safari collection n io ct
safari collection
2010 - 2011 collection
photo and birdwatching
safari
Safari is the new Gitzo’s range specifically dedicated to birdwatchers and outdoor photographers.
A premium selection of tripods and heads completely resistant
to natural elements, developed for the professionists who look for
ultra stable and precise solutions.
Head systems achieve maximum control to all movements and
exactly speed you need, eliminating even the smallest unwanted
give and play.
This is very useful when a fast equipment repositioning is required.
Tripods have special waterproof leg locks, to withstand to extreme
conditions, blocking water, mud or sand.
They have inserts at both ends, minimizing outside elements
that may enter tubes and locking mechanism. Solid, lightweight,
compact, Safari are in black, green and brown color to allow the
best mimetism in nacture.
A very nice and elegant collection, esay to match with most popular
outdoor accessories, clothing and equipment.
Ready to adapt to your challenges, ready to give you the best
results.
see the front cover fold-out for more information
high tech materials
carbon fiber tube - 6X multilayer technology
longitudinal
fiber layers
Gitzo 6X is the most advanced carbon fiber tube in the market
and guarantees structural strength, flexion rigidity and great
vibration absorption properties. Despite the claims of other
manufactures, the performance of this multilayer design is
unique and inimitable thanks to the advanced aerospace
production technology and the exclusive inner structure. It is the
highest density tube 100% made of top quality ultra thin (7µm)
carbon fibers (a 28mm tube contains 1.500.000 carbon fibers).
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3
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crossed
fiber layers
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magnesium - lightweight core
material weight comparison
In 1996 Gitzo was the first to use Magnesium in camera
supports. Magnesium comes in different grades and Gitzo
only uses material of the highest grade quality. It offers
significant weight savings being 30% lighter than aluminum.
In our magnesium casting every functional bolt and screw
works on threads reinforced by high quality steel inserts for
a lifetime performance.
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PTFE - smooth as silk
aluminum
with PTFE
magnesium
without PTFE
PTFE is a special treatment that generates a unique ultra
smooth surface and dramatically reduces friction between
moving parts. This treatment bonds strongly with metal
surfaces and ensures long-lasting performance. PTFE is
one of the lowest-friction materials known to science, with
the same friction coefficient as melting ice. This treatment
is now applied not only to ball heads, but also to plates,
video bowls and other sliding parts for smooth, precise and
fine movements.
symbols
Travel
Column
type
Leg
sections
Maximum height
with extended
center column
Maximum
height
column down
Minimum
height
Closed
height
Weight
Max load
capacity
Height
Travel
Monopod
max height
Monopod
min height
safari
tripods
mountaineer tripods
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safari
traveler
birdwatching kit
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tripod accessories
head accessories
apparel
carrying solutions
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accessories
photo gear
&
materials
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insights
product index & summary chart 40
spare parts & coding system 42
features
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all about Gitzo
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safari heads
birdwatching heads
photo heads
safari tripods
heads
birdwatching kit
safari
accessories
& photo gear
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insights
all about Gitzo
since 1917
design and manufacturing
inside tripod technology
inside head technology
the gitzo series concept safari range
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focus on forever
Gitzo was founded in France in 1917 by Arsène Gitzhoven,
who produced cameras, cable releases, shutters (at a rate
of 750 per day) and filmpack frames for the photographic
industry until 1942, when the World War led to the company
being temporarily dismantled.
Production started again in 1944 and tripods were introduced
to the Gitzo’s product range in the 1950’s.
In 1960, Arsène Gitzhoven retired and his daughter, Yvonne
Plieger, took over running the company with her husband,
devoting themselves to the development of a wide range
of top quality tripods and heads which were exported
to more than 54 countries.
In 1992, Gitzo became part of the Vitec Group - a
multinational holding company specialized in supporting
professional photographers, broadcasters and filmmakers.
Gitzo’s unfailing standards have helped to maintain the
company’s worldwide reputation for excellence in the
photographic industry.
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since 1917
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design and manufacturing
Professionals the world over acknowledge Gitzo tripods,
monopods, heads and accessories as setting the industry’s
standards for excellence.
Innovations such as the first uses of carbon and basalt fiber
to make tripods and magnesium to make heads, matched with
a design policy of “no gimmicks and no compromise on quality”
put Gitzo products in a class of their own.
Functional, versatile and timeless, even a Gitzo tripod purchased
over 25 years ago is compatible with accessories available today
and can still be serviced almost as though it were a brand new
model. Gitzo’s carefully crafted products make up
a comprehensive range of supports for large, medium and
small format cameras, for film or digital technology, for still
photography or video, for studio or location work.
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design
Combining a classic sense of style with modern ergonomics has
kept Gitzo at the forefront of camera support system design.
renowned quality
Gitzo tripods and heads are superbly engineered to withstand the
roughest handling. Precision assembly, high quality materials and
fine control are all qualities that represent Gitzo products.
technology and materials
Gitzo has stayed at the cutting edge by utilizing space-age
materials such as high strength, lightweight aluminum alloys,
carbon and basalt fiber tubing and cast magnesium, to ensure
absolute stability and efficiency.
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inside tripod technology
Gitzo’s aim is simply to create the best tripods in the world. Our
idea of “best” is shaped by the requirements and advice of the
world’s top professional photographers, experts who collaborate
with us and test our products at every stage from the earliest
development prototype onwards so that their feedback, advice
and strict criteria can guide our design and product strategies.
And though empirical, objective data like weight or torsional
rigidity are important, they aren’t the only factors that contribute
power disc
S A
F E
L O C
The tripod’s upper disc is made of machined aluminium, with a
new Safe Lock insert that cuts vibrations and improves tripodto-head lock (as already used on tripods discs).
Series 2 and 3 tripods now come with the new aluminium
“Power Disc” that features two locking screws, one for the disc
on the column and one to securely lock the head onto the discin order to ensure a stable and rock solid connection among all
parts of your support system. All discs can be mounted directly
to the tripod top casting (Ground Level Set feature). Additionally, the 1/4”-3/8” reversible screw has been redesigned for more
reliable functionality.
K
ground level set
For low angle shooting, the center column can be removed and
the upper disc fitted directly to the tripod top casting. The disc is locked into
position using the retractable column hook. The ground level configuration can be
achieved in a few seconds without tools or extra components, and only the column
need be removed. With this effective and simple built-in solution we’ve dramatically
increased the ways you can use the tripod. The new generation of series 1, 2 , 3
and Leveling tripods, thanks to the new ultra low leg position, can take full advantage
of this feature. The Gitzo Ground Level Set is patent pending.
step 1
Disassemble disc,
bolt and hook from
the column.
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step 2
Remove the
column.
step 3
Assemble disc, bolt
and hook onto the
upper casting.
step 4
Tighten the ground
level set by turning disc
and column locking
collar clockwise.
in all of these criteria; we’ll never sacrifice one for another.
This approach leads to uniquely high quality products,
technologically advanced, intuitively user friendly, reliable
and long lasting.
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to a product’s performance, so we and our field testers also
consider a wealth of other aspects, from ergonomics and
simplicity of use to reliability and manufacturing quality.
A new solution is implemented only if it meets exacting standards
new ultra low leg position
Series 1, 2, 3 and levelling tripods, now feature three different
positions of leg openings: standard or high, medium and ultra
low position. The ultra low position is new and it allows you to
take full advantage of the Ground Level configuration, with the
column removed and the disc directly attached to the upper
casting. In ultra low position, the ground clearance of the
tripod is around 8-10 cm (3.3 – 4 inches) to guarantee enough
clearance on uneven surfaces.
high
medium
low
materials
Gitzo tubes are developed and manufactured to the highest standards. Carbon Fiber and Basalt
composite tubes are engineered using aerospace technology and are by far the best tubes on
the market for camera support applications, uniquely developed by Gitzo. Furthermore, since the
introduction of the new 1.2mm aluminum tube, Anti Leg Rotation is now available for tripods in all
materials. For more detailed information, please see the front cover fold-out.
