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(From company literature) Gitzo G1155T Traveller Performance Carbon 6X Tripod. The most compact carbon fiber tripod in the world! When completely folded, it stands at a diminutive 36 cm / 14.2 inches!


At just under five feet when fully extended, the Traveller rises as tall as most standard Gitzo Tripods, yet thanks to a ground-breaking 180 degree degree folding mechanism, the Traveller is a full 25% shorter and more compact when folded -- making the Traveller perfect for carrying in a photographer's hand luggage. The G1155T weighs only 1 kg / 2.2 lbs and is the ideal solution for photographers on the move.


The Traveller is a sport carbon performance five section tripod with grooved rapid column. It is an excellent choice for use with all digital cameras, 35mm and light weight camcorders. Like all Gitzo carbon fiber tripods, the Traveller offers unparalleled strength. The G1155T was developed using a unique manufacturing process based on pull winding of long carbon fibers. The fibers are precisely wrapped and combined under high temperature and pressure with epoxy resin. This process ensures stiff, light tubes that are resistant to bending and perform with a high degree of stability and compression strength. The Traveller also provides greater capacity to absorb vibrations and withstand fatigue.



Made of Carbon 6X, this all new six-layer tube construction process makes it stronger than existing carbon, yet 30% lighter. In addition, the G1155T features Anti Leg Rotation (ALR). This enables the tripod to be fully set-up in under 20 seconds. Simply loosen the twist locks on each leg in a single motion, then pull the leg down and tighten the twists indivdually.


The G1077M magnesium center ball head is included, making the G1155T ready to go. With the head included, the G1155T will accept a maximum load of up to 2 kg / 4.4 lbs. For heavier loads, another head may be used as the tripod itself is rated at 4.5 kg / 9.9 lbs


Gitzo has left no detail overlooked. A newly redesigned built-in, spring-loaded, retractable accessory hook provides a place to hang equipment, such as camera, sand or water bags, on the bottom of the center column. In addition, the G1155T can be used in river beds without adverse effect on the locking mechanisms due to its polymer bushings.


Features:


• Lightweight and Compact - Designed to fit into hand luggage
• Unique 180 degree folding legs
• G1077M Magnesium Center Ball Head included
• Made of Carbon 6X - All new six-layer tube construction process makes it stronger than existing carbon, yet 30% lighter
• Anti Leg Rotation (ALR) - Can be fully set-up in under 20 seconds and closed in about the same amount of time
• Polymer Bushings - Can be used in river beds without adverse effect on locking mechanism
• Spring Loaded Retractable Hook - Won't get caught on clothing, allows tripod to get closer to the ground yet offers the same stabilizing hook for windy conditions



Specifications:

  • Material: Carbon Fiber 6X
  • Column Type: Rapid
  • Number of Leg Sections: 5
  • Leg Lock Type: Twist
  • Maximum Operating Height: 149 cm / 58.7 in.
  • Maximum Height w/o Column Extended: 128 cm / 50.6 in.
  • Minimum Operating Height: 35.5 cm / 14 in.
  • Folded Length: 36 cm / 14.2 in.
  • Maximum Load: 4.5 kg / 9.9 lbs (2 kg / 4.4 lbs with included G-1077M head)
  • Weight: 1 kg / 2.2 lbs

Keywords: Gitzo Tripod Rapid



 






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