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(From company literature) Gitzo G1227 Mountaineer Reporter Mk2 Compact Tripod. A benchmark of tripod design. A 3 leg section variant of the tripod that started it all, the venerable G1228. Up to 30% lighter than an equivalent aluminum version without compromising strength, torsional stability or durability. Three leg sections, suitable for 35mm and medium format cameras up to light medium format (2 1/4 in).

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.

Cutting Edge
Carbon fiber Rapid center columns are now grooved to prevent rotation and increase stability. A stainless steel weight hook is attached to the base of the center column, providing a convenient place to add extra stability in windy conditions. Another first from Gitzo.

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.

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
• 3 leg sections offer robust stability for location or studio work, ideal for wedding/portrait photography


  • Finish: Gray & Black Enamel
  • Material: Carbon Fiber
  • Column Type: Rapid
  • Number of Leg Sections: 3
  • Leg Lock Type: Twist
  • Foot Type: Rubber
  • Head Mount: 1/4-20 and 3/8" Reversible Stud
  • Maximum Operating Height: 161 cm / 63.4 in.
  • Maximum Height w/o Column Extended: 138.9 cm / 54.7 in.
  • Minimum Operating Height: 34 cm / 13.4 in.
  • Folded Length: 65 cm / 25.6 in.
  • Maximum Load: 7.98 kg / 17.6 lbs
  • Weight: 1.54 kg / 3.4 lbs

Keywords: Gitzo Tripod Rapid


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