Gitzo GT3531S

Gitzo GT3531S 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 features Versatility, Safe Lock Disc, Anti-Rotation Leg (ALR) System, G-Lock Design, 1mm Gitzo 6X Carbon Fiber Tube, Removable Leg Tips and Performance Design. The Gitzo GT3531S has maximum height of 50.79 in, minimum height 3.94 in, and weighs 3.75 lbs/1.7 kg.

Overall Rating: ★★★★★ | Latest Price Info

User Opinions

Gitzo GT3531S User Reviews

Best Tripod I’ve Ever Owned
“I’ve used many brands over the years but Gitzo is the best, and this latest version is simply fantastic. Although some prefer the Moutaineer version with the center column, I decided to opt with the Systematic as I believe it’s a more rigid solution. Can’t go wrong with Gitzo; a great investment.” – By Aero
Rating: ★★★★★

Strong and light
“I use this with a Really Right Stuff BH-40 head & quick release. Rock solid for my Nikon D700 with any of my lenses up to 300mm f-/2.8. Gitzo twist locks are a bit slow to deploy but carbon legs are light and solid. Comes with a nice dust cover with a drawstring closure. Only 22 inches without the head.” – By cav2108
Rating: ★★★★☆

Sturdy, light, & smoolth
“I intend this for general use photography. It is very lightweight and opens smoothly & quickly. I chose not to get the center column after reading about the added vibration. However, be careful about which ball heads will work with your camera in the vertical position on this 3+ inch base.” – By Old Yet Curious
Rating: ★★★★★

Love this product
“I love this tripod…it’s everything I would expect for it’s name and price. I’m only 5’6″ and for me, this provides the perfect height alignment when shooting portraits or landscapes. If you can afford it don’t go the inexpensive route and settle for something less like I initially did, it will only cost you more in the long run…pay the price and do it right. It’s a great investment that will provide dividends for years to come. You wou’t regret it!” – By Happy
Rating: ★★★★★

Simply awesome
“What more could I write about Gitzo Tripods that hasn’t already been written? It’s hard to imagine how one brand of something as seemingly simple as a tripod could stand out so clearly from others, but once you’ve had the pleasure to hold a Gitzo CF in your hands you realize why. And chances are if you are considering this tripod you’re fairly familiar with them anyway…” – By DSR
Rating: ★★★★★

The Best Tripod
“This is a “systematic” tripod. This is their top line of tripods and can be used in a number of flexible configurations. I added the optional center column to allow me to get greater height. I was concerned about the lack of stability with the center column but the entire unit is rock steady. The legs are very easy to open with a simple twist. It has the ability to setup the legs at different angles including allowing you to get almost flat so you can be very close to the ground. You can also invert the center column..” – By Lena Pfeffer
Rating: ★★★★★

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Features & Specifications

Gitzo GT3531S Features & Specifications

The Gitzo GT3531S 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 GT3531S is a standard height 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.

G-Lock Design
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
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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