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160 pages

John Shaw's Nature Photography Field Guide

Creator: John Shaw | 2000

This is about the only Gitzo tripod I do not recommend.) The G-I548 weighs in at 6 3/4 pounds and also has four leg sections. Since the legs are a large diameter , it is very solid. The only problem with carbon fiber ...

Publisher: Amphoto

About this book
An updated bestseller, this book of extraordinarily beautiful photographs of nature contains state-of-the-art instruction on how any photographer can aim for equally impressive results every time a camera is focused on the great outdoors. Even highly skilled photographers are often baffled by the problems facing them when they work outdoors. But with this exceptional field guide in hand, every photographerbeginner, serious amateur, semi-pro, and procan conquer the problems encountered in the field. Using his own exceptional work as examples, the author discusses each type of nature subject and how to approach photographing it. Specific advice and information cover selection of equipment and lenses; how to compose a shot; how to get close ups; and other tips covering a range of techniques to enrich various types of nature photographs.



144 pages

John Shaw's closeups in nature

Creator: John Shaw | Photography - 1987-09-01

These tripods are the Slik M322 on left and the Gitzo 320 with a Bogen 3047 head on right. Both tripods offer low- level ground positioning. I've taped the legs of my Gitzo to keep my hands from getting ...

Publisher: Amphoto Books

About this book
The nature photographer John Shaw offers the first book to apply closeup techniques to the subject of nature. Most of the available material on closeup photography concentrates on studio techniques, which can't be used effectively in the field. Discussing the basic technical considerations as they apply to outdoor closeup photography, Shaw covers exposure, equipment, and composition. Specific techniques and equipment applications include - extension tubes and bellows; macro lenses; internal focusing lenses; zoom lenses; supplementary lenses; teleconverters; flash; and lighting. Studio work and other methods are explained in relation to why they are not practical in the field. The book is illustrated throughout with Shaw's fine, full-color images.



144 pages

John Shaw's landscape photography

Creator: John Shaw | Photography - 1994-04-01

The Gitzo 341, with the same legs as the 320, gives you the option of removing the centerpost assembly entirely and replacing it with a flat platform. Consequently, this tripod will go absolutely flat on the ground if you need that ...

Publisher: Amphoto Books

About this book
From grand vistas to intimate woodland glades, landscapes are favorite photography subjects. Too often, however, photographer's visual experiences of the majestic outdoors aren't reflected in the pictures they make. Why? Because many people overlook the importance of good technique, believing that exotic locations and expensive lenses create fantastic pictures. As John Shaw, the famous nature photographer and best-selling author, demonstrates in this definitive book, expertise as a landscape photographer comes from mastering techniques and developing a personal response to nature, not from having a large budget for travel and equipement. John Shaw's Landscape Photographyteaches that producing good photographs means learning how to control the tools of photography: camera equipement, lenses, film, light, and exposure. The goal Shaw proposesis to make technical proficiency second nature, so that it doesn't intrude when it is time to compose great pictures. With lessons fully illustrated by 195 color photographs, including many before-and-after sequences, this beautiful book also covers all the basics of photographic design and composition that characterize brillian portraits of the landscape.


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    Gitzo GT1542T Series 1 6X Carbon Fiber Traveler 4 Section G-Lock Tripod for Cameras

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    Rating (25 reviews):
    (4.5/5)
    Gitzo

    Get the 1544T instead!

    0 3/5 PDXJosh (Portland, OR) - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Gitzo GT1542T Series 1 6X Carbon Fiber Traveler 4 Section G-Lock Tripod for Cameras (Electronics) The ballhead must be removed for this to folded to its stated dimensions. The newer 1544t has a shorter center column to allow for the ballhead to be covered by the legs when they are folded back. I bought this one and was disappointed until I realized they came up with the 1544t. Much better and only a few bucks more. The only difference again is the slightly shorter center column. 99.9% of the time you should not raise the center column anyway to keep the tripod more stable. I now have the 1544t with a Really Right Stuff BH-30 ball head and the combo is perfect for backpacking and travel. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , March 24, 2013

