Gitzo GK2542-80QD Mountaineer Series 2 Carbon Fiber Tripod with Ball Head

Model #GK2542-80QD

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Feet Rubber, removable
Head Mount Thread Size 3/8"-16
Leg Lock Type Twist
Leg Stages / Sections 3 / 4
Leg Tube Diameters 29.0, 25.3, 21.7, 18.2 mm
Weight 3.7 lb (1.68 kg)
Material Carbon fiber
Independent Leg Spread Yes
Center Brace No


Quick Release Yes, 1/4"-20 threaded stud
Bubble Level Yes
Tension Control No
Separate Panning Lock Yes
Tripod Mount Thread Size 3/8"-16
Weight 1.5 lb (0.7 kg)
Load Capacity 30.9 lb (14 kg)
Height 4.7" (12 cm)
Tilt Range +95° to -13°


Load Capacity 30.9 lb (14 kg)
Maximum Height 70.5" (179 cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended 59.4" (151 cm)
Minimum Height 10.9" (28 cm)
Folded Length 27.2" (69 cm)
Weight 5.2 lb (2.35 kg)

Center Column

Center Column Sections 1
Center Column Type Rapid
Ballast Hook Yes
User Reviews
18 September 2016

I use this tripod all the time with my lens up to 200 mm l series and it is like siting your camera on a rock it is that solid. It's light to lug about the head is so smooth it's like it's just brilliant the leg locks are so positive.

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    Compact, Easily Adjusted, Good Footing, Lightweight, Locks In Tight, Smooth Movement

Product Highlights
  • Load Capacity: 30.9 lb
  • Max Height: 70.5"
  • Min Height: 11"
  • Folded Length: 27.2"
  • Leg Sections: 4
  • Weight: 5.2 lb
  • Carbon eXact Tubing
  • G-Lock Ultra Twist Locks
  • Series 2 Center Ball Head
  • Arca-Type Compatible QR Plate Included
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