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Gitzo GT2542L Series 2 6x Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs, 4 Section with G-Lock, Max. Height 68", Supports 26.4 lbs.

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About Gitzo GT2542L

Recommended for lightweight camcorders, spotting scopes and DSLRs with 200mm lenses, up to a 300mm maximum. Excellent maximum load capacity and good torsion rigidity, available in 3- and 4-section models at standard and eye level heights.

Series 2 is the ideal solution for photographers that are looking for a solid tripod without sacrificing weight. All series 2 tripods (geared version excluded) now feature a new magnesium upper casting for a further weight reduction and a new third ultra low leg spread to take full advantage of the Ground Level Set. Series 2 tripods are also provided with the new Power Disc for a safer head lock.

Gitzo GT2542L Features

  • 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
  • The Power Disc features two locking screws, one directly for the column and one for the head. This assures a rock solid connection of the whole system. This machined aluminum disc also includes the Safe Lock material, which cuts down on vibrations
  • Completely redesigned aluminum upper discs and bolts features a safe lock material which reduces vibrations and improves head locking. The High-grade stainless steel bolt design prevents it from dropping inside the column when adjusted and makes controlling the tread length stress-free
  • Ground-Level Set allows you to remove the center column to save weight and get the camera closer to the ground
  • 1mm Gitzo 6x Carbon Fiber Tube features exceptional performance of stability and vibration absorption and unbeatable quality
  • Performance design allows the legs to be set individually at 24 deg., 55 deg. and 90 deg. to cover every angle you want to shoot
  • 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 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

Gitzo GT2542L Specifications

Load Capacity
26.4 lbs.(12kg)
Maximum Height
68.9" (175cm)
Minimum Height
6.7in (17cm)
Folded Length
24in (61cm)
Head Attachment Fitting
1/4in-20 and 3/8in-16 (reversible stud)
Leg Material
6 layer carbon fiber
Leg Stages/Sections
3/4
Leg Lock Type
Twist
Independent Leg Spread
Yes
Center Column Type
Rapid (sliding)
Center Column Sections
1
Weight
3.1lbs / 1.4kg
Mfr #
GT2542L
SKU
GZGT2542L

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Reviewed by 2 customers

 
3.0

Light, but not rock solid! You better go with GT3552LS!

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Very good tripod, but the lowest parts of its legs are just too thin - the tripod isn`t stable as rock when fully open. When I close 1 section - it is MUCH better. So - for those who are looking for very solid tripod - you better look for 3 Systematic series! I didn`t do it because of the height (I`m 190 cm) - the tallest 3542LS is 5 cm lower. But now I`d like a little lower but much more stable tripod.

 
4.0

It is good if you are tall person

By

This one is designed for tall person

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Shopper  Does this tripod REALLY allow for ground level set? I have taken it apart several times and do not see anyway to remove the center column and re-attach the head directly to the tripod.
JON A  There are a couple of ways to do this, but you do need to use a center column. The way that I use is to invert the center column on the tripod. The "hanging" hook unit on the bottom of the center column quickly unscrews by hand, allowing the column to be taken out and reinserted upside down. This allows the camera to be right next to the ground, even with a large geared head. But of course the camera is then upside down, so I always use a head with a quick release plate in case I need to make adjustments manually (although now I would usually use my Nexus 7 tablet to change setting and focus/frame by remote). The second way is to get a shorter center column from Gitzo (or cut off a longer column), but then you are not REALLY at ground level if you use a head. I assume you are using a head with the tripod for precise framing and/or are using a macro rail; otherwise I use a bean/sand bag on the ground for speed. After owning this model for some time, I really like it more and more. It is so fast, light and still stable when extended, even when using a heavy 70-200mm f2.8 lens. Expensive for a tripod, but worth it to me. I would buy it again.
JON A  The staff answer is also right, you can use the hanging hook for a ground level set, I never tried it that way before. But it is not rock steady. It would work well for precise framing, but I am getting too much vibration for macro stacking due to the way the legs are extended way outward. I will continue to invert the column for stability or use a sand bag for speed. Some tripods with a enter column don't seem to 'lock' really solid even when not extended, but I've never had that problem with this model (of course it is less solid with the center column fully extended).
Shopper  Does this tripod REALLY allow for ground level set? I have taken it apart several times and do not see anyway to remove the center column and re-attach the head directly to the tripod.
JON A  There are a couple of ways to do this, but you do need to use a center column. The way that I use is to invert the center column on the tripod. The "hanging" hook unit on the bottom of the center column quickly unscrews by hand, allowing the column to be taken out and reinserted upside down. This allows the camera to be right next to the ground, even with a large geared head. But of course the camera is then upside down, so I always use a head with a quick release plate in case I need to make adjustments manually (although now I would usually use my Nexus 7 tablet to change setting and focus/frame by remote). The second way is to get a shorter center column from Gitzo (or cut off a longer column), but then you are not REALLY at ground level if you use a head. I assume you are using a head with the tripod for precise framing and/or are using a macro rail; otherwise I use a bean/sand bag on the ground for speed. After owning this model for some time, I really like it more and more. It is so fast, light and still stable when extended, even when using a heavy 70-200mm f2.8 lens. Expensive for a tripod, but worth it to me. I would buy it again.
JON A  The staff answer is also right, you can use the hanging hook for a ground level set, I never tried it that way before. But it is not rock steady. It would work well for precise framing, but I am getting too much vibration for macro stacking due to the way the legs are extended way outward. I will continue to invert the column for stability or use a sand bag for speed. Some tripods with a enter column don't seem to 'lock' really solid even when not extended, but I've never had that problem with this model (of course it is less solid with the center column fully extended).
spencer w  can the center column be removed and replaced with center plate?
Andrew R  This tripod features Gitzo's "Ground-Level Set", which allows you to remove the center column and reassemble the tripod head without the column in place.
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