    Expensive but worth it

    I told myself "I'll never spend $600 on a tripod! How good could it be?" Well, when I was at a local photo store I lifted a Gitzo Mountaineer in one hand and the I already have in the other. The difference in weight was surprising. The Traveler is even a bit lighter. It's so much lighter than any aluminum tripod out there.For traveling the Traveler folds up to a bit over 20" with the legs folding up over the head. I have a Manfrotto 498RC2 Ball Head with Quick Release Replaces Manfrotto 488RC2 ballhead and unfortunately I have to remove it to fold the legs back. Not a big deal but a bit of a pain.If you carry a tripod with you hiking or just walking around town you'll quickly appreciate the weight savings this offers. It's good quality construction and should last years... 5/5 Fred (northern VA) - See all my reviews This review is from: Gitzo GT1542T Series 1 6X Carbon Fiber Traveler 4 Section G-Lock Tripod for Cameras (Electronics) I told myself "I'll never spend $600 on a tripod! How good could it be?" Well, when I was at a local photo store I lifted a Gitzo Mountaineer in one hand and the Induro Alloy 8M Tripod AT-213 (Black) I already have in the other. The difference in weight was surprising. The Traveler is even a bit lighter. It's so much lighter than any aluminum tripod out there.For traveling the Traveler folds up to a bit over 20" with the legs folding up over the head. I have a Manfrotto 498RC2 Ball Head with Quick Release Replaces Manfrotto 488RC2 ballhead and unfortunately I have to remove it to fold the legs back. Not a big deal but a bit of a pain.If you carry a tripod with you hiking or just walking around town you'll quickly appreciate the weight savings this offers. It's good quality construction and should last years... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , September 28, 2011

    A Tripod's Tripod

    0 4/5 OldCanUser - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Gitzo GT1542T Series 1 6X Carbon Fiber Traveler 4 Section G-Lock Tripod for Cameras (Electronics) This may be the ultimate travel tripod. It should definitely be in the upper quadrant of travel tripods. It is pricey but good. The quality to excellent. The ease of use is noteworthy. I have travelled several times, by plane with this tripod, and it is very convenient. I have yet to be asked to check it. This includes international travel. It fits very well in my carryon bag and the slightly over 2 pound weight is not a bother. This tripod, despite being light weight, is very steady. And the fact that the bottom of the center piece has a hook that you can attach your camera bag to increase the steadiness is a very convenient feature. Thus far I am glad I bought this tripod. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , September 8, 2011
    List Price: $756.00
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    Carbon Fiber construction
    Highly portable support with no compromise
    Ground level set for low shooting
    G-Lock for quick and accurate locking action


  • Gitzo

    Gitzo GT0531 Series 0 6X Carbon Fiber 3-Section Tripod with G-Lock - Replaces GT0530

    Photography (Gitzo)

    Rating (7 reviews):
    (5.0/5)
    Gitzo

    one of the best in stability to weight ratio

    It's a bit pricey but hard to beat it in stability to weight ratio. I think it's overkill if you have a camera that's less than 2 pounds, but if you need an ultralight, stable tripod and have a camera/lens combo more than 2 pounds this tripod is fantastic!I had a Velbon Maxi 343E tripod before that's about the same weight, is taller (4 sections vs the 3 on the Gitzo), but also more wobbly. That tripod worked fine when I had a lighter camera/lens combo (Canon Rebel XT & 17-55mm - 2.5 lb) but with heavier camera (Canon 5D MkII & 24-70mm - 4 lb), I needed something more stable. The Gitzo is quite solid in comparison and the construction feels great in your hands. I also have a Gitzo GT2542L Mountaineer 6X Carbon Fiber, which is made of the same material, but larger and weighs more than twice as much. It works great at home or a studio, but I made the mistake of lugging that tripod on an overnight backpacking trip. I won't be making that mistake again, now that I have... 5/5 O. Peng - See all my reviews, June 8, 2009

