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Gitzo Mountaineer Series GT2542

Original price $1,049.00 - Original price $1,049.00
Original price $1,049.00
$1,179.99 - $1,179.99
Current price $1,179.99


Carbon eXact

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.


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.

Leg angle selector with spring

It offers large grip space and features a built-in spring to help speed up switches between the 3 leg angles.

Interchangeable feet

This feature allows you to easily change worn-out rubber feet or to fit other accessories, such as spiked feet or snow/sand shoes.

Ground level set (with unlocking ring)

Completely redesigned for faster operation, this Ground Level Set mechanism permits to remove the center 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).

G-lock ultra

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.

Reversible column

The rapid column can easily be inverted for an alternative shooting angle or low level macro work.

Height Compressed (in) 22
Height Extended (Legs Only) (in) 54.1
Height Center Post Extended (in) 65.2
Weight 3lbs 11oz
Material Carbon Fiber
Load Capacity 39.7lbs
# of leg sections 4
Leg Lock Type (Flip/ Twist) Twist
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The Gitzo Mountain Series of tripods offer an incredible strength-to-weight ratio and the highest quality components that are only available with these top tier tripods. The 2542 boasts nearly double the safe payload capacity of the 1542 and a small advantage in height (3 in.) 

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Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Eric Dickerson
Gitzo Mountaineer Series GT2542

Best tripod ever! Extremely stable. Perfect for optics or to shoot off of. Highly recommend.

Worth every penny

Should have purchased years ago! 100x better than any other tripod I’ve owned

Bruce Brewer

Fantastic tripod

Rock solid

Rock solid while standing, wide enough to not blow over in the wind.

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