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 Tuesday, February 18, 2014
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From Gitzo:
 
We are proud to inform you about the official launch of our new Mountaineer tripods – Gitzo’s most popular, ‘all-purpose’ carbon tripod family.
 
Mountaineer tripods have been developed further to incorporate the latest Gitzo technology which increases rigidity, improves performance and ease of use for professional photographers.
 
Stiffer legs and structure
 
More than ever, our priority is to ensure that Gitzo tripods allow photographers to get sharper images no matter what weight of equipment, length of lens or duration of exposure is being used: that means making them as rigid as possible.
 
New Mountaineer tripods are more rigid than the preceding Carbon 6X models, thanks to the newly developed, innovative Carbon eXact tubes. The new tubing optimises fiber composition for each tube size, including HM (High Modulus) carbon fiber composition (a denser fiber made up of finer individual fibers) in the narrower tubes. Carbon eXact tubes have larger diameters that strengthen the tripods even further, particularly the narrower tubes used for the lower leg sections.
 
The Mountaineer top spider and column lock are also redesigned for greater rigidity.
 

 
Benefits of the new Mountaineer range
 
Stiffer legs and structure

  • Carbon eXact contains High Modulus carbon fiber and has larger tube diameters
  • The top spider and column lock are redesigned for enhanced rigidity
  • New models are significantly stiffer than predecessors and competitors

Enhanced usability and comfort

  • G-lock Ultra: softer to use, protects against dust or grit
  • New Ground Level Set and leg angle selectors are easier and faster to set up

B&H carries Gitzo tripods.

Category: Gitzo News
Post Date: 2/18/2014 7:17:26 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, January 24, 2014
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From Gentec International:
 
Gitzo upgrades heads and tripod kits with a new quick-release system compatible with Arca-Swiss plates.
 
JANUARY 20, 2014 - Gentec International, the exclusive Canadian distributor of Gitzo products, announces a new quick-release system that is being introduced across many of Gitzo’s heads, Traveler tripod kits, and accessories. Compatible with Arca-Swiss plates and most other manufacturers’ Arca-Swiss style plates, Gitzo’s new system also offers a number of significant advantages over alternative quick-release systems.
 
Gitzo’s new system is easier to use during set-up and changeovers, and offers failsafe support of camera equipment. The camera/plate can be snapped into the head from above, which is faster and easier than trying to slide it in from the side. When a Gitzo plate is used, the quick-release system’s secondary safety pin will also engage to prevent camera equipment from falling accidentally from the head, even if the plate locking lever is not fully locked.
 
The plate also features Gitzo’s new camera screw design. To make it as easy as possible to use, no matter where you are and what tools you have on hand, the screw can be tightened by hand, using a coin or with the supplied allen key. The hybrid system, used on many of the new models, will also take traditional Gitzo C-profile plates, making it especially useful for photographers who already own and use Gitzo C-profile plates as their standard equipment. To accept Gitzo C-profile plates, the adaptor is simply removed from the clamp.
 
The new quick-release system includes three standard centre ball heads (GH1780QD, $379.95 MSRP; GH2780QD, $479.95 MSRP; GH3780QD, $549.95 MSRP), two Traveler centre ball heads (GH1781TQD, $319.95 MSRP; GH2781TQD, $359.95 MSRP), a Systematic head (GH5381SQD, $669.95 MSRP), and two Traveler tripod kits (GK1580TQD4, $1,039.95 MSRP; GK2580TQD, $1,149.95 MSRP). Accessories are also available and include quick-release adaptors and plates, plus a panoramic disc.
 
B&H carries Gitzo tripods and heads.
Category: Gitzo News
Post Date: 1/24/2014 9:44:06 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Tuesday, July 09, 2013
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Receive up to a $200.00 rebate on select Gitzo Mountaineer Tripods now through August 31, 2013.
 
Gitzo Tripods Eligible for Visa Prepaid Card Rebates

  • GT0531 Series 0 Carbon 6X Tripod - Receive a $150 Visa Prepaid Card
  • GT0541 Series 0 Carbon 6X Tripod - Receive a $150 Visa Prepaid Card
  • GT1531 Series 1 Carbon 6X Tripod - Receive a $150 Visa Prepaid Card
  • GT1541 Series 1 Carbon 6X Tripod - Receive a $150 Visa Prepaid Card
  • GT2531 Series 2 Carbon 6X Tripod - Receive a $150 Visa Prepaid Card
  • GT2541 Series 2 Carbon 6X Tripod - Receive a $200 Visa Prepaid Card
  • GT2542L Series 2 Carbon 6X Tripod Long - Receive a $200 Visa Prepaid Card
  • GT2541G Series 2 Carbon 6X Tripod Geared Column - Receive a $200 Visa Prepaid Card
  • GT3531 Series 3 Carbon 6X Tripod - Receive a $200 Visa Prepaid Card
  • GT3541 Series 3 Carbon 6X Tripod - Receive a $200 Visa Prepaid Card
  • GT3541L Series 3 Carbon 6X Long Tripod - Receive a $200 Visa Prepaid Card

Note: As of this post, the rebate form found on Adorama's product pages incorrectly shows a $125.00 rebate on some of the tripods. The correct rebate form can be found on Gitzo's site.

