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Gitzo GT5533S Systematic Series 5 3-Section Carbon Tripod

Gitzo GT5533S Systematic Series 5 3-Section Carbon Tripod

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The Gitzo Systematic Series 5, 3-Section GT5533S is from Gitzo’s strongest range of Carbon Fibre Tripods, able to support up to 42kg for heavy cameras and longer lenses, whilst weighing just 2.63 Kg.


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Gitzo GT5533S Systematic Series 5, 3-Section Carbon Tripod Summary

Not only is Systematic Gitzo's strongest and most stable tripods, they're also modular, with a top casting element that opens and closes to allow each tripod to be configured with a flat disk, geared or sliding centre column, video half-ball adaptor, levelling base or other Systematic accessories.

The latest range features Carbon eXact tubes, new ultra-stable feet and the Easy Link attachment, making the Systematic even more stable, versatile, and ergonomic. The Easy Link attachment (3/8'' thread) allows the user to attach various accessories such as a Manfrotto arm to use lighting accessories.

Series 5 (top leg diameter 41.3mm) is the choice of the most demanding professionals, being the most rigid tripods in the whole Gitzo range. The top casting is larger than that of Series 3 and 4 Systematics in order to provide maximum stability. GT5533S is the 3 section model with standard height. It replaces GT5532S. Systematic is the choice of exacting professional photographers who use long lenses and heavy cameras.

Key features

  • The strongest series of all Gitzo carbon fibre tripods
  • Standard height series 5, 3-section
  • G-lock Ultra for secure leg-locks and quick operations
  • Great versatility thanks to the modular accessories range
  • The most rigid tripod of the whole Gitzo range
  • Wider adaptable feet for a sure foothold and stability

Gitzo GT5533S Tripod In more detail

The Gitzo GT5533S Series 5 Systematic is a powerful, 3-section, professional carbon fibre tripod designed to securely support longer lenses and heavy cameras. Series 5 are Gitzo’s most rigid tripod and like the rest of the Systematic family, set the standard in terms of strength, stability and modularity. The GT5533S’ top casting element opens and closes, allowing each tripod to be configured with a flat disk, geared or sliding centre column, video half-ball adaptor, levelling base or other Systematic tripod accessories.

The tripod weighs 2.63 kg and supports a 42 Kg payload, whilst being perfect for macro thanks to reaching as low as 10 cm. The maximum height is up to 134 cm, and the  GT5533S folds down to 62 cm for transportation and travel.

A highly reliable, versatile, portable solution, this model features Gitzo's Carbon eXact tubes with G-Lock Ultra twist-locks that solidly connect the leg sections and protect them from dirt damage. New, ultra-stable, removable feet make this support even more secure. The Easy Link attachment provides enhanced versatility and ergonomics, enabling users to attach a wide array of optional accessories, such as a Manfrotto arms, LED lighting, recorder/monitors, and similar.

With a top leg diameter of 41.3 mm, the mighty, 3-section GT5533S has larger top casting than Series 3 and 4 Systematic models to ensure maximum stability. It replaces the GT5532S and is the tripod of choice for the world’s most demanding professional photographers who want impeccable support for heavier professional equipment and longer lenses.

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Gitzo GT5533S Systematic Series 5, 3-Section Carbon Tripod Specifications


2.63 Kg

Top Attachment

3/8'' screw attachmenttype

Bubble Spirit Level (no.)

1 number

Carrying Bag Included


Centre Column

no centre column

Closed Length

62 cm


Noir Decor color

Easy Link


Leg Type


Leg Angles


Leg Lock Type

Twist Lock

Leg Section

3 number

Legs Tube Diameter

32.9,37,41.3 mm



Max Height

134 cm

Maximum Height (with Center Column Down)

134 cm

Maximum Working Temperature

70 degC

Min Height

10 cm

Minimum Working Temperature

-30 degC

Safety Payload

42 kg

Upper Disc Diameter

90 mm

Gitzo Systematic Series 5 tripod quick comparison table

With four models in the range this specs comparison table highlights key differences between these, the strongest in Gitzo’s entire line-up.


Gitzo Systematic 5, 3-Section Tripod (GT5533S)

Gitzo Systematic 5, 3-Section Long Tripod (GT5533LS)

Gitzo Systematic 5, 4-Section Long Tripod (GT5543LS)

Gitzo Systematic 5, 4-Section XL Tripod (GT5543XLS)


2.63 Kg

2.72 Kg

2.82 Kg

3.12 Kg

Closed Length

62 cm

68 cm

60 cm

72 cm

Leg Section





Max Height

134 cm

145 cm

156 cm

198 cm

Min Height

10 cm

10 cm

10 cm

10 cm


42 kg

42 kg

42 kg

42 kg

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  • Like New – The equipment is in a condition as if you have just bought it from the manufacturer. The item is still considered to be ‘Like New’ even without the original packaging and accessories. The product has been fully tested and is in perfect working order. Lenses are optically clear. There may be light dust present that will not effect the imagery.
  • Excellent – The equipment should be close to being ‘Like New’ but there may be some small cosmetic blemishes that lower its grade. The product has been fully tested and is in perfect excellent order.
    • Cameras – Should have no marks on the LCD screen
    • Lenses – Should have no marks on the elements and optically clear. There may be light dust present that will not effect the imagery.
  • Very Good – The equipment may have some slight cosmetic wear to the paintwork and cosmetic blemishes  with only light signs of use and the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – The LCD screen may have small signs of wear that does not affect its display
    • Lenses – The mount of the lens will start to show signs of wear
  • Good – The equipment is showing more obvious signs of cosmetic wear and blemishes, but the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
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    • Lenses – May have slight dust inside that does not affect images. The mount shows signs of use.
  • Well Used – The equipment will show significant signs of wear. The paintwork will be coming away in large areas exposing the metal work, but the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – LCD screen is heavily worn either by de-lamination or has scratches to it. Rubber grips are starting to come away from the body.
    • Lenses – The lens has dust inside that may affect images. The rubber zoom/focus ring is coming away from the barrel of the lens.

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