Gitzo Tripods

Gitzo S.A. manufactures Photographic accessories, including bags, but specializing in tripods and supports.

Founded by Arsène Gitzhoven in 1917 initially producing cameras, shutters, and cable releases, but between 1942 and 1944 with World War II in full swing, the company closed for the duration of the occupation.

During the 1950's, tripods were introduced into their product range, and shortly after, Arsène retired, and his daughter, Yvonne Plieger took over the company. She and her husband became more and more dedicated to creating a range of high quality photographic tripods.

Gitzo GK1580QR 4-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod with Ballhead
Gitzo GK1580QR 4-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod with Ballhead

In 1992, Gitzo became part of the Vitec group, who also own Manfrotto, described in corporate literature as "a multinational holding company specialized in supporting professional photographers, broadcasters and filmmakers.

In 2005, Gitzo transfed their production from France to Italy, a process which began in 2001

When Gitzo launched the Mountaineer tripods in 1994, they were the Worlds first carbon fiber tripods. Ever since then theyve set the standard for performance and quality. The main feature of the range is the new 6X carbon fiber tube, made of a unique structure of 6 crossed layers that maximizes rigidity, vibration absorption and lightweight performance. 6X tube has a high density structure made of top quality ultra-thin carbon fibers (7µm or 0.007 mm). Built-in Anti Leg Rotation is now a feature of the whole carbon fiber range.

Mountaineer tripods have been further improved with features and details that increase performance, versatility and quality. Recommended for lightweight camcorders, spotting scopes and DSLRs with 200mm lenses, up to a 300mm maximum. Excellent maximum load capacity and good torsional rigidity, available in 3- and 4-section models at standard and eye level heights.

Series 2 is the ideal solution for photographers that are looking for a solid tripod without sacrificing weight. G-Lock is our leg locking system that increases system rigidity by 20% and allows quicker and stronger leg locking. They have added a solid machined aluminum upper disc with a new Safe Lock material that cuts vibration and improves grip between tripod and head. The upper disc can also be fitted directly to the upper casting, removing the center column for ground level photography or to save weight.

All new Mountaineer tripods come with a convenient anti-dust bag for storage and packing.

Gitzo G-1500 Tele Studex Performance Aluminum Tripod Legs
Gitzo G-1500 Tele Studex Performance Aluminum Tripod Legs (without Column) - Supports 33 lb (15 kg)
$575
Gitzo G-1505 Tele Studex Compact Performance Aluminum Tripod Legs
Gitzo G-1505 Tele Studex Compact Performance Aluminum Tripod Legs (without Column) - Supports 33 lb (15 kg)
$625
Gitzo GK1580QR 4-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod with Ballhead
Gitzo GK1580QR 4-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod with Ballhead. Supports 15.4 lbs (7kg)
$925
Gitzo GK1581OT 4-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod with Ballhead
Gitzo GK1581OT 4-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod with Ballhead
17.1" folded length
$1,299.90
Gitzo GK2380VQR Vintage 4-Section Aluminum Tripod
Gitzo GK2380VQR Vintage 4-Section Aluminum Tripod with Ballhead
2-stage center column
$975
Gitzo GK2550XQR 3-Section Explorer Carbon Fiber Tripod Kit
Gitzo GK2550XQR 3-Section Explorer Carbon Fiber Tripod Kit with Ballhead
Holds up to 11 pounds (5kg) in almost any position • $930
Gitzo GK2580TQR Traveler 4-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod
Gitzo GK2580TQR Traveler 4-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod
16.9" folded length
$925
Gitzo GT-1550T Traveler 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod
Gitzo GT-1550T Traveler 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod with G1077M Ballhead (Rapid Column) - Supports 9.9 lbs (4.5 kg)
$100%
Gitzo GT2330EX Series 2 Section 3 Aluminum Explore
Gitzo GT2330EX Series 2 Section 3 Aluminum Explorer - (Grey). Supports 19.8 lbs (9kg).  Weighs 4.1 lbs (1.8kg)
replaces the Gitzo G2220.
Gitzo GT2531LVL Leveling 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs
Gitzo GT2531LVL Leveling 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs - Supports 26.4 lbs (12kg)
$725
Gitzo GT2540LLVL Leveling 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs
Gitzo GT2540LLVL Leveling 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs - Supports 26.5 lbs
$830
Gitzo GT3531 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs
Gitzo GT3531 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs - Supports 39.6 lbs (18kg)
$800
Gitzo GT3531S Systematic 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs
Gitzo GT3531S Systematic 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs - Supports 39.6 lbs (18kg)
$725
Gitzo GT3541 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs
Gitzo GT3541 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs - Supports 39.6 lbs (18kg)
$860
Gitzo GT3541L Series 3 Mountaneer 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs
Gitzo GT3541L Series 3 Mountaneer 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs
extends to 71.3"
holds 39.6 lb (18kg)
$900
Gitzo GT3541XLS Extra Long Systematic 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs
Gitzo GT3541XLS Extra Long Systematic 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs
$840
Gitzo GK3580QR 3-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod
Gitzo GK3580QR 3-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod with GH3780QR Center Ballhead
kit weighs just 6.2 lbs. $1,259.90.
Gitzo GT5541LS Systematic 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs
Gitzo GT5541LS Systematic 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs
$860
Gitzo GT-5561SGT Giant Systematic 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs
Gitzo GT-5561SGT Giant Systematic 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs
It can reach an extreme height of 8.5' (2.6 m)
$1,299.90

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Gitzo Monopods
Gitzo GM1130MT Monotrek Hiking Stick/Monopod - Supports 4.4 lbs (2kg). $174.90.
Gitzo GM-2341 Aluminum 4-Section Monopod - Supports 20 lbs (9 kg). $164.90.
Gitzo GM2541 6X Carbon Fiber Monopod - Supports 26.4 lbs (12kg). $259.90.
Gitzo GM2561T Traveler 6x Carbon Fiber Monopod - Supports 9.9 lb (4.5 kg). $269.90.
Gitzo GM3340L 4-Section Aluminum Monopod - Supports 39.6 lbs (18kg). $195.20.
Gitzo GM3350L 5-Section Aluminum Monopod - Supports 39.6 lbs (18kg). $219.90.
Gitzo GM3551 6X Carbon Fiber Monopod - Supports 39.6 lb (18 kg). $299.90.
Gitzo GM3680C Series 3 Basalt 6-Section Monopod. $250.00.
Gitzo GM5541 6X Carbon Fiber Monopod - Supports 55 lbs (25kg). $349.90.
Gitzo GM5561T Traveler 6x Carbon Fiber Monopod - Supports 55.1 lbs (25kg). $399.90.

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