(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.
Would you recommend the product? Yes |
Total Spent: $400.00| Rating: 10
very light, very stable, great build quality.
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!