SLRGear.com: Interactive Lens Reviews and Opinion.
Digital Camera ReviewsDiscuss lenses in the SLRgear.com Forums (separate login!)



Reviews Views Date of last review
1 12277 6/20/2007
Recommended By Average Purchase
100% of reviewers $500.00
Reader Review Rating Averages
Readers' rating for
Construction Quality
Readers' rating for
Image Quality
Readers'
Overall Rating
spacer
10.00
spacer
10.00
spacer
10.00
1gitzo-g1325.jpg


(From company literature) Gitzo G1325 Inter-Pro Studex Performance Tripod. A workhorse for professional photographers. This tripod will support long telephoto lenses on 35mm, medium format, and even light view cameras. These tripods are an ideal balance of strength and weight for photographers on the go.


The G1325 Mountaineer is a three-section carbon fiber tripod with flat plate. It is ideal for photographic or video work and features interchangeable column capability. The flat plate can be removed and replaced with a grooved rapid column or geared column for extra height.


Unparalleled Strength
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.


H.I.S.
Mountaneer 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.


All Mountaineer tripods are performance models with sliding stops that allow the legs to be set at different angles.



Specifications:

  • Finish: Gray & Black Enamel
  • Material: Carbon Fiber
  • Column Type: Flat Plate
  • Number of Leg Sections: 3
  • Leg Lock Type: Twist
  • Maximum Operating Height: 148.1 cm / 58.3 in.
  • Minimum Operating Height: 10.9 cm / 4.3 in.
  • Folded Length: 67.1 cm / 26.4 in.
  • Maximum Load: 12 kg / 26.5 lbs
  • Weight: 2 kg / 4.5 lbs

Keywords: Gitzo Tripod


C Marks

Registered: June 2007
Posts: 2
Gitzo G1325 Inter-Pro Studex Performance review by C Marks
Review Date: 6/20/2007 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $500.00| Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Awesome stable tripod!
Cons: None! (ok-the cost-but you get what you pay for)

The Gitzo the best tripod I have ever seen or used. I had a Bogen/Manfrotto 3021. I thought it was a solid stable tripod. Then I tried a 1325 and WOW what a difference! This IS stability.


At 6'3" I finally have a tripod that is tall enough without having to use a center column (bad). I use this for large fomat and it is super stable. It handles 35mm and DSLR like they were toys.


Goes flat to the ground. Tall. Versatile. Lightweight. Stable. And not so cold to handle in the cold as an aluminum one.


By far the best accessory you could buy. $500 seems alot but it is a much better buy than a new lens. This makes all your lenses and camera better!


Note-you will need a good ballhead to go with it. I suggest something like a Kirk, Arca-Swiss or Really Right Stuff.


If you want a 300mm+ lens you need something this stable first.


 






This document copyright © 2009-2014, SLRgear.com, all rights reserved.