Product Code: 1549692

Gitzo GK2542-80QD Mountaineer Series 2 Carbon eXact Tripod Kit

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14KG Payload The Gitzo GT2542-80QD Mountaineer Series 2 Carbon eXact Tripod Kit is made up of a GT2542 Mountaineer tripod and GH2780QD centre ball head. The Mountaineer carbon fibre eXact kit is recommended for professional DSLRs with large telephoto lenses (such as a 200mm) and can hold up to 14,000g in weight. The tripod is carefully matched with a GH2780QD centre ball head, which guarantees a high maximum load, and features Gitzo's unique, exclusive technical solutions, such as the hollow Bubble Ball, Spring-Assisted Double Lock (SADL) and the new hybrid quick release system (supplied with an Arca-Swiss style plate, but also accepts Gitzo C Profile plates). The GT2542 4-section tripod with new design, along with its use of Carbon eXact tubes, makes it lighter in weight yet more rigid than its predecessor (GT2541).

The GT2542-80QD Mountaineer Series 2 Carbon eXact Tripod Kit (replaces GK2580QR)

  • GT2542 Mountaineer Series 2 Carbon Fibre tripod
  • GH2780QD Centre Ball Head
  • Max Load: 14 kg (14,000 g)
  • Max height: 179 cm (147 cm with centre column down)
  • Min height: 28 cm
  • 4 leg sections
  • Closed length: 69 cm
  • Weight: 2.35 kg

The GH2780QD centre ball head

Gitzo's Center Ball Heads are designed to be an extremely balanced product, that not only guarantee a high max load, but also maximises other key features including minimized drift angle, reduced weight, lowered centre of gravity, increased range of tilt angle, compactness, ergonomics and safety. GH2780QD is the popular Series 2 version, and features a hybrid quick release system which comes with an Arca-style plate but also accepts the traditional Gitzo C-profile plates. The camera/plate can be snapped into the head from above, which is faster and easier than trying to slide it in from the side. By simply removing the adaptor from the head, it will also take Gitzo C-profile plates, especially useful for photographers who already own and use our plates as standard.

Gitzo Mountaineer Tutorial Video



Benefits of the Mountaineer range
The Mountaineer Series are ultra-stiff tripods aimed at professional and advanced amateur photographers who own cameras with high resolution full-sized sensors and/or lenses with long focal lengths. It's built for users who need stability, who are often on the move and who are focused on landscape and architectural photography. Mountaineer tripods have been developed further to incorporate the latest Gitzo technology which increases rigidity, improves performance and ease of use for professional photographers. The new Mountaineer Kits include Center Ball Heads, now with a hybrid quick release supporting both Arca-Swiss style and traditional Gitzo C profile plates.

Stiffer legs and structure:
- The newly developed carbon tubes "Carbon eXact" contains High Modulus carbon fibre and has larger tube diameters.
- The top spider and column lock are redesigned for enhanced rigidity.
- The new Mountaineer is significantly more rigid than its predecessors and competitors, guaranteeing less shake and more image stability.

Enhanced usability and comfort:
- New “G-lock Ultra” is softer to use and protects against dust or grit.
- New Ground Level Set and leg angle selectors are easier and faster to set up.

The GT2542 Tripod Key Features

Reversible column
The rapid column can easily be inverted for an alternative shooting angle or low level macro work.

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 centre column. Useful with long/heavy lenses, on uneven ground or in windy conditions.

Removable 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.

Carbon eXact
Revolutionary Carbon eXact tubes are even stiffer to maximize rigidity and image stability. Carbon eXact optimizes the fibre composition for each tube size, using HM (High Modulus) carbon fibre in the narrower tubes to make them stiffer. The tube diameters are also optimized: the final leg section of a 4 section Series 1 tripod is now 22.5% thicker than its predecessor.

G-lock ultra
Our G-lock system has been redesigned from the inside out; G-lock Ultra is smoother and softer to use, and is designed to reduce dust and grit from getting in.

Ground level set (with unlocking ring)
Completely redesigned for faster operation, this Ground Level Set mechanism permits to remove the centre column to get the camera closer to the ground. 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 (Patent Pending).

Leg angle selector with spring
Offers large grip space and features a built-in spring to help speed up switches between the 3 leg angles.

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Product Specification

Closed Length (cm) 69
Colour Black
Maximum Height (cm) 179
Maximum Load (grams) 14000
Minimum Height (cm) 28
Number of Leg Sections 4
Primary Material Carbon Fibre
Range Mountaineer
Weight (g) 2350
Manufacturer Link Gitzo
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Item Value (Cash Price) £499.00
Deposit £0.00
Agreement Duration 42 Months
Total Amount Credit £499.00
Settlement Fee £29.00
Settlement Payment -
Monthly Instalments 35 x £19.53
Final Instalments £19.70
Total Amount Payable £703.25
Annual Rate of Interest 19.9% P.A.
Representative APR 19.9% APR

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  • Aged 18 years or older from the application date
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