(From company literature) Gitzo G1327 Mountaineer Studex Performance Carbon Fiber Tripod. For photographers who will settle for nothing less than a Studex Carbon Fiber Tripod, but require the extra stability for loads up to 26 lbs.
This three-section tripod is new to the carbon fiber series and is designed for either digital or film cameras. The G1327 combines portability, stability, and lightness, and features a high maximum load capacity at a very low weight.
Gitzo carbon tubes use an exclusive process based on pull winding of long carbon fibers that are precisely wrapped and combined under high pressure and temperature with epoxy resin to a 1.5mm wall thickness. This manufacturing process ensures stiff, light tubes resistant to bending, have good tensile and compression strength, a high degree of stability in extreme temperatures, absorbs vibration and withstands fatigue better than other carbon fiber tube processes.
A stainless steel weight hook is also attached to the base of the center column, providing a convenient place to add extra stability in windy conditions. Another first from Gitzo.
Mountaineer tripods are constructed using a "screw thread and adhesive" dual jointing technology pioneered by Gitzo. Called "H.I.S." (Hybrid Interconnecting System), thus construction technique provides greater strength and stability.
- Finish: Gray & Black Enamel
- Material: Carbon Fiber
- Column Type: Rapid
- Number of Leg Sections: 3
- Leg Lock Type: Twist
- Foot Type: Rubber
- Maximum Operating Height: 179.6 cm / 70.7 in.
- Maximum Height w/o Column Extended: 151.9 cm / 59.8 in.
- Minimum Operating Height: 43.9 cm / 17.3 in.
- Folded Length: 71.1 cm / 28 in.
- Maximum Load: 12 kg / 26.5 lbs
- Weight: 2.3 kg / 5.1 lbs