The arca-type compatible ball head is one of most universally used mounts for tripod heads which can be used with a variety of accessories, such as the PeakDesign CapturePro. The ultra-smooth WS2 ball coating makes it easy to adjust. The ball head is small enough to fit in between the folded legs, so it packs away nice and neatly. Taking up to 10kg and compatible with a variety of accessories, you’ll be able to attach just about any camera to this tripod.
Made with lightweight yet robust eXact carbon tubes, the Gitzo tripod is sturdy and light, making it ideal to travel with. You can hike for longer and go further without your tripod weighing you down. Carbon eXact tubing is made with fine fibres packed into each tube, making this tripod strong while retaining lightness. Much lighter and stronger than aluminium, the magnesium construction complements the carbon fibre strength and lightness.
The legs are secured in place with the Gitzo G-Lock, so it won’t move an inch when you’re lining up a great shot. You’ll be able to capture epic photos on any surface, whether it’s slippery, sandy, dusty or rocky. You’ll be able to take long exposure shots as the G-lock holds the tripod in place without slipping.
The weather sealing O-ring inside each leg lock means you can put the tripod legs into water and it won’t rust or damage the carbon fibre tubes. It also stops dust and dirt getting into the locks. The tungsten disulfide coating makes cleaning the tubes easier and gives the tripod a smoother surface to adjust.
Extending to 133cm at full length and folding back to 37cm, this traveller’s tripod will stay steady at a range of adjustable heights. Its thin legs fold back easily with 180-degree leg rotations, so you can easily fold this tripod away tightly and carry it around with you anywhere. Small enough to fit in most backpacks, it’s the ideal tripod to take with you travelling.
|Type||Tripod and Head Kits|
|Load Capacity||10 Kg|
|Maximum Height||48.2" (122.5 cm)|
|Minimum Height||8" (20 cm)|
|Folded Length||14.4" (36.5 cm)|
|Head Attachment Fitting||1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16 (reversible stud)|
|Leg Stages Sections||4|
|Leg Lock Type||Twist|
|Independent Leg Spread||Yes|
|Center Column Type||Rapid|
|Center Column Sections||1|
After shooting in terrain where dirt can build on the tripod legs, clean your tripod by undoing the leg locks and removing each leg section before running the legs under water. Use an old toothbrush or cleaning cloth to brush away the dirt. Dry completely and apply Gitzo Grease just before you assemble the legs back to normal.
If one leg starts to feel looser than the others, use the allen/hex key to tighten it.
Lee filters are great for landscape and scenery photography, guaranteeing the best possible colours and exposure.
Invest in a shutter remote. These can range from inexpensive infrared remotes to advanced intervalometers. Either way, they make it easy to prevent camera shake in long exposure photography so you can capture crisp images free of unwanted motion blue.
Don’t be afraid to try different heads. Gitzo ball heads are superb, however you are not limited to using them. Experiment with different types of heads as they all produce a different effect. Gitzo tripods have the standard 1/4-inch thread that most tripods have, meaning most heads will attach to your Gitzo.