The Gitzo GT3340L Aluminum Tripod is their classic Series 3 aluminum offering, with 32mm maximum diameter tubing to provide rock-solid support with any SLR camera and any 300mm lens (including a 300mm f/2.8 monster). It is delivered with a rapid-style center column, as well as a "Ground Level Set" which allows use at extremely low heights without the column in place. Fit and finish are what you should expect from the industry's top brand; the exacting nature of the movements is a delight.
This model, with 4 sections, provides a 'working height' (legs deployed, column retracted) that's appropriate for the majority of users to have the camera right at eye level, and when it is collapsed it will still fit comfortably upon the outside of an average consumer backpack.
The GT3340L utilizes Gitzo's improved 1.2mm thick aluminum tubing, which provides a high maximum load capacity and outstanding torsional rigidity while still reducing the weight 30% from previous Gitzo aluminum models.