G-Lock
ocean-lock
A revolutionary and unique locking
system guarantees unsurpassed
performance and ease of use.
G-lock is patent pending
The Ocean-Lock is a special version of Gitzo
G-Lock of which it maintains the same outstanding
locking performances. Thanks to two special seals
derived form the automation industry, it minimises
the amount of water and debris that may enter
tubes and locking mechanisms. The Ocean-Lock
is not 100% waterproof, however it dramatically
enhances the capacity of the tripod to withstand
extreme environments.
• Gravity effect
• 20% increased rigidity
• Faster operation
• Stronger lock
removable leg ends
Gitzo tripods and monopods feature a high quality system
that enables you to remove and change the feet, choosing
from a variety of options. Unlike all other tripods in the market,
the system is based on a strong mechanical connection that
guarantees durability and stability. In all Safari tripods the
system is completely waterproof.
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inside head technology
Gitzo is renowned for its beautiful range of high performance
and quality tripods that represent the state of the art of the
market. Now Gitzo is launching a completely new and innovative
range of ball heads, engineered and developed to be the ideal
complement to our top of the range tripods.
These new heads are the result of Gitzo’s unique and long
established unconventional approach of problem solving.
We worked with top professional photographers and focus
groups in order to establish the most important needs for ball
heads, then we analyzed every head in the market in order to
map performances and specifications.
quick release systems
The new center ball and systematic heads introduce a new generation of quick
release systems. Both systems feature a new lever locking system for improved
safety and compactness. The tension of the locking lever can be adjusted
accordingly to the plate used by means of a small knob.
The locking tension should be adjusted in order to keep the lever when closed,
always completely folded in the rest position. Gitzo quick releases feature a double
safety system that prevents the equipment from dropping out of the head when the
plate is released.
bubble balldopo
For center ball heads, the size of the ball is important to guarantee a smooth
movement and a powerful lock. Until now a bigger ball had the disadvantage of
being heavy: the bigger the heavier. For this reason the choice of the size of the ball
has always been a compromise between weight and performance.
Several solutions have been proposed to solve this issue, but they have never been
fully satisfactory. Gitzo has now developed a new exclusive technology that enables
us to produce high quality, completely round hollow spheres, with an ultra thin wall,
for an incredible weight reduction. The bigger the sphere the higher the weight
advantage against competitors. This new and revolutionary Bubble Ball is now
available in all the new center ball heads.
The Gitzo Bubble Ball not only guarantees a dramatic weight reduction, but it also
allows us to increase the size of the ball for each series, with great improvements in
the locking performance and in the smoothness of the movement.
Gitzo Bubble Ball also features a perfected PTFE treatment that further reduces the
surface micro roughness for the ultimate shooting experience and accuracy.
birdwatching fluid cartridge
torque
video
gitzo birdwatching
slow
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movement speed
fast
The new Pan and Tilt Fluid cartridges, exceptionally
lightweight and compact, are specifically developed for
birdwatching. At very low speed they offer an ultra-smooth
and controlled movement, while at high speed, when a rapid
equipment repositioning is required, the movement becomes
almost completely free.
Like Gitzo’s tripods, the new heads offer the best weight to max
load ratio in the market, and this makes Gitzo equipment the
lightest one for top performance and enjoyment.
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The findings of this process lead to new technologies and
features in order to completely fulfil our customers’ expectations.
The new heads not only maximize max pay load performance,
but also offer the excellence in all the other key aspects, such as
smoothness, minimized drift angle, lightweight, low gravity center,
compactness, ergonomics and safety.
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3.
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advanced bubble leveling system
The new quick release center ball heads feature a unique advanced system of leveling bubbles.
This system allows the user to precisely control the leveling of his shots in any position and conditions, in both portrait and
horizontal position, with both short and long lenses.
The heads feature 4 leveling bubbles, three on the quick release plate and one in a new exclusive position, in the ball stem.
This innovative bubble in the ball stem is specifically designed to assist you in controlling the horizon in portrait position.
The other three bubbles on the plate ensure that you always have one bubble in front of you and one bubble on the side for both
horizontal and portrait leveling accuracy, no matter if the plate is used longitudinally or at 90° to your shooting axis.
Magnesium comes in different grades and Gitzo only uses material of the highest degree of quality. It
offers significant weight savings in being 30% lighter than aluminium. In our magnesium casting, every
functional bolt and screw works on treads reinforced by high quality steel inserts for a lifetime of excellent
performance.
locking systems
The new 2008 head range features two innovative locking systems: one mechanical and one hydraulic.
metal plate
teflon bushings
mechanical control
pan & tilt locks
twin mechanicahal control
single lock
spring assisted double lock
Single lock is the other specific innovation for birdwatching.
Pan and Tilt movements are locked and frictioned in parallel
by a single large knob, making head control simple, fast and
effective as never before.
The new center and off center ball heads feature a mechanical
system called SADL (Spring Assisted Double Lock) that for
the first time maximizes both locking power and smoothness of
movement thanks to a completely new concept.
This unique and patent pending system combines two locking
systems in one. When the head needs to be fully locked, the
sphere is compressed by a high friction metal to achieve a high
efficiency lock. In all intermediate positions the sphere works on
PTFE bushings that maximize smoothness and control.
The PTFE bushing is controlled by a preset spring. The efficiency of the system is further increased by the ultra wide
locking pads that exist on the largest diameter of the sphere,
thus ensuring a much higher max pay load for given ball diameter
compared to competitors’ systems.
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the gitzo series concept
Gitzo’s way of classifying and coding its product range is worth
a little attention. Gitzo products across all main categories are
divided into Series - the first digit of the product code normally
indicates to which Series the product belongs to. Series numbers
communicate a wealth of information about the product; as in
the automotive industry, our Series numbers allow customers
to quickly identify each product’s class, size, performance,
compatibility and, to a certain extent, intended use. The concept
behind the Gitzo Series is unique in the camera support market,
series concept
but once familiar, makes it much easier to navigate our product
range and select the right support for your equipment.
A higher Series number corresponds to higher maximum load
capacity and performance. By using a tripod and a head that
belong to the same Series, you can be sure both components
are compatible. We would never recommend that you use a
higher Series head together with a lower Series tripod, but some
applications may favour the use of a lower Series head with a
higher Series tripod (eg. a Series 1 head with a Series 2 tripod).
tripod max. load by series
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24mm (7/8”)
28mm (1 1/8”)
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series
A higher Series number corresponds to a higher maximum payload. The maximum
loads of heads are generally lower than those of tripods because tripods often need
to withstand additional loads and stress caused by sand bags or back packs hung
from the tripod column hook for additional stability, strong winds, water etc.
tripod height by series
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over head level
over head level
eye level
standard level
compact level
eye level
standard level
compact level
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Tripod heights are aligned to 4 height levels: Compact, Standard, Eye Level and
Over Head. A higher Series can offer taller tripods, but different heights are also
available for each Series. In this way it is possible to independently choose the best
combination of max load, torsion rigidity and height for any possible application.
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2.
3.
4.
5.
series
The Series number of Gitzo tripods is defined by the diameter of the top leg section.
A higher Series number corresponds to better torsional rigidity, higher maximum load
capacity and greater height.
the safari range
head range
GH2720FQR
GH1720FQR
series 1.
series 2.
Series 1 size is an incredibly lightweight and yet exceptionally
precise and stable head. The perfect and only match match for
the high-performance compact spotting scopes. It sets a new
standard in birdwatching supports for lightweight, accuracy,
speed and comfort. Ultra compact, this head performs at its
best when coupled with Gitzo series 1 carbon fibre tripod and
with the innovative Birdwatching Traveler kit
Series 2 size offers the same level of quality and technology of
the smaller series 1 with an even higher level of performance and
stability. In this size Gitzo design guarantees a degree of accuracy,
smoothness and stability never experienced before, becoming an
indispensable support for the serious birdwatcher.
