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Gitzo GT5542LS Series 5 6x Systematic 4 Section Long Tripod, 60.43" Maximum Height


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About Gitzo GT5542L

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.

Gitzo GT5542L Features

  • G-Lock: G-Lock is the new Gitzo leg locking system. The locking mechanism has been completely redesigned in order to achieve a 20% increase in rigidity, faster operation and stronger, safer locking
  • 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: This feature allows you to easily change worn out rubber feet or to fit other accessories, such as spiked feet or snow/sand shoes
  • ALR - Anti Leg Rotation: 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

Gitzo GT5542L Specifications

Leg Sections
Maximum Height
60.43 in / 153.5cm
Minimum Height
3.94 in /10.0 cm
Closed Length
24.02 in/ 61.0 cm
6.17 lbs / 2.8kg
Mfr #

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Reviewed by 2 customers


What a Tripod!


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.


What a horse!!


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!

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