Gitzo GT1545T Traveler Series 1 Carbon Fiber Tripod  - Landscapegear

Gitzo GT1545T Traveler Series 1 Carbon Fiber Tripod

Regular price R 10,799.00
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Meet Gitzo's latest reincarnation of their popular Traveler series tripods. All Traveler models now have Gitzo's 'Carbon eXact' technology, which is the upgrade of their Carbon 6x tubes. These are stiffer and stronger, which delivers a higher load rating without compromising on the weight or size of the tripod. It also has the next generation G-Lock joints that feature fatter grips for easier locking and unlocking of the joints. Thanks to various improvements, this tripod can handle 25% more weight than it's predecessor and without the centre column extended, it is now 16.5cm taller. 

Designed to be as light and compact as possible, these tripods offer amazing stability and height, but fold up remarkably small. This range is recommended for travelling and hiking, which is its obvious purpose, but also to photographers who don’t want to carry a massive load. Traveler tripods have a center-column instead of the systematic baseplate; but you can rest assured that it is a properly designed one, as can be expected from Gitzo. When you need to get that super low-angle, the column can be removed in seconds.

This is the latest version (released Sept 2015) of the most popular traveler model and for good reason; Its folded length is only 42,5cm and it weighs a mere 1060g. It has a load capacity of 10kg, which is sufficient for a pro body with a 70-200mm f/2.8 lens. With the column up it reaches to 153cm, which is perfect for a person of average height. Due to its compact folded size, it disappears in a suitcase and even fits inside most camera bags. If you’re travelling and weight or space is an issue, this is the ultimate tripod.

The ideal is to have one of the systematic tripod models for everyday shooting and to have the traveler for when weight or space is an issue.  

Specifications

  • Series - 1
  • Material - Carbon eXact
  • Leg Sections - 4
  • Maximum Height (Column Down) - 130cm
  • Maximum Height (Column Up) - 153cm
  • Minimum Height - 22cm
  • Closed Length - 42.5cm
  • Weight - 1060g
  • Load Capacity - 10kg

Included in the box

  • Large polyester dust bag for tripod
  • Usage Manual
  • Torx screws for tension adjustments
  • Shoulder strap

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    • Special order: We don't carry local stock of this item. Get in touch to confirm stock availability and ETA to place an order. 

    Delivery options and what they cost

    We pride ourselves on FREE lightning fast shipping. Apart from large f-stop gear orders, most of our items ship overnight and the daily cutoff is 14:00. You can read more on the deliveries page or get in touch for a confirmed delivery date and time. 

    Can I collect my parcel? 

    Yes, you can collect your order from our office in Bosman's Crossing, Stellenbosch (09:00 - 17:00). Just choose the collection option at checkout- we'll follow up with the specifics. Please note that we are very strict about payment if collecting. We will not release any goods if we are not 100% comfortable about payment. We accept the following as payment confirmation in order to release the goods. Please call or message Rudolph on 061 468 1931 if you have any questions.

    • Payfast Card Payment (any customers, new or returning)
    • EFT from FNB to FNB, pending fund clearance (any customers, new or returning)
    • Normal EFT from other banks to FNB (return customers only)
    • Instant EFT from other banks to FNB, pending fund clearance (Any customers, new or returning) 
    • Cash (any customers, new or returning)

    What payment options are available?  

    • EFT
    • EFT via Payfast
    • Credit card: VISA & Mastercard

    What is your policy on returns and or exchanges?

    We are more than happy to exchange any product for something else or a full refund* if you feel that the item you chose isn’t quite right for you. See our Return Policy page for more. 

    *If paying with any card, 4.5% of the transaction value goes to the credit card payment facilitation company. "Full Refund" means that we will return the full amount we received after the credit card service fees. If you are at all unsure that what you're buying is ideal for you, rather opt for EFT payment to be safe. 

    Where is my order? How can I track my order?

    You will receive an email with your tracking number once your order has been collected by our couriers. You can also find tracking number for your orders under "My account" 

    You can shop NiSi Filters at the following retailers. 

    Orms Bellville
    Victorian Towers, 2 Palm St, Bellville, Cape Town

    Fritz, 021 910 1380

    Kameraz
    Rosebank Mall, 50 Bath Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg

    Martin Wright, 011 880 2885

    Photoquip
    28 Pearce St, Berea, East London

    Damien, 083 574 9134

    Katz
    66 17th Ave, Broadwood, Port Elizabeth
    Lascel, 041 367 4401

    Lime Photo
    Kloof, Durban
    Emil, 084 484 9959

    Photo Freedom
    Ballito, Durban
    Graham, 032 586 1212

    DPC
    Pretoria
    Danie, 072 608 3345

    We have a no-nonsense approach. If a product breaks due to a manufacturer defect, we will replace it without asking any questions. If we have any reason to believe that the product was put through unreasonably heavy usage, we will have to follow the manufacturer's standard warranty procedure. 

    Find more info on proper care and use for each brand below. 

    NiSi Care & Use

    F-stop Care & Use

    Leofoto

    The manufacturer offers a 10-year limited warranty on all products and we extend that warranty to our customers. Please read the below very carefully, so you understand your position when something breaks or doesn’t work ideally anymore.

    It is critical to understand that this warranty only applies to factory faults and not to standard wear and tear. Tripods are subject to a lot of gray areas in this regard as tripods used outdoors, particularly in sand and sea water, are subjected to extreme wear and tear. We will e.g. replace the affected part of your tripod if a carbon tube snaps or cracks without much pressure applied to it or if the apex breaks. We will not replace your tripod or the affected part if e.g. a joint locks up due to sand or salt build up or if a hinge becomes corroded or stiff/floppy and unserviceable due to corrosion or salt build up. 

In sum, if we see that you took good care of your tripod and something went wrong, we will go out of our way to fix or replace it for you. If we see that you dragged it through the mud (literally or metaphorically), then we are unlikely to fix/replace it for you. How you handle your tripod and take care of it, is all the difference between 3- or 20 years of service. 

The best of tripods will not last longer than 2/3 years if used regularly in the sea, INCORRECTLY, and never serviced. Always make sure to extend the lowest leg section first, so you keep the joints out of the water/sand. Always rinse with freshwater after use in the sea, wipe down with a wet cloth, leave extended to dry and ENSURE YOU KEEP THE HEAD AND APEX DRY. If your tripod’s joints start feeling sandy/gritty, open them up, give them a proper clean and lubrication and fine-tune the tension on the joints.

    If travelling on dirt roads, ensure that your tripod is in its carry-bag when not in use.

    Your tripod will not take care of itself – it is up to you to do so. All our tripods ship with an info-sheet on taking care of your tripod. We also offer a full tripod disassembly and service for R1000, including shipping both ways.