The Gitzo GT2543L Mountaineer Series 2 Carbon Fiber Tripod (Long) features Carbon eXact tubing, which includes High Modulus carbon fiber
in the lower leg sections, adding to their diameters and making the
tripod more rigid and stronger than its predecessor. The GT2543L has a
load capacity of 39.7 lb, extends to a maximum height of 70.5", and
folds down to 24" for transport.
The center column on the tripod can be removed for Ground Level Set,
which enables the tripod to reach its lowest height of 6.3". Its
four-section legs are secured with twist locks that incorporate G-lock
Ultra, which has an internal O-ring to prevent dust and particles from
entering the leg system. The top spider has been redesigned to add
rigidity, and large leg angle selectors give you more area to grip when
readjusting leg angles. A ballast hook on the center column allows you
to add weight to increase the tripod's stability.