The choice of the most demanding professionals, Gitzo GT5542LS Ser.5 6x Systematic 4 Section Long Tripod supports up to 88 lbs (40 kg) of camera equipment and accessories. It is the most rigid tripod in the whole Gitzo range, supporting the heaviest camera equipment and giving the stability needed by lenses up to 800 mm.
Reviewed by 2 customers
This may be the last tripod I would ever need to buy. I had thought of buying the Gitzo GT4542LS model but am very glad I bought this model instead. With my Nikon F5 + 200-400mm zoom lens (with a Kirk lens plate attached instead of the Nikon foot), it balances perfectly. It is surprising light for its capability. I am 6'1", and with the legs fully extended, I only need to put on a pair of tennis shoes to align my eyes to the camera's viewfinder. I basically bought this model for that feature, and after extensive research. The puchase comes with a set of rubber feet and a set of feet for snow surface. A very nice bonus. I also purchased the Gitzo GC5100 bag for it. I believe I was lucky as the bag is now discontinued. This tripod with the Jobu BWG-HD3 gimbal head attached fits nicely into that bag. I can never be happier with this twin purchase. Thank you Adorama.
Purchased for use with my wimberley head and my 600mm f4. Unbelievable stability and not as heavy I expected. Necessary investment for any super telephoto lens!