Gitzo GT3541 Mountaineer 4-section carbon fibre tripod. With removable centre column and ground level capability.
In virtually pristine condition, this 3-Series Mountaineer tripod is spectacularly capable, having a safe payload capacity of 18kg. Unlike the Series 3 Systematic tripods with similar numbering, this Mountaineer tripod has a carbon fibre centre column already fitted. Some users prefer not to have a column fitted, to save weight or to allow ground level shooting - but having the column built in does not limit you with the Gitzo Mountaineer!
The column can be removed and the head mounting plate fitted directly onto the centre boss. It's an exceptionally clever design, almost the Systematic system in reverse. With the Mountaineer you get a column with the tripod, and if you don't want to use it at any time you can simply remove it.The centre column has a sprung ballast hook from which you can hang a sandbag or full kit bag for extra stability, and it is this hook assembly that is used to secure the head mounting plate when in column-less mode. Without the column fitted the tripod can go down almost to ground level (see photo). The head mounting plate has the Gitzo "Safe-Lock" facing material for secure head fixing without the need to hold the head in place with grub screws, but in case you do want to permanently mount a head, a grub screw is provided. The tripod is compact and lightweight... And of course, being a Gitzo it is rock solid. The 4-section legs allow the tripod to be folded down to just 57cm, so it is perfect for travel, and it extends to a respectable 169cm with the column on full extension. Without the column extended (or fitted) the maximum height is 136cm. The legs have been fitted with spikes that have removable rubber caps, so it is ready for use on all surfaces. NB: I also have a GH3382QD centre ball tripod head for sale - it's an ideal complement for this tripod. The item "Gitzo GT3541 Mountaineer 4-section Series 3 carbon fibre tripod" is in sale since Friday, October 18, 2019. This item is in the category "Cameras & Photography\Tripods & Supports\Tripods & Monopods". The seller is "grider2010" and is located in Swanage. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Cayman islands, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Ukraine, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Qatar, Trinidad and tobago, Uruguay.