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This feature allows you to easily change worn out rubber feet or to fit other accessories, such as spiked feet or snow/sand shoes.
Revolutionary Carbon eXact tubes are even stiffer to maximize rigidity and image stability. Carbon eXact optimizes the fibre composition for each tube size, using HM (High Modulus) carbon fibre in the narrower tubes to make them stiffer. The tube diameters are also optimized: the final leg section of a 4 section Series 1 tripod is now 22.5% thicker than its predecessor.
Our G-lock system has been redesigned from the inside out; G-lock Ultra is smoother and softer to use, and is designed to reduce dust and grit from getting in.
DetailsThe Gitzo GT4553S Series 4 Systematic is a powerful, 5-section, professional carbon fiber tripod designed to securely support longer lenses and heavy cameras. It delivers a perfect combination of height, lightness, durability, and uncompromising stability. Not only are the Gitzo’s strongest and most stable tripods, the Systematic family also set the standard in terms of modularity. The GT4553S’ top casting element opens and closes allowing the tripod to be configured with a flat disk, geared or sliding centre column, video half-ball adaptor, levelling base or other Systematic accessories.
The GT4553S weighs 2.23 Kg and secures an impressive payload of 25 Kg. It reaches as low as 10 cm up to 136 cm and folds down to 48 cm. A highly reliable, versatile solution that’s easy to take anywhere, this model features Gitzo'sCarbon eXact tubes with G-Lock Ultra twist-locks that solidly connect the leg sections and protect them from dirt damage. New, ultra-stable, removable feet make this support even more secure. The Easy Link attachment provides enhanced versatility and ergonomics, enabling users to attach a wide array of optional accessories, such as a Manfrotto arms, LED lighting solutions, monitors, etc.
With a top leg diameter of 37 mm, GT4553S is both sturdier and compact (its top casting is shared with Series 3 models) and has a reduced folded length with its 5-section construction. It replaces the GT4552TS. This is a very popular choice with exacting professionals looking for a reliable and stable support able to carry heavy professional equipment with long lenses on top.
Weight 78.65 oz 2230 g Material CarbonExact CarbonExact Safety Payload Weight 55.12 lbs 25 kg Legs Tube Diameter 0.85- 1- 1.14- 1.3- 1.46 in 21.7, 25.3, 29, 32.9, 37 mm Leg Sections 5 5 Leg Angles 23°, 53°, 86° 23°, 53°, 86° Top Attachment 3/8″ screw 3/8″ screw Min Height 3.54 in 9 cm Maximum Height 53.54 in 136 cm Maximum Height (with Center Column Down) 53.54 in 136 cm Closed Length 18.9 in 48 cm Upper Disc Diameter 2.76 in 70 mm Bubble Spirit Level (No.) 1 1 Carrying Bag Included none none Center Column no centre column no centre column Colour Noir Decor Noir Decor Easy Link Yes Yes Series 4 4 Leg Type Single Single Leg Lock Type Twist Lock Twist Lock Maximum Working Temperature 158 F 70 C Minimum Working Temperature -22 F -30 C
Warranty Gitzo Products
Five- Year Extended WarrantyThis product is covered by a two-year Limited Warranty and is eligible for a five-year Warranty Extension upon Online Product Registration.