Excerpt: My wife has the old series which is light,strong, and sturdy. I am surprised this version is heavier and a bit bigger. The ballhead platform is the most different from the old series. It is big and very beefy. It is as strong as (if not stronger) than the old 3-series.
Excerpt: I use it mostly for landscape photography requiring long shutter speed. My wife has the old version GT-2531. I thought the new 2532 would be very similar to the old one in size and weight. Well, big surprise. The 2532 is a bit heavier and bigger than the old one. It is like the 3-series.
Excerpt: With plethora of tripods available I have always bought Gitzo carbon tripods. For my height this is perfect. I extend all 3 sections and with the tripod head and camera it comes right to my eye level, no fussing around adjusting the length of one section.
Excerpt: I travel through Europe quite a lot in the late summer and early fall. I do carry a tripod wherever I go as I never know exactly when I will need it. In Europe there is no getting around walking a lot.
Excerpt: This is my first Gitzo and my first sturdy tripod. I'm still at the amateur stage of my photography so considering the price I paid for this I was a little anxious at the thought of going too far over my budget. Then I got it out and put my ball head on top.
Pros: Good Stability, Lightweight, Unfolds Quickly
Summary: I am a big fan of the Gitzo Systematic tripods, as I have a strong dislike of centre columns. This is because they add weight and bulk, get in the way when setting the tripod down low and significantly reduce stability when raised.
Pros: Durable, Great Features, Great Picture Quality, Lightweight, Simple Controls