This head is also recommended for HD video applications with the
latest generation of DSLRV cameras.
GH2780FQR
GH1780FQR
series 1.
series 2.
This series 1 head is a little jewel of engineering well representing Gitzo tradition and approach. A beautiful high performance
head, designed to achieve a rock solid locking without compromising on control smoothness and comfort. Its extremely small
size and lightweight coupled to a 10 kg max load, makes this
head the ideal companion for long relaxing outdoor walks without compromising on image quality.
Recommended for equipment up to 200 mm lens, it can safely
hold larger equipment.
Series 2 size brings the quality and performance of the smaller
version to a higher level. Its main advantage over the series 1, a
part from a higher pay load (that in any case is already more than
enough in the series 1 size), is a higher level of control and smoothness, thanks to the larger sphere.
This is especially appreciated when some more friction in the movement is required, especially with longer and heavier equipment.
Recommended for equipment up to 300 mm lens, it can safely hold
larger equipment.
GT2540F
tripod range
GT1540F
series 1.
Offers an excellent maximum load capacity and good torsion rigidity at a
reduced weight. Series 1 is the ideal
solution when space and weight are key
factors.
GT2540FL
series 2.
Excellent maximum load capacity and
great torsion rigidity, available in 3and 4-section models at standard
and eye level heights. Series 2 is the
ideal solution: a solid tripod without
sacrificing weight.
GK2520FT
birdwatching traveler kit
series 2.
Extremely lightweight and compact, this kit is
the ultimate solution for birdwatchers looking for
a regular size tripod that combines lightweight,
compactness and transportability.
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safari heads
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two ways fluid heads
birdwatching
1. 2.
series available 1.
With the introduction of these new 2 way birdwatching heads,
Gitzo continues its tradition in inventing unique high performance
solutions, highly specialized by application.Birdwatching is a
special experience, with completely different requirements from
video and photo applications. In spite of this, all the heads used
by birdwatchers are actually developed for video and photo
equipment. As a result birdwatchers use larger, heavier and more
complicated supports than they need.
Gitzo heads instead have been developed with one thing only in
mind: make them the only and first ever 100% birdwatching head.
Such an approach allowed to develop a non-conventional project,
for ultra stable and precise observations, that perfectly matches
carbon fibre Gitzo tripods, generating an extraordinary combination
for performance and portability.
Key innovations of these heads are the new Birdwatching Fluid
Cartridges, the Single Lock System and the ultra-precise inner
mechanism.
Pan and Tilt Fluid cartridges are completely new and offer a
completely opposite behaviour than the traditional video ones.
These innovative cartridges guarantee a ultra smooth and controlled
movement at very low speed (exactly what Bird Watchers are
looking for), while at high speed the movements become almost
completely free, and this is very useful when a fast equipment
repositioning is required. This behaviour is clearly visible in the
below chart.
These cartridges are also very small and compact, allowing for a
slim and lightweight design.
Single lock is the other specific innovation for birdwatching. Pan
and Tilt movements are locked and frictioned in parallel by a single
large knob, making head control simple, fast and effective as never
before.
All inner mechanisms are tuned to achieve the maximum precision
and eliminate even the smallest gives and plays. Stability, precision
and structure stiffness are the most immediate advantage of these
beautiful heads for making the best out of your high performance
equipment.
Thanks to the ultra smooth and precise movement and the high
pay load, these heads are also an interesting support for HD hybrid
DSLR’s cameras, for smooth and controlled video shooting.
Gitzo birdwatching heads feature a reversible pan bar for let and
right handed users. Pan bar can also be removed and substituted
with an elegant end cup.
single lock
pan & tilt locks
twin mechanicahal control
Single lock is the other specific innovation for birdwatching.
Pan and Tilt movements are locked and frictioned in parallel by
a single large knob, making head control simple, fast and effective as never before.
birdwatching fluid cartridge
torque
video
Gitzo
birdwatching
slow
movement speed
Gitzo birdwatching heads feature a pan bar, fully adjustable
at any angle and reversible for left and right handed users.
The heads can also be used without the pan bar for additional
compactness and easier transportability in the wild. In this case
pan bar support is replaced by an elegant end cup.
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for more information see the back of the cover
safe grip
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double quick
release safety
system
birdwatching
fluidfluid
cartridge
cartridge
reversible
handless
single lock
GH1720FQR
safari heads
GH2720FQR
recommended
“arca style” plate adapter GS5160CDT
Also avaible in noire décor color.
GH1720QR and GH2720QR
fluid cartridge
series ref.
QR
plate
type
pan
tilt
pan and tilt
single lock
1.
GH1720FQR
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quick release
with 1/4” + 3/8” screw
360°
+110°
•
9,2 cm/3.6"
0,46 kg/1.01 lbs
4 kg/8.82 lbs
10 kg/22.04 lbs
2.
GH2720FQR
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•
•
quick release
with 1/4” + 3/8” screw
360°
+110°
•
10,7 cm/4.2"
0,7 kg/1.54 lbs
6 kg/13.22 lbs
15 kg/37,05 lbs
*T
he higher pay load is measured accordingly to competitors’ standard, directly on the head attachment screw. This method leads to a max pay load 2,5 times higher than Gitzo
standard that is more severe and uses a 12cm/4.7” lever to simulate equipment center of gravity.
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center ball heads
photo
series available 1.
1. 2.
Gitzo is renowned for its beautiful range of high performance
tripods that represent the state of the art of the market. Now Gitzo
launches a completely new and innovative range of center ball
heads, engineered to be the perfect match to our tripods.
These heads are designed to be an extremely balanced
product, that not only guarantee a high max load, but that also maximize other key features, too often overlooked by the end users. These features include smoothness, minimized drift angle, lightweight,
low gravity center, greater tilt angles, compactness, ergonomics and
safety. This is achieved by means of unique and exclusive technical solutions, such as the hollow Bubble Ball, the Spring Assisted
Double Lock (SADL) and the new leveling system. The Bubble Ball
allows for an impressive weight reduction and it gives these heads
the best weight to max load ratio in the market.
The revolutionary SADL system combined to the PTFE treated
Bubble Ball guarantees both an exceptional locking power and ultra
smooth high precision movement.
The new leveling system made of three independent leveling
bubbles on the quick release plate and one in the ball stem, always
guarantee perfectly leveled images.
The problem that affects many high quality heads in the market
regarding the drift angle is absolutely minimized with an outstanding
value of 0,03°.
The quick release plate, besides the traditional double safety
system, features a new lever operated locking for increased safety
and compactness. The new Gitzo ball heads include a convenient
Anti Dust Bag for storage and packing. The textile anti dust bag is
also a support to environmental protection; aiming to reduce the
amount of plastic bags the world industry produces every year.
spring assisted double lock
metal plate
teflon bushings
mechanical control
The new center SADL (Spring Assisted
Double Lock) is a patent pending
system that combines two locking
systems in one, maximizing both locking
power and ball smoothness.
A high friction metal guarantees a high
efficiency lock, the PTFE bushing
controlled by a pre- loaded spring
maximizes smoothness and control.
bubble ball
Gitzo Bubble Ball comes from an exclusive technology that enables us to produce
high quality, completely round hollow spheres, with a ultra thin wall, for an incredible
weight reduction.
The Gitzo Bubble Ball not only guarantees a dramatic weight reduction, but it also
allows us to increase the size of the ball for each series, with great improvements in
the locking performance and in the smoothness of the movement.
Gitzo Bubble Ball also features a perfected PTFE treatment that further reduces the
surface micro roughness for the ultimate shooting experience and accuracy.
for more information see the back cover fold-out
bubble ball
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spring assisted
double lock
leveling bubble
safe grip
separate
pan control
double quick
release safety
system
Also avaible in noire décor color.
