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(From company literature) Gitzo G1228LVL Leveling Mountaineer Reporter Mk2 Tripod. The G1228LVL is the compact four-section brother to the G1227LVL tripod. The G1228LVL retains all the unique features of the carbon fiber series and makes a perfect companion to the photo needs of today’s digital photographer.

What sets the LVL series tripods apart from others is that with the simple twist of a knob, your tripod is leveled instantly - making it perfect for shooting on uneven terrain.

The G1228LVL also has a silky-smooth rapid center column that's grooved to prevent rotation, a stainless steel weight hook for added stability, a removable spirit level at the center column base, and ergonomic rubber grip locks for easy handling.

The G1228LVL is up to 30% lighter than an equivalent aluminum tripod yet it does not compromise on strength, torsional stability or durability.

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 1.5 mm 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.

The G1228LVL also incorporates Gitzo's Hybrid Interconnecting System (H.I.S.), a unique dual jointing system for greater strength and security.

Features include:

• Grooved rapid center column
• Performance type - enables the legs to be set individually at 24, 55 and 90 degrees to cover every angle you want to shoot
• 4 leg sections offer robust stability for outdoor nature and backpacking photographers


  • Finish: Gray & Black Enamel
  • Material: Carbon Fiber
  • Column Type: Rapid
  • Number of Leg Sections: 4
  • Leg Lock Type: Twist
  • Foot Type: Rubber
  • Head Mount: 1/4-20 and 3/8" Reversible Stud
  • Maximum Operating Height: 154.9 cm / 61 in.
  • Maximum Height w/o Column Extended: 132.8 cm / 52.3 in.
  • Minimum Operating Height: 32 cm / 12.6 in.
  • Folded Length: 54.9 cm / 21.6 in.
  • Maximum Load: 7.98 kg / 17.6 lbs
  • Weight: 1.74 kg / 3.84 lbs

Keywords: Gitzo Tripod Rapid Leveling


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