Gitzo product selection for Leica cameras
All Gitzo tripods use carbon fibre tubes, making them lightweight and rigid. Gitzo tripods can be categorized into 3 major types:
Traveler – Extremely compact tripods with the 180° leg folding system; typically for users with smaller cameras and priority on portability.
Mountaineer – Gitzo’s ‘all-purpose’ tripods. The good balance between lightweight and rigidity make them suitable for most camera types as well as spotting scopes.
Systematic – Gitzo’s strongest tripods with large tube diameters, and shipped without a column. The choice of exacting photographers who use long lenses and heavy cameras.
Then the head is selected by the usage and the tripod type:
Ball heads – Versatile heads for most photographic usages.
2 way fluid heads – For birdwatching with spotting scopes.
Traveler Kit, Ser.1 4 sec tripod GT1545T + head GH1382TQD
GK1545T-82TQD is a Traveler tripod/head kit comprising the GT1545T Tripod and the GH1382TQD Center Ball Head.
Traveler Tripods, with the 180° leg folding system pioneered by Gitzo, makes more efficient use of folded space by accommodating the center column and head in between the folded tripod legs. They are now even stronger with the state of the art “Carbon eXact” tubes, more space effcient with the compact "Traveler G-lock", more professional with the smooth and precise heads, and easier to carry with the supplied shoulder strap.
The tripod GT1545T has the perfect balance between lightweight when carrying, and height and rigidity when shooting. It is much taller than its predecessor, thanks to the space efficient Traveler G-lock. Recommended for use with 135mm lenses (200mm maximum).
The head GH1382TQD is engineered and designed focusing on ultimate smoothness and precision of the movement and locking, while slim enough to fit between the folded legs. It does not feature the friction control knob, but features independent pan lock. It has no compromises in the ball smoothness (WS2 coating) and hardness of the external and internal components.
The head can be removed easily to attach other heads on the tripod's uppder disc, but it is recommended to use the GH1382TQD head to ensure perfect fitting of the head between the folded legs.
Mountaineer Tripod Series 3 Carbon 4 sections Long
GT3542L is a long 4-section, Series 3 tripod designed to reach eye-level when fully extended. The G3542L is recommended for professional cameras with 300mm lenses (up to a maximum of 400mm). Thanks both to their new design and to the use of Carbon eXact tubes, Series 3 Mountaineer tripods are lighter in weight yet more rigid than their predecessors. Top leg section diameter: 32.9mm
Systematic Tripod Series 4 Carbon 4 sections Long
Systematic is the choice of exacting professional photographers who use long lenses and heavy cameras.
Not only are Systematic Gitzo’s strongest and most stable tripods, they’re also modular, with a top casting element that opens and closes to allow each tripod to be configured with a flat disk, geared or sliding center column, video half-ball adaptor, leveling base or other Systematic accessories. The latest range features Carbon eXact tubes, new ultra-stable feet and the Easy Link attachment, making the Systematic even more stable, versatile, and ergonomic. The Easy Link attachment (3/8" thread) allows the user to attach various accessories such as a Manfrotto arm to use lighting accessories.
Series 4 (top leg diameter 37.0mm) is becoming popular thanks to the rigidity from large leg diameters, while the top casting (shared with Series 3 models) is less less bulky and therefore easier to store and carry.
GT4543LS is the 4 section long model, a size very popular for its balance between closed length and sufficient height even without a column. It replaces the GT4542LS.
Center Ball Head Series 3 Quick Release D
Gitzo’s Center Ball Heads are extremely balanced and versatile heads, engineered and designed focusing on ultimate smoothness and precision of the movement and locking. GH3382QD is the large sized head ideal for Series 2 and 3 Mountaineer tripods, and matches well with most other Gitzo tripods Series 2 and above. Compared to the smaller versions, GH3382QD has a larger ball and quick release adapter, for strong and comfortable use with heavier equipment.
It is supplied with the standard, Arca-Swiss compatible plate (GS5370D), but is also compatible with all of Gitzo's D profile plates and fits most Arca-Swiss style plates from other brands.
Series 1 Two Way Birding Head
Key innovations of the GH1720QR Bird Watching head, are the new Bird Watching Fluid Cartridges, the Single Lock System and the ultra-precise inner mechanism.
Pan and Tilt Fluid cartridges are completely new and offer a completely opposite behavior than the traditional video ones. These innovative cartridges guarantee a ultra smooth and controlled movement at very low speed (exactly what Bird Watchers are looking for), while at high speed the movements become almost completely free, which is very useful when fast equipment repositioning is required.
Series 2 Two Way Birding Head
Key innovations of the GH2720QR Bird Watching head are the new Bird Watching Fluid Cartridges, the Single Lock System and the ultra-precise inner mechanism.
Pan and Tilt Fluid cartridges are completely new and offer a completely opposite behavior than the traditional video ones. These innovative cartridges guarantee a ultra smooth and controlled movement at very low speed (exactly what Bird Watchers are looking for), while at high speed the movements become almost completely free, and this is very useful when a fast equipment repositioning is required.
Our tripod bags have been redesigned to fit the latest Gitzo tripod models and more tripod and head combinations, and to improve comfort during carriage and handling.
The new bags are made from rip-stop fabric, which is both softer to the touch and resistant against tearing and abrasion.
GC3101 has a cylindrical form and is ideal for Series 2 and 3 Mountaineer tripods, Leveling Tripods, and Explorer tripods, and most combinations with standard photo heads. The shoulder strap is detachable.