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Mountaineer Series introduces Carbon Fiber technology to the photographic industry.
Ultra lightweight, these tripods offer the same rigidity and strength as the equivalent aluminum alloy version. 4 section. Interchangable column. Low angle settings. Folded length 22.75". Minimum Height 5.63". Maximum Height 58.63". Weighs 6.75lb. Maximum load 39.5 lb. Leg diameter 1.625".
 Andy Bright's review
The Gitzo Mountaineer G1548 tripod is the definitive wildlife photography support for big lenses. With a 600mm f4 lens this is pretty much the one to use for stability and ruggedness in the field.
The Mountaineer series includes many fine tripods but it is the 1548 that provided the most solid support. The 1548 is available in several forms including the extra tall G1548GT version, this is a 6 leg section tripod weighing 3.72kg that can place your camera well into the sky to almost 8ft ( 91 inches to be exact ).
I am 6ft 4 inches tall and the camera viewfinder is at eye-level for myself when it is fully extended. I say fully extended but this is without the G1518 rapid column option. With the rapid column you can gain extra height but at a cost of both stability and the ability to get the tripod down to a low angle working height... the column will obviously also add extra weight
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