Gitzo GT3542L Mountaineer Series 3 Carbon Fiber Tripod (Long)

Model #GT3542L

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General Information

Material Carbon fiber
Load Capacity 46.3 lb (21 kg)
Maximum Height 70.1" (178 cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended 59.1" (150 cm)
Minimum Height 6.3" (16 cm)
Folded Length 23.2" (59 cm)
Leg Sections 4
Leg Lock Type Twist
Independent Leg Spread Yes
Center Column Sections 1
Center Column Type Rapid
Center Brace No
Feet Rubber, removable
Head Mount Thread Size 3/8"-16
Leg Tube Diameters 32.9, 29.0, 25.3, 21.7 mm
Weight 4.3 lb (1.95 kg)
Expert Reviews
The digital picture.34755376
8 March 2014

All of Gitzo's 3-Series Carbon Fiber tripods are great, including the Gitzo GT3530LS Carbon Fiber Tripod I have been using for a long time. I picked up the Gitzo GT3541LS 6x Carbon Fiber Tripod specifically for its more compact retracted size.

User Reviews
B h photo.32817553
25 June 2016

The legs are OK but the head design is poor and the piece that is used to adjust the leg angle on the tripod had one already broken when I unpacked the tripod. It was a piece of cast metal which was a terrible choice for this part.

B h photo.32817553
10 November 2016

The bottom of thie center column has a o-ring that that prevents the cener column from rubbing and marring the three legs. The problem is, the o-ring keeps falling off, this happened twice in one day and once on another. Once outside, it took me an 1/2 hour to find the o-ring!!!

B h photo.32817553
28 July 2016

I use this tripod with a gimbal head, Tamron 150 - 600 mm lens and Canon Mark IIV body. It works well, and is nice and stable. However, the instructions with the tripod could be better. The instuctions have only a little written description and picture diagrams.

B h photo.32817553
28 June 2016

I bought the Gitzo 3542L tripod for use with my 500mm and 600mm lenses. It was OK with the 500mm but there was too much twisting and flexing with the16 lb. load with the 600mm f/4 lens (lens, gimbal, camera).

B h photo.32817553
22 February 2016

Like other reviewers here, I purchased this tripod to go with my RRS BH-55 full-sized ball head. I chose this model over a few of the others with it's size and capabilities, simply because I liked the newer clip design for spreading the legs over the old.

B h photo.32817553
5 December 2015

I'm going to use this tripod for landscape and long exposure photography. The easy to loosen legs are wonderful and the tripod is solid and light concidering how tall it is.

B h photo.32817553
30 November 2015

5 star tripod that should also include spiked feet that I had to buy separate.I own 3 other Gitzo tripods, the Series 5 carbon tripod 6-section, weekender and now the mountaineer to replace a heavier aluminum similar size that needed to be replaced.

B h photo.32817553
11 May 2015

I was upgrading from an older, aluminum, series 2 Reporter by Gitzo. I needed something taller and more stable. I bought this one and I also temporarily bought a series 4 systematic to compare it to. I returned the series 4 systematic because it was simply too large for me to travel with.

B h photo.32817553
13 April 2015

Great pack able tripod capable of supporting longer lenses!

B h photo.32817553
22 March 2015

Excellent. Best ever. Couldn't work without it.

Product Highlights
  • Load Capacity: 46.3 lb
  • Max Height: 70.1"
  • Min Height: 6.3"
  • Folded Length: 23.2"
  • Leg Sections: 4
  • Weight: 4.3 lb
  • Carbon eXact Tubing
  • G-Lock Ultra Twist Locks
  • Redesigned Top Spider
In The Box
  • Gitzo GT3542L Mountaineer Series 3 Carbon Fiber Tripod (Long)
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
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