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Gitzo Series 5 Systematic 4 Section Tripod GT5542LS

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  • Modular top casting design
  • 6x Carbon Fiber Legs
  • Strong and Stable
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  • Product Dimensions: 24.5 x 5 x 5 inches ; 6.5 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 8.4 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
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  • ASIN: B007G3GOUO
  • Item model number: GT5542LS
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: January 1, 2012

Product Description

Systematic is Gitzo's top of the range tripod family, the choice of professional photographers who use long lenses and heavy cameras. Not only are Systematic Gitzo's strongest and most stable tripods, they're also modular, with a top casting element that opens and closes to allow each tripod to be configured with a flat disk, geared or sliding center column, video half-ball adapter, leveling unit or other specialized center component. Now, Systematic has been refined, with significant improvements across strength, stability and rigidity; safety and security; set-up speed, ease of use and ergonomics. New construction and bonding techniques have almost doubled maximum payloads by distributing weight more efficiently to the 6X carbon fiber legs, which also feature the G-Lock system for greater power and ease of leg section locking. In addition, design details on the distinctive new triangular top casting make changing center components even faster and safer. The choice of the most demanding professionals, Systematic Series 5 tripods now support up to 88lbs (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. Technical Specifications: Series 5; Leg Sections 4; Maximum Height 60.43 in; Minimum Height 3.94 in; Closed Length 24.02 in; Weight 6.17 lbs.

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These Gitzo tripods are fantastic.
Buyer51
So, if my experience is worth anything to readers, go out and get the best supports and heads you can get......even if that means saving up for a while.
Beau L.
Extremely sturdy build and extremely light.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Beau L. on March 5, 2013
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I'm a semi-pro and been shooting since the late-70's. It's been said "it's not the gear but how you use it", and is still very true today. However, gear does have it's place, and when it comes to tripods I wish I had obtained uncompromising ideals far sooner than I did (would have saved a ton of shots, not to mention $$).

You often hear "you get what you pay for". When it comes to camera supports that couldn't be more spot-on. Now you certainly can purchase another brand that's cheaper and get some acceptable results, but you won't achieve the overall consistent performance and longevity with your supports if you go with a less than upper-end brand. I've used several Manfrotto/Bogen tripods (aluminum), and in recent years migrated to Induro Carbon Fibre (CF tripods), and I still have my Induro CT214 & CT414. The latter performs pretty well for long lens work (that's the only reason you'd get a Carbon Tripod weighing over 6 pounds -- although it will certainly work fine for smaller lenses). But, when it comes to overall performance, nothing can beat a Gitzo or similar high-end brand. So, you need to get over the price thing when it comes to tripods (although when I purchased it through Amazon it was about $300 cheaper than purchasing it almost anywhere else). If I had done so years ago I could have saved enough to buy another pro-grade lens or semi-pro camera body.

Now, to be true there are other brands that probably are just as good as Gitzo (and just as expensive if not more). In fact, I'm particularly fond of Really Right Stuff (RSS) products, and they're made in the U.S. (but not widely available).
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mike on September 26, 2013
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I purchased the GT5542LS tripod to pair it with my new Nikon 600 mm VR lens. If you're looking for a top of the line tripod that's rock solid and doesn't weigh a ton, this is the one you want.

I've researched a lot of different tripods (I currently own 4 by other companies) one name kept coming up with high marks, Gitzo. Like others have stated, you get what you pay for. There must be a reason other companies seem to try to imitate the Gitzo design. The price tag is on the high side and there are other brands and clones out there cheaper but save your money and get the best right from the start and save yourself hassles and headaches trying to return the cheaper tripods.

It's solid and the G-lock system for the legs allows me to set up or take down very quickly, a great improvement over some of the other tripods I already own. I've had this tripod in some pretty harsh conditions including salt water, mud, sand and everything in between and never had a problem. I just wash the tripod legs very well after using it in such adverse conditions and I'm ready to go for my next photo adventure.

I'm not a pro but rather a serious hobbyist but this tripod has proven to be a dependable piece of gear that should last me for many years to come.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By David Courtenay on November 2, 2012
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I have used Gitzo tripods for many years, My last 1541 lasted over 8 years and still worked perfectly, This 5542 takes it to a new level with easy to adjust gets, very sturdy and will last a lifetime, Not cheap but the best never is
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Denise M. Grant on February 2, 2014
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Bought this - my first Gitzo tripod - a couple of months ago and so far have been totally satisfied with its performance. The build is superb and I have no reason to doubt that it will not last for a long time.

My only negative observation is the skimpy carry bag provided and very poor documentation
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