Gitzo Pro Tripods
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The Gitzo GK1581OT Ocean Traveler Tripod supports cameras up to 8.8 pounds and has a maximum height with extended center column of 58.7 inches. The GK1581OT is an excellent choice for compact digital cameras and DSLRs, or even for lightweight camcorders. When used with an SLR or DSLR, the Traveler is ideal for use with a 135mm lens, and can be used with lenses up to 200mm. Series 1 offers 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. The Ocean Traveler is the world's first Stainless Steel tripod, and it is the world's first tripod specifically developed to challenge extreme climates and adverse elements. It is derived from the exclusive Limited Edition 90th Anniversary Titanium Traveler of which it carries the same design and manufacturing technology. The Ocean Traveler combines new features expressly developed for difficult environments, rich in salty water, sand, mud and high humidity levels with the compactness of the Traveler family. This unique combination makes the Ocean the ideal travelling companion for photographers who operate in these climates.
The Gitzo GK3580QR is a complete kit for professional photography that includes the GH3780QR Quick Release Magnesium Center Ball Head and the GT3531 Series 3 Mountaineer 3-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod. The Gitzo GT3531 Mountaineer Tripod supports cameras up to 39.6 pounds and has a maximum height with extended center column of 64.6 inches. Series 3 Studex Mountaineer Tripods are scaled for professional equipment, medium format cameras and Digital SLRs with a range of lenses up to 400mm. They offer high maximum load capacity and outstanding torsional rigidity. The Gitzo GH3780 Magnesium Center Ball Head replaces Gitzo's G1377M Center Ball Head. The GH3780QR supports cameras up to 46.2 pounds. Gitzo's new magnesium center ball heads are designed to deliver the perfect balance of high max load, smoothness, minimized drift angle, lightweight design, low center of gravity, greater tilt angles, compactness, ergonomics and safety. This is achieved through numerous Gitzo exclusive technical solutions, such as the hollow Bubble Ball and the Spring Assisted Double Lock (SADL).
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.
The Gitzo GK2580QR is a complete kit for professional photography that includes the GH2780QR Quick Release Magnesium Center Ball Head and the GT2541 Series 2 Mountaineer 4-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod. Replacing the Gitzo GT2540, the Gitzo GT2541 Mountaineer Tripod supports cameras up to 26.5 pounds and has a maximum height with extended center column of 60.2 inches. The GT2541 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 GT2541 weighs just 3 pounds. The Gitzo GH2780QR Magnesium Center Ball Head replaces Gitzo's G1278M Center Ball Head. The GH2780QR supports cameras up to 30.8 pounds. Gitzo's new magnesium center ball heads are designed to deliver the perfect balance of high max load, smoothness, minimized drift angle, lightweight design, low center of gravity, greater tilt angles, compactness, ergonomics and safety. This is achieved through numerous Gitzo exclusive technical solutions, such as the hollow Bubble Ball, the Spring Assisted Double Lock (SADL) and new leveling system.
The Gitzo GK2500LVLQR is a complete kit for professional video that includes the G2380 Quick Release Pro Video Fluid Head and the GT2531LVL 3-Section Standard Height Series 2 Carbon Fiber Leveling Tripod. The Gitzo GT2531LVL Leveling Tripod supports cameras up to 26.5 pounds and has a maximum height with extended center column of 62.6 inches. 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 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. The G2380 fluid head is specifically designed for the new range of lightweight and compact camcorders used by professionals and advanced amateurs. Many of the G2380's features also make this head the ideal tool for photographers and bird watchers using long focal length lenses. Pan and tilt locks and separate friction controls are positioned on the same side for ergonomic, fast and precise action. The pan lock is based on a unique system that completely eliminates any unwanted movement at the moment of locking, making the G2380 ideal when exceptional targeting precision over very long distances is needed.
The Gitzo GK2580TQR Traveler Tripod kit supports cameras up to 15.4 pounds and has a maximum height with extended center column of 60.6 inches. Recommended for digital SLRs with 200mm to 300mm lenses, the new Series 2 Traveler offers excellent maximum load capacity and great torsion rigidity thanks to G-Lock and the newly designed upper casting. Extremely lightweight and compact, this kit is the ultimate solution for photographers looking for a standard size tripod that delivers low weight, compactness and portability without compromising on stability and image sharpness. The GK2580TQR Traveler Tripod kit tripod includes a four-section standard height tripod and the new Traveler Series 2 head. The GH2781TQR Traveler Series 2 Quick Release Ball Head also combines light weight and compactness with the latest Gitzo technologies. The main body is made of casted lightweight magnesium, the sphere is the revolutionary patented Gitzo "Bubble Ball", PTFE treated, mounted on PTFE bushings. This head delivers exceptionally smooth movement and guarantees a safe lock with payloads up to 13.2 pounds measured accordingly to Gitzo's standard (33 pounds if measured accordingly to competitors' standard).
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.
The Gitzo GK1580QR is a complete kit for professional photography that includes the GH1780QR Quick Release Magnesium Center Ball Head and the GT1541 Series 1 Mountaineer 4-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod. The Gitzo GH1780QR Magnesium Center Ball Head replaces Gitzo's G1178M Center Ball Head. The GH1780QR supports cameras up to 22 pounds. Gitzo magnesium center ball heads are renowned for their smooth and precise movements and high quality manufacturing. PTFE is applied to the ball and blocking pads to eliminate all traces of jarring and skipping. The result is highly accurate positioning adjustments, even with long tele lenses. The Gitzo GH1780QR center ball head features a revolutionary material for quick release plates that replaces traditional cork plates. Safe Grip, a high grip material, holds your equipment safely and prevents it from moving or slipping. The Gitzo GT1541 Mountaineer Tripod supports cameras up to 17.6 pounds and has a maximum height with extended center column of 62.6 inches. Series 1 Sport Mountaineer Tripods are an excellent choice for MiniDV camcorders, compact digital cameras and Digital SLRs with a range of lenses up to 200mm. They offer excellent maximum load capacity and good torsional rigidity at a reduced weight.