    Light, compact and solid

    0 5/5 Warren Harris "Nocturnal Wanderer" (Frisco, TX) - See all my reviews, November 11, 2010

    My New Sidekick

    0 5/5 Sweet Alyssum - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Gitzo GT0531 Series 0 6X Carbon Fiber 3-Section Tripod with G-Lock - Replaces GT0530 (Electronics) These tripod legs are so lightweight, they go everywhere with my camera and me. Paired with a small ballhead (I use Gitzo G1077M Magnesium 0 Series Ball Head Gitzo G1077M Magnesium 0 Series Ball Head) I can barely notice their weight in the tripod pocket of my camera backpack. My only concern is that the screw-style leg locks are not appropriate for working in sand, but I'm willing to live with that in order to gain the flexibility to walk and hike miles with these tripod legs. (For beach shots, I'm generally driving anyway, so I just use my dependable Slik Able 300DX tripod.) 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , September 2, 2011
    Ultra light.
    6X carbon fiber increases rigidity and vibration absorption.
    G-Lock system for quick and secure set up.
    New design stops legs from rotating.


  • Gitzo

    Gitzo GT1544T Traveler Tripod (Black)

    Photography (Gitzo)

    Rating (3 reviews):
    (5.0/5)
    Gitzo

    Amazingly light and solid

    Legs unlock and lock with ease and precision. One barely has to snug them and they lock in place. All four segments can be released at the same time making setup really fast. Fit and finish is superb. I use an Acratech GP Ball head which is a very good fit for this tripod but doesn't quite let the legs close completely. This has not proved to be a problem as I only fold the legs over the head when packing for flights and need the shortest possible length. The only negative found is that the tip covers on the legs will slip occasionally on hardwood floors. This is more of minor annoyance than a problem. My old tripod was the Manfrotto 190 CX PRO B which costs less than half as much and worked very well. The Gitzo weighs about a pound less and was definitely worth the upgrade. The old saw about the best tripod is the one you have with you is true and with the 1544t at 3.1 lbs with head, you will have no reason not to have it with you. If you are not using heavy long glass, you... 5/5 Michael (Loveland, CO) - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Gitzo GT1544T Traveler Tripod (Black) (Electronics) Legs unlock and lock with ease and precision. One barely has to snug them and they lock in place. All four segments can be released at the same time making setup really fast. Fit and finish is superb. I use an Acratech GP Ball head which is a very good fit for this tripod but doesn't quite let the legs close completely. This has not proved to be a problem as I only fold the legs over the head when packing for flights and need the shortest possible length. The only negative found is that the tip covers on the legs will slip occasionally on hardwood floors. This is more of minor annoyance than a problem. My old tripod was the Manfrotto 190 CX PRO B which costs less than half as much and worked very well. The Gitzo weighs about a pound less and was definitely worth the upgrade. The old saw about the best tripod is the one you have with you is true and with the 1544t at 3.1 lbs with head, you will have no reason not to have it with you. If you are not using heavy long glass, you... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , June 1, 2013

    Gitzo has taken us back to the 1541T!!!

    So I was on the fence when the 1541T came out a few years back and never got it. Instead I got the 1550T because I thought I would prefer it's smaller size. What I did not take in to consideration was the 5 sections vs 4 on the 1541T. In any case, I got tired of extending the 5 sections every time and I didn't feel that the 5 sections of the 1550T were particularly stable for my large DSLR so I went searching again... I looked at the 1542T but was put off by the center column as it was designed differently so that if you had a head attached and closed the legs, the head would be sticking out the top. I'm happy to say that with the 1541T, Gitzo redesigned the center column to make it more like the 1541T so that when you close the legs, the legs surround the head. The 1544T is a pretty good fit with my Acratech GP-ss! It's not perfect as the legs don't fully close but it's good enough for me at this point. I could have gotten a Markins Q3t or something smaller than my GP-ss but I... 5/5 gadget-o-holic (The Windy City) - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Gitzo GT1544T Traveler Tripod (Black) (Electronics) So I was on the fence when the 1541T came out a few years back and never got it. Instead I got the 1550T because I thought I would prefer it's smaller size. What I did not take in to consideration was the 5 sections vs 4 on the 1541T. In any case, I got tired of extending the 5 sections every time and I didn't feel that the 5 sections of the 1550T were particularly stable for my large DSLR so I went searching again... I looked at the 1542T but was put off by the center column as it was designed differently so that if you had a head attached and closed the legs, the head would be sticking out the top. I'm happy to say that with the 1541T, Gitzo redesigned the center column to make it more like the 1541T so that when you close the legs, the legs surround the head. The 1544T is a pretty good fit with my Acratech GP-ss! It's not perfect as the legs don't fully close but it's good enough for me at this point. I could have gotten a Markins Q3t or something smaller than my GP-ss but I... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , February 19, 2013

