The Gitzo GT3531 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs uses advanced "Carbon 6X" carbon fiber material for its leg construction. This improved tubing is stronger than its 12 layer predecessor. Although the tubing is lighter, it still offers the same resistance to vibration. Carbon "6X" is manufactured using a complex, 3-D process weaving 6 layers of carbon fiber into smooth, solid constructed tubes.
The GT3531 is ideal for use with professional equipment, medium format cameras, and SLRs with a 300mm lens, up to 400mm maximum. It offers an excellent load capacity rating of 39.6 lb (18kg) and good torsional rigidity.
Reviewed by 3 customers
I have owned a heavy duty aluminum tripod for over 40 years of which I was very pleased. Or at least until I finally broke down and bought this one. The ease of use and responsiveness makes it a pleasure to use. I also put a high quality ball-head on it and now I can quickly step up and photograph an HDR panaramic landscape just as the color on the horizon peaks. I am very glad I spent the money for this tripod.
This is a great all around tripod. I can count on its stability and strength to hold even my longest lens. When you need to know that your equipment is secure, this is a perfect tripod.
An excellent tripod! The carbon fiber construction really dampens vibration. I sometimes work in high vibration environments and was completely surprised by how well the vibration was dampened by the carbon fiber legs compared to aluminum tripods. I worked my way up from cheap tripods to this one, mainly because I was cheap. This is a mistake if you use tripods a lot. I wish I had this tripod years ago. This tripod will make your life easier and give you better images. It's light weight and very well constructed. A pleasure to use. It's the most adaptable and easily reconfigured tripod I have used. This is the first carbon fiber tripod I have owned and I like it. The others have been aluminium and wood. I like this carbon fiber tripod the best of the lot. Those with experience told me to get a Gitzo tripod but I just kept putting it off and using the cheap rattle trap tripods I owned. I wish I had listened to them and purchased this tripod when they told me about it. I have 2 of these tripods now and have no regrets about purchasing them. They are worth the price. I work inside and outside with this tripod in a wide range of conditions and have only good things to say about it. Gitzo builds excellent tripods!