Giottos MTL8371B is a Professional 3-Section Carbon Tripod with Flip Leg Locks that ideal for nature and micro photography. The tripod features center-column top-lock can be used on its own, with the center column removed, which effectively converts it into a 3-way head include Rubber foot with spike inside, to assure firm contact on wet soil, gravel, or rocky areas also has 31mm leg diameter for added stability with Top sections of legs come protected with neoprene non-slip foam covers, for better handling in extreme weather conditions. The Giottos MTL8371B has maximum height of 66.9″ (170cm), maximum height (with center column down) 62.5″ (159cm), minimum height 11″ (28cm), Folded length 28.7″ (73cm), and weighs 4.5 lbs (2kg).
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Giottos MTL8371B User Reviews
“I like it a lot. Lighter than I thought it would be, as stable as I could hope for, (I shoot with a Canon 5D, often with a flash and with a variety of lenses up to my Canon 100-400mm f4.5 L IS with a 1.4 extender tube on it, and even my 185mm macro extended out on the lateral arm, (which I love the versatility of.) It would be fool hardy not to be careful of leg position for tipiness, but with due care this is stable. I love it. I believe there is always room for improvement, so no 5 star, but I have no reason otherwise to short it out.” – By R. P. RIBEYRE
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Giottos MTL8371B Features & Specifications
The Giottos MTL8371B Professional Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs is a very versatile but yet still economical tripod. 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 only 6 layers, and the spiral grain is visible on the surface, giving it its high-tech look.
Multi-Position Center Column
Center column can be used as a lateral arm, a position ideal for nature or macro photography
Tripod Top Converts to 3-way Head (without center column)
The center-column top-lock can be used on its own, with the center column removed, which effectively converts it into a 3-way head
Rubber foot 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
31mm 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