    Woohoo! I am stoked

    0 5/5 J. Martin - See all my reviews, October 24, 2013
    List Price: $856.00
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    Made from 6X carbon fiber
    Shorter column to allow lower minimum height
    G Lock leg locks
    Reversable center column
    Anti leg rotation


  • Gitzo

    Gitzo GK1580TQR5 Series 1 6 X Carbon Fiber Traveler Tripod Kit for Cameras

    Photography (Gitzo)

    Rating (1 reviews):
    (4.0/5)
    Gitzo

    Great travel tripod

    0 4/5 Don B. - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Gitzo GK1580TQR5 Series 1 6 X Carbon Fiber Traveler Tripod Kit for Cameras (Electronics) If you have the cash, this tripod is worth the expense. It is very compact, well-made, light-weight and reasonably stable. It has a hook for hanging a weight for additional stability. I don't even notice it when it's in my bag. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , May 6, 2013
    List Price: $1,000.00
    G-Lock for quick and accurate locking action
    Carbon Fiber construction
    Ground level set for low shooting
    Highly portable support with no compromise


  • Gitzo

    Gitzo GT2531 Series 2 6X Carbon Fiber 3-Section Tripod with G-Lock - Replaces GT2530

    Photography (Gitzo)

    Rating (21 reviews):
    (4.7/5)
    Gitzo

    Gitzo 2531

    If you are in the market for a serious tripod, you may have read that you should not do this stepwise. I agree with this. Yes, if you are a weekend photographer with an entry level DSLR or a Point and Shoot camera, you may opt to purchase a first inexpensive tripod from your local department store. You may only use it occasionally, and find that you get acceptable results. If you judge yourself to be a serious photographer, don't skimp on this useful piece of equipment. Many of us have purchased the first, cheap tripod, and then onto something more serious, ending ultimately with the tripod we should have purchased in the first place.Gitzo makes serious gear and sells their gear at serious prices. Unfortunately, nothing Gitzo sells is inexpensive. The 2531 tripod fits this description; excellent and expensive. My interest is in landscape photography, and I mainly shoot with a Canon 5D body and 17-40, 24-105, or 70-200 lenses. More often than not, it is the ultrawide angle... 5/5 WisGuy "WisGuy" (Wisconsin) - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Gitzo GT2531 Series 2 6X Carbon Fiber 3-Section Tripod with G-Lock - Replaces GT2530 (Electronics) If you are in the market for a serious tripod, you may have read that you should not do this stepwise. I agree with this. Yes, if you are a weekend photographer with an entry level DSLR or a Point and Shoot camera, you may opt to purchase a first inexpensive tripod from your local department store. You may only use it occasionally, and find that you get acceptable results. If you judge yourself to be a serious photographer, don't skimp on this useful piece of equipment. Many of us have purchased the first, cheap tripod, and then onto something more serious, ending ultimately with the tripod we should have purchased in the first place.Gitzo makes serious gear and sells their gear at serious prices. Unfortunately, nothing Gitzo sells is inexpensive. The 2531 tripod fits this description; excellent and expensive. My interest is in landscape photography, and I mainly shoot with a Canon 5D body and 17-40, 24-105, or 70-200 lenses. More often than not, it is the ultrawide angle... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , July 4, 2011

    Finally, the right tripod!

