Gitzo GT5531S uses advanced “Carbon 6X” carbon fiber material for its leg construction and ideal for use with medium and large format or DSLRs with 400 mm and longer lenses. 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 GT5531S has maximum height of 52.36 in, minimum height 6.3 in, and weighs 5.93 lbs/2.69 kg.
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Gitzo GT5531S User Reviews
“I bought this for use primarily with a gimbal head and Canon 800mm lens. Overall I am very satisfied with it, as due to the carbon fiber legs it is not too heavy but yet it is solid. The “G-Lock” twist locks on the legs are actually faster and better than I expected, just a 1/2 turn or so is all it takes to loosen or tighten them. The locks don’t need to be tightened hard to get them locked enough that the legs don’t slip. “ – By MD
“This might be the best tripod around for those looking for a transportable support that does not compromise at all on stability. I do trek extensively with this tripod and a RRS BH-55 head, and it is for sure a lot heavier than most of the other tripods used in the field, but I just love the level of sharpness I get with my d3x thanks to this beast whatever the conditions.” – By BernardL
“My final path to the 5531S began after: 1. I went from a 200-400 to a 400 2.8, and the 3-lb. weight increase of the faster lens; 2. The RRS TVC-33 didn’t accept my Gitzo leveling base. Eventually, you get (sick) tired of “trading up”, even when you can sell at a good price. I sold a Gitzo 35– series to acquire the 5531, and I couldn’t be happier. It’s a much better platform for a large lens, and its still quite portable vs. the 35–. Actually, the 5531 becomes my new “standard” pod, just not on a ten-mile hike!..” – By LOU
Best tripod ever
“I use this tripod with wimberley gimbal II to support my Canon 600 f4. This tripod is rock solid and worth every penny. I used other tripod but nothing compare to this. It’s night and day different.” – By Vincent
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Gitzo GT5531S User Manual
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Gitzo GT5531S Features & Specifications
The Gitzo GT5531S 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.
Featuring just 3 leg sections, the GT5531S is the lightest and the shortest model in its Series 5 range. It is designed as an ultra-sturdy tripod. Its rated load capacity is 55 lbs, and it offers 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.
All 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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