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(From company literature) Gitzo G1027 Mountaineer Weekend Tripod. Just when you thought traveling with a tripod was too cumbersome and bulky, Gitzo does it again! The G1027 is new to the Mountaineer Carbon Fiber Tripod Series, and features a high maximum load capacity at a very low weight.

Built for travel photography, and designed for either digital or film cameras, the G1027 combines portability, stability, and lightness.

With a closed length of under 18" and weight just a shade over 1.5 lbs, it makes packing much easier; and when in the open position, the G1027 will comfortably support camera loads up to 6.5 lbs, while delivering a maximum height of 4 ft. (with center column extended).


  • 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: 120.9 cm / 47.6 in.
  • Maximum Height w/o Column Extended: 94 cm / 37 in.
  • Minimum Operating Height: 41.9 cm / 16.5 in.
  • Folded Length: 45 cm / 17.7 in.
  • Maximum Load: 2.95 kg / 6.5 lbs
  • Weight: 0.77 kg / 1.7 lbs

Keywords: Gitzo Tripod Rapid


Registered: November 2006
Posts: 12
Gitzo G1027 Mountaineer Weekend review by xavier
Review Date: 12/20/2006 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $400.00| Rating: 10 

Pros: very light, very stable, great build quality.
Cons: not cheap... but who says Gitzo is cheap ?

I have been using this tripod for more than one year now and love it!

I travel a lot and appreciate the low weight of this tripod. It is very convenient not only when I need to fly (and have to keep the weight of the photo gear down) but also whe
n hiking (and when even 6 lbs of photo gear is already a lot). But it does not sacrifice stability either. I often mount my 100-400 IS on top of it (weight of the lens + camera + flash: 5lbs) and, while I am always careful when doing so, I never felt this setup unsafe.

I use this tripod mostly for landscape and wildlife, and usually like having a rather low point of view when doing so; therefore the rather low height of this tripod is not muc
h a problem for me at this point. But it could be a problem for some.

Obviously, the price is on the high side, but the quality of the tripod is so good and it does what it should so well, than I can only recommend it!


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