The Gitzo GT3320BS Series 3 Aluminum Tripod, part of their interchangeable-crown "Systematic" series, is their low-operating-height specialist. It was an unofficial Gitzo offering for years, now finally distributed properly to the masses. With 32mm maximum diameter tubing, it provides rock-solid ground-level support to any SLR camera with nearly any lens smaller than a 400mm f/2.8. Fit and finish are what you should expect from the industry's top brand; the exacting nature of the movements is a delight.
The GT3320BS is delivered without a column and just a flat top plate since a column would raise its minimum operating height. But as a Systematic Gitzo, it does accept rapid or geared center columns, 75/100mm video bowl bases, their leveling base, or their new Systematic heads. Buying a Gitzo Systematic is buying assured ability to customize for the day's particular needs.
The GT3320BS utilizes improved 1.2mm thick aluminum tubing that provides high maximum load capacity & outstanding torsional rigidity while still reducing the weight by 30% over previous Gitzo aluminum models.