Gitzo GT2541G 4SCT Carbon Tripod Review

June 20th, 2009 36 Comments   Posted in Tripods

Gitzo GT2541G 4SCT Carbon Tripod
Recommended for lightweight camcorders, spotting scopes and DSLRs with 200mm lenses, up to a 300mm maximum. Excellent maximum load capacity and good torsion 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. All series 2 tripods (geared version excluded) 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 a safer head lock.

>intended use:

  • 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.
technical details




maximum height 159  cm
leg sections 4
weight 1.8  kg
minimum height 30  cm
center column geared
closed length 54  cm
maximum height (with center column down) 129  cm
load capacity 12  kg

Joby Gorillapod Focus

June 6th, 2009 68 Comments   Posted in Tripods

The stronger, better, sexier Professional Tripod that supports your big rig, yet never ties you down. Gorillapod Focus with a zoom lensThe Gorillapod Focus was built for the professional photographer. It can support an amazing 11 pounds (5 kg), providing the stability of a standard tripod at a fraction of the size and weight–only 1.1 pounds (500g). Sturdy machined aluminum sockets with an anodized gunmetal finish offer incredible flexibility while ensuring a rock-solid hold in almost any environment.

Cleverly designed to help capture hard to get images like time-lapse, available-light, night-time or long-exposure, the Gorillapod Focus helps photographers refine their imaging skills. It is the biggest, strongest Gorillapod yet!

Gorillapod Focus leg joints

Sturdy machined aluminum sockets, featuring an anodized gunmetal finish, allow flexibility over 360° of rotation while maintaining their stability and ensuring longevity.

Gorillapod Rubberized FootRubberized ring & foot grips provide extra gripping power to grapple wherever you want to go.

Gorillapod Focus adapter screw

The adapter screw allows you to mount both the standard 1/4-inch cameras and other 3/8-inch professional tripod heads.


Product Specifications

Intended for: Professional camera rigs with large zoom lenses, and video cameras.
Max weight load: 5kg (11 lbs)
Adapter: Universal 1/4-in tripod screw plus a 3/8-inch adapter screw
Size: 290 x 92 x 92mm (11.4 x 3.6 x 3.6in)

Weight: 500g (1.1 lbs)
Habitat: Anywhere!

Joby Gorillapod Focus