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Gitzo GK2500LLVLQR Video Tripod Kit

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Gitzo GK2500LLVLQR Video Tripod Kit

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The Gitzo GK2500LLVLQR is a complete kit for professional video that includes the G2180 Pro Video Fluid Head and the GT2540LLVL 4-Section Eye Level Series 2 Carbon Fiber Leveling Tripod.

The Gitzo GT2540LLVL Leveling Tripod supports cameras up to 26.5 pounds and has a maximum height with extended center column of 67.7 inches. The Leveling tripod is the ideal support for fluid heads. It introduces a new degree of integration between head and tripod: the Leveling tripod sets the camera perfectly horizontal while the fluid head allows pan and tilt movements. Recommended for lenses up to 300mm. The Gitzo G2180 is an extremely compact and low-profile fluid head with a beautiful and ergonomic design. Muted colors and reflection-free surfaces offer good camouflage in bird watching and outdoor activities. This head is unique in offering a complete range of technical features combined with an exceptional size / weight to performance ratio.

Gitzo GT2540LLVL Carbon Fiber Series 2 Leveling Tripod

The Gitzo GT2540LLVL Leveling Tripod supports cameras up to 26.4 pounds and has a maximum height with extended center column of 67.7 inches. The Leveling tripod is the ideal support for fluid heads. It introduces a new degree of integration between head and tripod: the Leveling tripod sets the camera perfectly horizontal while the fluid head allows pan and tilt movements. Recommended for lenses up to 300mm. Series 2 Leveling tripods offer an excellent maximum load capacity and a very good torsional rigidity. The upper casting is now modified with an additional third leg spread angle for an ultra low position that allows you to take full advantage of the Ground Level Set allowing for ultra low shooting angles. The leveling feature also works in Ground Level configuration.

Gitzo developed the revolutionary Leveling tripod for photographers who need fast setup and leveling accuracy. Inside the Leveling tripod's upper casting is a special free-rotating ball, similar to those normally used in Gitzo ball heads. The center column passes through this ball and can both be moved up and down, and be inclined in any direction at any angle up to 15 degrees. The inclination and vertical movements are completely independent. This patented system is extremely useful for panoramic, outdoor and wildlife photographers or for bird watching because the Leveling system allows the camera or scope to be set perfectly horizontal easily and quickly when working on uneven ground.

Leveling tripods now benefit from many new Gitzo features that improve performance, versatility and quality. G-Lock is Gitzo's leg locking system that increases system rigidity by 20% and allows quicker and stronger leg locking. The Carbon 6X tripods feature a solid machined aluminum upper disc with a new Safe Lock material that cuts vibration and improves grip between tripod and head. All Leveling tripods also feature Gitzo's new ground level set: the center column is removable and the upper disc can be fitted directly to the upper casting. With only a few seconds of set up, this clever built-in solution dramatically increases the tripods' flexibility allowing for ultra-low shooting angles, weight reduction and increased stability. All new Leveling tripods come with a convenient anti dust bag storage and packing. The textile anti dust bag is friendly to the environment, helping to reduce the volume of plastic bags introduced into the world market.
Leveling system
Leveling system allows the camera or scope to be set perfectly horizontal easily and quickly when working on uneven ground.

Gitzo GT2540LLVL Tripod Key Features

4-Section Tripod With 67.7-inch Maximum Height (Center Column Extended)
Revolutionary Fast and Accurate Leveling System
The Leveling system allows the camera or scope to be set perfectly horizontal easily and quickly when working on uneven ground. Open the tripod, leaving the center column down. Loosen the leveling system locking knob. Adjust the center column inclination to get it level -- for reference use the built-in bubble spirit level. When the column is correctly leveled, tighten the locking knob. Slide the center column to the required height.
Carbon Tube 6X Multilayer Technology
The GT2540LLVL is exceptionally rigid and resistant to torsion, but, thanks to the new Carbon 6X ALR tube, surprisingly light and fast to operate. Gitzo 6X is a high density tube made of top quality ultra thin (7µm) carbon fibers (a 28mm tube contains 1,500,000 carbon fibers). The fibers are combined in a unique structure of 6 crossed layers that minimizes weight yet maximizes rigidity, vibration absorption and performance. In order to optimize the weight-to-strength ratio, Gitzo varies the wall thickness of 6X tube according to tripod series: tubes for series 2 tripods are 1.2mm thick.
Improved Ground Level Set With 6.3-inch Minimum Height
For low angle shooting, the center column can be removed and the upper disc fitted directly to the tripod top casting. The disc is locked into position using the retractable column hook. The ground level configuration can be achieved in a few seconds without tools or extra components, and only the column need be removed. With this effective and simple built-in solution Gitzo has dramatically increased the ways you can use the tripod. The Gitzo ground level set is patent pending. The upper casting is now modified with an additional third leg spread angle for an ultra low position that allows you to take full advantage of the Ground Level Set allowing for ultra low shooting angles. The leveling feature also works in Ground Level configuration.
Power Disc With Safe Lock
The redesigned upper disc is improved via Gitzo's new Power Disc technology. Made of machined aluminum topped with Safe Lock material, it includes two locking screws -- one for the column and one for the head -- granting a rock-solid connection of the whole system. Gitzo's Safe Lock material cuts vibration and also improves grip between tripod and head. The 1/4"-3/8" reversible screw has been redesigned for more reliable functionality.
G-Lock
G-Lock is the new Gitzo leg locking system. The locking mechanism has been completely redesigned in order to achieve a 20% increase in rigidity, faster operation and stronger, safer locking. Unwanted play between lock parts has been eliminated so leg sections lock together as one to give the tripod a rock solid structure. G-Lock's special design also provides a 'gravity lock' effect: the higher the load applied vertically to the leg, the stronger the lock.
ALR (Anti Leg Rotation)
Gitzo's new Anti Leg Rotation system means the tripod can be opened in less than 15 seconds. Simply loosen all the twist locks on each leg at the same time, then pull the leg down and tighten the locks individually.
Rapid Column
The center column locking collar above the tripod shoulder makes it easier to adjust the column quickly. Series 1 and above are built with an anti-rotation grooved center column for improved stability.
Reversible Column
The rapid column can easily be inverted for an alternative shooting angle or low level macro work.
Built-in Hook
This built-in accessory allows you to hang a stabilizing weight (e.g. a full camera bag or a sand/water bag) from the bottom of the tripod center column. Useful with long heavy lenses, uneven ground or in windy conditions. The column hook assembly has been improved with a self-locking system that avoids accidental loss.
Removable Rubber Feet
The Gitzo GT2540LLVL tripod is provided with removable rubber feet. This feature allows you to easily change worn out rubber feet or to fit other accessories, such as spiked feet or snow/sand shoes. The removable rubber feet have also been improved with a self-locking system that avoids accidental loss.

