Gitzo claims to have boosted the strength of its Traveler tripods


The Gitzo Traveler tripods now feature ‘Carbon eXact’ tubes, designed to be stronger than those on previous models in the range. They also include a new ‘compact’ leg-lock system called Traveler G-Lock, designed to make better use of space. Tripod prices start at £559.95. Gitzo has also announced a new monopod (the GM2562T), priced £239.95, featuring a new, ‘more stable’ foot. Visit www.gitzo.co.uk

Press release
Gitzo, pioneer in developing some of the most advanced and revolutionary technologies for camera accessories and supports is proud to introduce the new Traveler Tripod range. Boasting the 180° leg folding mechanism pioneered by Gitzo, the range is now even stronger thanks to the state of the art ‘Carbon eXact’ tubes.
The perfect travelling companion for photographers when shooting on trips, the new Traveler range features the slimmest Series 0 for the first time, whilst the Series 1 and 2 models feature an improved height.

CARBON EXACT – STRONGER LEGS
The new Traveler Tripods boast the ground breaking Carbon eXact tubes: stiffer than the antecedents’ Carbon 6X tubes, the new tubes include High Modulus carbon fibre, and have larger tube diameters. For example, the lowest leg section of the Series 1, 5-section tripod has a diameter 40% larger than its predecessor

TRAVELER G-LOCK – SPACE SAVING AND ERGONOMIC
Traveler G-lock is the new, compact leg lock system dedicated to Traveler Tripods. The new, curved external form provides good grip, while the internal O-ring achieves softer operation and reduces dust and grit entering the locks. The more efficient use of space makes it possible to have taller tripods with compact folded lengths.

THE NEW RANGE

Series 0 – Models GT0545T / GK0545T-82TQD (with head): Added to the Traveler family for the first time the slimmest Series 0 is the lightest tripod in the new Traveler range, but thanks to the stiff Carbon eXact tubes it provides a rigid, stable base when in use. It is a 4-section tripod with short closed length and short extended height.

Series 1 – Models GT1555T / GK1555T-82TQD (with head) and GT1545T / GK1545T-82TQD (with head): The Series 1 tripods are the perfect balance between lightweight when carrying, and height and rigidity when shooting. The 5-section Traveler has an outstanding height / closed length ratio, while the 4-section Traveler is much taller than its predecessor thanks to the space efficient Traveler G-lock.

Series 2 – Models GT2545T / GK2545T-82QD (with head): With the largest tube diameters among Traveler tripods, Series 2 is ideal for photographers using longer lenses or requiring the highest stability. The feet are interchangeable with Gitzo’s optional feet, such as spikes and large feet.

Series 2 Monopod – GM2562T: The Series 2 Monopod now features the Carbon eXact Tubes, the Traveler G-Lock and a new, more stable foot.

Available from 10th August in selected stockists.

Prices start from £239.95 for the monopod. Tripods from £559.95.

For more information, visit www.gitzo.co.uk