    0 5/5 JFWoodman (CA) - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Gitzo GT2531 Series 2 6X Carbon Fiber 3-Section Tripod with G-Lock - Replaces GT2530 (Electronics) I've been looking for a light, strong tripod to take out on hikes for nature photography. I had an older Gitzo that was the next level up (3-series?), but at nearly 5 pounds it was just too heavy. The 2531 is a light but feels very solid. I think the 3 leg section tripod is definitely the way to go for the 25XX series, as 4 sections I'm sure would not feel as stable. I used it with a 5DII and 300 2.8 lens this morning, and while stretching the specified limit on this model, it performed fine. The leg locks are much easier to use than my older model. Be careful with the tripod feet, as I lost a couple on my first outing as they are known to get loose easily. I think a accidentally loosened them while thinking I was working a leg lock, but Gitzo customer service sent replacment feet no questions asked.Yes, its expensive, but I was happy to pay it for just the right tripod. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , April 26, 2009

    One of the best medium sized tripods out there

    I have been photography for years and this is my second carbon fiber tripod. The first was a manfrotto carbon one. It had locking clamps instead of the Gitzo twist locks and was a four section instead of a three. No that I have changed to the 3 section and twist locks it is hard to go back.Three section tripods are definitely more stable than four sections. You can set up in less time and there are less parts for dirt and sand to get into. The twist locks makes the legs more "smooth" than if it had the locking clamps. I do find that set up time is longer with the twist locks, but the tripod is much sleeker and travels better without the clamps.As expected this baby is super light and built like a tank. Nothing but great things to say about the quality of it. I use a Really Right Stuff BH-40 ball head with it and its an amazing set up. I use medium format and even large panoramic film cameras on this setup and no problems at all. Great for landscape... 5/5 Jonathan Ee "Jon" - See all my reviews, January 5, 2011
    G-Lock system for quick and secure set up.
    6X carbon fiber increases rigidity and vibration absorbtion.
    New design stops legs from rotating.
    Ultra light.


  • Gitzo

    Gitzo GT0541 Series 0 Carbon Fiber 6X 4-Section Tripod - Replaces GT0540

    Photography (Gitzo)

    Rating (5 reviews):
    (5.0/5)
    Gitzo

    Most compact and stable Tripod yet?

    0 5/5 Dzung Le - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Gitzo GT0541 Series 0 Carbon Fiber 6X 4-Section Tripod - Replaces GT0540 (Electronics) I bought this for casual pictures taking. I owned another Gitzo Carbon tripod which is about 2.5 inches longer and more sturdy but can not put it inside a regular backpack. The GT0541 fits very well in the backpack and always with me when I go out taking picture.I used the Ball head, Nikon D800 and Nikon 24-70mm f2.8. with no problem. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , July 17, 2013

    A Great Tripod !

    0 5/5 H. Tiffany "Master Guide" (Alaska) - See all my reviews, September 7, 2009

    Light and steady

    0 5/5 Birdie "photographer" (California) - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Gitzo GT0541 Series 0 Carbon Fiber 6X 4-Section Tripod - Replaces GT0540 (Electronics) This tripod is just what I wanted. Lightweight and easy to use. Stretching the legs out is easy because you can untwist the sections all at once and then stretch them out the length you desire. I use it often because it is stable and easy to carry around. My pictures look great. I highly recommend it. I use a Canon 30D on this tripod. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 17, 2009
    6X carbon fiber increases rigidity and vibration absorption.
    Ultra light.
    4 section legs for ultimate compactness.
    New design stops legs from rotating.


