Gitzo GT5541LS Systematic 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs

Gitzo GT5541LS Systematic 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs

Gitzo GT5541LS Systematic 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs

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  • No Center Column
  • Gitzo Lock
  • Gitzo Ground Level Set

Gitzo GT5541LS overview

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The Gitzo GT5541LS Systematic 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs is a tripod that uses advanced "Carbon 6X" carbon fiber material for its leg construction. This improved tubing is stronger, lighter and as resistant to torsion as its 12-layer predecessor.

Systematic tripods have a unique ultra wide top platform that guarantees an incredibly stable base for any professional high performance equipment. This platform can be removed and replaced with other accessories, making this a fully customizable system.
Ground Level System
The tripod's legs can be spread nearly parallel to the ground and locked into position. This allows you to shoot from extremely low angles.
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. Therefore, the higher the load applied vertically to the leg, the stronger the lock.
1mm Gitzo 6X Carbon Fiber Tube
Gitzo was able to develop a six-crossed multilayer carbon fiber 30% lighter than the previous 1.5mm generation that features the same exceptional performance of stability and vibration absorption and unbeatable quality.
Performance Design
Performance design allows the legs to be set individually at 24°, 55° and 90° to cover every angle you want to shoot.
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Gitzo GT5541LS Systematic 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs
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    Gitzo GT5541LS specs

    Load Capacity 55 lbs (25kg)
    Maximum Height 60.2" (153cm)
    Maximum Height w/o Column Extended N/A
    Minimum Height 5.5" (14cm)
    Folded Length 23.6" (60cm)
    Head Attachment Fitting 3/8"
    Weight 6.3 lbs (2.8kg)
    Material 6 layer carbon fiber
    Leg Stages/Sections 3/4
    Leg Lock Type Gitzo Lock
    Independent Leg Spread Yes
    Spiked/Retractable Feet No (optional)
    Center Brace No
    Center Column
    Center Column Type N/A
    Center Column Sections N/A

    Gitzo GT5541LS reviews

    GT5541LS Systematic 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs is rated 4.9 out of 5 by 50.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from One Great Set of Legs Yes they look fantastic with all that carbon fiber, but more importantly they are rock solid! They take 25KG on the top and the leg release knobs are just as quick if not quicker than Manfrotto quick releases. I didn't get a column as I am looking for pure stability, I found it with these legs at not much more weight that an 055 with an unstable column. The height range on this tripod is perfect for a normal adult, I only extend 3 sections, not the forth unless I need to stand on something higher than the tripod. My only gripe is at that price I would have preferred a decent bag to come with it, the bag that comes with it is simply a sheath and is impractical. At the end of the day my pictures are now simply sharper!
    Date published: 2008-07-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best purchase I have made in a long time Holds my 500mm f4 very steady as a rock. Next best thing to carrying a cubic yard of concrete around with you. It is on the heavy side, but offers more stability than any other tripod I have ever used. Folds down and sets up extremely easily. I use mine with the Jobu BWG-Pro Gimbal head for the ultimate in stability yet smooth operation. It is not lightweight compared to other tripods, but lightweight for the stability it gives. I use it for everything. Mostly birding, but also around the house, landscapes, etc, etc. Would highly recommend it.
    Date published: 2011-01-30
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Ultimate Stability but Massive. I ordered the Gitzo GT5541LS on line without having my hands on the actual article. When I received the tripod I was somewhat taken aback by its size. I am sure the GT5541LS is the ultimate in stability, but am returning it for the GT3541 which will still handle a 40+ pound load which is more than enough for a Nikon D3, 200-400f4 lens and Wimberley Side-Kick.
    Date published: 2008-12-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stability Redefined I have had this tripod for about a year but have not used it with a large lens until recently - got a Canon EF 500mm f/4 L. Mostly I shoot flying raptors but also other wildlife - so I walk through the woods a lot or shoot from my car. I wanted a tripod that would handle my equipment 500 f/4, Wimberley gimbal, EOS 7D and be tall enough for sidehill shooting. This tripod fits the bill - it is very stable (even fully extended) and is light enough to walk around all day. I can set it up quickly with the assurance that it will not fall over (G-Lock works great). I would recommend getting some LegCoats for the legs (padding helps tremendously). If I get more big lenses this tripod will handle them no problem - and the build quality is impressive (it should last a long time).
    Date published: 2010-12-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A beast, but the beast you need I wanted the stability for my 500mm, and this helps provide it. It's big, though, really big. If you're used to the Gitzo 3 series you may be suprised by the size of this beast. Load it up with a Wimberley head and a big lens and you'll definitely be getting your exercise chasing after wildlife. It's tall, too. With the Wimberley WH-200 attached I'm often on tip-toe when I have the legs fully extended, and I'm 6'1 (186cm). Probably not good for small people unless they have large friends to carry stuff for them, but if you need it, not much else will do.
    Date published: 2012-02-15
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from AWSOME!!! I needed a tripod to handle my 600mm f/4L IS USM with the 1d Mark IV. Let me just say that the camera/lens combo is a BEAST to carry around all day. This tripod makes it look easy. I have the wimberly head (WITHQRQ) on it and it's ROCK SOLID even when the legs are extended all the way out. Yes, this combo is pricey but well worth it. I know I don't want a tripod that is going to collapse with my camera and lens on it.
    Date published: 2011-02-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from 8x10 I have the 12x predecessor, which I use with a Burzynski ball head to hold a Toyo 810G monorail as well as other smaller cameras. I spent 12 months in the Australian outback with this combo, it performed and still performs flawlessly, through downpours, bulldust, climbs and sandstorms. The Burzyski drops in in place of the top plate, lowering the pivot point for more stability. For absolute sharpness with longer bellows draw (Cooke XVa 646 mm, up to 900 mm bellows draw) a second tripod will do miracles to eliminate any and all oscillations at longer shutter times. Second tripod can be any wimpy thing, its purpose is not to carry weight but to dampen oscillations. Result is razor-sharp 8x10 exposures even in windy conditions.
    Date published: 2011-10-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Cine Tripod Ever I've had this tripod since they first came out. I use it with Gitzo's 100mm ball adapter and an O'Connor 1030b head which weights 10 pounds. I've used it with 20-30lb 16mm film cameras down to the latest HDSLRs. As a Director of Photography on documentaries, and TV commercials I get to rent pretty much any equipment I care to try. Nothing I have seen, including massive studio tripods, is as stable and versatile as this model. And it only weights 6lbs! Additionally the range from ground level to over 6' means it replaces the traditional Cine triad of standard legs, baby legs and hi hat. As it that wasn't enough, like all Gitzos the individual legs can be adjusted unevenly so that the tripod can be set up on a flight of stairs, or straddling a theater seat. Try that with your $2000 Sachtler legs. I've carried these Gitzos literally around the world several times. They are one of the few pieces of equipment I own that has never needed any repair or attention and what's more, they still look almost new after much hard use. These days I'm looking into a lighter weight head, now that I'm shooting a lot with new lightweight video systems. That combination is going to make this tripod even more awesome.
    Date published: 2010-08-29
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