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.32817553
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.32817553
3 weeks ago

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.32817553
4 weeks ago

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.32817553
1 July 2017

The new GITZO GK2542-82QD Mountaineer Series 2 is a very good tripod system. It is a bit larger than the Traveler Series 2, making it more suitable for large zoom lenses like the CANON 70-200 and 100-400 lenses, which are heavier than smaller focal lengths.

B h photo.32817553
21 June 2017

I use this product for my digital photography as well as my for my 8x10 Deardorff. It is accurate and stable. It is light and portable. Everytime I use it I say to myself that it is the best tripod I have ever used.

B h photo.32817553
25 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.32817553
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

B h photo.32817553
6 December 2016

Great product, easy to carry and easy to use. Very stable even in a strong breeze.

B h photo.32817553
24 June 2016

After having a series of cheaper tripods wear out with about a year's use (and I'm not hard on my photo gear), I decided to upgrade. I chose the Gitzo Mountaineer over another top brand because the Gitzo offers a center column, which I like for the small height adjustments I need to make for my...

B h photo.32817553
24 April 2014

I needed a lightweight weight tripod. I use this tripod with a gimbal head and a 200-400mm lens. It gives a solid support even with the weight of the gimbal head, lens, and camera body. I'm sure I'll get years of use from this product.

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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