Web Pricing - Why are the prices on this web site different from those in your stores?
Our stores are staffed with a wide variety of product specialists and support staff, each of whom make an effort to be responsive and pleasant to deal with. We're also able to provide a customer with any item from our inventory to inspect and test. The cost of this customer service is an increased overhead for our in-store prices, to pay for the store space, the training of our employees, and other considerations not present online. We're happy to offer reduced prices online and hope that you will be satisfied with your purchase no matter where you decide to buy.
The Gitzo Systematic Series 5 Carbon Fiber Rapid Center column is compatible with Series 5 Systematic tripods. Gitzo's 6X Carbon Fiber tubing is both rigid and resistant to torsion and lighter in weight than aluminum. The wide-diameter tubing of the column maintains the strength of Systematic whatever height it's set to. The ''rapid'' column slides freely and quickly in the tripod shoulder and is locked and unlocked via a simple twist mechanism similar to Gitzo tripod legs, offering the same strength and solid locking under heavy loads.
Compared to older Systematic centre columns, the new design is longer and features new components, including Gitzo's much-improved Power Disc (with head locking screws) and a convenient retractable hook to allow stabilizing counterweights to be hung from the column. The column is fully compatible with the safety catch feature of Gitzo's updated Systematic range, offering secure, accident-proof support, even during changeovers of centre components.
For Series 5 Systematic Gitzo tripods
Spring loaded hook at bottom of column
17.4 In. (44.2 cm)
1.4 lb (640g)
Items Included With This Product
Limited Lifetime Warranty
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