Gitzo GT5561SGT uses advanced “Carbon 6X” carbon fiber material for its leg construction and ideal for any professional high performance equipment. 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 GT5561SGT has maximum height of 102.36 in, minimum height 6.69 in, and weighs 7.52 lbs/3.41 kg.
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Gitzo GT5561SGT User Reviews
Very versatile tripod
“This tripod allows me to shoot above the crowd with ease. It is also capable of so many configurations with assessors it can grow with my future need. I would recommend legs covers for scratch prevention as well as temperature protection. In the sun the carbon fiber gets hot to the touch quickly.” – By GEOFF
“After getting over the high cost of this tripod and the associated bag, I couldn’t be happier. Coupled with an Arca-Swiss head, this works for all my camera setups outdoors without any hassle, and gets above my head without a problem (being over 6’8″, that’s an accomplishment). I don’t have any trouble carrying this for a few miles and find it worth it for rock-steady results. It would also work very well in a studio. Little vibration, and a hook is there to add weight if needed, but it probably won’t be. Built like a tank…a simple tank that doesn’t break down. It doubles as an offensive weapon if needed.” – By Calorific
“When GT-5561SGT lengthens a leg, the tripods can reach the height of 260cm. Therefore I can take a photograph over heads even if the front is full of people. Because my height is 172cm, I use the stepladder of the product made in aluminum of 150cm when I use the tripods in full length and use it. I can carry it very easily because the tripods is only 3.4kg,very light. The Section is six steps, but can install a tripod quickly so that there is G-Lock…” – By Ken
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Gitzo GT5561SGT User Manual
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Gitzo GT5561SGT Features & Specifications
The Gitzo GT5561SGT Giant Systematic 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs is a giant tripod that 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.
Also known as the Tele Studex, the GT5560SGT is designed for “over head level”, offering extra flexibility in the studio or at weddings, concerts and sport events. It can reach an extreme height of 8.5′ (2.6 m).
Systematic tripods have 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 camera 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 rubber leg tips are interchangeable with Gitzo universal accessories such as the big foot, long spike, etc.
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