The GT2542LS Systematic Series 2 Carbon Fiber Tripod (Long) with GH2780 Center Ball Head from Gitzo is a B&H Kit consisting of a set of tripod legs - some of the most compact in the Systematic range - and a Gitzo Center Ball Head.
The legs feature improved carbon fiber tubing which is stronger, lighter, and just as resistant as its 12-layer predecessor, with good torsional rigidity. It features a flat center disk that can be interchanged for center columns, leveling bases and other components. Carbon "6X" is manufactured using a complex, 3D process, weaving 6 layers of carbon fiber into smooth, solid constructed tubes. This tripod can operate at a minimum height of just 7.5", a maximum height of 62.9", and has a load capacity of 30.8 lb.
The included Gitzo GH2780 Center Ball Head is designed to match Gitzo's high performance Systematic tripods including the GT2542LS. Not only does the head guarantee a high maximum support load, but it also offers many other improved features, such as: smoothness, minimized drift angle, low gravity center, greater tilt angles, compactness, ergonomics and enhanced safety.