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Gitzo-gt5540ls.4578315
9.4 out of 10

GITZO GT5540LS

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Just what I expected, and a lot more

Nanuck54, B&H Photo
24 September 2008
  • Summary: I just returned from a Trip to Grand Tetons' the new Gitzo GT5540LS exceeded my expectations of how well this tripod would perform; it was as sturdy as the mountains I was shooting. When using my EF-600mm lens for wild life! It was rock solid. The only drawback was stopping to talk to people how good the new Gitzo is.
  • Pros: Easily Adjusted, Good Footing, Lightweight, Locks In Tight, Rugged, Smooth Movement
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Overall 10
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Exceeds Expections and then some.

Countryboy, B&H Photo
14 September 2008
  • Summary: Improves image sharpness--rock solid. Very easy to use and can be configured for anything from big glass wildlife shots to low to the ground macros. Much improved over earlier models. Leg sections are easy to extend and retract. Bubble level is nice. Addition of spikes is an option I plan to purchased. Gitzo got this one right.
  • Pros: Easily Adjusted, Good Footing, Lightweight, Locks In Tight, Rugged, Smooth Movement
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Overall 10
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A Great Tripod

Iron Creek Photography, B&H Photo
19 August 2008
  • Summary: This is my third Gitzo tripod and possible the best of the lot. I shoot fine art landscape using digital medium format camera and need a rock solid platform from which to do that. I also need a lightweight but tall enough tripod to use when taking my images either single shot or multiple shots for panoramas and have found Gitzo to be the very best for me. Being 6-9 I also needed a tripod that would have the height I need and the 5540LS does that for me.
  • Pros: Easily Adjusted, Good Footing, Height, Lightweight, Locks In Tight, Rugged, Smooth Movement, Well Made
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10
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Rock Solid 5540LS

StevyG, B&H Photo
11 June 2008
  • Summary: I have been through many top qualtiy tripods during my career. But I decided that I needed a tripod that would handle the load of 20 pound lens and another 4 pounds of motor and camera to be used in the field. I decided that I would invest in this 6x model. It has performed beyond my expectations and I have been able to get exceptionally sharp images with a Pentax 1200mm/8 mounted on a Wimberley II at 1/30 sec. I assume I could even go slower if the need arises.
  • Pros: Easily Adjusted, Good Footing, Lightweight, Locks In Tight, Smooth Movement
  • Cons: Price
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Overall 10
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Awesome Tripod

ALM Photo, B&H Photo
30 April 2008
  • Summary: Light weight, Sturdy, easily adjusted, great for large lenses
  • Pros: Easily Adjusted, Good Footing, Lightweight, Locks In Tight, Rugged, Smooth Movement
  • Cons: High Price
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Overall 10
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Very Stable Tripod

E.B., B&H Photo
12 April 2008
  • Summary: I needed a stable tripod for my 800mm telephoto lens when getting the close up shots of wildlife in lower light conditions, at dawn and dusk, when wildlife is most active. This tripod is light enough to carry into the field yet rock solid which is critical with slower shutter speeds.
  • Pros: Easily Adjusted, Good Footing, Lightweight, Locks In Tight, Rugged, Smooth Movement
  • Cons: High Cost
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Overall 10
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Gitzo GT-5540LS

David A. Goldfarb, B&H Photo
15 March 2008
  • Summary: For big cameras (my largest are 11x14" and 7x17") or small cameras with long lenses (my longest is 600mm/4.5 for 35mm) it doesn't get any better than this. The new twist locks are a major improvement over the old Gitzo locks. Vibration damping and strength are excellent, and the light weight allows me to bring the large tripod for better support when I previously would have used a medium weight tripod.
  • Pros: Easily Adjusted, Good Footing, Lightweight, Locks In Tight, Smooth Movement
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