Excerpt: This replaces my well used tripod that required bending down to compose images (never used the telescopic column). This tripod is lighter and taller which both help my back. This tripod is a bit longer when collapsed but has not hindered my process.
Excerpt: I wanted a sturdy tripod to support my 5DS for all sorts of shooting, especially macro, yet light enough to pack into the back country. Well, this is the ticket, light yet incredibly sturdy. Well worth the cost.
Excerpt: Being an outdoor wildlife photographer it is important to have a lightweight but sturdy tripod. I am happy with this one! My only complaint is that for the money this cost I feel it should have come with a nice carry case instead of a cheep cloth pull tie bag.
Excerpt: I am a graphic designer who uses the Mountaineer Series 3 (long) tripod for studio photography and also for for landscape photography in the NJ Pine Barrens. Rock solid, and much taller than me (if I need to get high) in the studio, the tripod, even with a Sirui K-40X 54mm Ballhead is easily carried...
I won't have to buy this one again, unless as a gift
May, B&H Photo
2 December 2015
Excerpt: Love this product! It's heavy duty yet light to haul around. It does everything from being tall to short, sturdy when windy. The mechanics are reliable for tilting, switching cameras, and rotate. Every maneuver is simplified with the twist right or left to change functionality. Awesome product!
Excerpt: 5 star tripod that should also include spiked feet that I had to buy separate.
I own 3 other Gitzo tripods, the Series 5 carbon tripod 6-section, weekender and now the mountaineer to replace a heavier aluminum similar size that needed to be replaced.
Excerpt: Gitzo tripods are a sure thing. The advantage of the Systematic system is that you can have more than one plate with a different head. In my case, I have one with a Wimberley WH 200 Gimbal head, and one with Novoflex Classic Ball 5 II and one with Arca-Swiss Monoball Z1 with a Wimberley quick...