Gitzo World

    Professionals the world over acknowledge Gitzo tripods, monopods, heads and accessories as setting the industry’s standards for excellence. Innovations such as the first uses of carbon and basalt fiber to make tripods and magnesium to make heads, matched with a design policy of “no gimmicks and no compromise on quality” put Gitzo products in a class of their own.

    Design

    Combining a classic sense of style with modern ergonomics has kept Gitzo at the forefront of camera support system design.

    Quality

    Gitzo tripods and heads are superbly engineered to withstand the roughest handling. Precision assembly, high quality materials and fine control are all qualities that represent Gitzo products.

    Technology

    Gitzo has stayed at the cutting edge by utilizing space-age materials such as high strength, lightweight aluminum alloys, carbon fiber tubing and cast magnesium, to ensure absolute stability and efficiency.
History

1917

Arséne Gitzhoven founded Gitzo, in France, who produced cameras, cable releases, shutters (at a rate of 750 per day) and filmpack frames for the photographic industry.

1942

World War led to the company being temporarily dismantled.

1944

Production started again and tripods were introduced to Gitzo's product range in the 1950's.

1960

Arséne Gitzhoven retired and his daughter, Yvonne Plieger, took over running the company with her husband, devoting themselves to the development of a wide range of top quality tripods and heads which were exported to more than 54 countries.

1992

Gitzo became part of the Vitec Group - a multinational holding company specialized in supporting professional photographers, broadcasters and filmmakers. Gitzo's unfailing standards have helped to maintain the company's worldwide reputation for excellence in the photographic industry.

Today

Today - Gitzo still strives to produce the best possible camera accessories and supports using the simplest, most straight forward and elegant solutions, however long and complex the path to get there. This spirit has helped Gitzo pioneer the most advanced and revolutionary technologies, while maintaining its enthusiasm, philosophy and traditions. We know Gitzo photographers have come to demand exactly that: top performance, traditional quality. No compromises.