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Weighing in at 2.8kg, the Gitzo GT5542LS Series 5 6X Systematic Tripod is the choice of the most demanding professionals. The Systematic Series 5 tripods now support up to 40kg of camera equipment and accessories, and are the most rigid tripods in the whole Gitzo range. Supporting the heaviest camera equipment and giving the stability needed by lenses up to 800mm, Systematic Series 5 tripods are available in 3- or 4- section models in standard or long versions, 4-section extra-long version, the iconic 6-section giant tripod and the 6-section ultra-compact tripod. The GT5542LS is able to crouch down to a minimum height of 10cm, extend to a height of 153.5cm and close down to a length of 61cm. More
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. G-Lock's special design also provides a 'gravity lock' effect: the higher the load applied vertically to the leg, the stronger the lock.
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.
All of the Gitzo Systematic Series 5 tripods all feature built-in spiked feet (with protective rubber caps) which enables a faster set-up when working on uneven terrain.
ALR - Anti Leg Rotation
We have 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
A little bit about the Gitzo Systematic Tripods
Gitzo Systematic tripods are the strongest and most stable tripods available in the market and offer unsurpassed flexibility of use. These tripods are a unique modular system that can be quickly transformed into different configurations. The same tripod can serve both as a video and a photographic support. A wide selection of accessories allow you to keep growing your system according to your future needs, for still life, macro, outdoor, sport and wildlife applications. Systematic tripods are available in 6X carbon fibre and aluminium tubing. Aluminium tripods (Series 5 excluded) have been completely redesigned and upgraded to the same features of 6X carbon fibre models. Aluminium Systematic are now faster, lighter and more stable. A key innovation is the use of Gitzo latest aluminium tube1.2mm wall thick, 30% lighter than its predecessor, with Anti Leg Rotation system (ALR) and brushed matt black finish for improved locking performance and minimised reflectivity. Thanks to ALR, Aluminium Systematic tripods are now as fast to operate as the 6X carbon fibre versions. A part from the tubing, aluminium and Carbon Fibre systematic tripods now share the same features: G-Lock, removable self locking feet, three leg spreads and new upper platforms. These new platforms allow for a more solid connection of the head and reduced vibrations thanks to the safe lock techno polymer disc and a locking screw for the head.
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Comments about Gitzo GT5542LS Series 5 6X Systematic Tripod:
Bought this Gitzo tripod to take a heavy full frame DSLR, large telephoto & gimbal head. I'm very impressed so far - rock steady an amazing bit of kit, but it should be at the price. Having said that I wish I'd bought one much earlier, well made, and without the usual extension piece on the head to induce extra wobble. Lovely carbon fibre build but still heavy, someting of a lump to carry around, could also have done with a nice padded bag in the package, rather than the cheap looking cover supplied.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Have some heavy camera kit, needed a strong steady platform, this tripod fits the bill perfectly. No head extension pieces to add wobble. Very impressed with this item of kit, expensive but wish I'd bought one years back, great fo rwildlife with gimbal head & long lens. Its a big lump to drag around but weight is pretty good.
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