GH1780QR and GH2780QR
GH1780FQR
safari heads
GH2780FQR
recommended
“arca style” plate adapter GS5160CDT
series
ref.
QR
1.
GH1780FQR
•
•
2.
GH2780FQR
•
•
•
tilt
pan
ball
locking locking
plate type
pan
quick release
with 1/4" screw
360° +95°/-13°
•
•
9,5 cm/3.74"
0,35 kg/0.77 lbs
quick release
with 1/4” screw
360° +100°/-18°
•
•
9,6 cm/3.78"
0,43 kg/0.95 lbs
10 kg/22 lbs
25 kg/55 lbs *
14 kg/30.8 lbs
35 kg/77 lbs *
*
The higher pay load is measured accordingly to competitors’ standard, directly on the head attachment screw. This method leads to a max pay load 2,5 times higher than Gitzo
standard that is more severe and uses a 12cm/4.7” lever to simulate equipment center of gravity.
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safari tripods
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mountaineer tripods
photo & birdwatching
When Gitzo launched the Mountaineer tripods in 1994, they were
the World’s first carbon fibre tripods. Ever since then they’ve set
the standard for performance and quality. The main feature of the
range is the 6X carbon fibre tube, made of a unique structure of
6 crossed layers that maximises rigidity, vibration, absorption and
lightweight performance- ideal qualities for nature photography and
birdwatching
The 6X tube has a high density structure, 100% made of top quality
ultra-thin carbon fibres (7µm or 0.007 mm). Built-in Anti Leg Rotation is now a feature of the whole carbon fibre range. Mountaineer
tripods have been consistently improved with features and details
that increase performance, versatility and quality. The G-Lock is our
leg locking system that increases system rigidity by 20% and allows
quicker and stronger leg locking. We’ve also added a solid machined aluminium upper disc with locking screws and a new Safe Lock
series available 1. 2.
material that reduces vibration and improves grip between the tripod
and head. The upper disc can also be fitted directly to the upper
casting, removing the centre column for ground level photography
or to save weight. New tripods also feature an additional third leg
spread angle for an ultra-low position that allows you to take full
advantage of the “Ground Level Set”.
Safari Mountaineer tripods are specifically configured for outdoor
with special features, like factory pre-installed spiked feet for mud,
ice and snow, and the latest development- the exclusive waterproof
Ocean-Lock. Besides the Ocean-Lock, all internal components are
designed to withstand water and extreme climates. All these special
features, added to the fact that Gitzo tripods are the only ones
that meet military standards, make Safari Tripods the ideal outdoor
tool- ready for everything. All new Mountaineer tripods come with a
convenient anti-dust bag for storage and packing.
eye level
standard level
longitudinal
fiber layers
5
3
1
standard-chest level tripod
series 1 & 2.
6
crossed
fiber layers
4
long-eye level tripod
series 2.
Gitzo tripods are available in different heights. This is particularly useful for nature
photography and birdwatching, where the user height and the kind of equipment used
is considered. For example, in the case where a straight scope is used, generally a long
eye level tripod is preferred, while for angled scopes, a standard height tripod usually is
the right choice.
2
Gitzo 6X is the most advanced carbon fiber tube in the market and guarantees
structural strength, flexion rigidity and great vibration absorption properties.
material weight comparison
100
100
90
80
70
70
60
Series 1 and 2 Mountaineer tripods
now feature a new third leg spread
that allows you to go very close to the
ground. This third leg position allows
you to take full advantage of the Ground
Level Set. Series 2 tripods upper
casting is now made of Magnesium.
It has been completely redesigned for
increased torsion rigidity.
55
50
40
35
30
20
10
0
aluminum
Al13
aluminum
basalt
carbon
6X
Carbon 6X high density 1mm tube is 30% lighter than the former 1.5mm tube.
Thanks to the new 6X crossed layer construction, it offers superior performance in
terms of rigidity and vibration absorption.
The upper disc is totally new. It is made
of machined aluminum, with an insert in
our new Safe Lock material.
Series 1 and 2 tripods now come with
the new aluminum Power Disc for a
more secure locking of the head thanks
to the additional locking screw.
All discs can be mounted directly to the
tripod top casting (Ground Level Set
feature). The 1/4”-3/8” reversible screw
has been redesigned for more reliable
functionality.
for more information see the back cover fold-out
ground level set
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G-lock
power disc
ALR
reversible
column
hook
spike
feet
ocean lock
series
1.
Recommended for compact cameras, lightweight camcorders and DSLRs with
75mm lens or 135mm maximum. Given its small size and extremely light weight,
this tripod offers a interesting compact solution for the latest generation of small
scale digital equipment. The G-Lock system and improved tube structure give good
performance in terms of torsional rigidity.
series
2.
safari tripods
An excellent choice for MiniDV, compact digital cameras and DSLRs with 135mm
lenses, up to a maximum of 200mm.
Offers an excellent maximum load capacity and good torsion rigidity at a reduced
weight. Available at standard height. Series 1 is the ideal solution for photographers
on the move or when space and weight are key factors.
All series 1 tripods (geared version excluded) now feature a new third ultra low leg
spread for ultra low ground position to take full advantage of the Ground Level Set.
Ocean-Lock is a perfected G-Lock system that, thanks to
special inserts at both ends, minimises the amount of water
and debris that may enter tubes and treads. The upper
Stainless Steel leg ends are provided with a special funnellike hole that allows to empty the small amount of water that
may have entered the tubes.
spike feet
Safari tripods are specifically
configured for the outdoors,
with special features like factory
pre-installed spiked feet for mud,
ice and snow, which also come
with removable protective rubber
covers.
GT1540FL
GT1540F
GT2540F
height comparison
over head level
eye level
standard level
compact level
1.
2. 2.
ALR
G-lock &
Ocean lock
•
•
•
rapid
4
159 cm/62.6"
138 cm/54.3"
17 cm/6.7"
54 cm/21.3"
GT2540F
•
•
•
rapid
4
153 cm/60.2"
130 cm/51.2"
17 cm/6.7"
55.5 cm/21.9" 1,36 kg/3 lbs
12 kg/26.4 lbs
GT2540FL
•
•
•
rapid
4
175 cm/68.9"
151 cm/59.4"
17 cm/6.7"
61 cm/24"
12 kg/26.4 lbs
series
ref.
1.
GT1540F
2.
2.
1,12 kg/2.5 lbs
1,43 kg/3.1 lbs
8 kg/17.6 lbs
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birdwatching kit
safari traveler
2.
series available 2.
Traveler is a unique concept invented by Gitzo that has become
a must for compact photo supports. The revolutionary system
comes from the intuition of folding the legs upside down in order to
minimize the support folded length during transportation. The new
Safari Traveler kit combines for the first time all of the desires of the
keen birdwatcher. It maximises extreme light weight, compactness,
stable and vibration free performance, controlled and precise scope
movements with a full size tall tripod for comfortable and long
lasting observations. Following Gitzo tradition, even the smallest
detail has been taken care of in order to make the Safari Traveler
Kit the ultimate tool for birdwatching.
The best Gitzo materials and technologies like the carbon fibre
6X tubes and the ultra-light weight yet extremely sturdy design are
matched with outdoor specific features.
A special combination is used for leg locks: the upper lock is the
powerful G-Lock that guarantees extremely high performance
with a smooth and fast action, ideal to level the tripod on uneven
surfaces. The two lower locks are the exclusive Ocean-Locks, a
special waterproof version of G-Lock that allows you to plunge
the tripod into water and mud with no risk of damaging it. All inner
components are design to withstand water and humidity. This kit
includes pre-installed spike feet with a special rubber cover for
increased versatility and efficiency in every outdoor environment.
The series 2- tall, strong and yet lightweight tripod has been
chosen to guarantee the most stable and ergonomic platform,
while a smaller, lighter yet high performance series 1 2way
head has been selected in order to maximise compactness and
transportability without sacrificing stability and movement control.
