The Gitzo GT2532 Series 2 Mountaineer eXact Carbon Fiber Tripod is a sturdy, perfectly balanced, standard-height 3-section Series 2 tripod, recommended for DSLRs with 200mm lenses (up to a maximum of 300mm). Features Carbon eXact tubes and larger tube diameters for significant improvements in stiffness. Top leg section diameter: 29.0mm
Revolutionary Carbon eXact tubes are even stiffer to maximize rigidity and image stability. Carbon eXact optimizes the fibre composition for each tube size, using HM (High Modulus) carbon fibre in the narrower tubes to make them stiffer. The tube diameters are also optimized: the final leg section of a 4 section Series 1 tripod is now 22.5% thicker than its predecessor.
The rapid column can easily be inverted for an alternative shooting angle or low level macro work.
Completely redesigned for faster operation, this Ground Level Set mechanism permits to remove the centre column to get the camera closer to the ground. A single simple unlocking ring under the column's upper disc frees the column while keeping the upper disc solidly in place on the tripod (Patent Pending).