The Gitzo GT1542T Series 1 Traveler 6x CF 4-Section Tripod with Ball Head from B&H Photo combines compactness and light weight with strength and stability to support up to 8.8 lb with absolute rigidity. The Traveler series tripod features the stability and size of a Mountaineer Series 1 tripod, to serve the high-end photographer, bird watcher, or videographer who needs an easily portable support with no compromise in performance. The Magnesium Center G-1177M Ballhead has great weight support for its size, as well as a superbly exact finish. With a broad circular camera platform and a reversible mounting 1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16 screw, it's practical and versatile.
The GT1542T is composed of advanced 6x carbon fiber, a material that guarantees structural strength and flexion rigidity as it absorbs vibration. This last function is crucial for keeping long telephoto lenses, video lenses, and spotting scopes absolutely stable, and so the 2.2 lb tripod is the perfect support for long-distance nature shots for which the smallest shake means the difference between capturing a bird or other flighty creature centered within the frame and missing the shot entirely.
The redesigned G-Lock leg-locking mechanism also contributes to the tripod's rigidity, achieving a 20% increase over previous-generation technology. Moreover, as the tripod's load approaches its 15.4 lb maximum, the locking mechanism actually increases in strength. With G-Lock, leg locking is stronger, safer, and faster.