Gitzo has announced that it has introduced more advanced technology to its Mountaineer tripod range.
Mountaineer is the 'all-purpose' carbon tripod family, both extremely rigid and light in weight. Understandably, Mountaineers are the most popular tripods in the Gitzo range.
Now stiffer and stronger than ever, with newly developed Carbon eXact tubes and a refined top spider design, they are also faster and easier to use with evolutions in the G-lock system, Ground Level Set mechanism, and leg angle selectors.
New Mountaineer tripods maintain the lightweight characteristics of preceding Carbon 6X models, but are even stiffer, thanks to the fibre composition of our Carbon eXact tubing and tube dimension optimizations that include larger diameters of lower leg sections.
In addition, the top spider and column lock have also been improved, contributing to the tripod’s rigidity.
New Mountaineer tripods feature G-lock Ultra, a redesigned version of Gitzo’s signature leg lock system G-lock. G-lock Ultra has even more comfortable operation and reduced risk of debris entering the tubes and locking mechanisms.
The Ground Level Set mechanism, which lets the photographer remove the centre column to get the camera closer to the ground, has been completely redesigned for faster operation.
There are ten tripod leg sets and three complete tripod and head kits in the new Mountaineer range, covering Gitzo’s size-related Series 0 (the smallest) up to Series 3. Each series has three and four section models available, while Series 2 and Series 3 also have a special long four section model for increased height.
The new tripods are available from 1 March 2014, with prices starting from £479.95. For more information, take a look at the Gitzo website