Gitzo GT2541 uses advanced “Carbon 6X” carbon fiber material for its leg construction and ideal for use with DSLRs with 200mm lenses (up to a 300mm maximum), lightweight camcorders, and spotting scopes. The tripod offers an excellent load capacity rating of 26.4 lbs (12kg) and good torsional rigidity features Anti-Rotation Leg (ALR) System, G-Lock Design, Power Disc, Redesigned Upper Discs & Bolts, Ground-Level Set, 1mm Gitzo 6X Carbon Fiber Tube, Performance Design, Hook, Removable Leg Tips and rapid column. The Gitzo GT2541 has maximum height of 60.24 in, maximum height (with cent tre column down) 51.18 in, minimum height 6.69 in, and weighs 3 lbs.
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Gitzo GT2541 User Reviews
One tripod to buy if you want all
“This tripod is the best in terms of the right weight and stability. My gig is kind of heavy, Canon 1DS MK3 with the 70-200mm F2.8L the heaviest lens that I currently have and it supports it without any issue. I also have the Arca-Swiss Z1, which is also considered to be the best and the combination is so good to use. It is not light nor heavy but if this is the one tripod that you must have for all purposes, then I can’t think of any other tripod to buy. It is pricey, but if you want the best and keep with you for a long time, then just buy it and forget it.” – By Binh Pham
perfect pod to hold my eos d20 and canon 300 f/2.8 usm is lens
“It’s good i waited this long to purchase this pod because i never expected that i’m gonna buy a canon 300mm F/2.8 usm is lens. When i first got the lens it was okay for me to go around shooting birds handheld but, there are times that i needed a tripod to hold it. I have to put it down sometime after walking a mile and the only way to get the wait off my back or shoulder is to put it down on the ground. So, it was easier for me to decide what pod i’m gonna get for i know the wait of my equipment to match it with the right pod. This is a perfect pod for my set up, very fast to set up, light to carry around and substantially strong enough.” – By jun duldulao
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Gitzo GT2541 Features & Specifications
The Gitzo GT2541 Mountaineer 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs uses advanced “Carbon 6X” carbon fiber material for its leg construction. This improved tubing is stronger, lighter and as resistant as its 12 layer predecessor. Carbon “6X” is manufactured using a complex, 3-D process weaving 6 layers of carbon fiber into smooth, solid constructed tubes.
The GT2541 is ideal for use with DSLRs with 200mm lenses (up to a 300mm maximum), lightweight camcorders, and spotting scopes. It offers an excellent load capacity rating of 26.4 lbs (12kg) and good torsional rigidity.
Anti-Rotation Leg (ALR) System
The Anti-Rotation Leg (ALR) system makes it quick and easy to open and close the tripod. Simply turn all of the locking rings at once and the whole leg can be pulled out in seconds.
The G-Lock mechanism has been completely redesigned in order to achieve a 20% increase in rigidity, faster operation and stronger, safer locking. G-Lock’s special design also provides a “gravity lock” effect: the higher the load applied vertically to the leg, the stronger the lock.
The Power Disc features two locking screws, one directly for the column and one for the head. This assures a rock solid connection of the whole system. This machined aluminum disc also includes the Safe Lock material, which cuts down on vibrations.
Redesigned Upper Discs & Bolts
This tripod features completely redesigned upper discs and bolts. The discs, which are composed of aluminum, feature a safe lock material that reduces vibrations and improves head locking. The improved high-grade stainless steel bolt design prevents it from dropping inside the column when adjusted, and makes controlling the tread length stress-free. The redesigned bolts are also corrosion and oxidation resistant.
This feature allows you to remove the center column to save weight and get the camera closer to the ground. The upper disk is removed from the center column and inserted directly into the upper casting using the column hook. No tools required. In addition, this tripod has a redesigned magnesium upper casting for a further weight reduction, and a third ultra low leg spread to take full advantage of the Ground Level Set.
1mm Gitzo 6X Carbon Fiber Tube
Gitzo was able to develop a six-crossed multilayer carbon fiber 30% lighter than the previous 1.5mm generation that features the same exceptional performance of stability and vibration absorption and unbeatable quality.
Performance design allows the legs to be set individually at 24°, 55° and 90° to cover every angle you want to shoot.
Redesigned built-in, self-locking, spring-loaded retractable hook on the bottom of the center column provides a place to hang a stabilizing counterweight such as camera, sand or water bags.
Removable Leg Tips
Removable self-locking rubber leg tips are interchangeable with Gitzo universal accessories such as the big foot, long spike, etc.
Grooved Rapid center column, with locking collar, for improved stability.