This new head is the only head in the market that is specifically
developed for birdwatching and is not derived from video
applications. The head combines light weight and compactness
with the latest Gitzo technologies, and the main body is made of
casted lightweight magnesium. The two fluid cartridges are specific
for this application and movements are exceptionally smooth and
controlled. Furthermore, it features the innovative Single Lock
System for a faster, more intuitive and ergonomic operation.
In this special kit only the series 1 head comes with a longer quick
release sliding plate to improve balancing capabilities even when
longer and heavier equipment, like for digiscoping, is used. The
new Series 2 Traveler comes with a smart Gitzo display cleaner
and a convenient anti-dust bag for packing and transportation.
The textile anti-dust bag contributes an answer to environmental
protection; aiming to reduce the amount of plastic bags that global
industry produces every year.
Every single detail is designed to achieve the maximum compactness without
compromising on ergonomics and performance. The project is inspired by a totally
new approach that sees the head and tripod as a whole and not as two separate
entities.
The new Safari Traveler is the ideal tool for the keen birdwatcher. Every single
detail has been studied and developed for the outdoors, to guarantee comfortable,
high quality, and long observation thanks to its ergonomics, performance, maximum
compactness, light weight and precision.
The beautiful design is derived from the limited edition Titanium and Ocean tripod.
It has been developed by advanced 3D modelling software to ensure the maximum
rigidity of structure with minimum weight.
for more information see the back cover fold-out
ground level set
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G-lock
ALR
rapid column
reversible
column
hook
spike
feet
ocean lock
series
2.
birdwatching kit
Recommended for DSLR with to 200mm lenses up to 300mm maximum, the new
Series 2 Traveler offers excellent maximum load capacity and great torsion rigidity
thanks to G-Lock and the newly designed upper casting.
Extremely lightweight and compact, this kit is the ultimate solution for photographers
looking for a regular size tripod that combines lightweight, compactness and
transportability without compromising on stability and image sharpness.
It is available in the popular four section standard level configuration and includes the
new 2-way Birdwatching Series 1 head.
Ocean-Lock is a perfected G-Lock system that, thanks to
special inserts at both ends, minimises the amount of water
and debris that may enter tubes and treads. The upper
Stainless Steel leg ends are provided with a special funnellike hole that allows to empty the small amount of water that
may have entered the tubes.
spike feet
Safari tripods are specifically
configured for the outdoors,
with special features like factory
pre-installed spiked feet for mud,
ice and snow, which also come
with removable protective rubber
covers.
height comparison
recommended
GK2520FT
carrying solutions
over head level
eye level
standard level
compact level
2.
series
ref.
2.
GK2520FT
new
•
ALR
G-lock
•
•
rapid
4
154 cm/60.6"
129,5 cm/51”
32 cm/12.6"
43 cm/16.9”
1,72 kg/3.78 lbs 7 kg/15.4 lbs
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accessories & photo gear
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tripod accessories
leveling spirit bubble for tripod columns
GS5000C M12 to 3/8” adapter
These leveling spirit bubbles can easily fit at the bottom of the tripod columns.
Available for series 1 and 2 tripods, they are compatible with any model and material.
They are the same accessory that comes as standard for all Gitzo Leveling tripods.
No tools or glue are needed for the installation: just remove the hook assembly, insert
the leveling spirit bubble and lock the hook assembly back in position.
This convenient small adapter allows the user to mount an additional disc or other
tripod accessories in place of the retractile hook assembly at the bottom of the column.
It works only for the new generation of tripods that feature the Ground Level Set.
In these tripods, the hook assembly is fixed by a M12 thread, and thus this 3/8”
adapter is needed in order to attach any other standard accessory.
This adapter is not necessary and it would not work for the previous generation of
tripods without ground level. These older tripods already have at the bottom of the
column a 3/8” thread.
GLEVEL1
GLEVEL2
G1539 double platform
GSGREASE02 tripod and head grease
G1539 enables cameras (or 2 heads) to be fitted - 35cm apart center to center - to
a single tripod column. Suitable for 35mm or medium format cameras.
Gitzo leg locking systems are designed to serve for a life time and to always
perform at their best. In order to help these components to deliver their mission, it
is recommended to always use the proper grease every time your tripod is cleaned.
Gitzo uses a special product that guarantees a smooth operation and protects the
metal surfaces from excessive wearing over time. Furthermore, thanks to its special
formula, it is not sticky in order to avoid attracting dust, sand and other dirt that may
dramatically reduce the locking system life time.
This grease is now available in convenient small tubes sold in a set of two. Each
tube is enough to lubricate a four section tripod. We always recommend to use
a minimal quantity of grease. An excessive amount may attract undesired dirt and
reduce the locking ability of the system.
GS5030VSF photo-video double use spike-rubber feet
G1220.130B big foot series 2. 3.
G1220.130B3 big feet series 2. 3.
All terrain vibration absorbing foot for mud,
snow or sandy surfaces.
For monopods series 2. 3. G1220.130B.
Set of 3 feet for tripod series 2. 3. G1220.130B3
These feet are traditionally used in video tripods but they can
also be very useful for photographic applications. These feet
can be easily transformed into spike or rubber feet by simply
turning the rubber cups in or out.
These spike-rubber feet can be easily applied to any tripod
provided with removable feet. No adapters or special tools
are required.
G1220.129B3
spikes for tripod
Stainless steel spikes for tripods
G1220.129LB3
XL long spikes for tripod
XL stainless steel spikes for tripods
GS3030 - GS5030 self locking removable rubber feet
These self locking feet, thanks to an additional built in
rubber ring, allow for a more secure locking and prevent
accidental loss. These self locking feet can not be used
on older tripods. Available in two different sizes accordingly
to the suitable series, they are compatible with the G-Lock
Leg Section Reducers.
Set of 3 feet for tripod series 1. 2. 3. GS3030
Set of 3 feet for tripod series 3. GS5030
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GS3030
GS5030
head accessories
quick release plates
G2285M/14*
G2285M/38*
GS5370C*
G2382B*
GS5370LC
GS5370MC*
G1382L/14B*
G1382L/38B*
GS5370LC*
GS5370XLC
GS5370XLC*
new
traveler kit
GK2540FT
GH2720FQR
GH2780FQR
GS5370MC
GH1780FQR
ref.
GH1720FQR
fluid heads
plates. The plate includes 2 screws for both 1/4” and 3/8“ sizes.
In the new collection we unified some 1/4” and 3/8” attachment plates into a unique
new code that includes 2 screws for both 1/4” and 3/8“ sizes. Having two screws
available for each attachment size is ideal, above all for long plates, when heavy
equipment or long lenses are used. As a general rule, it is preferable to always use
the bigger possible attachment. In any case, even when the smaller screw needs
to be used, it always guarantees a high safety standard. In fact all Gitzo bolts and
screws are made of high quality steel.
center ball
heads
Gitzo quick release plates come in three different profiles (A, B and C).
Each profile is offered in different lengths (short or square, medium and long) and
with different features (graduated, anti rotation pin) and attachments (1/4” - 3/8”).
The new GS5370XLC extra long C profile quick release plate is 200 mm long and it
is specifically dedicated to wild life, sport and action photography. It allows to finely
balance your equipment on the support for a more precise shooting action.
It is the ideal complement to the Systematic head GH5380SQR, the Series 3 center
ball head GH3780QR and any other Gitzo equipment compatible with C profile QR
QR
plate
type
attachment
size
style
C
1/4”
square
38x38
1,50x1,50
square
38x38
1,50x1,50
•
•
•
•
•
square
38x38
1,50x1,50
•
•
•
•
•
medium
38x82
1,5x3,23
•
•
•
•
•
medium
38x82
1,5x3,23
•
•
• std std
long
graduated
long
graduated
long
graduated
38x140
1,50x5,51
•
•
•
•
•
38x140
1,50x5,51
•
•
•
•
•
38x140
1,5x5,51
•
•
•
•
•
long
38x200
1,5x7,87
•
•
•
•
•
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
C
3/8”
1/4”
3/8”
1/4”
3/8”
1/4”
3/8”
1/4”
3/8”
2x1/4”
2x3/8”
2x1/4”
2x3/8”
size (w - l)
mm/ inc
std std std •
•
*
Supplied with anti rotation VHS pin
fluid heads
GH2780FQR
GH1720FQR
GH2720FQR
GK2540FT
center ball
heads
GS5160CDT
GH1780FQR
ref.
traveler kit
This adapter is a smart solution that fits standard “arca style” quick release plates on
standard Gitzo quick release adapters.
