Gitzo GT2541 Review: Mountaineer Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs

This is our Gitzo GT2541 review and if you are looking for a lightweight tripod for DSLR photography or HDSLR video, then you are in the right place.

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

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 12kg (26.4lbs) 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

Gitzo GT2541 Review

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.

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

Have you ever bought something that seemed expensive but you told yourself that it was worth it because you were buying a quality product?  It probably worked out in your favor, didn’t it?  You’ll find the Gitzo GT2541 carbon fiber legs fit into that same scenario…

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That’s it for the Gitzo GT2541 review.

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One Response to “Gitzo GT2541 Review: Mountaineer Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs”

  1. 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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