Excerpt: I've used Gitzo level three tripod with a RRS BH-55 ball head for about ten years. I'm getting too old to lug around my Nikon gear, so I am switching to a Fuji X-T1 system and needed a lightweight tripod. This fits the bill perfectly and matched with a RRS BH-30 gives me a kit I can carry.
Excerpt: I bought this to replace my GT1541, which is an amazing tripod in it's own right, but the smaller GT1542T will pack better for travel. I use the (older but still great) GH1780, low profile, center ball head. I actually prefer the longer center column on the 1542T vs.
Excerpt: I almost returned the tripod once I looked at how small it was. something told me not to. I have used it on several sessions and I LOVE IT. It supports my camera with a 70-200mm easily. Awesome product and light as a feather.
Excerpt: This tripod truly is compact, light weight and strong. It is small enough to fit into my backpack. It is extremely light weight, making hiking with it a pleasure. Highly recommend this tripod!
Excerpt: I researched for quite awhile and everything pointed to this set of travel tripod legs if you want top of the line. They are very sturdy and amazingly light. Will fit easily in carryon luggage or on the side of a small camera bag.
Excerpt: Just used the GT1542T with an Arca-Swiss Monoball for slow shutter speed photography in Big Bend National Park and I couldn't be happier with the results.
I shoot with a Canon 5D + 24-70mm L lens 90% of the time. The Gitzo / Arca Swiss is able to support this weight (~ 5 lbs.) from any position.
Excerpt: I use this for backpacking and it saves several pounds, compared to my older tripod. I have noticed that it is also steadier. The only thing not great is the price, but you get what you pay for.