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9.1 out of 10

GITZO GT2540LLVL

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Overall 10
10

Versatile and Rigid Tripod

Bill McGrath, B&H Photo
5 March 2012
  • Excerpt: I primarily shoot landscape, so I need a portable tripod that is easy to set up and will support my camera and heavy lenses. This tripod has the leveling feature for the center column which makes quick work of getting ready on uneven terrain. It also supports removing the center column so you can get down very low for macro work. Using it with a Gitzo ball head to support a D200 and one of several f/2.8 zooms.
  • Pros: Beautifully made, Easy to level quickly, Good Stability, Unfolds Quickly
  • Cons: Slightly heavy but ok
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Overall 10
10

Solid as a Rock

Bill McGrath, B&H Photo
26 February 2012
  • Excerpt: These legs will be used with a Gitzo GH2780FQR ballhead to support a Nikon D200, soon to be a D800, primarily for landscape work. All my lenses are Nikkor AFS 2.8 zooms, so they are heavy. I needed a very solid platform from which to shoot, and this gear looks like it will do the job. The carbon fiber is stiffer than my previous aluminum tripod, and damps out vibrations more quickly.
  • Pros: Folds Small, Good Stability, Nice feature set, Unfolds Quickly, Well-made
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Overall 10
10

as good as it gets

Cosalchemist, B&H Photo
19 May 2010
  • Excerpt: Amazingly high without unfolding center column, very sturdy, rigid and light. The leveling base is a must have.
  • Pros: Good Stability, Lightweight, Unfolds Quickly
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Overall 10
10

Essential for Panographers

Jun, B&H Photo
2 March 2010
  • Excerpt: Comparing with Manfrotto 190MF4 and 556B leveling center column which I used for spherical panorama shooting several years, this product gave me additional 44cm height and more stability in exchange for 1kg extra weight. Its ball joint-mounted center column is easier than 556B to level since you can use bottom of center column as a lever.
  • Pros: Easy leveling, Good Stability
  • Cons: Pricey
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Overall 10
10

Phenomenal. Leveling is great for panos

Baileyblack, B&H Photo
23 February 2010
  • Excerpt: I use this for long exposures at night, HDR, and panoramas. I had previously been using a Manfrotto 190, and I thought that was pretty slick, but it's apparent just from picking up the Gitzo that the build quality is top notch. The action of extending and tightening the legs further demonstrates excellence in engineering and build. It's a joy to use. The leveling center column works flawlessly, especially when you hang some weight from the ballast hook.
  • Pros: Good Stability, Lightweight, Unfolds Quickly
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10
10

Fantastic Unit

Bill, B&H Photo
10 September 2008
  • Excerpt: After using the Manfrotto 055PROB for many years I wanted to upgrade to a much lighter tripod for travel, I debated over the Gitzo and the Manfrotto 190MF4, being a lover of Manfrotto gear I purchased the Manfrotto only to be dissappointed, I should have stuck to my first choice and purchased the Gitzo, It is a much more sturdy tripod coupled with the ease of use and light weight, I use the Canon 1d mkiii with the 100-400 lense on this tripod with no problems!!!
  • Pros: Easily Adjusted, Good Footing, Lightweight, Smooth Movement
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Overall 8
8.0

a very good stong tripod ...

fingers, WEX
7 February 2010
  • Summary: a very good stong tripod i have had this for about 2 months and have no probs with it .
  • Pros: stong and well bulit
  • Cons: to much
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