Gitzo GT 2532 Mountaineer
An update of a classic tripod designed to cope with some serious heavyweights
As Gitzo’s mid-range carbon fibre tripod, the newly updated Mountaineer balances weight with strength. The top leg-tube diameter of 29mm enables a maximum load of 18kg, which is more than enough to hold a Nikon D810 with a 300mm f/2.8 lens attached. If you want to shoot from low angles, the centre column can be quickly removed with the camera still attached, and the leg angle selectors allow a minimum height of 16cm.