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Gitzo Traveler Tripods Range And Center Ball Heads

Gitzo has announced a new range of carbon fiber tripods and center ball heads.

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Gitzo has announced the Traveler tripod range, which uses the 180 degree leg folding mechanism pioneered by Gitzo. 

The tripods are made from Carbon fiber 'eXact' tubes, stiffer than the antecedents’ Carbon 6X tubes, the new tubes include High Modulus carbon fibre, and have larger tube diameters. For example, the lowest leg section of the Series 1, 5-section tripod has a diameter of 40% larger than the predecessor.

They also feature Traveler G-Lock, a new, compact leg lock system. The new, curved external form provides good grip, whilst the internal O-ring achieves softer operation and reduces dust and grit entering the locks. The more efficient use of space makes it possible to have taller tripods with compact folded lengths.

The new range includes the following:

Series 0 – Models GT0545T / GK0545T-82TQD (with head): Added to the Traveler family for the first time the slimmest Series 0 is the lightest tripod in the new Traveler range, but thanks to the stiff Carbon eXact tubes it provides a rigid, stable base when in use. It is a 4-section tripod with short closed length and short extended height.

Series 1 – Models GT1555T / GK1555T-82TQD (with head) and GT1545T / GK1545T-82TQD (with head): The Series 1 tripods are the perfect balance between lightweight when carrying, and height and rigidity when shooting. The 5 section Traveler has an outstanding height / closed length ratio, while the 4 section Traveler is much taller than its predecessor thanks to the space efficient Traveler G-lock.

Series 2 – Models GT2545T / GK2545T-82QD (with head): With the largest tube diameters among Traveler tripods, Series 2 is ideal for photographers using longer lenses or requiring the highest stability. The feet are interchangeable with Gitzo’s optional feet, such as spikes and large feet.

Series 2 Monopod – GM2562T: The Series 2 Monopod now features the Carbon eXact Tubes, the Traveler G-Lock and a new, more stable foot. 

The range is available now with selected stockists. The price for the monopod is £239.95, and prices start at £559.95 for the tripods. 

Also announced were Center Ball Heads, focusing on smoothness and precision. The Center Ball Heads are dedicated to pros and advanced amateur photographers and are engineered and developed to be the ideal complements to Gitzo’s tripods. The new heads are available in three sizes. 

The heads are coated with tungsten disulphide - one of the smoothest materials around. With an extremely efficient locking mechanism and the use of hard metal components under and around the ball, this mechanism provides comfortable friction onto the ball meaning it can be locked with minimal effort while avoiding unwanted deforming or drifting. All three models feature an independent pan lock, making it possible to take panoramic photos or make horizontal adjustments for perfect framing. Friction control is also available in the GH1382QD and GH3382QD.

The new Center Ball Head range features the following:

  • GH1382TQD
  • GH1382QD
  • GH3382QD (Available mid November)

The new Center Ball Heads are also included in the brand new Traveler Tripod Kits, as well as in Mountaineer Tripod Kits. Prices start from £264.95.


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