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Gitzo GK2550EXQR Explorer Tripod Kit

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Gitzo GK2550EXQR Explorer Tripod Kit

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The Gitzo GK2550EXQR is a complete kit for professional video that includes the GH2750QR Quick Release Pro Video Fluid Head and the GT2531EX 3-Section Standard Height Series 2 Carbon Fiber Explorer Tripod modified with a set of factory-installed G1220.129B3 stainless steel spike feet.

The Gitzo GH2750QR Magnesium Off-Center Ball Head replaces the classic Gitzo G1276M head in a completely revisited version. The GH2750QR supports cameras up to 11 pounds. The ideal tool for creative photographers who love to explore unique perspectives, for macro shooting and for use with the reversed column configuration for ground level shooting, the Gitzo GH2750QR head features separate pan and tilt controls, a graduated base, a quick release plate and ultra-light magnesium castings. Pan and tilt lock knobs can also control movement friction. The Gitzo GT2531EX Explorer Tripod supports cameras up to 26.4 pounds and has a maximum height with extended center column of 66.9 inches. A great choice for Digital SLRs with lenses up to 300mm or lightweight camcorders. Convenient for traveling or trekking, Series 2 Explorer tripods are the ideal solution for photographers that are looking for a solid yet lightweight tripod. The GT2531EX has been modified with a factory-installed set of three stainless steel spikes for extra stability on uneven ground.

Gitzo GT2531EX Carbon Fiber Series 2 2-Section Explorer Tripod

The Gitzo GT2531EX Explorer Tripod supports cameras up to 26.4 pounds and has a maximum height with extended center column of 66.9 inches. A great choice for Digital SLRs with lenses up to 300mm or lightweight camcorders. Series 2 Explorer tripods deliver excellent maximum load capacities and very good torsional rigidity. Convenient for traveling or trekking, Series 2 Explorer tripods are the ideal solution for photographers that are looking for a solid yet lightweight tripod.

The Explorer is another great Gitzo tripod designed for special applications: a versatile support to explore new shooting perspectives. Thanks to its unconventional design, the legs can be set at any angle and moved independently while the center column tilts and rotates freely to any position. The Explorer unleashes its potential when used with a Gitzo off-center ball head, a combination that makes it the ideal tripod for creative photographers looking for unconventional shots: close to ground, upside-down or in tight or awkward spaces.

Ideal applications are outdoor macro and nature photography, still life and architectural. Explorer tripods in both Carbon 6X and Basalt feature G-Lock, Gitzo's leg locking system that increases system rigidity by 20% and allows quicker and stronger leg locking. All Explorers feature Gitzo's new Power Disc with two locking screws -- one for the column and one for the head -- granting a rock-solid connection of the whole system. This disc is made of solid machined aluminum with Gitzo's Safe Lock material that cuts vibration and improves grip between tripod and head. The column hook assembly have also been improved with a self-locking system that avoids accidental loss. Explorer tripods come with a convenient anti dust bag for 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.
Explorer offset center column with free inclination and rotation lock
The Explorer is fitted with a column that can tilt from vertical to beyond horizontal, rotate 360° and lock safely at any intermediate angle.

Gitzo GT2531EX Tripod Key Features

3-Section Tripod With 66.9-inch Maximum Height (Center Column Extended)
Versatile Column Lock and Leg Angle Lock Systems
The key technical solutions devised for the Explorer are its free leg angle locking and its offset center column with free inclination and rotation lock. Combined with the features common to all Gitzo tripods, such as the stabilizing hook and invertible column, they'll help you discover new ways of using a tripod. The Explorer is fitted with a column that can tilt from vertical to beyond horizontal, rotate 360 degrees and lock safely at any intermediate angle. The Explorer's legs can be positioned independently at any angle from 0 degrees to 90 degrees.
Carbon Tube 6X Multilayer Technology
The GT2531EX 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.
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.
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.
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.
G1220.129B3
Spike Feet
The Gitzo GK2550EXQR Explorer Kit's tripod is provided with a set of three factory-installed stainless steel spike feet (Gitzo G1220.129B3), providing extra stability on uneven ground.

