Giottos MT-8350 is a 4 Section Carbon Fiber Tripod and ideal for nature and micro photography. The tripod features Optional rubber foot (FP 1021) with spike inside, to assure firm contact on wet soil, gravel, or rocky areas with 24mm leg diameter for added stability and Top sections of legs come protected with neoprene non-slip foam covers, for better handling in extreme weather conditions completed with retractable hook that can be used to add stability with a sand bag or equipment bag. The Giottos MT-8350 has maximum height of 62.65″ (159 cm), maximum height (with center column down) 53.54″ (136 cm), minimum height 9.44″ (24 cm), Folded Length 22.04″ (56 cm), and weighs 3.3 lbs (1.5 kg).
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Giottos MT-8350 User Reviews
“I brought this tripod due to the reviews, price, and features when compared to some of the other named brands. Upon receiving this tripod, I was more than happy with the build and design. This is very stable with my Nikon D90 with 18-200mm lenses. I like the fact that you can tilt the center column (great for macro work). The included Giottos tripod bag has lots of padding and plenty of room for various head attachments.” – By LJ
“I love the multi-position center column for macro work, though the tripod is off the ground a ways in the lowest setting, you can swing that center column around and almost set your camera on the ground! B+H says it’s rated to 6.8 kg, but it’s actually 5 kg, or 11 lbs. I tested it with my D2H, 70-200VR 2.8, and TC-20E, and that seems to be limit of what I would put on there. The load of the gear is around 8 lbs, and another 1 lb for the ball-head. At this weight, plus the weight of my hand there is very noticeable flex in the smallest leg section, that being said I’ve been testing it in crazy off-center positions and it’s held the weight…” – By Chris
Well worth the Price
“Wonderfully light but sturdy product. Tired of lugging around your heavy tripod then this is the one for you. Leaving your tripod at home because of the weight – then get this one. Easy to handle and set up. This tripod may be light but still sturdy to do the job. I’ve had my 500mm lens on it with no issues. Even in the cold I don’t hesitate to use this product. Taken it into deep snow with no issues.” – By SaundraU
Well designed and easy to use
“The Giottos MT8350 is the best designed of the four tripods I have owned. Contrary to the original Amazon description, the MT series uses twist lock collars, not lever locks. While I always thought I preferred lever locks, I find the Giottos SDL twist locks are actually faster to use than levers. With the leg in the closed position, the three twist locks nest together so that you can grasp all three and open them at one time with only a 1/8th turn. Twist locks are also lighter than levers so they slightly reduce the weight of the tripod overall.” – By Mr. Steve
Fantastic tripod at a tremendous bargain
“I love the fact that the tripod comes with the tools, spirit level, leg padding, tripod bag, spiked feet and center column. Where as with my Gitzo tripod I had to purchase many of these things seperately from the legs itself. I would easily spend more on these Gitzo “upgrades” than I would have on purchasing this Giottos tripod. What a bargain!” – By A. Park
Giottos MT-8350 Expert Reviews
Giottos MT-8350 User Manual
Giottos MT-8350 Features & Specifications
The Giottos MT-8350 MT III Series Professional Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs is a very versatile but yet still economical tripod that extends to a maximum of 62.59″ (159 cm) and supports up to 11 lbs (5 kg). The unique center column can be used as a lateral arm with angle adjustment, which makes it especially ideal for nature and micro photography. It allows for 360° horizontal and 180° vertical adjustment, and the column can be positioned and set quickly with the locking knobs. The column can also be used upside down and reversed.
The leg materials are made of French-made high-strength carbon fiber tubing commonly used in aerospace engineering, and yield exceptional stability for its weight. Carbon fiber materials are very shock and vibration absorbent, but still relatively lightweight. The carbon fiber used for these legs is made from twelve layers, and the spiral grain is visible on the surface, giving it its high-tech look.
Optional rubber foot (FP 1021) with spike inside, to assure firm contact on wet soil, gravel, or rocky areas
Includes Tool Kit
The toolbox includes required allen wrenches or hex wrench
24mm leg diameter for added stability
Neoprene Leg Grips
Top sections of legs come protected with neoprene non-slip foam covers, for better handling in extreme weather conditions
The retractable hook can be used to add stability with a sand bag or equipment bag