Category: Gitzo News
Post Date: 7/9/2013 1:50:22 PM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Friday, November 30, 2012
From Gitzo:
 
Gitzo are proud to inform you of the launch of two updated models in the Traveler tripod range.
 
Traveler tripods have always been the most compact in the Gitzo range without compromising on stability and sturdiness.
Now we’ve added flexibility to the range integrating a ser. 1 and a ser. 2 traveler without head with a shorter column so to be capable to attach your own compact head.
 
All updated Traveler tripods are made from 6X carbon fibre with Gitzo’s traditional “noir décor” paint finish used on cast components.
 
The Traveler range now comprises the following models:

  • GT1544T: ser. 1 traveler without head with shorter column
  • GT2542T: ser. 2 traveler without head with shorter column

B&H carries the Gitzo GT1544T and GT2542T Traveler Tripods.

Category: Gitzo News
Post Date: 11/30/2012 7:59:03 AM CT   Posted By: Sean
 Thursday, June 14, 2012
From Gitzo:
 
Gitzo introduces the new Ocean Tripods Collection.
 
Gitzo’s new Ocean tripods are designed to give outstanding levels of strength and stability in some of the world’s most problematic locations for photographers. Gitzo Ocean tripods are resistant to the corrosive power of seawater, humidity and other aggressive natural environments, thanks to carefully-selected raw materials and finishes, and to engineering solutions like sealed leg-locks that prevent mud, sand and dust from entering and gradually wearing away at the tripod’s mechanisms.
 
Ocean tripods are ideal for supporting high-end, heavy camera equipment in wildlife, landscape, travel and sports image-making where reliability is essential and the right equipment can make the difference between the success and failure of an entire shoot in a far-flung, inhospitable location. Precisely because of their extreme specialisation and exacting engineering, the new Ocean tripods are of strategic importance within the Gitzo range.
 
The Ocean family comprises four models, covering Gitzo’s Series 1, 2, 3 and 5. The larger Series 2, 3 & 5 models are designed around Gitzo’s recently relaunched (and already award-winning) modular Systematic shoulder element that allows centre components to be interchanged. The Series 1 model, instead uses the latest evolution of the Gitzo Traveler structure, with a shoulder that allows the legs to flip 180° for an extremely compact folded length ideal when baggage needs to be kept to a minimum. All Ocean tripods have leg tubes made exclusively from Gitzo’s top quality 6X carbon fibre. Shoulder elements throughout are made from corrosion-proof aluminium.
 
Benefits of the new Ocean Systematic tripods for photographers:
 
DURABLE AND EASY TO MAINTAIN
 
The specially designed and engineered Ocean G-lock collars prevent sand, dust and mud from entering the leg tubes. Any water that gets inside the legs is expelled by the tube sections, which act as an air cushion.
 
FAST TO SET UP
 
Switching centre components is made quicker by the new shoulder locking system, with its tool-free ratchet lever.
 
SECURE AND DEPENDABLE
 
You can’t drop your equipment from the tripod thanks to the safety catch even when you inadvertently leave the shoulder lock open.
 
RESISTANT IN EXTREME ENVIRONMENTS
 
You can use your Ocean tripod in aggressive environments, in salt water, mud or areas of high humidity, thanks to our careful choice of corrosion-resistant materials and protective finishes.
 
For more information, visit Gitzo's website.
 
B&H carries Gitzo products.
Category: Gitzo News
Post Date: 6/14/2012 12:19:05 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, February 09, 2012
From Gitzo:
 
Vintage Collection
 
After celebrating in 2007 the 90th anniversary, Gitzo continues to recall the golden ages of photography with an exclusive celebratory Vintage collection. This unique collection consists of two kits and it is dedicated to really affectionate photographers. It is a genuine replica of Gitzo Seventies supports, that in those days, like today the Gitzo 6X carbon fiber tripods, represented the cutting edge and most advanced supports in the market. The Gitzo classic logos, the old style graphics and finishing and the stylish details, make these items the quintessence of history and emotion. From a technical point of view, these tripods are a phenomenal combination of old and new features that makes them incredibly versatile.
 
