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The 5-section Gitzo GT1555T has the shortest closed length of the Traveler series at 35.5cm, but still gives a useful 138cm maximum working height. The use of Carbon eXact carbon fibre tubes enables a narrower top tube without a very narrow smallest tube, and the new compact G-leg locks enable a greater working height compared to its predecessor. It’s ideally partnered with the GH1382TQD head which will fit perfectly between the legs when folded, it can be used with any other head with a 3/8” base socket.
The GT1555T has 5 section legs which are have 2 angle settings. At the lower setting the supplied short centre column allows a very low shooting postion. This is quickly attached by unscrewing the top platform of the main column, sliding it down, inserting the short column and re-attaching the platform.
The Carbon eXact tubing uses High Modulus carbon fibre, resulting in a thinner but stiffer tube wall. This allows larger section tubes to be used on all models (e.g. the bottom tube of the previous version this tripod was 8mm, and is now 11.2mm diameter). So it's more rigid as a result. The GT1555T has tube diameters of 25.3, 21.7, 18.2, 14.7 and 11.2mm.
Larger Gitzo tripods have had G-Locks for some time. The strength of this lock design actually increases with downward pressure. The Travellers have an adapted version of this which is more compact, and which has improved grip and reduced the folded length, and increased working heights compared to their predecessors.