Gitzo GS5313GS Geared Center Column for Series 5 Systematic Tripods

Gitzo GS5313GS Geared Center Column for Series 5 Systematic Tripods

Gitzo GS5313GS Geared Center Column for Series 5 Systematic Tripods

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Gitzo GS5313GS Geared Center Column for Series 5 Systematic Tripods

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Product Highlights

  • Height: 18.5"
  • Travel: 11.8"
  • Weight: 3.3 lb
  • Aluminum Construction
  • Geared Handle for Incremental Adjustment
  • Central Disc Lock
  • Ballast Hook
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Height: 18.5"

18.5" 36.2"

Series: 5

3 and 4 5
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The GS5313GS Geared Center Column from Gitzo is an aluminum center column designed for use with series 5 Systematic tripods. The column may be installed by removing the tripod's base plate, inserting the center column, and locking the column in place.

The primary feature of the GS5313GS is its geared mechanism, which allows the user to make incremental vertical adjustments with the use of an integrated cranking handle. When the desired height is reached the user may then use the disc-lock equipped central collar to lock the column in place.

The column features a native height of 18.5" which includes 11.8" of travel distance from maximum height to minimum height. It weighs 3.3 lb, a manageable weight which compliments its professional quality and durability, and also includes a bottom mounted ballast hook for adding additional stabilizing weight if needed.

UPC: 719821407300
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Gitzo GS5313GS Geared Center Column for Series 5 Systematic Tripods
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty Extendable to 7 Years with Registration
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    • 1Description
    Material Aluminum
    Ballast Hook Yes
    Travel Distance 11.8" (30 cm)
    Height 18.5" (47 cm)
    Weight 3.3 lb (1.5 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 4.15 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 21.0 x 4.5 x 4.5"
    GS5313GS Geared Center Column for Series 5 Systematic Tripods is rated 3.5 out of 5 by 2.
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from rotation in vertical movement. For the price of this accessory you would assume the 'ultimate precision' as quoted on their website, but instead there's a slight rotation of the frame upon starting any vertical movement (up or down).
    Date published: 2017-05-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Never center column does NOT apply to this I bought the center column to use with a Gitzo Series 5 tripod. I mainly use it as a lateral arm for macrophotography. The gearing is preferable for coarse focusing adjustment. I use a micrometer-based focusing rail for ultra fine adjustment. When used with Canon's 5X MP-E lens, it allows precise focusing adjustment with little viewfinder vibration. It is impossible for my other tripods. Only then did I realize why a Manfrotto 055 with builtin center column/lateral arm is so much inferior. I found it also a perfect center column. When used with a long series 5 tripod, I only need to extend one leg section, and the height can be adjusted for most shooting needs. Even when it is at the max height, it is more stable than my other Gitzo tripods with column down. The advice that you should not use the center column does not apply to this one, thanks to its one-piece machined aluminum construction. The gearbox uses a transmission gear, which prevents the column to go down by gravity. It actually won't budge when I apply my body weight. The head platforms are perfect for an Arca-Swiss D4 because of the recess. Might not be good for very large heads. The only downside is the weight of the package.
    Date published: 2017-06-04
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