Plate TypeArca-Type
Load Capacity31 lb / 14 kg
Number of Bubble Levels1
Friction ControlYes
Independent Pan LockYes
MaterialAluminum
Pan & Tilt Range
Lateral Tilt-90° to +40°
Vertical Tilt90°
Panning Range360°
Physical
Base Diameter1.7" / 42 mm
DimensionsH: 4.4" / H: 11.2 cm
Weight1.1 lb / 500 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.505 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6 x 5.4 x 4.2"

Gitzo GK1542-82QD Mountaineer Series 1 Tripod... Reviews

Very happy

By Michael
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-06-30

After having put up with “make do” tripods over the years, I decided to bite the bullet and go with the Mountaineer with ball head. Well, now that I’ve been out in the field, boulder hopping and fighting the wind and elements, I am truly happy with this combo. And sure, I could have gone with other heads but, this combo is great and lightweight. I did have doubts initially because it was lightweight. However, if I’m working in the wind or just want added assurance, I just hang the camera bag from the e clip and nothing is moving it. Overall, sure it’s a commitment but one I don’t regret.

Excellent tripod

By Alan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-02-21

Lightweight, durable, precise ballhead adjustments. Friction control knob works flawlessly.

beautiful piece of well-engineered equipment

By Christopher
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-01-26

Solid as a rock, no more quivering in the breeze to mess up my long exposure shots. Worth the cash, so far, no issues or problems.

Well designed product

By David
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-03-06

Functionality is good, light weight, however the center ball head comes with a 1/4-20 male fitting, NOT 3/8-16 as advertised. B&H needs to review their product info. And correct this. I was lucky to have an adapter so I could use the tripod.

Excellent tripod

By Alan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-02-26

Lightweight, durable, precise ballhead adjustments. Friction control knob works flawlessly.

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