Gitzo Pro Tripods
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Even after 90 years, the ambition at Gitzo is still the same as the day the company was founded: to design and produce the best possible camera accessories and supports using the simplest, most straightforward and elegant solutions... however long and complex the path to get there. This spirit has helped Gitzo to pioneer the most advanced and revolutionary technologies, while maintaining their enthusiasm, philosophy and traditions. Gitzo photographers have come to demand exactly that: top performance, traditional quality... no compromise.
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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. 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.
Low profile heads provide solid support and flexibility for large format and video cameras. The distance from the top of the tripod to the platform is reduced to ensure that the center of gravity of the camera is kept over the middle of the tripod to avoid the possibility of overbalancing. Gitzo Low Profile heads are state of the art. Made of ultra light magnesium, these heads are ideal for the professional seeking the best performance, style and reliability. Low profile heads are engineered with high tech solutions to guarantee the smoothest and most precise control of all three independent axes.
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. Gitzo has added a solid machined aluminum upper disc with a new Safe Lock material that cuts vibration and improves grip between tripod and head. The upper disc can also be fitted directly to the upper casting, removing the center column for ground level photography or to save weight. All new Mountaineer tripods come with a convenient anti dust bag for storage and packing.
Gitzo Systematic 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. Choosing the carbon fiber version means you always have the ideal base model for both indoor and outdoor shooting, to which you can add a range of interchangeable center columns for normal use, heavy cameras or video work.
The new generation of Systematic tripods features Gitzo Carbon 6X tubing, Anti Leg Rotation system and the new G-Lock locking system. Thanks to these innovations tripods are now lighter, faster to operate and sturdier than ever. Carbon fiber Systematics are now also available in a wider selection of heights: standard height for reduced weight and increased transportability, eye level height for comfort and precise control, and over head height for extra flexibility in the studio or at weddings, concerts and sport events. Carbon 6X Systematic tripods come with a convenient anti dust bag for storage and packing.
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.
Gitzo GK1581OT Ocean Traveler Tripod
Traveler tripods now feature a new 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 new 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.
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 center column passes through this ball and can both be moved up and down, and be inclined in any direction at any angle up to 15 degrees. The inclination and vertical movements are completely independent. This patented system is extremely useful for panoramic, outdoor and wildlife photographers or for bird watching because the Leveling system allows the camera or scope to be set perfectly horizontal easily and quickly when working on uneven ground.
Gitzo GT2540LLVL Leveling Tripod
Leveling tripods now benefit from many new Gitzo features that improve 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. 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. All Leveling tripods also feature Gitzo's new ground level set: the center column is removable and the upper disc can be fitted directly to the upper casting. With only a few seconds of set up, this clever built-in solution dramatically increases the tripods' flexibility allowing for ultra-low shooting angles, weight reduction and increased stability. All new Leveling tripods come with a convenient anti dust bag for storage and packing.
Gitzo monopods continue to set the standard for professionals and advanced amateurs. The range has been completely revised with new features and materials in order to offer lighter, faster and more stable products. Gitzo's Anti Leg Rotation system is now available on Carbon fiber, Basalt and Aluminum (GM2340 only) models. Thanks to ALR, monopods are now incredibly fast to operate and the height can be easily and precisely adjusted. Carbon 6X crossed layer tubing makes carbon fiber models surprisingly light and even more convenient for transportation. Carbon fiber and Basalt monopods also feature the innovative and exclusive G-Lock system that allows faster and stronger locking and increases rigidity by 20%. All new monopods come with a convenient anti dust bag for storage and packing.
Gitzo booms are designed for performance and reliability to meet location sound and broadcast audio professionals' requirements. Gitzo's new Carbon 6X crossed layer tube makes carbon fiber booms lighter, faster and extremely rigid even when fully extended. With the Anti Leg Rotation system, booms are now quicker to operate and easier and more precise to adjust. Meanwhile, Gitzo's G-Lock system guarantees faster and stronger locking and increases system rigidity by 20%.
Gitzo booms feature a 1/4-inch - 3/8-inch reversible mounting screw supported by a high quality machined aluminum upper end. The microphone cable can be run either outside or inside the pole. The aluminum upper end is specially outfitted with a machined hole for inner cables. All new Carbon 6X GLock booms come with a convenient anti dust bag for storage and packing.