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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 center column. Useful with long, heavy lenses, on uneven ground or in windy conditions.
Revolutionary Carbon eXact tubes are even stiffer to maximize rigidity and image stability. Carbon eXact optimizes the fibre composition for each tube size, using HM (High Modulus) carbon fibre in the narrower tubes to make them stiffer. The tube diameters are also optimized: the final leg section of a 4 section Series 1 tripod is now 22.5% thicker than its predecessor.
Our G-lock system has been redesigned from the inside out; G-lock Ultra is smoother and softer to use, and is designed to reduce dust and grit from getting in.
ground level set (with unlocking ring)
Completely redesigned for faster operation, this Ground Level Set mechanism permits to remove the centre column to get the camera closer to the ground. A single simple unlocking ring under the column's upper disc frees the column while keeping the upper disc solidly in place on the tripod (Patent Pending).
leg angle selector with spring
Offers large grip space and features a built-in spring to help speed up switches between the 3 leg angles.
DetailsThe Gitzo GT0542 Carbon Fiber Tripod is a carefully designed 4-section tripod - the most compact in the Mountaineer range, folding down to just 48 cm. This professional tripod features Carbon eXact tubing with high modulus carbon fiber in all leg sections. The lowest leg section has a diameter of 11.2mm, which is 40 % larger than its predecessor, making this tripod stiffer and stronger. The Gitzo GT0542 weighs just 1.12 Kg and extends to a height of 137 cm.
The tripod’s rapid center column is easily removed or reversible, transforming it into a ground level set enabling photographers to capture the broadest range of perspectives. The Gitzo GT0542’s four-section legs are secured by G-lock Ultra twist locks with a built-in O-ring that keeps dirt and dust out of the leg mechanism. The tripod’s top spider is newly designed for extra rigidity, and large leg angle selectors provide a broader grip-area for leg-angle adjustment. The tripod features a stabilizer hook on its center column to add weight and increase stability when required. Easily add a wide array of heads and other accessories via the 1/4″ and 3/8″ attachment on the upper disc.
Weight 39.5 oz 1120 g Material CarbonExact CarbonExact Safety Payload Weight 17.64 lbs 8 kg Legs Tube Diameter 0.44- 0.58- 0.72- 0.85 in 11.2, 14.7, 18.2, 21.7 mm Leg Sections 4 4 Leg Angles 24°, 55°, 82° 24°, 55°, 82° Top Attachment 1/4″ screw, 3/8″ screw 1/4″ screw, 3/8″ screw Min Height 5.51 in 14 cm Maximum Height 53.94 in 137 cm Maximum Height (with Center Column Down) 44.09 in 112 cm Closed Length 18.9 in 48 cm Upper Disc Diameter 1.97 in 50 mm Carrying Bag Included NONE NONE Center Column rapid rapid Color Noir Decor Noir Decor Easy Link No No Leg Type Single Single Leg Lock Type Twist Lock Twist Lock Maximum Working Temperature 140 F 60 C Minimum Working Temperature -22 F -30 C
Warranty Select Gitzo Supports, Heads & Kits
Gitzo Traveler, Mountaineer and Systematic Supports, Heads and Kits are covered by a Standard Limited Warranty (six months from date of purchase) and are eligible for a free Standard Limited Warranty Extension, upon online product registration, for an additional six years, six months - thus, up to seven years of coverage from the date of purchase. For more details or to register your product, please visit: warranty.manfrotto.com.