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Gitzo-gt3540ls.4578288
9.4 out of 10

GITZO GT3540LS

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Don't leave home without it

ajlet, B&H Photo
2 July 2008
  • Summary: Pros: quality in every piece Collapsability..remove ballhead..it slips right in most luggage Con: won't do everything.
  • Pros: Easily Adjusted, Good Footing, Lightweight, Locks In Tight, Rugged, Smooth Movement
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GT-3540LS Systematic 6X Carbon Fiber Tri

Wild Bird Phil, B&H Photo
20 June 2008
  • Summary: Great stable platform for my 500mm lens. Light weight, easy to used
  • Pros: Easily Adjusted, Good Footing, Lightweight, Locks In Tight, Rugged, Smooth Movement
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10

A worthwhile lifetime investment

Gordon, B&H Photo
19 June 2008
  • Summary: This tripod is the best of both worlds - light and sturdy. The GT-3540LS tripod replaces one of the first carbon fiber tripods that Gitzo made which has been a real work horse and has traveled the world. The Gitzo GT-3540LS is a little lighter in weight but the main advantage is the new leg locking system. It has always been common for me to think that I had the legs tightened and they gradually began slipping. No more, the problem is solved.
  • Pros: Easily Adjusted, Good Footing, Lightweight, Locks In Tight, Rugged, Smooth Movement
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Overall 10
10

Simply amazing

sman37, B&H Photo
30 May 2008
  • Summary: I finally got tired of the size and weight of my Gitzo 1340 aluminum legs. It served me well but it was time to upgrade. The 3540 has similar extended height w/o the center column, but with a much shorter folded length and of course almost half the weight! It was easy to adjust the new ALR mechanism, a couple of folds and unfolds and I was able to open and close it within 20 seconds.
  • Pros: Easily Adjusted, Lightweight, Locks In Tight
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Overall 10
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The Mother of all Tripods

Big Papa, B&H Photo
17 April 2008
  • Summary: After schlepping through the Mountains of Montana with an aluminum tripod for years, I discovered Gitzo's GT-3540LS 6X Carbon Fiber!! It's abilty to shrink to about 20", float under 4 ponuds and disappear into my packpack, hats off to Gitzo!!
  • Pros: Easily Adjusted, Good Footing, Lightweight, Locks In Tight, Rugged, Smooth Movement
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Worth Every Penny

AG3NT SM1TH, B&H Photo
17 April 2008
  • Summary: I taken it out several times and have yet to be disappointed. My pics are much sharper now than with the old Manfrotto I was using. I had buyers remorse after I clicked to finalize my order, but after putting my hands on this thing I can say it was worth every penny.
  • Pros: Easily Adjusted, Good Footing, Lightweight, Locks In Tight, Rugged, Smooth Movement
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Overall 8
8.0

Light and very sturdy

Martin, B&H Photo
14 April 2008
  • Summary: Got this to use with reasonable size glass, 300 f2.8, it is fitted with the large RRS ballhead (which is brillant). Application is mostly wildlife. I agonized on deciding between 3 and 4 sections. I went for 4 in hope to make it more portable. In handsight, the 4 sections tripod is still huge and is a little slower to setup, so there is not much of a gain there for me.
  • Pros: Easily Adjusted, Good Footing, Lightweight, Locks In Tight, Rugged, Smooth Movement
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Great Legs

[@], B&H Photo
24 February 2008
  • Summary: Fantastic set of legs, wish I have just spent the money the first time instead of trying to go for something cheaper.
  • Pros: Easily Adjusted, Good Footing, Lightweight, Locks In Tight, Rugged
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Light and Rugged Tripod

Josh, B&H Photo
1 February 2008
  • Summary: Before purchasing this tripod from B&H I lugged around aluminum Giottos model and was getting tired of the weight. The 3540LS while not quite half the weight of the Giottos, feels like it!! I don’t mind carrying it around at all. It is very sturdy and quick to set up. The locks on the legs have been problem free and only require 1/4 turn to lock and unlock. It is an expensive tripod (more than the Giottos carbon equivalent) but I feel it was worth the extra price.
  • Pros: Durable, High Quality
  • Cons: Expensive
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Overall 10
10

Awsome

Josh, B&H Photo
12 January 2008
  • Summary: A fantastic tripod. Light, rugged, and rock solid. Quick to set up and and take down. What more needs to be said. Expertise: Amateur Previous Equivalent Item Owned: Giottes MT 9360 Items I Recommend: EF-S 10-22mm, EF 24-105mm 4L, EF 70-200mm 2.8L IS, EF 300mm 2.8L
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