The upper casting configuration provides a great compactness and a great stability of the upper disc that sits directly on the large casting top end. The two section telescopic column, a key Gitzo innovation in those days, allows for a convenient height adjustment while maintaining a small foot print. These “old days” smart features are combined to the latest and most advanced Gitzo technologies, like G-Lock, Ground Level Set, Anti Leg Rotation, the new 1,2mm Aluminum tube, Power Disc and PTFE treatment for the heads. Both kits come with a vintage bag, a stylish and well designed carrying solutions which meets Gitzo’s tough standards in terms of functionality and attention to details. The bag design and the materials used are inspired to the 60s and 70s golf and sport bags. The classic Gitzo logo enriches and gives an “old fashioned” flavour, consistent with the genuine Gitzo vintage spirit.
 
The bag shoulder strap can also be used directly on the tripod as a smart carrying solution, embedded in the kit for additional use flexibility. The Vintage tripods are in fact provided with two rings compatible with the shoulder strap clips for a fast and convenient snap-on action. The bag features a side pocket, in genuine vintage style, sized to fit most of compact cameras in the market and any other accessory you might want to carry with you.
 
The Vintage collection kits are available in Series 1 and 2, four section compact size and include a smart Gitzo display cleaner and a convenient vintage anti dust bag for storage and packing.
 
For more information, visit Gitzo.
 
B&H carries Gitzo products.
Category: Gitzo News
Post Date: 2/9/2012 9:02:06 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Thursday, February 02, 2012
From Gitzo:
 
Gitzo introduces the new Systematic tripod range.
 
Systematic is Gitzo’s top of the range tripod family, the choice of exacting professional photographers who use long lenses and heavy cameras. Not only are Systematic Gitzo’s strongest and most stable tripods, they’re also modular, with a top casting element that opens and closes to allow each tripod to be configured with a flat disk, geared or sliding centre column, video half-ball adaptor, levelling unit or other specialised centre component.
 
Now, Systematic has been refined, with significant improvements across strength, stability and rigidity; safety and security; set-up speed, ease of use and ergonomics. New construction and bonding techniques have almost doubled maximum payloads by distributing weight more efficiently to the 6X carbon fibre legs, which also feature the G-Lock system for greater power and ease of leg section locking.
 
In addition, design details on the distinctive new triangular top casting make changing centre components even faster and safer.
 
The Systematic range has been extended to cover Gitzo Series 2 in order to offer the advantages of mechanical strength and build quality at a more portable size and b. Each Systematic Series has 3-section, standard 4-section and long 4-section tripods, with Series 3 and 5 also offering an extra-long 4-section model and Series 5 featuring the iconic giant 6-section tripod alongside an ultra-compact 6 section model.
 
Systematic - the pinnacle of Gitzo technology, craftsmanship and quality.
 
For more information, visit Gitzo.
 
B&H carries Gitzo products.
Category: Gitzo News
Post Date: 2/2/2012 10:09:20 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Friday, November 25, 2011
From Gitzo:
 
Thanks to its unique expertise in composite materials, Gitzo developed a new High Performance basalt fibre tube. The new tube comes from a radical innovation of the Poltrusion process, the aerospace technology used by Gitzo to manufacture its composite tubes in one single step, starting from the raw fibres.
 
Fibres are wet in the special resin and then pulled through a high temperature core that generates the tube as we know it. This works perfectly with 6X carbon fibre tubes, while basalt fibres absorb a smaller quantity of resin and this reduces tube density and performance. To overcome this physical limit of basalt fibres, it has been developed a new technology (DRI) to boost a higher quantity of resin into the fibres and increase the tube performance up to 22%, depending on the tube diameter. Besides the High Performance tube, the new Gitzo Basalt Collection offer new sizes and a new look. Basalt tripods are available in Series 1 - 2 and 3 in standard and compact height.
 
The range also includes a new monopod and a microphone boom, both in a convenient 6 section compact size. The new basalt introduces a new colour scheme: black and flame orange, inspired by the basalt itself, a black rock that comes from the Earth lava core.
 
The basalt collection is completed by three centre ball heads in the new black and flame orange colour scheme to perfectly match basalt tripods and monopod. Basalt fibre tripods, monopod and boom come with the same features of the top of the range 6X models, such as G-Lock, ALR, Ground Level Set, Power Disk, third ground level leg spread and self locking feet among the others. Basalt tripods come with a smart Gitzo display cleaner and a convenient anti dust bag for storage and packing.
 
Learn more at Gitzo.com.
Category: Gitzo News
Post Date: 11/25/2011 7:34:56 PM CT   Posted By: Bryan
 Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Gitzo has a rebate program in place through the end of October - Get a $40 - $100 Visa Prepaid Card for the purchase of Gitzo tripods and/or tripod heads. Read the rebate form for complete details. Gitzo at B&H, Gitzo at Adorama
Post Date: 8/25/2010 9:19:36 AM CT   Posted By: Bryan
   
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