Traveler Tripods are extremely lightweight and compact professional carbon tripods based around the 180° leg folding system pioneered by Gitzo. It makes more efficient use of folded space by accommodating the centre column and head in between the folded tripod legs.
Recommended for 135mm lenses (200mm maximum), Series 1 is the ideal solution for photographers on the move, or for whom space- and weight savings are of primary importance.
GK1580TQD4 is a 4-section Traveler kit using the G-lock leg locking mechanism for maximum rigidity and faster setup. The built-in head comes with a D profile plate (GS5370D), and its hybrid quick release attachment accepts most Arca-style plates as well as Gitzo C profile plates.
Ground Level Set
This new feature allows you to remove the centre column to save weight and get the camera closer to the ground. Uses existing components: the upper disc with reversible 1/4' - 3/8' bolt and the column hook assembly: Remove column and fix the disk directly to the upper casting using the column hook. No tools needed.
G-Lock is the new Gitzo leg locking system. The locking mechanism has been completely redesigned in order to achieve a 20% increase in rigidity, faster operation and stronger, safer locking. G-Lock's special design also provides a 'gravity lock' effect: the higher the load applied vertically to the leg, the stronger the lock.
The centre column locking collar above the tripod shoulder makes it easier to adjust the column quickly. Series 1 and above are built with an anti-rotation grooved centre column for improved stability.
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.
Carbon fiber tube 6X
Gitzo 6X is the most advanced carbon fiber tube in the market and guarantees structural strength, flexion rigidity and great vibration absorption properties. Despite the claims of other manufactures, the performance of this multilayer design is unique and inimitable thanks to the advanced aerospace production technology and the exclusive inner structure. It is the highest density tube 100% made of top quality ultra thin (7μm) carbon fibers (a 28mm tube contains 1.500.000 carbon fibers).
carbon fiber 6X
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