Gitzo GT2541 Review: Mountaineer Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs

Gitzo GT2541 Review

A Very Well-Built Carbon Fiber Tripod

If you are looking for a lightweight tripod for DSLR photography or HDSLR video and you're looking for a very well built tripod, this is our Gitzo GT2541 review is for you.

This tripod weighs 3.9lbs without a head like the Arca-Swiss Monoball Z1 Double Pan head.

The 3 position, 4-section Gitzo GT2541 carbon fiber legs are built using a special technique to create strong carbon fiber legs that can support up to 12 kilograms (26.4 pounds) while at the same time absorbing vibrations and resist twisting, which lead to sharper photos and steadier videos.  This is extremely important when you are using heavier gear.

This is a popular alternative to the Manfrotto 055CXPRO3.

G-Lock For Faster Set Up Times

The legs of this carbon fiber tripod have a 90 degree twist lock mechanism (G-Lock) which means you turn the leg locks a quarter turn and you can move the legs up or down, which means you can quickly setup or take down this tripod.

Gitzo seems to engineer their tripods for speed so you can get setup and capture that once-in-a-lifetime shot, so the center column also has a rapid locking system for easy and fast adjustment. The center column is also reversible, so you can put your DSLR right on the deck.

Of course, carbon fiber is light, so if you are going to be shooting in windy conditions, just strap your bag or a sandbag to the built-in hook to add weight to the tripod.

"Focus on Forever"

This tripod replaces the Gitzon GT2540 and comes with a limited lifetime warranty.

Gitzo's tagline is "Focus on Forever" and I think you'll find that to be true with the GT2541, which will last for years to come if well cared for.

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That's it for the Gitzo GT2541 review.

Terri - May 2, 2012

I would add the Feisol CT-3342 to the list. It weighs about 2.25 pdonus and it is about 56 inches tall (almost a bit too tall for me at 5’7 ). I wanted a tripod without a center column and the extra added weight, so this was a good choice for me. I use it for hiking and backpacking, and other than being a bit bulky, it works well for me. It is also kind on the pocketbook at about $400 (compared to Gitzo at least).

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