  • Gitzo

    Gitzo GK2580TQR Series 2 Traveler Kit Tripod

    Photography (Gitzo)

    Rating (10 reviews):
    (4.1/5)
    Gitzo

    Best of both worlds

    So I did not want to buy this tripod. I walked into a local camera store planning on spending about USD 200 on a tripod. I had no idea what I wanted so I took my camera (D300) with a 200mm lens into the store. I looked around and no salesman in sight. Just about 15 different tripods out to be looked at with another 20 or so folded up on the side. I began putting my camera on different tripods to see which I liked.Instead of telling you all the great things about this Gitzo I figured I would explain what I learned and my reasoning for buying this one.1. I did not know this but when I began putting my camera on different tripods I saw that many of the lighter ones were not sturdy. What I mean by sturdy is that they did not hold my camera up well. A sturdy tripod (I learned) has to be made of proper material but this is not enough. The locking systems on the legs have to be well engineered. You see tripods have to be carried by the photographer so the... 5/5 D. Galletti "BovrilArg" (Buenos Aires Argentina) - See all my reviews, August 12, 2009

    Great Legs, but terrible head that you have to pay for...

    OK, so I've had this for about a year now, and feel comfortable writing a review.First, don't be fooled by the copies. My friend bought a "angel" copy and we compared the two. Yeah, not the same quality nor stability; though it does have a BETTER BALLHEAD and more "features" than the Gitzo. I'd give it 75% for 1/3 the price.Anyways, the thing that totally ruins the rating of this tripod is the fact that you have to pay for the completely worthless ballhead that comes with it. Let's face: if you're paying $900+ for a TRAVEL tripod, you're not looking for second best - and yet Gitzo only sells these great lets with a 3rd class ballhead - the plate doesn't sit tightly and has tons and tons of creep, the ballhead is neither smooth nor particularly tight and also has a bit of creep (depending on setup). The ballhead in no way inspires any confidence.And to top it off, the pin that attaches the terrible Gitzo ballhead to the legs is a hassle to... 3/5 Just Another Joe "Joe" (Joeville, USA) - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Gitzo GK2580TQR Series 2 Traveler Kit Tripod (Electronics) OK, so I've had this for about a year now, and feel comfortable writing a review.First, don't be fooled by the copies. My friend bought a "angel" copy and we compared the two. Yeah, not the same quality nor stability; though it does have a BETTER BALLHEAD and more "features" than the Gitzo. I'd give it 75% for 1/3 the price.Anyways, the thing that totally ruins the rating of this tripod is the fact that you have to pay for the completely worthless ballhead that comes with it. Let's face: if you're paying $900+ for a TRAVEL tripod, you're not looking for second best - and yet Gitzo only sells these great lets with a 3rd class ballhead - the plate doesn't sit tightly and has tons and tons of creep, the ballhead is neither smooth nor particularly tight and also has a bit of creep (depending on setup). The ballhead in no way inspires any confidence.And to top it off, the pin that attaches the terrible Gitzo ballhead to the legs is a hassle to... Read more Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , December 23, 2010

    Brings a tear to your eye a couple of ways

    So, I've drug a competitor's tripod on two vacations and not gotten it to the field. Why? too heavy to bother with. Ok I'm an amateur, but like the good stuff. After a recent class, I picked up the Olympus 12-60 and 50-200 both very sharp glass. Both around four figures, and at 4-6lbs E3 camera and lens(4/3 system) depending on the lens. The legacy tripod I was describing was carbon, but all told around 5 lbs. This one (Gitzo kit)goes 3 lbs 10.5 oz on my digital scale. For some reason, this makes a huge difference.Early images look great, and the unit feels very stable. I really like the feel of the leg tighteners and gripping and releasing all three at once is nice. The ball head is very functional except for panning, which only seems possible if you remove the center post and pan on the lip of the head itself. Strange, but functional. Otherwise the unit snugs up well and I like the quick release plate so well I machined a matching recess for the nub in my lens... 4/5 Craig Guinn "olympusbug" (Atlanta) - See all my reviews, May 30, 2010
    Ground level set allows you to remove the center column to save weight and get the camera closer to the ground
    Removable rubber feet allows you to easily change worn out rubber feet or to fit other accessories, such as spiked feet or snow/sand shoes
    G-Lock locking mechanism gives faster operation and stronger, safer locking
    The rapid column can easily be inverted for an alternative shooting angle or low level macro work
    Anti Leg Rotation system allows loosening of all the twist locks on each leg at the same time for quick set up


  • Gitzo

    Gitzo GT3541L Series 3 Carbon 6x Long 4 Section G-Lock Tripod - Replaces GT3540L - Black

    Photography (Gitzo)

    Rating (2 reviews):
    (5.0/5)
    Gitzo

    Fantastic Tripod!

