Gitzo GK1580TQD4 Series 1 Traveller carbon fibre tripod kit. With GC2202T Series 2 Traveller padded shoulder bag. The ultimate tripod kit for the weight-conscious travelling photographer. The kit comprises the GT1543T traveller tripod and GH1780TQD Traveller Series 1 ball head (which uses the D-profile Arca Swiss quick release system for greater universality) plus I have added the GC2202T Series 2 Traveller shoulder bag to protect it all.
This kit has incredible capabilities for its size. It weighs only 1420g, or it can be reduced to just 1320g by removing the centre column and fitting the head directly to the centre boss (similar to some Mountaineer tripods). This is done using the specially designed sprung ballast hook which is removed from the bottom of the column this is not fitted to the later GT1545T Series 1 Traveller tripod! In this configuration the tripod can be used almost at ground level to achieve more interesting perspectives. With the column fitted the maximum height is 149cm, and with the column down or removed it reaches 123cm.
It closes down to just 42cm. The sprung ballast hook on the lower end of the column allows a weight or kit bag to be slung below the tripod for added stability. The tripod and head are in excellent condition, with only a few insignificant marks from previous use.
I have lubricated the ball with a special lubricant which makes movement smoother, and added a couple of o-rings to the column to act as shock relief buffers (because I dislike metal-on-metal contact when raising or lowering the column). The bag is also in very good condition, with only one or two small nicks from where it has protected the tripod. It's a truly excellent kit. Sale of this tripod kit helps support the RNLI Lifeboat and Lifeguard service.
The item "Gitzo GT1543T Series 1 Traveller tripod, GH1780TQD head + GC2202T shoulder bag" is in sale since Sunday, February 2, 2020. This item is in the category "Cameras & Photography\Tripods & Supports\Tripods & Monopods". The seller is "grider2010" and is located in Swanage. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Australia, United States, Bahrain, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, China, Israel, Hong Kong, Norway, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Bangladesh, Bermuda, Bolivia, Barbados, Brunei darussalam, Cayman islands, Egypt, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, French guiana, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Sri lanka, Macao, Monaco, Maldives, Martinique, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Paraguay, Reunion, Saudi arabia, South africa, United arab emirates, Ukraine, Chile, Bahamas, Colombia, Costa rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Kuwait, Panama, Qatar, Trinidad and tobago, Uruguay.