Gitzo GT3531 uses advanced “Carbon 6X” carbon fiber material for its leg construction and ideal for use with professional equipment, medium format cameras, and SLRs with a 300mm lens, up to 400mm maximum. The tripod offers an excellent load capacity rating of 39.6 lbs (18kg) and good torsional rigidity features Improved Leg Spread, Anti-Rotation Leg (ALR) System, G-Lock Design, Redesigned Upper Discs & Bolts, Ground-Level Set, 1mm Gitzo 6X Carbon Fiber Tube, Hook, Removable Leg Tips and rapid column. The Gitzo GT3531 has maximum height of 64.57 in, maximum height (with cent tre column down) 52.36 in, minimum height 6.3 in, and weighs 4.67 lbs.
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Gitzo GT3531 User Reviews
Excellent tripod for moderate telephotos
“A friend of mine has the Gitzo 3541 (4 section version) and I really liked the feel and solid build quality that the tripod offered. However, as I wanted a 3 sectioned version, I opted for this one and have been more than satisfied with it. The tripod is really well built and screams quality. It is lightweight and setting it up is a cinch. One has to only turn the tripod leg locks a quarter to a half turn, to unlock the legs and open them.” – By Lihkin
“I purchased the Gitzo GT3531 to replace my old Alu Bogan. I am a landscape photographer and hike with my kit in the mountains and the old Bogan was too heavy, although very sturdy. The Gitzo is extremely light due to its carbon fiber build. The only fault I can find is the 12″ long riser that comes with the tripod, which is about 6″ too long for ground level photography. Gitzo does, however, provide a smaller riser at an additional cost… I think this should be an option for a $750 product.” – By Thomas A. Spalding
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Gitzo GT3531 User Manual
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Gitzo GT3531 Features & Specifications
The Gitzo GT3531 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs uses advanced “Carbon 6X” carbon fiber material for its leg construction. This improved tubing is stronger than its 12 layer predecessor. Although the tubing is lighter, it still offers the same resistance to vibration. Carbon “6X” is manufactured using a complex, 3-D process weaving 6 layers of carbon fiber into smooth, solid constructed tubes.
The GT3531 is ideal for use with professional equipment, medium format cameras, and SLRs with a 300mm lens, up to 400mm maximum. It offers an excellent load capacity rating of 39.6 lbs (18kg) and good torsional rigidity.
Improved Leg Spread
This tripod has been improved with a third ultra-low leg spread to take full advantage of the Ground Level Set.
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.
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.
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.
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.