    0 5/5 Bryan (Sunnyvale, CA) - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Gitzo GT3541L Series 3 Carbon 6x Long 4 Section G-Lock Tripod - Replaces GT3540L - Black (Electronics) I am glad I went with the Systematic as I can swap out the center column for different uses. This tripod is light and very Solid. There is a lot of discussion as to whether 3 or 4 section legs are better as the more legs the less stable? From my point of view, the tripod seems so stable I can't imagine the 3 sections being any more stable. I suppose you could just use 3 sections most of the time if you were worried about stability and then at least you have the 4th section when you need the extra height. The other thing I like about this tripod is that the collapsed height can fit into a carry-on bag for travel. With the center column extended it put's my camera a little over 6'. This can be handy in some group shots. The added length of the legs has also helped me when out hiking. On uneven terrain the added length get you more flexibility in positioning. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , January 25, 2010

    Excellent Tripod for Pros

    0 5/5 Craig B. (Phoenix, AZ) - See all my reviews Amazon Verified Purchase(What's this?) This review is from: Gitzo GT3541L Series 3 Carbon 6x Long 4 Section G-Lock Tripod - Replaces GT3540L - Black (Electronics) Ordered to replace our 12 year old magnesium model that was on it's last leg (two of the legs were very difficult to extend). This carbon fiber model is amazing! Our tripods get a lot of on-location and studio abuse so we needed something strong and reliable. This tripod does not disappoint. One of my favorite features is that you can extend all sections of a leg at once. The legs do not twist individually like our old Gitzo so you can adjust more than one leg at a time and never have a problem with tightening. If you're a pro looking for a rigid tripod that is super light, I would highly recommend this. 0 Help other customers find the most helpful reviews  Was this review helpful to you? , October 21, 2013
    Anti Leg Rotation system
    Ground Level Set allows you to remove the center column to save weight and get the camera closer to the ground
    Built-in accessory hook
    Rapid center column
    G-Lock locking system completely redesigned to achieve a 20% increase in rigidity


  • Gitzo

    Gitzo GC1201T Series 1 Traveler Tripod Carry Case

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    Rating (22 reviews):
    (3.9/5)
    Gitzo

    Cute but wish it was roomier!

    0 4/5 Marcelina Abalos - See all my reviews, October 22, 2009

    Very Short Shoulder Strap

    0 4/5 Richard Miller "Endlessresearch" (Orange County, California) - See all my reviews, December 2, 2009

    Too small!

    0 1/5 S. Kachalo "sema" (Chicago, IL USA) - See all my reviews, June 16, 2011
    List Price: $85.00
    Water resistant material keeps equipment safe.
    Designed for your Gitzo Traveler tripod.
    Two built in loops allow you to attached the bag to a backpack.
    Comfortable carrying strap.


  • Gitzo

    Gitzo GT-531 Series 00 Carbon 6x 3 Section G-Lock Tripod - Replaces GT350 (Black)

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    Rating (1 reviews):
    (5.0/5)
    Gitzo

    SMALL GITZO TRIPOS

    0 5/5 W. P. ford (seaford, new york) - See all my reviews, June 22, 2013
    List Price: $473.00
    Price: $374.75
    You Save: $98.25 (21%)
    Will hold up to 6.6lbs
    weighs only 0.8lbs
    removable reversible rapid shift center column
    6 layer carbon fiber construction for lightness strength and durability
    Maximum height of 26.4"