Note: The Gitzo GT2530 6x Carbon Fiber Tripod has been replaced by the Gitzo GT2531.
The Gitzo GT2531 features ” … a new magnesium upper casting for a further weight reduction and a new third ultra low leg spread to take full advantage of the Ground Level Set.
Series 2 tripods are also provided with the new Power Disc for a safer head lock.”
I’m a huge fan of the Arca-Swiss quick release clamp and plate system supported by a huge number of manufacturers including
Acratech, Arca-Swiss, Foba, Graf/Studioball, Gitzo, Kirk, Novoflex, NPC, Oben, RRS, Vanguard and Wimberley.
Being able to very solidly attach cameras and lenses to a tripod head,
monopod head clamp or other clamp-attached gear (including flash brackets) with only a quick twist of a knob or flip of a lever is a great advantage.
The Tripod Head Mounting Plate with Hex Stud is an accessory used for attaching a tripod head (or anything with 3/8″ diameter receptor threads) to a device with a 5/8″ hexagonal
female receiver such as a Super Clamp.
When paired with a Super Clamp, the Mounting Plate with Hex Stud provides a stable camera platform that can be attached to poles or flat surfaces between roughly 2.16″ (54.9mm) down to .5″ (12mm).