Gitzo GT2531EX Tripod Specifications

Series
2
Column Type
rapid
Maximum Height With Extended Center Column
66.9 inches (170 cm)
Maximum Height
55.5 inches (141 cm)
Minimum Height
1.2 inches (3 cm)
Closed Length
25.2 inches (64 cm)
Leg Sections
3
Maximum Load Capacity
26.4 pounds (12 kg)
Weight
4.1 pounds (1.85 kg)
Gitzo GH2750QR

Gitzo GH2750QR Series 2 Magnesium Off-Center Ball Head

The Gitzo GH2750QR Magnesium Off-Center Ball Head replaces the classic Gitzo G1276M head in a completely revisited version. The Gitzo GH2750QR head may look like its predecessor, with the same look and design of the high quality magnesium shell, but the internal components and mechanisms are completely re-engineered. The weight has been reduced by 15-17% and state-of-the-art Gitzo technologies have been introduced. Series 2 Off-Center Ball heads are specifically recommended to be used with Gitzo Explorer tripods. The GH2750QR supports cameras up to 11 pounds.

The ball is now treated with PTFE in order to achieve a greater smoothness and precision. The knobs have a different design that improves ergonomics, allows for a better operation, and contributes to the weight reduction. The true innovation is the locking mechanisms. The panoramic lock has been developed with a new concept and it is now three times stronger than before. This is a terrific advantage when the head is used with lateral arms or with explorer tripods. Also, the ball lock now features a completely new and innovative system. Gitzo introduces a unique and patent pending system that combines two locking systems in one: the Spring Assisted Double Locking System (SADL) guarantees a smoother ball control under every situation and a more effective friction operation.

Off-Center Ball heads are among the most distinctive and respected products in the Gitzo range. This unique head design allows unsurpassed positioning freedom by offering a range of movement impossible with conventional heads. The ideal tool for creative photographers who love to explore unique perspectives, for macro shooting and for use with the reversed column configuration for ground level shooting, the Gitzo GH2750QR head features separate pan and tilt controls, a graduated base, a quick release plate and ultra-light magnesium castings. Pan and tilt lock knobs can also control movement friction.

Gitzo GH2750QR Ball Head Key Features

Off-Center Ball Head Design
Unique head design allows unsurpassed positioning freedom
Ultra-Light Magnesium Castings
In 1996 Gitzo was the first to use Magnesium in camera supports. Magnesium comes in different grades and Gitzo only uses material of the highest grade quality. Mainly used for heads, magnesium offers significant weight savings being 30% lighter than aluminum.
Unique Off-Center Ball Head Design Allows Unsurpassed Range of Movement
Off-Center Ball heads are among the most distinctive and respected products in the Gitzo range. This unique head design allows unsurpassed positioning freedom by offering a range of movement impossible with conventional heads. The ideal tool for creative photographers who love to explore unique perspectives, for macro shooting and for use with the reversed column configuration for ground level shooting.
PTFE Low Friction Treatment Eliminates Jarring and Skipping
PTFE is a special treatment that generates a unique ultra-smooth surface and dramatically reduces friction between moving parts. This treatment bonds strongly with metal surfaces and ensures long-lasting performance. PTFE is one of the lowest-friction materials known to science, with the same friction coefficient as melting ice.
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.
Ball Friction Setting
Pan and tilt lock knobs can also control movement friction.

Gitzo GH2750QR Ball Head Specifications

Series
3
Finish / Material
Black magnesium
Head Type
off-center ball
Pan
360 degrees
Side Tilt
0 degrees / +90 degrees
Front/Back Tilt
-180 degrees / +180 degrees
Independent Pan Lock
Yes
Independent Ball Lock
Yes
Head Height
4.3 inches (11 cm)
Plate Type
quick release with 1/4-inch screw + vhs pin
Maximum Load Capacity
11.0 pounds (5 kg)
Weight
1.2 pounds (0.5 kg)

Gitzo GK2550EXQR Explorer Tripod Kit

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