(From company literature) Gitzo G1128 Mountaineer Sport Tripod. Uncompromising support in a 2.58 pound package.
A compact four leg section version of the Mountaineer Sport Series Tripods. The G1128 sets a new standard for lightweight tripods, offering a very high maximum load at a very low weight.
Up to 30% lighter than conventional aluminum versions without any compromise in strength, stability or durability. The G1128 features a grooved rapid column and will support camera and lens packages up to 11 lbs.
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.
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.
• 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
- 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: 139.7 cm / 55 in.
- Maximum Height w/o Column Extended: 116.8 cm / 46 in.
- Minimum Operating Height: 43.2 cm / 17 in.
- Folded Length: 48.3 cm / 19 in.
- Maximum Load: 5 kg / 11 lbs
- Weight: 1.17 kg / 2.58 lbs