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GITZO GK1580TQR5
9.2 out of 10

GITZO GK1580TQR5

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Overall 10
10

A solid product

photobob, B&H Photo
1 week ago
  • Excerpt: I mostly bought this product because of the sale price and the fact I could use it without the center column and that it is easy to use, I did notice I cannot remove the rubber feet to use spikes alothough it says I can in the description of the product but this product excels in many catagories is...
  • Pros: Compact, Durable, Easy to Use, Lightweight
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Overall 10
10

Great tripod for packing small and covering events

photoinduced, B&H Photo
3 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: As we come into a new era of even higher security, what you can bring into a venue for press coverage, gets tighter. Always looking for high quality, lightweight, well designed solutions. Last CES a backpack became the solution.
  • Pros: Compact, Durable, Easy to Use, Lightweight
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Overall 10
10

Fussy ballhead; excellent tripod overall

akalucyd, B&H Photo
4 January 2016
  • Excerpt: Compact, lightweight, does the job for my purposes. I certainly won't exceed the 12 lb. load capacity, so this is perfect for my minimalist ways whether I travel or not. Ballhead is a bit fussy to handle but it does the job. I am keeping my old Manfrotto ballhead just in case.
  • Pros: Compact, Durable, Easy to Use, Lightweight
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Overall 6
6.0

Good tripod - terrible head

ScubaZ, B&H Photo
2 February 2015
  • Excerpt: This tripod is great for traveling and backpacking. Sturdy but light, and folds nicely to fit inside a carryon roll-aboard. However, the quick release on the head is awful. The small square plates won't grip a pro camera body vertically without sagging, and the medium rectangular plates that will...
  • Pros: Compact, Lightweight
  • Cons: Quick Release Hard To Use
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Overall 6
6.0

Stable, small, light & expensive

Eldar, B&H Photo
25 June 2013
  • Excerpt: I have several tripods for my larger lenses and more serious work. But I have been looking for a small, light and stable travel tripod for some time and ended up with this one. The maximum load it will get will be a 70-200mm f2.8L IS II, probably mounted on a Canon 5DIII body.
  • Pros: Folds Small, Good Stability, Lightweight, Unfolds Quickly
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Overall 10
10

Buying information

HNg, B&H Photo
14 June 2013
  • Excerpt: I bought this tripod a month ago and it works brilliantly, it is compact and sturdy enough for my camera set up which is about 4lbs max. That is consistent with what I've read about not exceeding 1/3 the maximum load capacity recommended by the manufacturer but I do usually hang a bag or some weight...
  • Pros: Folds Small, Good Stability, Lightweight
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Overall 10
10

Amazing tripod!!!

mjp240, B&H Photo
11 June 2013
  • Excerpt: This is hands down the best tripod I've purchased and should be my last tripod purchase. Like a lot of photographers have said, you go through 1 or 2 or sometimes 3 tripods before realizing that you should just pony up and spend/invest your money in a high end tripod.
  • Pros: Attention To Details, Folds Small, Good Stability, Lightweight, Unfolds Quickly
  • Cons: Nothing At All
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Overall 10
10

It is the best to have.

LBCupertino, B&H Photo
29 May 2013
  • Excerpt: Light weight, compact, steady, very good to carry all the time. I have been spent a lot money for many low end tripod. Now I am happy with this purchase.
  • Pros: Folds Small, Good Stability, Lightweight, Unfolds Quickly
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Overall 10
10

Perfect Travel Tripod

Bob, B&H Photo
16 March 2013
  • Excerpt: It's hard to beat this tripod for travel as it is so light and compact. One review I read mentioned the smaller 5th leg extension to be a bit wobbly but I can't say I agree with that comment. Even completely extended to its maximum height, the tripod is very solid from top to bottom.
  • Pros: Folds Small, Good Stability, Lightweight, Unfolds Quickly
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Overall 8
8.0

Lightweight and Sturdy

JK, B&H Photo
7 February 2013
  • Excerpt: Perfect travel tri-pod. Small, light weight, sturdy, opens for quick usage and fits perfectly with my Lowpro camera bag. Only thing I would change is the price, but in this case (travel tri-pods) you get what you pay for.
  • Pros: Folds Small, Good Stability, Lightweight, Unfolds Quickly
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