Gitzo GT2542 Mountaineer Series 2 Carbon Fiber Tripod

Model #GT2542

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General Information

Material Carbon fiber
Load Capacity 39.7 lb (18 kg)
Maximum Height 65.7" (167 cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended 54.7" (139 cm)
Minimum Height 5.9" (15 cm)
Folded Length 22" (56 cm)
Leg Sections 4
Leg Lock Type Twist
Independent Leg Spread Yes
Center Column Sections 1
Center Column Type Rapid
Ballast Hook Yes
Center Brace No
Feet Rubber, removable
Head Mount Thread Size 3/8"-16
Leg Tube Diameters 29.0, 25.3, 21.7, 18.2 mm
Weight 3.7 lb (1.68 kg)
User Reviews
B h photo.34921152
12 December 2018

After spending months and months of searching, reading and owning a few tripods, i finally found i have always wanted. I do not want to mention some of the other brand names that i owned and dumped on this review as i find no point in doing so.

B h photo.34921152
1 April 2016

I have been using a Gitzo GT3542 with a Arca Swiss ballhead for a while. I used it to hold my Phase One camera with 80mp Leaf back, 80mm lens. Great tripod but very large for travel. So I just bought this GT2542 XLS tripod and it perfectly fits diagonally into my carry on suitcase.

B h photo.34921152
10 December 2018

I am very happy with it. Very steady even with all legs fully extended. When retracted, it will fit into cary on luggage. You will need to remove the center column if you have the head on it. This is Series 2 which is much heavier duty than the Series 1, but you will pay much higher price as well.

B h photo.34921152
24 May 2017

Very Sturdy, excellent quality, absolutely love it. The only draw back is at this high price it did not come with a quality carrying case but rather a so called bag which is basically a piece of black rag. Very disappointing!

B h photo.34921152
20 August 2017

Love this light and strong and easy to use.i mount my Leica 82 spotting scope on the gh2720qr head.perfect setup.

B h photo.34921152
3 May 2019

Sturdy as a rock, quality construction and materials. Highly recommend.

B h photo.34921152
7 November 2018

This is a very handsome tripod, living up completely to reviews by other users. It is extremely sturdy and yet light enough to still be easily carried long distances. This is now my fourth iteration on a tripod and it is light-years better in overall quality and versatility.

B h photo.34921152
26 July 2017

Yes it is expensive, and yes it is worth it! I have found the last tripod I will ever buy! Solid, light and quality.

B h photo.34921152
25 July 2017

I upgraded to the Gitzo from a well used and abused Manfrotto, well worth the extra cost. Fine precision workmanship the Gitzo is smooth and quick to set up

B h photo.34921152
1 February 2017

Improved over my older 2540, great improved locking rings. My wife didn't like my older 2540, but she loves her 2542

Product Highlights
  • Load Capacity: 39.7 lb
  • Max Height: 65.7"
  • Min Height: 5.9"
  • Folded Length: 22"
  • Leg Sections: 4
  • Weight: 3.7 lb
  • Carbon eXact Tubing
  • G-Lock Ultra Twist Locks
  • Redesigned Top Spider
In The Box
  • Gitzo GT2542 Mountaineer Series 2 Carbon Fiber Tripod
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
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