Gitzo GK2550XQR 3-Section Explorer Carbon Fiber Tripod Kit with Ballhead

Gitzo GK2550XQR 3-Section Explorer Carbon Fiber Tripod Kit with Ballhead

Gitzo GK2550XQR 3-Section Explorer Carbon Fiber Tripod Kit with Ballhead


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Product Highlights

  • Series 2 Explorer
  • Supports 11 lbs (5kg)
  • GH2750QR Ballhead w/ Quick Release
  • Made in Italy

Gitzo GK2550XQR overview

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The Gitzo GK2550XQR Explorer Tripod Kit is a specialized piece of kit, aimed at solving the problems that challenge normal tripods.

It provides the ability to place a camera/lens combination of up to 11 pounds (5kg) in almost any position you could imagine; working on a 40° mountainside slope, pointing at moss on a rock beneath the tripod legs, etc. While the use of a Gitzo Explorer is a bit more unorthodox than a 'conventional' tripod, it will open avenues of creativity that should excite any macro shooter.  Of course being a Gitzo, you can expect the fit and finish to be the delight that comes from the industry's top brand.

Gitzo means for your tripod to deliver decades of service, and offers a lifetime warranty against manufacturer defects.

Gitzo's specialist for unusual tripod positions, extensive macro work, and use upon irregular and sloped surfaces
An ideal kit for use with telephoto macro lenses pointed directly below the tripod's legs
Legs have no fixed locking position, and can be locked in place at any deployment angle from 0-90° with complete independence from one another
Center column is affixed aside the crown of the tripod, allowing it to also act as a full-time lateral arm
Gitzo's classic off-center style ballhead, capable of placing the camera in any position imaginable
Legs assembled from Gitzo-specific "6x" ultra-strong and super-thin (0.007mm) carbon fiber strands
Gitzo's "ALR" Anti Leg Rotation design prohibits segments from rotating; they can only move directly up or down
Gitzo's "G-Lock" is the industry's strongest locking mechanism
Comes standard with ground spikes
Made in Italy
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Gitzo GK2550XQR specs

Load Capacity 11.0 lbs (5.0kg)
Maximum Height 71.3" (181.0cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended 59.8" (152.0cm)
Minimum Height 5.5" (14.0cm)
Folded Length 29.5" (75.0cm)
Leveling Bubble/Illuminated Yes/No
Weight 5.29 lbs (2.400kg)
Head Type Ballhead with quick release
Quick Release Yes
Material Carbon fiber with magnesium fittings
Head Attachment Fitting 1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16
Leg Stages/Sections 2/3
Leg Lock Type Twist lock
Independent Leg Spread Yes

Each leg can be deployed at any angle 0-90 degrees

Spiked/Retractable Feet Yes
Center Brace No
Center Column
Center Column Type Rapid
Center Column Sections 1
Packaging Info
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 31.5 x 6.0 x 6.0"

Gitzo GK2550XQR reviews

GK2550XQR 3-Section Explorer Carbon Fiber Tripod Kit with Ballhead is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 6.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best Bang for Buck This tripod may rate 4 stars.. but 5 is just as reasonable. It's fast set-up. Smooth. Great for tall photographers. Stable. Great center tilt. Fast camera attach/detach. It really is the best tripod I've used, tested, etc. The only problem is that the ballhead will sometimes loosen after consistent panning. The fast camera detach may not be easy for those with smaller hands. The spike caps/foot pads will sometimes unscrew... I'm sure I'll lose one someday. The default case is terrible.
Date published: 2012-02-28
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very stable and configurable! Great for stability and setting up in places that do not have flat terrain. To get this kind of stability means you have a little more bulk and weight than the average tripod.
Date published: 2010-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from tripod steady This is a very stable and well made tripod. I searched for the best bang for my buck and think I got it. Thank you B&H for all the great service this past year.
Date published: 2012-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth the Investment Purchased this tripod for product photography and this is already saving my back from bending over. Kit comes with everything needed, including the ball head which is so easy to move around. The only issue I had was the quick-release plate was stuck and took quite a bang to get it going. Haven't had any problems with it so far.
Date published: 2014-10-19
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Tripod! Use for Macro, Landscape and wildlife photography. It says it is for mainly macro photography by I think it is a great all around tripod. Great build, High quality. Light weight.
Date published: 2012-05-06
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Platform Great tool for macro shooting. I found that the build and quality is excellent and it's a great all around platform for all types of other situations.
Date published: 2012-12-24
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