This is an earlier French made version and very solid. I've used this tripod all over the world and it never let me down. I mainly used it with 4x5 cameras, it is also well suited use with long lenses, or video, sliders.
Anything that needs a very solid and versatile tripod. I've had the sleeves replaced there is no sand or grit and everything works smoothly. It accepts 100mm ball cine heads or any head that takes a 3/8 screw. As you can see it gets very high over 8 feet with everything extended. The legs can spread and with a short post you can get very low.It can support at least 60lb loads. I've used an 8x10 with this and it supported it well. The item "GITZO GRAND STUDEX. SOLID HEAVY LOADS 96 + + high" is in sale since Saturday, August 3, 2019. This item is in the category "Cameras & Photo\Tripods & Supports\Tripods & Monopods". The seller is "cmicaud" and is located in Bainbridge Island, Washington. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Philippines, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Antigua and barbuda, Aruba, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Saint kitts and nevis, Saint lucia, Turks and caicos islands, Barbados, Bangladesh, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jordan, Cambodia, Sri lanka, Martinique, Maldives, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Uruguay, Russian federation.