The most compact of all the Systematic tripods when folded, the GT4552TS has all the top-of-the-range Systematic features: it's modular, with a flat center disk that can be interchanged for center columns, leveling bases and other components, and it has the leg angle settings (but no column as standard) that makes it capable of near-ground level shooting. Leg tubes are in 6X carbon fiber with Gitzo's efficient G-locks. The GT4552TS is a Gitzo Series 4 tripod designed for strength and torsional rigidity under loads of up to 55lb (25kg) and with lenses up to 600mm. It reaches standard-level height with its 5-section legs fully extended, but the short leg sections make it extremely compact when folded.
G-Lock is the new Gitzo leg locking system. The locking mechanism has been completely redesigned in order to achieve a 20% increase in rigidity, faster operation and stronger, safer locking. G-Lock's special design also provides a 'gravity lock' effect: the higher the load applied vertically to the leg, the stronger the lock.
This built-in accessory allows you to hang a stabilizing weight (e.g. a full camera bag or a sand/water bag) from the bottom of the tripod center column. Useful with long, heavy lenses, on uneven ground or in windy conditions.
We have introduced a new Anti Leg Rotation (ALR) system, which means the tripod can be opened in less than 15 seconds. Simply loosen all the twist locks on each leg at the same time, then pull the leg down and tighten the locks individually.
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