Gitzo GT2830 Series 2 Basalt 3 Section Tripod Leg Set, Maximum Height 65" - Bundle - with Gitzo GH1780 Series 1 Magnesium Center Ball Head - Load Capacity 22 lbs.

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About Gitzo GT2830

The Gitzo Series - 2 Basalt 3-Section Tripod features the new 6X Basalt tube, made of a unique structure of 6 crossed layers that maximizes rigidity, vibration absorption and lightweight performance. 6X tube has a high density structure made of top quality ultra-thin carbon fibers (7m or 0.007 mm). Built-in Anti Leg Rotation is now a feature of the whole carbon fiber range.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Lightweight (3),Unfolds quickly (3)
Best Uses:
Landscape/scenery (3),Night shots (3)

Gitzo GT2830 Features

  • Ground Level Set: Feature allows you to remove the center column to save weight and get the camera closer to the ground. Uses existing components: the upper disc with reversible 1/4 - 3/8 bolt and the column hook assembly
  • G-Lock: The locking mechanism has been completely redesigned in order to achieve a 20% increase in rigidity, faster operation and stronger, safer locking. G-Locks special design also provides a "gravity lock" effect: the higher the load applied vertically to the leg, the stronger the lock.
  • Rapid Column: The center column locking collar above the tripod shoulder makes it easier to adjust the column quickly. Series 1 and above are built with an anti-rotation grooved center column for improved stability
  • Reversible Colum: The rapid column can easily be inverted for an alternative shooting angle or low level macro work.
  • Hook: This built-in accessory allows you to hang a stabilizing weight (e.g. a full camera bag or a sand/water bag) from the bottom of the tripod center column. Useful with long heavy lenses, on uneven ground or in windy conditions
  • Leg Ends: This feature allows you to easily change worn out rubber feet or to fit other accessories, such as spiked feet or snow/sand shoes
  • Power Disc: The new tripod upper disc is called "Power Disc". It is made of machined solid aluminum and it now features two locking screws, one to lock the head, the other to safely lock the disc onto the column

Gitzo GT2830 Specifications

1/4" and 3/8" screws attachment type
Center column
Closed Length
24.61 in
Leg angles
Performance - 24°, 55°, 80°
Leg sections
Load capacity
22.05 lbs
Maximum height
65.94 in
Maximum height (with center column)
53.35 in. Center Column Down
Minimum height
8.27 in
3.40 lbs
Gitzo limited lifetime warranty
Mfr #
GT2830 KB

Gitzo GT2830 Reviews

Reviewed by 3 customers

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


A great alternative to Carbon Fiber!


from Roswell, GA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

My last tripod failed on me twice in one year, same failure. I decided that I would spend the money to get a better tripod after that. I researched tripods and read reviews for two weeks, comparing all of the options. Aluminum was out, I needed extra height and weight support. Carbon Fiber was more than I wanted to spend. The Gitzo Basalt won me over with weight better than aluminum, and a tall reach. I am 6'-1" and this tripod will put the viewfinder over my head when combined with my Induro Ballhead. I love this tripod, it is rock solid, even with my Gripped 7D and 24-70L lens in the wind. I have ZERO regrets about spending this kind of $$ on a tripod. It unfolds fast, I am already liking twist lock grips which feel very sturdy and well built. I hope to buy a second one once I can.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


It's a Gitzo


from SW USA  -  Photo Enthusiast

Sets up with small twist CW to extend and twist CCW to lock. Light Basalt 3 section legs are seriously solid and load capable to 22 lbs. Again IT"S A GITZO! Quality and design shout from this excellent support platform..

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)




from Tampa, FL  -  Photo Enthusiast

I am absolutely impressed with the stability (rock solid) of this tripod and how light it is. This tripod is awesome! This is the Basalt model which isn't very well described above. Plus, it's tall. I'm 6'1" and I can set this up so I don't have to bend at all to look through the view finder. And there's more height beyond that.[...]I wasn't sure I would like the twist leg locks. But they are fast and easy to use. And they lock tighter when weight is added. The orange accents give this tripod eye candy. A little pricey, but you get what you pay for. I don't think you can go wrong with this one.

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