Gitzo Mountaineer Series 1 4-Section Carbon Fibre Tripod
Gitzo GT1542 Mountaineer Tripod
The Series 1 Mountaineer is a lightweight, standard height tripod. An excellent choice for photographers on the move, the Series 1 is recommended for DSLRs with 135mm lenses (up to a maximum of 200mm). The Series 1 uses Carbon eXact tubes with stiff HM carbon for all leg sections. For significant improvements in rigidity, tube diameters are now greater than on previous models: at 14.7mm, the thinnest section of the GT1542 is 22.5% larger than its predecessor.
New Mountaineer tripods maintain the lightweight characteristics of preceding Carbon 6X models, butare even stiffer, thanks to the fibre composition of our Carbon eXact tubing and tube dimension optimisationsthat include larger diameters of lower leg sections.
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 tubesand locking mechanisms. It is fine-tuned for the smaller differences in tube diameter between leg sections ofCarbon eXact tubes, contributing to increased stiffness of the legs.
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. 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, with no need to unscrew and re-fit the upper disc and hook as in previous versions.