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Gitzo GT2531 Mountaineer Series 2 Tripod

Gitzo GT2531
 

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Gitzo GT2531 Mountaineer Series 2 Tripod

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Replacing the Gitzo GT2530, the Gitzo GT2531 Mountaineer Tripod supports cameras up to 26.5 pounds and has a maximum height with extended center column of 63.4 inches. Series 2 Reporter Mountaineer Tripods are recommended for lightweight camcorders, spotting scopes and Digital SLRs with a range of lenses up to 300mm. They offer excellent maximum load capacity and good torsional rigidity. The GT2531 tripod features Gitzo's third ultra low leg spread to take full advantage of the Ground Level Set and is provided with Gitzo's Power Disc for a safer head locking. Series 2 is the ideal solution for photographers looking for a solid tripod without sacrificing weight. The Gitzo GT2531 weighs just 3 pounds.

When Gitzo launched the Mountaineer tripods in 1994, they were the World's first carbon fiber tripods. Ever since then they've set the standard for performance and quality. The main feature of the range is the new 6X carbon fiber tube, made of a unique structure of six crossed layers that maximizes rigidity, vibration absorption and lightweight performance. 6X tube has a high density structure made of top quality ultra-thin carbon fibers (7µm or 0.007 mm).

Built-in Anti Leg Rotation is now a feature of the whole carbon fiber range. Mountaineer tripods have been further improved with features and details that increase 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. Series 2 and 3 Mountaineer tripods now feature the new aluminum Power Disc for a more secure locking of the head thanks to the additional locking screw. Removable rubber feet and column hook assembly are now provided with a self locking system to avoid accidental loss. All new Mountaineer 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 GT2531 Mountaineer Series 2 Tripod Key Features

Gitzo tripod Power Disc
Mountaineer tripods now feature the new aluminum Power Disc, with an additional locking screw to securely lock the head in position.
3-Section Tripod With 63.4-inch Maximum Height (Center Column Extended)
Carbon Tube 6X Multilayer Technology
The GT2531 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.
Ground Level Set With 6.7-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. Series 1, 2 and 3 Mountaineer tripods now feature a new third leg spread that allows you to go very close to the ground. This third leg position allows you to take full advantage of the Ground Level Set. The GT2531 allows you to shoot at a minimum height of just 6.7 inches.
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 is a special techno polymer that maximizes locking torque and equipment stabilization. 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. 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 hook can hold up to 39.7 pounds (18 kg).
Removable Rubber Feet
The Gitzo GT2531 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.

Gitzo GT2531 Mountaineer Series 2 Tripod Specifications

Series
2
Column Type
rapid
Maximum Height With Extended Center Column
63.4 inches (161 cm)
Maximum Height
54.3 inches (138 cm)
Minimum Height
6.7 inches (17 cm)
Closed Length
25.6 inches (65 cm)
Leg Sections
3
Maximum Load Capacity
26.5 pounds (12 kg)
Weight
3.0 pounds (1.37 kg)

Gitzo GT2531 Mountaineer Series 2 Tripod

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