Gitzo GT2540LLVL Tripod Specifications

Series
2
Column Type
rapid
Maximum Height With Extended Center Column
67.7 inches (172 cm)
Maximum Height
59.4 inches (151 cm)
Minimum Height
6.3 inches (16 cm)
Closed Length
24.0 inches (61 cm)
Leg Sections
4
Maximum Load Capacity
26.4 pounds (12 kg)
Weight
3.7 pounds (1.66 kg)
Gitzo G2180

Gitzo G2180 Series 1 Pro Video Fluid Head

The Gitzo G2180 is an extremely compact and low-profile fluid head with a beautiful and ergonomic design. Muted colors and reflection-free surfaces offer good camouflage in bird watching and outdoor activities. This head is unique in offering a complete range of technical features combined with an exceptional size / weight to performance ratio.

In order to achieve such a compact size and low weight, Gitzo developed a new and unique technical compound named Soulid 238®. This special techno polymer is 30% lighter than magnesium, but just as strong, with good vibration dampening. The lightness and strength of Soulid 238® make the G2180 the perfect combination of style and high tech materials.

Besides exceptionally smooth movements, high quality engineering and assembly, the G2180 features a sophisticated, adjustable and highly accurate counterbalance system. The G2180 is fine tuned for use with medium sized spotting scopes, but is also ideal for DSLRs with long lenses and/or compact DV camcorders.

Gitzo G2180 Video Head Key Features

Gitzo G2180
The G2180 can be used both with or without the handle.
Highly Accurate and Fully Adjustable Counterbalance System
The Gitzo G2180 features an accurate and fully adjustable counterbalance system. The system can be set to seven positions, or it can be disengaged when desired. It provides up to 5.5 pounds (2.5kg) of offset weight. The optional long quick release plate can provide even more precise balance control.
Soulid 238 and Aluminum Alloy Construction
Gitzo continues to pioneer new advances for the camera support industry: the newly developed Soulid 238, specifically engineered for Gitzo camera support applications, is a high tech compound using an exclusive mix of techno polymers which give performance indicators that lie between those of metals and composite materials. As strong as magnesium but 30% lighter, with the same thermal and dimensional stability of composites, Soulid 238 sets a new standard for lightness and compactness.

Soulid 238® key features:

  • 30% lighter than magnesium
  • as strong as magnesium
  • great vibration absorption performance
  • high thermal and dimensional stability
  • corrosion and oxidisation resistant
Reversible and Removeable Handle
Handle can be removed and repositioned or rotated in different positions. This feature greatly increases a head's versatility and is particularly appreciated by left handed users. The G2180 can be used both with the handle, typically for video-bird watching, or without, typically for photo-bird watching. Without the handle, the head is extremely compact, fast to operate and easier to transport in the wild.
Double Quick Release Safety System
The system consists of two pins, one fixed and one manually operated by means of a button, that prevent camera equipment from suddenly dropping out of the head when the quick release locking knob is released. Extremely useful with heavy equipment, long lenses and spotting scopes.
Safe Grip
Safe Grip is a material that gives a safer lock between your camera and the head plate, preventing the camera from moving or slipping. It is used on quick release plates and in applications where the camera equipment is screwed to the support to reduce pivoting and twisting.
Separate Pan Control
When using a ball head, the ability to lock and unlock the panoramic movement independent of front-back or lateral tilt movements is convenient for panoramic photography and when a high level of control is required.
Separate Friction Control
By fine tuning the freedom of movement of the head, friction control makes the head slower and more precise or faster and looser. This feature also helps to make using heavy equipment or long lenses safer. On ball and fluid head models without separate friction controls, slowly adjusting the lock knobs gives similar results.

Gitzo G2180 Video Head Specifications

Series
1
Head Type
fluid
Pan
360 degrees
Tilt
+90 degrees/-90 degrees
Pan Locking
yes
Ball Locking
yes
Friction Control
yes
Head Height
3.3 inches (8.5 cm)
Plate Type
quick release with 1/4-20" screw
Maximum Load Capacity
8.8 pounds (4 kg)
Weight
1.26 pounds (0.57 kg)

Gitzo GK2500LLVLQR Video Tripod Kit

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