Gitzo GT3530LS uses advanced “Carbon 6X” carbon fiber material for its leg construction and ideal for use with professional equipment, medium format cameras, and SLRs with an up to 500mm maximum lens attached. The tripod offers an excellent load capacity rating of 39.6 lbs (18kg) and good torsional rigidity features Versatility, Safe Lock Disc, Anti-Rotation Leg (ALR) System, G-Lock Design, Performance Design, 1mm Gitzo 6X Carbon Fiber Tube, and Removable Leg Tips. The Gitzo GT3530LS has maximum height of 4.33 in, minimum height 4.33 in, and weighs 4.06 lbs.
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Gitzo GT3530LS Expert Reviews
The-digital-picture reviews the Gitzo GT3530LS and writes;
“The best photographers in the world have relied on Gitzo carbon fiber tripods for their careers – for many years. The new 6X line improves on an already great product. Those using the prior Gitzo Carbon Fiber models will have to look carefully for a feature they really need/want to decide if an upgrade makes financial sense as the differences are not huge. I think the Gitzo GT3530LSV 6x Carbon Fiber Tripod is a great tripod. It functions exceptionally well and is built to hold up for the long haul…”
Gitzo GT3530LS User Reviews
Thumbs Way Up
“As a professional nature photographer; what can I say. Gitzo tripods are simply the best! I had used an aluminum Gitzo 1340 for about 30 years and thought it was the perfect fit for me. Then I broke down and purchased the new Gitzo GT3530LS Carbon Fiber. Used with a Nikon D3 with a 500mm f/4 lens and a 1.4x converter; it is all the tripod I need. They are truly more rigid than aluminum. The new anti-twist legs are time saving and far less aggravating. Although expensive, I would and will highly recommend this item to those who ask. “ – By Eric C. Dresser
Good but consider a different model
“This is a great tripod but if you are considering this mode, you should look at the GT3541XLS model instead because it is about the same folded length and weight, but gives you the option of extending a 4th leg section for a higher height! You can use it as a 3 section tripod and it goes to 59″ and then when you extend the 4th section, it goes all the way up to 78″! This is why I prefer the 3541xls over the 3530LS; same form factor, better functionality. “ – By Mediahound
Light and Good
“I am shooting with a Nikon D3 and some large glass. This combined with a Markins M-20 and some Markins plates, and your set for anything, anywhere, anytime. No center column, totally rigid design. Light as a feather, don’t forget to get some lenscover coverings for your legs to keep the carbon fiber from getting fingerprints and/or scratched. I am 6 foot, with my ball head and the D3, and the 3530LS fully extended, it is WELL over my eye level.” – By Sneeferson
Gitzo GT3530LS User Manual
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Gitzo GT3530LS Features & Specifications
The Gitzo GT3530LS Long Systematic 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 GT3530LS is a longer eye-level tripod that is part of the Systematic Series 3 range. It is ideal for use with professional equipment, medium format cameras, and SLRs with an up to 500mm maximum lens attached. It offers an excellent load capacity rating of 39.6 lbs (18kg) and good torsional rigidity.
Systematic tripods offer a unique ultra-wide top platform that guarantees an incredibly stable base for any professional high performance equipment. This platform can be removed and replaced with other accessories, making this a fully customizable system.
Systematic tripods are supplied with a flat top plate. The optional support attachments can be fitted by simply unlocking the bolt in the top casting, lifting out the flat plate and fastening in the alternative adapter or column.
Safe Lock Disc
The Safe Lock Disc top plate, composed of a techno-polymer compound, makes it possible to control the locking torque without prematurely stopping camera rotation and ensuring that users’ equipment is safely and effectively locked in place.
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.
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.
Removable Leg Tips
Removable self-locking rubber leg tips are interchangeable with Gitzo universal accessories such as the big foot, long spike, etc.
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