Gitzo GT2541EX 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, or spotting scopes. The tripod offers an excellent load capacity rating of 26.4 lbs (12kg) and features Anti-Rotation Leg (ALR) System, Locking Column System, G-Lock Design, Redesigned Upper Discs & Bolts, 1mm Gitzo 6X Carbon Fiber Tube, Locking Angle System, Hook, Removable Leg Tips, and Rapid Column. The Gitzo GT2541EX has maximum height of 64.6″ (164cm), maximum height (with cent tre column down) 53.1″ (135 cm), minimum height 1.18 in, and weighs 4.06 lbs.
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Gitzo GT2541EX User Reviews
Better than what the blog purists say
“Advantages of CF include low weight high strength.Compared to Aluminum a CF tripod is less prone to vibration and if you bump into something it will not dent or cause signifcant damage to furniture. I might add it is a great looking Tripod with the Grey CF legs. The 2451EX allows for difficult shots. The legs can be spread out almost horizontal to the ground and the articulated arm is great for Macro.Like any other tripod if you extend the Center Post significantly more vibration will occur especially with long focal lengthlens (200mm or more).” – By Robert Schussel
Flexible, Light and Stable
“Flexibility – between the variability of the legs (height and angle) and the rotation of the center column I was able to put this tripod in a variety of positions, which still felt very stable with my equipment. Construction – the tripod feels very solid. I like the rubber grips on the legs for loosening the segments and the big levers for changing the leg angle will be great for when working with gloves.” – By Vivek Gupta
Extremely solid and flexible
“Operating this tripod quickly becomes second-nature. The knobs are well designed and big enough for virtually any size hand. The center column rotation uses a “gear”-like mechanism, so it locks in place very securely. That said, the teeth of the gear do slightly limit the number of positions in which the center column can be set (although this can be easily compensated for by changing the position of the legs)…” – By E. Lacey
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Gitzo GT2541EX Features & Specifications
The Gitzo GT2541EX 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod 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.
This tripod incorporates many new ideas in tripod design and offers extreme flexibility. It features individually locking legs that can be fixed at any angle from 0° to 90° and a column that will tilt from the vertical, right over beyond the horizontal and lock solidly at any angle.
The GT2541EX is especially ideal for outdoor macro and nature photography, when used with digital SLRs with 200mm lenses (up to a 300mm maximum), lightweight camcorders, or 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.
Locking Column System
The Explorer is fitted with a column that can tilt from the vertical, beyond the horizontal and lock safely at any angle.
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.
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.
1mm Gitzo 6X Carbon Fiber Tube
Gitzo was able to develop a six-crossed multilayer carbon fiber 30 percent lighter than the previous 1.5mm generation that features the same exceptional performance of stability and vibration absorption and unbeatable quality.
Locking Angle System
The explorer incorporates individually locking legs that can be fixed at any angle from 0° to 90°.
Redesigned built-in, 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 rubber leg tips are interchangeable with Gitzo universal accessories such as the big foot, long spike, etc.
Grooved Rapid center column for improved stability.
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