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Gitzo GT5542LS Systematic Series 5 Tripod

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Gitzo GT5542LS Systematic Series 5 Tripod

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Systematic Top Casting
Systematic's top casting opens to allow specialized center components to be interchanged. The geometry of the new top casting improves stability and distributes weight more evenly.

Replacing the GT5541LS, the Gitzo GT5542LS four-section Systematic Series 5 tripod is an eye-level-height Gitzo tripod. The choice of the most demanding professionals, Systematic Series 5 tripods now support up to 88 pounds of camera equipment and accessories, and are the most rigid tripods in the whole Gitzo range. This Series 5 Tele Studex Tripod has a maximum height of 60.4 inches and a minimum heoght of just 3.9 inches. Supporting the heaviest camera equipment and giving the stability needed by lenses up to 800mm, Systematic Series 5 tripods are the strongest and most stable available, but they also offer unsurpassed flexibility. This modular system can be quickly transformed between different configurations depending on the specific needs of a shoot. You can add a range of interchangeable center columns for normal use, heavy cameras or video work. The GT5542LS tripod's carbon fiber construction means you always have the ideal base model for both indoor and outdoor shooting.

The Gitzo GT5542LS is exceptionally rigid and resistant to torsion, but, thanks to the Carbon 6X ALR tube, surprisingly light and fast to operate. Gitzo Systematic tripods feature Gitzo Carbon 6X tubing, Anti Leg Rotation system and the G-Lock locking system. The geometry of the top casting improves stability and distributes weight more evenly; combined with a high-performance bonding and assembly process, it gives Systematic its outstanding strength under heavy loads. Thanks to these innovations Gitzo tripods are now lighter, faster to operate and sturdier than ever. The redesigned top platform guarantees a solid connection of the head and reduced vibrations thanks to its Gitzo Safe Lock techno polymer disc and a locking screw for the head. The platform includes an aluminum sand bag hook for additional stability and convenience.

Systematic is Gitzo's top of the range tripod family, the choice of exacting professional photographers who use long lenses and heavy cameras. Not only are Systematic Gitzo's strongest and most stable tripods, they're also modular, with a top casting element that opens and closes to allow each tripod to be configured with a flat disk, geared or sliding center column, video half-ball adaptor, leveling unit or other specialized center component.

Now, Systematic has been refined, with significant improvements across strength, stability and rigidity; safety and security; set-up speed, ease of use and ergonomics. New construction and bonding techniques have almost doubled maximum payloads by distributing weight more efficiently to the 6X carbon fibre legs, which also feature the G-Lock system for greater power and ease of leg section locking. In addition, design details on the distinctive new triangular top casting make changing center components even faster and safer.

Gitzo GT5542LS Systematic Series 5 Tripod Key Features

4-Section Tripod With 60.4-inch Maximum Height And 3.9-inch Minimum Height
Systematic Secondary Safety Mechanism
The center component is held securely in place by the secondary safety mechanism.
Modular Design With Top Casting That Allows Center Components To Be Interchanged
Gitzo Systematic tripods are modular, with a top casting element that opens and closes to allow specialized center components to be interchanged. The top platform can be removed and replaced with other accessories, making this a fully customizable system. A ratchet locking lever is now used to close and open the top casting quickly and easily. A Systematic tripod can quickly be transformed into a professional video support by means of 100mm and 75mm half ball adapters. The tripod can be configured with a flat disk, geared or sliding center column, leveling unit geared or other specialized center components.
Redesigned Top Casting With Improved Stability And Secondary Safety Mechanism
The geometry of the top casting improves stability and distributes weight more evenly; combined with a high-performance bonding and assembly process, it gives Systematic its outstanding strength under heavy loads. Even if the top casting is left open by accident, the center component is held securely in place by the secondary safety mechanism until the button is pushed, protecting expensive camera equipment.
Top Platform Power Disc With Safe Lock
Systematic tripods have a unique ultra wide top platform that guarantees an incredibly stable base for any professional high performance equipment. The upper disc is improved via Gitzo's 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.
G-Lock
G-Lock is the latest Gitzo leg locking system. The locking mechanism was completely redesigned in order to achieve a 20% increase in rigidity, faster operation and stronger, safer locking. Unwanted play between lock parts is 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.
Systematic Built-in Spiked Feet
Carbon Tube 6X Multilayer Technology
The GT5542LS is exceptionally rigid and resistant to torsion, but, thanks to the 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.
ALR (Anti Leg Rotation)
Gitzo's 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.
New Leg Angle Selectors
New leg angle selectors offer more grip room to make tripod setup and adjustment easier.
Built-in Hook Under Top Platform
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 assembly has been improved with a self-locking system that avoids accidental loss.
Built-In One-Piece Spiked Feet With Protective Rubber Caps
Built-in one-piece spiked feet provide a secure footing and fast set-up on all surfaces. The spikes have a resistant anti-scratch finish that protects delicate floors, but protective rubber caps are fitted for everyday usage.

Gitzo GT5542LS Systematic Series 5 Tripod Specifications

Maximum Height
60.4 inches (153.5 cm)
Minimum Height
3.9 inches (10 cm)
Closed Length
24.0 inches (61 cm)
Leg Sections
4
Maximum Load Capacity
88.0 pounds (40 kg)
Weight
6.2 pounds (2.8 kg)

Gitzo GT5542LS Systematic Series 5 Tripod

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