Gitzo GT-2931EX Explorer Basalt Tripod Legs (Rapid Column) - Supports 22 lbs (10 kg)

BH #GIGT2931EX • MFR #GT2931EX
Gitzo GT-2931EX Explorer Basalt Tripod Legs (Rapid Column) - Supports 22 lbs (10 kg)
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Gitzo GT2931EX Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Anti-Rotation Leg (ALR) System
  • 3G-Lock Design
  • 4Locking Column System
  • 5Locking Angle System
  • 6Hook
  • 7Removable Leg Tips
  • 8Rapid Column

The Gitzo GT2931EX Explorer Basalt Tripod Legs is a compact tripod made from Basalt material. Basalt, a black lightweight rock, is pulverized and melted at extreme temperatures. It is then combined with other materials and spun into a strong fiber, which is used to create multi-layer composite tubing. The result is a non-rotating tube of exceptional performance that meets the demands of today's professional photographers.

The Explorer incorporates many new ideas in tripod design and offers extreme flexibility. It features individually locking legs that can be fixed at any angle from 0° to 90° and a column that will tilt from the vertical, right over beyond the horizontal and lock solidly at any angle.

The GT2931EX is especially ideal for outdoor macro and nature photography, when used with digital SLRs with 200mm lenses (up to a 300mm maximum), lightweight camcorders, or spotting scopes. It offers an excellent load capacity rating of 22 lbs (10 kg) and good torsional rigidity.

Anti-Rotation Leg (ALR) System
The Anti-Rotation Leg (ALR) system makes it quick and easy to open and close the tripod. Simply turn all of the locking rings at once and the whole leg can be pulled out in seconds.
G-Lock Design
The G-Lock mechanism has been completely redesigned in order to achieve a 20% increase in rigidity, faster operation, and stronger, safer locking. G-Lock's special design also provides a "gravity lock" effect: the higher the load applied vertically to the leg, the stronger the lock.
Locking Column System
The Explorer is fitted with a column that can tilt from the vertical, beyond the horizontal and lock safely at any angle.
Locking Angle System
The explorer incorporates individually locking legs that can be fixed at any angle from 0° to 90°.
Redesigned built-in, spring-loaded retractable hook on the bottom of the center column provides a place to hang a stabilizing counterweight such as camera, sand or water bags.
Removable Leg Tips
Removable rubber leg tips are interchangeable with Gitzo universal accessories such as the big foot, long spike, etc.
Rapid Column
Grooved Rapid center column for improved stability.

Gitzo GT2931EX Specs

Load Capacity
22 lbs (10 kg)
Head Attachment Fitting
1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16 (reversible stud)
Maximum Height
59.8" (152 cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended
48.8" (124 cm)
Minimum Height
N/A (ground level)
Folded Length
25.2" (64 cm)
4.4 lbs (2 kg)
Leg Stages/Sections
Leg Lock Type
Independent Leg Spread
Yes (any angle from 0 to 90°)
Spiked/Retractable Feet
No (optional)
Center Brace
Center Column
Center Column Type
Rapid (sliding)
Center Column Sections

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