It works on a simple principle. It has to be inserted into a Gitzo profile C quick
release adapter (please refer to the enclosed compatibility chart) and it safely locks
into position, thanks to the Gitzo safety system. Now your head is ready to accept a
standard “arca style” quick release plate. In order to lock the “arca style” plate into
position, just use the standard locking knob or lever. The Gitzo adapter inner part is
created to act like a spring and to solidly lock your plate into position.
The GS5160CDT adapter is made of high quality machined aluminum and features
the new perfected PTFE surface treatment that guarantees maximum smoothness
and does not scratch quick release plates.
Important Note: Arca style plates can have different width measurements depending
on brand and specific model.
The Gitzo adapter is compatible with the “arca style” plate within a specific range of
width and it does not cover all the possible widths available in the market.
For this reason we recommend before purchasing, to always check the compatibility
of the Gitzo adapter with the specific quick release plate you are going to use.
It is very difficult to precisely measure the width of the “slopes” of these quick
release plates, and even tiny differences can create very different results.
•
•
•
•
•
accessories
& photo gear
GS5160CDT
“arca style” quick release plate adapter
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apparel
four season jacket
special elasticized band to vertically support your lenses. Other
pockets are intended for many other essentials, like flashlights,
batteries, filters, cables, memory cards, binoculars and so on. Also
included inside is an organizer style pocket, for business cards,
pens and note book. A big waterproof pocket on the back gives
room to several larger items, like a bottle of water. Another unique
feature of this jacket is the “Light Shield” incorporated in the
hood, with the dual function of protecting from the rain but above
all to shield the light off the camera display improving the LCD
visibility. The long waterproof zippers that run on both sides are
also very convenient for additional ventilation (also enhanced by the
ventilation ports on the back) and to access the inner pockets in
windy and rainy conditions. These zippers, when fully opened from
the bottom, also allow for extra movement and for having the two
main pockets in front of us when kneeing down. Both shoulders
and elbows are padded in order to give good protection. When
safety and visibility are key factors, the jackets can be fitted with
a special high visibility kit. This kit consists of a large panel for the
back and two smaller ones for the chest, Velcro attachable. The
right front panel embeds a pass holder. The high visibility kit is
available separately as an add-on kit (GHV100-PRESS).
The Four Season Jacket is the first fully waterproof jacket
specifically designed for professional photographers. Following its
mission of developing professional photo essentials, Gitzo provides
the ultimate and only solution to pro photographers who are looking
for maximum protection from rain and wind without compromising
with storage and accessibility of their equipment. The jacket
has been developed with the support of pro photographers
and includes in its structure all their advices and experience. It
is intended to be used in different environments, such as sport
events, concerts, downtown and also in naturalistic activities. The
construction and materials used are the best ones the technical
clothing industry can offer, like sealed seams, Teflon treated
nylon, Cordura and Ecodry membrane. The result is a perfectly
waterproof jacket, comfortable, highly durable and most importantly
fully breathable. For this reason it can be suitable for various
temperature all around the year and for photography on the move.
A full set of inner and outer pockets is one of the main advantages
of this apparel, especially the two main pockets on the front. These
pockets are completely water proof and can be expanded, together
with the protective top flap, by means of lateral zips in order to
fit even larger equipment. They feature removable padding and a
The jackets can be fitted with a special
high visibility kit that consists of a large
panel for the back and two smaller ones
for the chest, Velcro attachable. The
right front panel embeds a pass holder.
The high visibility kit is available
separately as an add-on kit
(GHV100-PRESS).
lig
hts
hie
ld
The two long waterproof zippers on the sides allow for
additional movement, provide ventilation and access
to the inner pockets.
ref.
new
size
A
B
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GA151S
new
GA151M
new
GA151L
new
GA151XL
new
GA151XXL
S
M
L
XL
XXL
A
cm
inches
89-93
35-36,6
94-99
37-39
100-105
40-41
106-111
42-44
114-119
45-47
B
cm
inches
80-82
31,5-32,5
83-85
32-33
86-88
34-35
89-91
35-36
92-94
36-37
The two main front pockets are waterproof
and can be expanded in order to fit
larger equipment. They feature removable
padding and an elasticized lens holder.
apparel
fleece jacket
hand. The two main ones have extractable padding. They are
adjustable in size thanks to two side zippers and are tailored
to the size of lenses, flashlights and such items. Two additional
smaller pockets on the chest are intended to hold smaller items
and include a pass holder. A double pocket on the back of the
jacket can be used for several items, including a Traveler tripod
or a bottle of water. There’s also a whole set of inner pockets
that can carry business cards, pens, other small or valuable
accessories. There are also two cargo inner pockets, which have
room for bigger items such as binoculars, flashlights and similar
items. The shoulders and elbows are padded in order to protect
the photographer. There’s also a snap hook and several loops
that can be used to temporarily attach different belongings,
from a monopod to any other item. accessories
& photo gear
The Fleece Jacket is the first one specifically designed for
professional photographers. Following its mission of developing
professional photo essentials, Gitzo provides the ultimate and
only solution to pro photographers who are looking for maximum
protection from wind and cold without compromising storage and
accessibility of their equipment. The jacket has been developed
with the support of pro photographers and includes in its
structure all their advice and experience. It can be either a good
alternative to the four-season jacket in the winter season or it can
be attached to the jacket in order to have a “winterized”, totally
waterproof and highly technical product. The materials used are
Teflon treated nylon, Cordura, Ecodry and Zero Wind membrane.
The mix of these materials allows the jacket to be windproof,
highly breathable and highly durable. There’s a set of external
pockets that can enable the photographer to have everything at
The shoulders are padded for additional comfort and
feature a special loop to secure any shoulder strap.
ref.
new
size
A
B
GA140S
GA140M
GA140L
GA140XL
new
GA140XXL
S
M
L
XL
XXL
A
cm
inches
89-93
35-36,6
94-99
37-39
100-105
40-41
106-111
42-44
114-119
45-47
B
cm
inches
80-82
31,5-32,5
83-85
32-33
86-88
34-35
89-91
35-36
92-94
36-37
The two main front pockets are
waterproof and can be expanded
in order to fit larger equipment.
They feature removable padding
and an elasticized lens holder.
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holsters
0. 1. 2.
3. 5.
series available 0.
The holsters provide a totally new and revolutionary way
of transporting your tripods and monopods. It is a smart,
comfortable, lightweight and very quick-to-use
carrying solution. The system is intended to be operated with one
hand only and to hold your equipment safely in place.
The paddle on the back is a high quality patented one that
guarantees a perfect and strong connection to your belt in any
condition of use. The top part is rubberized to maximize the grip
and hold the equipment more safely.
An ideal complement to our Traveler range, thanks to the
adjustable strap, it is also suitable for several sizes of tripods and
monopods. Another unique feature is a convenient anchoring
point that allows you to steadily support your equipment directly
on your body.
The GC3320, ideal for the traveler tripods, is also intended for several sizes of
tripods from the Gitzo range.
The system is intended to be operated with one hand only and to hold your
equipment safely in place.
They are equipped with a convenient anchoring point that allows you to steadily
support your equipment directly on your body, also on the move and without
opening the legs completely.
intended use
series
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series
ref.
0. 3.
