This B&H Photo Special 50th Anniversary Kit from Gitzo begins with the versatile GT2545T Series 2 Traveler tripod, and then adds a robust GM2542 Series 2 Carbon Fiber Monopod for situations where a tripod may be too bulky or slow, like when shooting wildlife or sports.
In honor of B&H's 50th anniversary, Gitzo presents this kit, specially paired to celebrate five decades of creative partnership. This exclusive Special 50th Anniversary Kit embodies the commitment to excellence that B&H stands for.
The Gitzo GIGT2545T Traveler Series 2 Carbon Fiber Tripod is a compact support system with legs that fold around the center column and optional head. These reverse-folding legs contribute to the tripod's folded length of just 17.5". It extends to 60.8" high and can hold up to 26 lb worth of gear. With the included short center column installed, the tripod can get down to 8.7" for macro or low-angle shooting.
The tripod employs Carbon eXact tubing for added strength and stiffness compared to the Carbon 6X tubes. Traveler G-lock is a pared-down version of Gitzo's G-lock, specifically designed for the Traveler tripods to reduce overall size. These Series 2 legs will accept a variety of interchangeable feet and come with removable rubber feet. A shoulder strap is included for easy carrying.
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.
The GM2542 Series 2 Monopod from Gitzo is a slim and lightweight carbon fiber support designed with both portability and stability in mind. Utilizing Gitzo's patented G-Lock Ultra leg locks, the GM2542 has the ability to support up to an impressive 77.2 lb while weighing just 1.1 lb.
The monopod reaches a maximum height of 64.6", enough to meet the height requirements of most shooters, and features a reversible 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 mounting thread for adding an optional monopod head if extra height or articulation is needed. At just 21.3" long when folded, the GM2542 is easy to pack within a suitcase for travel or strap to a backpack for day and overnight hikes.
Despite its lightweight and slim appearance, the GM2542 offers impressive strength which originates from its use of Gitzo's 6X Carbon eXact tubing and patented G-Lock Ultra designs. The professional grade 6-layer carbon weave allows the monopod to maintain maximum strength while keeping weight to an absolute minimum. The G-Lock Ultras also add to the tubing's strength by providing a rigid connection between leg sections and protecting the joints from dust, dirt, and moisture.
At the monopod's base is a redesigned rubber foot which features a pivoting ball-joint for smooth tilts and twists. Users may also remove the foot if necessary and replace it with optional rubber feet or an optional metal spike. The GM2542 also features Gitzo's standard textured hand grip for enhanced ergonomics and a removable wrist strap for increased security.