Maximum Height (with Center Column Down)
Bubble Spirit Level (No.)
Safety Payload Weight
no centre column
Upper Disc Diameter
23°, 53°, 86°
Leg Lock Type
Legs Tube Diameter
21.7, 25.3, 29, 32.9, 37 mm
Maximum Working Temperature
Minimum Working Temperature
The Gitzo GT4553S Series 4 Systematic is a powerful, 5-section, professional carbon fiber tripod designed to securely support longer lenses and heavy cameras. It delivers a perfect combination of height, lightness, durability, and uncompromising stability. Not only are the Gitzo’s strongest and most stable tripods, the Systematic family also set the standard in terms of modularity. The GT4553S’ top casting element opens and closes allowing the tripod to be configured with a flat disk, geared or sliding centre column, video half-ball adaptor, levelling base or other Systematic accessories.
The GT4553S weighs 2.23 Kg and secures an impressive payload of 25 Kg. It reaches as low as 10 cm up to 136 cm and folds down to 48 cm. A highly reliable, versatile solution that’s easy to take anywhere, this model features Gitzo'sCarbon eXact tubes with G-Lock Ultra twist-locks that solidly connect the leg sections and protect them from dirt damage. New, ultra-stable, removable feet make this support even more secure. 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 37 mm, GT4553S is both sturdier and compact (its top casting is shared with Series 3 models) and has a reduced folded length with its 5-section construction. It replaces the GT4552TS. This is a very popular choice with exacting professionals looking for a reliable and stable support able to carry heavy professional equipment with long lenses on top.
Gitzo Traveler, Mountaineer and Systematic Supports, Heads and Kits are covered by a Standard Limited Warranty (six months from date of purchase) and are eligible for a free Standard Limited Warranty Extension, upon online product registration, for an additional six years, six months - thus, up to seven years of coverage from the date of purchase. For more details or to register your product, please visit: warranty.vitecimagingsolutions.com.