Gitzo GK2542-82QD Overview
The GT2542 Mountaineer Series 2 Carbon Fiber Tripod from Gitzo features Carbon eXact tubing, which includes High Modulus carbon fiber in the lower leg sections, adding to their diameters and making the tripod more rigid and stronger than its predecessor. The GT2542 has a load capacity of 39.7 lb, extends to a maximum height of 65.7", and folds down to 22" for transport.\nThe center column on the tripod can be removed for Ground Level Set, which enables the tripod to reach its lowest height of 5.9". Its four-section legs are secured with twist locks that incorporate G-lock Ultra, which has an internal O-ring to prevent dust and particles from entering the leg system. The top spider has been redesigned to add rigidity, and large leg angle selectors give you more area to grip when readjusting leg angles. A ballast hook on the center column allows you to add weight to increase the tripod's stability.
The Gitzo GH3382QD Series 3 Center Ball Head is an Arca-type compatible head that is an ideal match for Mountaineer Series 2 and 3 tripods. It stands 5" high, holds up to 40 lb and weighs 1.7 lb. The head has a separate lock for the 360° panning and another to control the movement of the ball. A tungsten disulfide coating on the ball helps keep the ball movement smooth and minimizes stick-slip. A screw-knob lock tightens down on the included quick-release plate and a bubble level helps you maintain straight horizons in your images. To allow for precise adjustments, a friction control dial is integrated into the large locking knob.
|Load Capacity||39.6 lb / 18 kg|
|Maximum Working Height||65.7" / 166.9 cm|
|Max Height without Center Column||54.7" / 138.9 cm|
|Minimum Working Height||5.9" / 15 cm|
|Folded Length||22" / 55.9 cm|
|Head Mount Type||3/8"-16 Screw|
|Weight||3.7 lb / 1.7 kg|
|Head Type||Ball Head|
|Base Mount||3/8"-16 Thread|
|Camera Mounting Screw||1/4"-20 Male|
|Load Capacity||40 lb / 18 kg|
|Number of Bubble Levels||1|
|Independent Pan Lock||Yes|