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Gitzo GT1542T Traveler Series 1 Tripod

Gitzo GT1542T

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Gitzo GT1542T Traveler Series 1 Tripod

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The Gitzo GT1542T Traveler Tripod supports cameras up to 15.4 pounds and has a maximum height with extended center column of 58.7 inches. With its remarkable ratio of compact folded length to extended open height, the Traveler is the ideal tripod to carry with you around the world. Gitzo's unique patented 180-degree folding mechanism accommodates the head inside the folded tripod legs and makes this the smallest folded tripod for its open size and number of sections. Matching this compactness with the sturdiness of lightweight carbon fiber and quick setup makes Gitzo Travelers the ultimate tripods.

The GT1542T 4-Section Traveler Tripod is an excellent choice for lightweight camcorders, compact digital cameras and Digital SLRs with a range of lenses up to 200mm. Series 1 Traveler Tripods offer an excellent maximum load capacity with good torsional rigidity at a very low weight. A Series 1 tripod is the ideal solution for photographers on the move or where space and weight are key factors. All Traveler tripods feature the Ground Level Set that allows for low shooting positions and further weight savings. This position is achieved by fixing the head and/or disc (included) directly to the tripod top casting, thus eliminating the center column.

The GT1542T is an evolution of the previous models GT1541T and GT1540T and features G-Lock for even faster setup and higher torsion rigidity and payload performance. Traveler tripods now feature an upper disc in a safe lock material that cuts vibrations and improves the grip between tripod and head. The upper disc can also be fixed directly to the tripod top casting, thus eliminating the center column. This feature is called "Ground Level Set" and allows for low shooting positions and further weight savings. Traveler 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.

Gitzo GT1542T Traveler Series 1 Tripod Key Features

Traveler Tripod Patented 180-Degree Folding Mechanism
Traveler tripods' ground-breaking 180-degree folding mechanism frees space in your backpack
4-Section Tripod With 58.7-inch Maximum Height (Center Column Extended)
Carbon Tube 6X Multilayer Technology
The GT1542T 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 1 tripods are 1mm thick.
Redesigned Machined Aluminum Upper Disc With Safe Lock
The upper disc is made of machined aluminum, with an insert in Gitzo's Safe Lock material. It can be mounted directly to the tripod top casting (Ground Level Set feature). The 1/4-inch - 3/8-inch reversible screw has been redesigned for more reliable functionality.
Ground Level Set
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.
Safe Lock
Safe Lock is a special techno polymer that maximizes locking torque and equipment stabilisation. It is used on the upper discs of tripods and heads, and in applications where the equipment is rotated and screwed onto the support to eliminate micro movements and vibration.
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 hook can hold up to 39.7 pounds (18 kg).

Gitzo GT1542T Traveler Series 1 Tripod Specifications

Column Type
Maximum Height With Extended Center Column
58.7 inches (149 cm)
Maximum Height With Center Column Down
45.9 inches (116.5 cm)
Minimum Height
8.7 inches (22 cm)
Closed Length
16.7 inches (42.5 cm)
Leg Sections
Maximum Load Capacity
15.4 pounds (7.0 kg)
2.2 pounds (1.0 kg)

Gitzo GT1542T Traveler Series 1 Tripod

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