This is a discontinued model from Gitzo. This review will thus be brief.
This is an abbreviated list. The full measured specs can be found here.
|Weight||4.93 lbs (2.236 kgs)|
|Maximum Height||47.7 in (121.2 cm)|
|Minimum Height||21.0 in (53.3 cm)|
|Max Height with Center Column||60.3 in (153.2 cm)|
|Folded Length||22.7 in (57.7 cm)|
|Folded Volume||203.0 cu. in. (3.3 liters)|
|Primary Leg Angle||24 deg|
This tripod has a center column and the legs can be set at multiple angles.
The main handling issues with this tripod is the weight. Tripods were made heavier back then. The legs are also free to rotate, unlike modern tripods. This means that the legs locks will need to be tightened from the top down.
The build quality is excellent. This tripod for last for several more decades of use.
The full test data can be found here. The table below summarizes the results.
|Stiffness About Vertical Axis||699 +/- 4 Nm/rad|
|Damping About Vertical Axis||0.196 +/- 0.02 Js/rad|
|Stiffness About Radial Axis||1894 +/- 52 Nm/rad|
|Damping About Radial Axis||2.37 +/- 0.24 Js/rad|
These are solid numbers. The tripod’s low height, weight, and build quality all contribute to having impressive stiffness for an aluminum tripod.
- Excellent Build Quality
- Very Stable
- Inexpensive on the used market
- Difficult to find
If you are looking for a cheap but stable tripod, and don’t mind the weight, this is an excellent option.