(From company literature) Gitzo G1325 Inter-Pro Studex Performance Tripod. A workhorse for professional photographers. This tripod will support long telephoto lenses on 35mm, medium format, and even light view cameras. These tripods are an ideal balance of strength and weight for photographers on the go.
The G1325 Mountaineer is a three-section carbon fiber tripod with flat plate. It is ideal for photographic or video work and features interchangeable column capability. The flat plate can be removed and replaced with a grooved rapid column or geared column for extra height.
Gitzo carbon tubes use an exclusive process based on pull winding of long carbon fibers that are precisely wrapped and combined under high pressure and temperature with epoxy resin to a 1.5mm wall thickness. This manufacturing process ensures stiff, light tubes resistant to bending, have good tensile and compression strength, a high degree of stability in extreme temperatures, absorbs vibration and withstands fatigue better than other carbon fiber tube processes.
Mountaneer tripods are constructed using a "screw thread and adhesive" dual jointing technology pioneered by Gitzo. Called "H.I.S." (Hybrid Interconnecting System), thus construction technique provides greater strength and stability.
All Mountaineer tripods are performance models with sliding stops that allow the legs to be set at different angles.