Gitzo GT2532 Mountaineer Series 2 Carbon Tripod
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Manufacturer code: GT2532 | Our code: 130428
Gitzo GT2532 Mountaineer Series 2 Carbon Tripod. The Gitzo GT2532 series 2 Carbon Fiber Tripod is a lightweight 3-section tripod that reliably supports DSLRs with 200mm lenses (up to 300mm). This professional solution features Carbon eXact tubing with stiffer and larger leg diameters (top leg section diameter 29.0mm) and high modulus carbon fiber lower leg sections, which make this tripod far more rigid and stronger than others in its category.
The Gitzo GT2532 weighs just 1.67 kg, reaches a height of 166 cm and folds down to 65 cm. This tripod is the perfect choice for passionate and professional photographers who want extremely resistant, reliable support for impeccable results.
The tripod’s rapid center column is easily removed, transforming it into a ground level set enabling photographers to capture the broadest range of perspectives. It also has a reversible column mechanism. The Gitzo GT2532 three-section legs are secured by G-lock Ultra twist locks, with a built-in O-ring that keeps dirt and dust out of the leg mechanism. The tripod’s top spider is newly designed for extra rigidity, and large leg angle selectors provide broader grip-area for leg-angle adjustment. The tripod features a stabilizer hook on its center column to add weight and increase stability when required. Its removable feet enable it to change and adapt to any type of surface. A wide array of heads and other accessories can easily be added via the 1/4″ and 3/8″ attachment on the upper disc.
The rapid column can easily be inverted for an alternative shooting angle or low level macro work.
This built-in accessory allows you to hang a stabilizing weight (e.g. a full camera bag or a sand/water bag) from the bottom of the tripod centre column. Useful with long/heavy lenses, on uneven ground or in windy conditions.
This feature allows you to easily change worn out rubber feet or to fit other accessories, such as spiked feet or snow/sand shoes.
Revolutionary Carbon eXact tubes are even stiffer to maximize rigidity and image stability. Carbon eXact optimizes the fibre composition for each tube size, using HM (High Modulus) carbon fibre in the narrower tubes to make them stiffer. The tube diameters are also optimized: the final leg section of a 4 section Series 1 tripod is now 22.5% thicker than its predecessor.
Our G-lock system has been redesigned from the inside out; G-lock Ultra is smoother and softer to use, and is designed to reduce dust and grit from getting in.
Ground Level Set (with unlocking ring)
Completely redesigned for faster operation, this Ground Level Set mechanism permits to remove the centre column to get the camera closer to the ground. A single simple unlocking ring under the column's upper disc frees the column while keeping the upper disc solidly in place on the tripod (Patent Pending).
Leg Angle Selector with Spring
Offers large grip space and features a built-in spring to help speed up switches between the 3 leg angles.
|Maximum Height||166 cm|
|Minimum Height||16 cm|
|Close Length||65 cm|
|Max Load Capacity||18 kg|
|Leg Diameter||21.7, 25.3, 29 mm mm|
|Leg Angles||23°, 55°, 83°|
|Split Centre Column||No|
|Attachment Type||1/4" screw, 3/8" screw|
Review by Mark Waller
Relatively expensive but superb design and quality. Hesitated whether to get the 3 or 4 section version and eventually went with the 3 section for greater stability. This is my second Gitzo having originally bought a Traveller which does what the name suggests: folds away into a very neat package and very light