GC3320
traveler
leveling
•
•
00
0
1
2
3
•
•
•
•
4
5
tripod strap
3
compatible series 0. 1. 2. 3.
The Gitzo strap is a clever and “quick-to-use” carrying solution
specifically developed to serve most of Gitzo tripods.
Ideal for situations in which the timeframe for a snapshot is short
and the time for packing and unpacking the tripod is even less.
The strap is adjustable to fit tripods of different sizes and can be
left on the tripod while shooting.
The connection system is specifically developed to fit old and new
The upper part of the strap anchors the
tripod just below the column-locking
collar. This safe and easy solution
allows you to retro fit all Gitzo tripods,
old and new, without compromising on
functionality and safety.
Gitzo tripods without compromising on functionality and safety.
An additional neoprene pocket is ideal to hold tripod accessories,
mobile phones or other small items.
The materials used are neoprene and rubberized textile.
The comfort of the shoulder strap is enhanced by thick neoprene
and a thermoformed structure for additional ventilation.
The lower part connects to the tripod
by means of a double loop. One loop
is permanently attached. The second
bigger loop secures all three legs
together during transportation.
Both loops are adjustable to fit tripods
from series 0 to 5.
accessories
& photo gear
The strap perfectly fits any old and new
Gitzo tripod. The smart connection
system allows for a quick and reliable
operation in location and during
transportation.
intended uses by series
series
ref.
0. - 3.
GC5210
traveler
leveling
explorer
mountaineer
basalt
aluminum
•
•
•
•
•
•
systematic
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leg warmers
series available 1.
1.2.
2.3.
3.4.
4.5.
5.
leg warmers
Leg warmers are recommended to increase the level of protection
and comfort while using and carrying tripods. These new Gitzo
leg warmers combine the two things, without compromising on
lightweight and compactness, so appreciated on Gitzo tripods.
They are protective enough for the legs and, at the same time,
they have a very soft touch that makes them really pleasant to
use. They are made of a soft coating on the outside and feature a
special non-slip rubber on the inside, for added stability and safer
handling. Once you’re used to them, you wan’t be able to live
without them!. These leg warmers come in a set of three and are
available in two versions: GC2560 dedicated to Series 1 and 2
tripods, and GC5560 for Series 3, 4 and 5.
intended uses by series
series
ref.
1
2
1-2
new
GC2560
•
•
2-5
new
GC5560
3
4
5
•
•
•
safari leg warmers
Gitzo introduces a special configuration of leg warmers: the Safari
leg warmers are specifically studied on the outdoor use and
environment, typically wild life photographers and birdwatchers.
First of all they guarantee great comfort while carrying heavier
outdoor equipment, such as long lenses, together with a good
scratch resistance and camouflage characteristics.
The inner padding is provided by a high density closed cell foam.
The special construction also makes this padding removable.
The outside of the Safari leg warmers is made of a four color
camouflage highly durable nylon, while the inside features a
special non-slip rubber, for added stability and safer handling.
These leg warmers come in a set of three and are available in
two versions: GC2160F dedicated to Series 1 and 2 tripods, and
GC5160F for Series 3, 4 and 5.
intended uses by series
series
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ref.
1
2
•
•
1-2
new
GC2160F
3-5
new
GC5160F
3
4
5
•
•
•
easy bags
series available 0. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5.
easy bags
These light duty bags are mainly intended to protect Gitzo
products from dust, scratches and as a convenient solution for
storage and packing and carrying. They can also be used for
many other applications and equipments, such as cameras,
lenses, flashes, batteries, maintenance tools, spare parts and
other essential accessories.
Made of lightweight textile and consistent with Gitzo image, they
are available in three different sizes. From a carrying standpoint,
such bags are equipped with double strings in order to use them
also as a simplified and light weight backpack. A smart folding
system allows to reduce the bag into a compact and convenient
size.
new
new
accessories
& photo gear
new
35
safari photo shooting
36
37
date
location
subject
38
date
location
subject
39
product summary chart
heads
two ways fluid heads
series ref.
QR
plate
type
pan
tilt
pan and tilt
single lock
1.
GH1720FQR
•
•
•
quick release
with 1/4" screw
360°
+110°
•
9,2 cm/3.6"
0,46 kg/1.01 lbs
4 kg/8.82 lbs
10 kg/22.04 lbs
2.
GH2720FQR
•
•
•
quick release
with 1/4” + 3/8” screw
360°
+110°
•
10,7 cm/4.2"
0,7 kg/1.54 lbs
6 kg/13.22 lbs
15 kg/37,05 lbs
center ball heads
series
ref.
QR
1.
GH1780FQR
•
•
2.
GH2780FQR
•
•
•
tilt
pan
locking
ball
locking
plate type
pan
quick release
with 1/4" screw
360° +95°/-13°
•
•
9,5 cm/3.74"
0,35 kg/0.77 lbs
10 kg/22 lbs
25 kg/55 lbs
quick release
with 1/4” screw
360° +100°/-18°
•
•
9,6 cm/3.78"
0,43 kg/0.95 lbs
14 kg/30.8 lbs
35 kg/77 lbs
index
ref.
40
model
page
ref.
model
page
G1220.129B3
Spikes for tripod
28
GC5560
Leg warmers
34
G1220.129LB3
XL long spikes for tripod
28
GC55X19A0
Easy Bag
35
G1220.130B3
Big foot
28
GC65X19A0
Easy Bag
35
G1220.130B
Big foot
28
GC75X19A0
Easy Bag
35
G1382L/14B
Quick release long graduated plate
29
GH1720FQR
Two ways fluid head
17
G1382L/38B
Quick release long graduated plate
29
GH1780FQR
Center ball head
19
G1539
Double platform
28
GH2720FQR
Two ways fluid head
17
G2285M/14
Quick release square plate
29
GH2780FQR
Center ball head
19
G2285M/38
Quick release square plate
29
GKT2520FT
Birdwatching Traveler kit
25
G2382B
Quick release medium plate
29
GLEVEL1
Leveling spirit bubble
28
GA140L
Fleece jacket large
31
GLEVEL2
Leveling spirit bubble
28
GA140M
Fleece season jacket medium
31
GS3030
Self locking removable rubber feet
28
GA140S
Fleece season jacket small
31
GS5000C
M12 to 3/8” adapter
28
GA140XL
Fleece season jacket extra large
31
GS5030
Self locking removable rubber feet
28
GA140XXL
Fleece season jacket double extra large
31
GS5030VSF
Spike-rubber feet for photo and video
28
GA151L
Four season jacket large
30
GS5160CDT
“Arca style” quick release plate adapter
29
GA151M
Four season jacket medium
30
GS5370C
Quick release square plate
29
GA151S
Four season jacket small
30
GS5370LC
Quick release long graduated plate
29
GA151XL
Four season jacket extra large
30
GS5370MC
Quick release medium plate
29
GA151XXL
Four season jacket double extra large
30
GS5370XLC
Quick release long plate
29
GC2160F
Safari leg warmers
34
GSGREASE02
Tripod grease
28
GC2560
Leg warmers
34
GT1540F
Mountaineer tripod
23
GC3320
Holster
32
GT2540F
Mountaineer tripod
23
GC5160F
Safari leg warmers
34
GT2540FL
Mountaineer tripod
23
GC5210
Tripod strap
33
tripods
mountaineer tripods
ALR
G-lock &
Ocean lock
series
ref.
1.
GT1540F
•
•
•
rapid
4
159 cm/6
138 cm/54.3"
17 cm/6.7"
54 cm/21.3"
2.
GT2540F
•
•
•
rapid
4
153 cm/60.2"
130 cm/51.2"
17 cm/6.7"
55.5 cm/21.9" 1,36 kg/3 lbs
12 kg/26.4 lbs
2.
GT2540FL
•
•
•
rapid
4
175 cm/68.9"
151 cm/59.4"
17 cm/6.7"
61 cm/24"
12 kg/26.4 lbs
1,12 kg/2.5 lbs
1,43 kg/3.1 lbs
8 kg/17.6 lbs
birdwatching traveler kit
series
ref.
