Gitzo Traveler tripod is the most compact carbon fiber tripod in the world, it is the right solution for photographers looking for lightweight and compactness in pure state in a professional tripod, when traveling (and flying) is a common practice.
It uses a unique patented 180o folding mechanism that accommodates a head inside the folded tripod legs, which makes this the smallest folded tripod for its open size and number of sections, It is 25% shorter than standard tripod when folded.
Gitzo Traveler tripod uses advanced "Carbon 6X" carbon fiber, a material that guarantees structural strength, maximizes rigidity, vibration absorption and lightweight performance.
GK1580TQR5 Traveler Kit is the new generation of the amazing success of the original Series 1 Traveler Tripod from Gitzo.
The improvements are substantial: the tripod’s compactness and light weight have been pushed right to the limit in this project, while at the same time stability and torsion rigidity are amazingly increased, especially in the column locking assembly.
Torsion rigidity is now so high that the new Traveler performance can be compared to much larger tripods, making it an even more appealing combination for stability, size, weight and price.
The new Series 1 Traveler tripod GK1580TQR5 Traveler Kit come with a 5 section traditional lock version for maximum compactness and head in the quick release attachment. The Traveler head is perfectly matched the new tripod for lightweight, compactness and more important max load and performance.
Traveler head main body is made of casted lightweight magnesium, and the sphere is the revolutionary patented Gitzo “Bubble Ball” PTFE treated, mounted on PTFE bushings. This head is exceptionally smooth and guarantees a safe lock up to 6 kg measured according to Gitzo standard (15 kg if measured according to Competitors’ standard).
Gitzo GK1580TQR5 Traveler Kit is an excellent choice for compact digital cameras and DSLRs, or even for lightweight camcorders. When used with an SLR or DSLR, the Traveler is ideal for 135mm lens, and can be used with lenses up to 200mm.
Gitzo GK1580TQR5 Traveler tripod kit folded height is only 35cm and weight is 1.16 kg, max height is 149cm, more spec on tech spec page.
Gitzo GK1580TQR5 Traveler Kit features
Ground Level Set
The center column is removable to save weight and allow for low shooting position. No tools needed.
The redesigned G-Lock achieve 20% increases in rigidity, faster operation and stronger, safer locking. G-Lock also provides a “gravity lock” effect : the higher the load applied vertically to the leg, the stronger the lock.
ALR (Anti Leg Rotation System)
ALR for ultra fast and smooth operation. With ALR it is possible to open a 5-section traveler tripod in less than 15 seconds.
The center column locking collar above the tripod shoulder makes it easier to adjust the column quickly. A grooved design prevents rotation of the column and improves system stability.
The rapid column can easily be inverted for an alternative shooting angle or low level macro work.
This built in accessory allow you to hang stabilizing wight (e.g. a full camera bag or sand/ water bag) from the bottom of the tripod center column. Useful with long heavy lenses, on uneven ground or in windy conditions. The hook can hold up to 18 kg.
New exclusive technology that enalble to produce high quality, completely round hollow spheres, with a ultra thin wall, for incredible weight reduction. Also feature PTFE treatment that reduce the surface micro roughness for ultimate shooting experience and accuracy.
Give safer lock between camera and head plate, preventing camera from moving or slipping. It is use in quick release plates.
Double Quick Release Safety System
The system consist of 2 pins, it prevents camera equipment from suddenly dropping out of the head when quick release locking knob is released. Extremely useful with heavy equipment, long lenses and spotting scopes.
The Leveling Bubble helps you to get your photograph, film or scope viewing perfectly horizontal or vertical. Gitzo's production staff set all leveling bubble by hands in order to ensure 100% accurate level indication.
carbon fiber 6X
groud level set, rapid column, reversible column, hook, leg ends, ALR, carbon fiber tube 6X
quick release - with 1/4" screw
100° / -30° tilt range
safe grip, levelling bublble, double quick release safety system, bubble ball, magnesium