Gitzo Series 2 GK2550XQR 3-Section Explorer Carbon Fiber Tripod Kit with Ballhead and Quick Release, Maximum Height 71", Supports 11 lbs / 5Kg

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About the Gitzo GK2550XQR

The Gitzo GK2550XQR Explorer Tripod Kit is a specialized piece of kit, aimed at solving the problems that challenge normal tripods. The new generation heads combined to the latest version of tripods represent the ultimate solution for the advanced users. These extremely lightweight packages match the superior stability of the G-Lock system with the high pay load, unmatched smoothness and accuracy of Gitzo heads.

Other unique combinations, like the leveling tripods with two way fluid heads, the explorer with the new off center ball head and the systematic kit, take care of specific applications for bird watching, wildlife, action and creative photography.

Gitzo GK2550XQR Includes

  • Gitzo GT2531EX 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs
  • Supports 26.5 lbs (12kg)
  • G1220.129B3 1.5" Long Spike Set for Gitzo Tripods (Except Ser. 1)
  • GH2750QR Series 2 Off Center Magnesium Ballhead
  • G1173-14B Quick Release Plate for G1172/1276
  • Anti-Dust Bag
  • Gitzo Limited Lifetime Warranty

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Gitzo GK2550XQR Features

  • Gitzo's specialist for unusual tripod positions, extensive macro work and use upon irregular and sloped surfaces
  • An ideal kit for use with telephoto macro lenses pointed directly below the tripod's legs
  • Legs have no fixed locking position and can be locked in place at any deployment angle from 0-90° with complete independence from one another
  • Center column is affixed aside the crown of the tripod, allowing it to also act as a full-time lateral arm
  • Gitzo's classic off-center style ballhead, capable of placing the camera in any position imaginable
  • Legs assembled from Gitzo-specific "6x" ultra-strong and super-thin (0.007mm) carbon fiber strands
  • Gitzo's "ALR" Anti Leg Rotation design prohibits segments from rotating; they can only move directly up or down
  • Gitzo's "G-Lock" is the industry's strongest locking mechanism
  • Comes standard with ground spikes

Gitzo GK2550XQR Specifications

Leveling Bubble/Illuminated Yes/No
Head Type Ballhead with quick release
Quick Release Yes
Material Carbon fiber with magnesium fittings
Head Attachment Fitting 1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16
Leg Stages/Sections 2/3
Leg Lock Type Twist lock
Independent Leg Spread Yes
Spiked/Retractable Feet Yes
Center Brace No
Center Column Type Rapid
Center Column Sections 1
Load Capacity 11.0 lbs (5.0kg)
Folded Length 29.5" (75.0cm)
Maximum Height 71.3" (181.0cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended 59.8" (152.0cm)
Minimum Height 5.5" (14.0cm)
Weight 5.29 lbs (2.400kg)
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