2.
GK2520FT
•
ALR
G-lock
•
•
rapid
4
164 cm/64.6"
129,5 cm/51”
32 cm/12.6"
53 cm/20.9”
1,96 kg/4.32 lbs
4 kg/8.8 lbs
41
spare parts & coding system
Spare parts for Gitzo products are available for years... we can
often still repair tripods that are as much as 25 years old.
All products keep the same traditional tube diameters and many
C
H
K
T
G
families
carrying sol.
head
kit
tripod
H
series
- 00
0 0
1 1
2 2
3 3
4 4
5 5
42
2
5
7
materials
carbon 6x
magnesium
7
2
leg section
3 3
4 4
5 5
head type
2 2 ways
3 3 ways
5 off center
8 center ball
release
0
1
2
3
0
F Q R
extension
EX explorer
LVLleveling
O ocean
S systematic
T traveler
V vintage
F safari
C compact
L long
XL extra long
QR quick release
parts are built to be backwards-compatible with older ones.
On www.gitzo.com you can find exploded views of Gitzo
products with spare parts reference numbers.
self explanatory product coding system
In order to make our new products and range easier to
understand, Gitzo has renewed the product coding system.
The new coding system is based on letters and digits that
describe the product characteristics. Thanks to this
self-explanatory coding system it is very easy to identify the
product and the different versions released. Products are
described taking into account the category, the material
used, the main characteristics (like number of sections and
head type) and other aspects, like height, accessories,
special series and other useful information.
While the coding system is probably easier to interpret for
main products like tripods, monopods and heads, it is more
difficult for the accessories, even if it follows the same logic
scheme for all products.
All codes that begin with two letters follow the new
self-explanatory scheme. Other codes that begin with one
letter only follow the old code. All future new products will
follow the new coding system.
tripod and head features
tripod features
ALR
ALR
rapid column
We have introduced a new Anti Leg Rotation System
that allows for ultra fast and smooth operation.
Thanks to this new system, it is possible to operate all
the locks at the same time and then the sections in a
single move. With the new ALR it is possible to open a
5-section Traveler tripod in less than 15 seconds.
reversible
column
reversible column
leg
ends
leg ends
The center column locking collar above the tripod
shoulder makes it easier to adjust the column quickly.
Series 1 and above are built with an anti-rotation
grooved center column for improved stability.
hook
The rapid column can easily be inverted for an
alternative shooting angle or low level macro work.
All tripods and monopods in Series 1 and above are
provided with removable rubber feet. This feature allows
you to easily change worn out rubber feet or to fit other
accessories, such as spiked feet or snow/sand shoes.
(4 section tripods in Series 1 are excluded because the
final leg section is too narrow to fit these ends).
rapid column
hook
This built-in accessory allows you to hang a stabilizing
weight (e.g. a full camera bag or a sand/water bag) from
the bottom of the tripod center column. Useful with long
heavy lenses, on uneven ground or in windy conditions.
The hook can hold up to 18kg (39.7lb).
spike
feet
spike feet
Safari tripods are specifically configured
for the outdoors, with special features like factory
pre-installed spiked feet for mud, ice and snow, which
also come with removable protective rubber covers.
head features
safe grip
safe grip
Safe Grip is a material that gives a safer lock between
your camera and the head plate, preventing the camera
from moving or slipping. It is used on quick release
plates and in applications where the camera equipment
is screwed to the support to reduce pivoting and
twisting.
friction control
friction control
separate
pan control
separate pan control
balancing system
balancing system
In 1966 Gitzo was the first to introduce the balancing
system. This system allows you to keep your equipment
balanced when mounted on the head even when this is
not locked. The system is very useful for long lenses,
video and birdwatching, especially when some degree
of action and accurate tracking is needed.
By fine tuning the freedom of movement of the head,
friction control makes the head slower and more precise
or faster and looser. This feature also helps to make
using heavy equipment or long lenses safer. On ball
and fluid head models without separate friction controls,
slowly adjusting the lock knobs gives similar results.
double quick
release safety
system
double quick release safety system
fluid cartridge
fluid cartridge
fluid cartridge
The system consists of two pins, one fixed and one
manually operated by means of a button, that prevent
camera equipment from suddenly dropping out of the
head when the quick release locking knob is released.
Extremely useful with heavy equipment, long lenses and
spotting scopes.
A fluid cartridge consists in a system made with two
parts that slide one on the other. Inside the system is
included a special fluid that controls the movement and
makes it extremely soft, “fluid” and smooth.
The cartridge’s inner design is very important and if
well designed allows maximum movement control yet
minimizes cartridge weight and size. Gitzo uses a
special fluid that guarantees a consistent performance
over a wide range of temperatures.
When using a ball head, the ability to lock and unlock
the panoramic movement independent of front-back
or lateral tilt movements is convenient for panoramic
photography and when a high level of control is
required.
reversible handles
reversible handles
Handles can removed and repositioned or rotated in
different positions. This feature greatly increases a
head’s versatility and is particularly appreciated by left
handed users.
tripod and head features
tripod features
ground level set
ground level set
G-Lock
This new feature allows you to remove the center
column to save weight and get the camera closer to
the ground. Uses existing components: the upper
disc with reversible 1/4” - 3/8” bolt and the column
hook assembly: remove column and fix the disk
directly to the upper casting using the column hook.
No tools needed.
power disc
power disc
G-Lock
G-Lock is the new Gitzo leg locking system.
The locking mechanism has been completely
redesigned in order to achieve a 20% increase in
rigidity, faster operation and stronger, safer locking.
G-Lock’s special design also provides a “gravity
lock” effect: the higher the load applied vertically to
the leg, the stronger the lock.
leg angles
The new tripod upper disc is called “Power Disc”.
It is made of machined solid aluminum and it now
features two locking screws, one to lock the head,
the other to safely lock the disc onto the column.
The “Power Disc” gives a rock solid connection of
the whole system for additional safety and stability.
leg angles
Gitzo tripods feature a variety of leg openings.
From one spread of series 0 to infinite angles of
Explorer tripods. New series 1, 2 ,3 and Leveling
tripods now feature an upgraded upper casting
with an additional third leg spread. The three leg
spreads allows you to set the tripods at three
different levels (high, medium, low). The new low
position allows you to take full advantage of the
“Ground Level Set”.
ocean lock
ocean-lock
The Ocean-Lock is a special version of Gitzo
G-Lock of which it maintains the same outstanding
locking performances. Thanks to two special seals
derived form the automation industry, it minimises
the amount of water and debris that may enter
tubes and locking mechanisms. The Ocean-Lock
is not 100% waterproof, however it dramatically
enhances the capacity of the tripod to withstand
extreme environments.
head features
bubble ball
bubble ball
leveling bubble
Gitzo has now developed a new exclusive
technology that enables us to produce high
quality, completely round hollow spheres, with a
ultra thin wall, for an incredible weight reduction.
Gitzo Bubble Ball also features a perfected PTFE
treatment that further reduces the surface micro
roughness for the ultimate shooting experience and
accuracy.
spring assisted
double lock
spring assisted double lock
The new center SADL (Spring Assisted Double
Lock) is a patent pending system that combines
two locking systems in one, that maximizes both
locking power and ball smoothness.
A high friction metal guarantees a high efficiency
lock, the PTFE bushing controlled by a pre loaded
spring maximizes smoothness and control.
leveling bubble
The leveling bubble helps you to get your
photographs, film or scope viewing perfectly
horizontal or vertical. Gitzo’s production staff set all
levelling bubbles by hand in order to ensure 100%
accurate level indication.
single lock
single lock
Single lock is the other specific innovation for
birdwatching. Pan and Tilt movements are locked and
frictioned in parallel by a single large knob, making
head control simple, fast and effective as never
before.
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