Gitzo GT3542LS Series 3 6x Systematic GT3542LS Carbon Tripod, 4 Section, Max Height 57", Supports 39 lbs.

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About Gitzo GT3542L

Gitzo Series 3 6x Systematic GT3542LS Carbon Tripod adds the maximum sturdiness since the ball head is mounted directly on top of the tripod legs and maintains the light weight. By having 4-section legs, it is more compact when collapsed.

Gitzo GT3542L Features

  • 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 centre column. Useful with long/heavy lenses, on uneven ground or in windy conditions
  • Leg Ends: Removable rubber feet. This feature allows you to easily change worn out rubber feet or to fit other accessories, such as spiked feet or snow/sand shoes
  • Ocean-Lock: The Ocean-Lock is a special version of Gitzo G-Lock of which it maintains the same outstanding locking performances. Thanks to two special seals derived form the automation industry, it minimizes the amount of water and debris that may enter tubes and locking mechanisms
  • ALR: Gitzo has introduced a new Anti Leg Rotation system, which means the tripod can be opened in less than 15 seconds. Simply loosen all the twist locks on each leg at the same time, then pull the leg down and tighten the locks individually
  • Ratchet Locking Lever: Allows you to easily and securely engage and disengage the top plate or other systematic accessories

Gitzo GT3542L Specifications

Center column
No center column
Leg sections
4
Folded size
55cm/21.7"
Max height
146cm/57.5"
Min height
10cm/3.9"
Load to Weight Ratio
8.5
Load capacity
44 lbs
Weight
1.72kg/3.8lbs

Gitzo GT3542L Reviews

Reviewed by 2 customers

 
5.0

prompt delivery and good service

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from DC  -  Photo Enthusiast

prompt delivery and good service a nice product.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Gitzo 3542LS Systematic CT Tripod review

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from oc, ca  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I spent alot of time deciding which tripod was best for my new 500f4IS, finally realizing that I must protect my investment and not take chances with my older gear that was risky tripod support. I needed sturdy, tall enough, and lightweight, knowing that is hard to come by. I bit the bullet and chose over another competitor because I knew Gitzo was always considered the best, and it weighed a half lb. less than the other. Weight is a deciding factor for me. The Gitzo beauty arrived 10 days later, and I admired the precision I never had on my old gear. The leg locks design is brilliant. I was a little disappointed that is was about 1 lb. heavier than what I read. And it does fold up rather clumsily, because Gitzo has improved the sturdiness of the leg attachment to the head, making it now larger than the older models at the head base. Folding the legs in is a slight difference than before. I would have preferred the smaller head plate, but I may get used to it. The quality makes up for these two factors, though, so it's growing on me. Now a triangle rather than circular base. Another factor for me was will it fit in my carry on suitcase? YES! At 23 inches. Very important, no way would I pack this beauty in a checked suitcase. My old tripod did not fit and I had to carry a smaller tripod on trips, which just did not work well for my older 500f4IS weight. The height is perfect. I am 5'7 and worried it was too short, but I'd say it is perfect for anyone under 5'10. If you need an extra inch but don't want the weight of the taller tripod like the XLS, just add a panorama level and a tall ballhead to this one, giving you 5 more inches. The legs are sturdy,and so far set up is a breeze, I also bought the Induro BHL2 ballhead to go with it, which is outstanding also. I feel like I finally have the right stuff, and have made photog life easier, with precision up a notch.

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John H  is this the new GT 3542LS or an older model? Naturescape specifications chart indicate that this model can hold upto 25 kg, but it is only 18kg as shown here at ADORAMA.
STEVE A  The 3542LS series 3 is the new model with the new head design with a safety latch which eliminates the head from falling out if the clamp is loosened. You now have to push a small button to release the head and in addition the clamp now includes a built in ratchet so you don't have to carry a wrench to fit the clamp nut as before. The tripod will now support 25KG or 55lbs and not what is stated in Adorams's add. Their add is outdated and is the specification for the old model not the new design.
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