The Gitzo GT5563GS Series 5 Systematic Giant is a commanding, 6-section, professional carbon fibre tripod designed to reach the greatest heights, securely supporting longer lenses and heavy cameras. Series 5 models are Gitzo’s most rigid tripod and like the rest of the Systematic family, they set the standard in terms of strength, stability and modularity.
The GT5563GS weighs 3.56 Kg and secures an outstanding payload of 40 Kg, reaching all the way up to a height of 278 cm when extended. It can also go as low as 10 cm and folds down to 73 cm. A highly reliable, versatile and agile solution, this model features Gitzo's Carbon eXact tubes with G-Lock Ultra twist-locks that solidly connect the leg sections and protect them from dirt damage. 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 41.3mm and top casting that is larger than Series 3 and 4 Systematics, this tripod guarantees the ultimate sturdiness and stability.
The iconic GT5563GS is the preferred choice of the most demanding professionals looking for a secure solution to elevate their heavier equipment and longer lenses to incredible heights.
Weight: 3560 g
Safety Payload Weight: 40 kg
Top Attachment: 3/8″ screw
Min Height: 10 cm
Maximum Height: 278 cm
Closed Length: 73 cm
Upper Disc Diameter: 90 mm
Centre Column: no centre column
• Ideal for wildlife photography and birdwatching
• Stiff yet lightweight magnesium body
• Fluid cartridge ensures smooth movements
• Whip-pan: innovative fluidity control system
• Please note camera and lens not included
Gitzo’s latest technological breakthrough – the fluid cartridge and fluidity control system – makes this head the perfect blend of aesthetic appeal and performance. Fluid cartridge technology from the video world is being applied to a gimbal head for the very first time in this model. It absorbs vibrations and ensures smooth movement throughout observation and shooting, even with very large lenses.
The Fluid Gimbal Head cartridge also features an innovative fluidity control system – the Whip-Pan, which delivers superlative device control with high-speed movements. This device applies automatic friction, excluding fluid rotation on the head’s panoramic axis and maintaining smoothness at low rotation speeds, as typically required in video heads. Users have full movement control as they shoot, so there is no risk of shocks or vibrations. At high rotation speeds, when it’s time to quickly reposition the camera, the whip-pan instantly excludes fluidity, allowing free movement without lifting the tripod off the ground. Fluid rotation is automatically and instantly restored when the rotation speed decreases.
The GHFG1 Fluid Gimbal Head is especially designed for Gitzo’s Systematic tripods, celebrated for their incomparable stiffness as the most reliable supports for secure shooting in the harshest of conditions and the most solid base for the broad, gentle movements typical of birdwatching and wildlife photography.
Featuring soft-touch ergonomic knobs and built-in Arca-type compatible quick release base and new, Arca-type plate with rubber grips, this head is built to perform securely and provide the greatest handling ease, which is further enhanced by a detachable pan bar.