The Gitzo GT2830 Series 2 Basalt 3 Section Tripod is the recommended for lenses up to 300mm maximum. It has excellent maximum load capacity and excellent torsional rigidity, available in 3- and 4-section models at compact and standard heights. Series 2 is the ideal solution for photographers that are looking for a solid tripod without sacrificing weight. All series 2 basalt tripods now feature a new magnesium upper casting for a further weight reduction and a new third ultra low leg spread to take full advantage of the “Ground Level Set”. Series 2 tripods are also provided with the new Power Disc for an safer head lock.
The new GT2840C is a special compact version, available in basalt fibre tube only, ideal for cabin luggage and to be stored in your backpack.
Ground Level Set
This new feature allows you to remove the centre 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.
The centre 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 centre column for improved stability.
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.
The rapid column can easily be inverted for an alternative shooting angle or low level macro work.
Gitzo have introduced a new Anti Leg Rotation system, which means the tripod can be opened in less than 15 seconds. Simply loosen all the twist locks on each leg at the same time, then pull the leg down and tighten the locks individually.
Maximum Height: 167.5 cm.
Minimum Height: 20 cm.
Leg Sections: 3.
Weight: 1.54 kg.
Closed Length: 62.5 cm.
Load Capacity: 10 kg.