Gitzo's Systematic tripods are modular, with a flat centre disk that can be interchanged for centre columns, levelling bases and other components. Because they have leg angle settings but no column as standard, Systematic tripods are all capable of near-groud level shooting. Leg tubes are in 6X carbon fibre with Gitzo's efficient G-locks.
The GT2542LS is a lightweight, compact ''long 4-section'' tripod in Gitzo's smallest Series 2, designed for excellent strength and torsional rigidity under loads of up to 25kg (55lb) and with DSLRs and lenses up to 300mm. The GT2542LS is the tallest of the Series 2 Systematic tripods and reaches eye level when fully open.
Gitzo GT2542LS Features: G-lock: G-Lock is the new Gitzo leg locking system. The lockingmechanism has been completely redesigned in order to achieve a 20% increase inrigidity, faster operation and stronger, safer locking. G-Lock's specialdesign also provides a 'gravity lock' effect: the higher the load appliedvertically to the leg, the stronger the lock. Hook: This built-in accessory allows you to hang a stabilizingweight (e.g. a full camera bag or a sand/water bag) from the bottom of thetripod centre column. Useful with long/heavy lenses, on uneven ground or inwindy conditions. Leg Ends: All tripods and monopods in Series 1 and above areprovided with removable rubber feet. This feature allows you to easily changeworn out rubber feet or to fit other accessories, such as spiked feet orsnow/sand shoes. (4 sections tripods in Series 1 are excluded because thefinal leg section is too narrow to fit these ends). ALR: Gitzo has introduced a new Anti Leg Rotation system, whichmeans the tripod can be opened in less than 15 seconds. Simply loosen all thetwist locks on each leg at the same time, then pull the leg down and tightenthe locks individually.
Gitzo GT2542LS Specifications: Level: Eye Series: 2 Centre column: No center column Leg sections: 4 Maximum height: 150.0 cm / 59.06 in Minimum height: 9.5 cm / 3.74 in Closed length: 60.1 cm / 23.66 in Weight 1.78 kg / 3.92 lbs