Gitzo GT2543L Mountaineer Tripod
The Gitzo GT2543L Series 2 Mountaineer eXact Long Carbon Fiber Tripod is a long 4-section, Series 2 tripod designed to reach eye-level when fully extended. Sturdy and perfectly balanced, the GT2543L is 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
The rapid column can easily be inverted for an alternative shooting angle or low level macro work.
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.
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).
Removable feet allow you to easily change worn out rubber feet or to fit other accessories, such as spiked feet or snow/sand shoes.
A built-in hook allows you to hang a stabilizing weight (e.g. a full camera bag or a sand/water bag) from the bottom of the tripod center column. Useful with long, heavy lenses, on uneven ground or in windy conditions.