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Gitzo Big Feet All Terrain Shoes - Set of 3

B&H # GIG1220130B3 MFR # G1220.130B3
Gitzo Big Feet All Terrain Shoes - Set of 3

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  • For Series 2 and 3 Tripods

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Set of three Gitzo Big Feet All Terrain Shoes is compatible with Gitzo series 2 and 3 tripods. They offer added stability on mud, sand, snow, etc.

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GitzoBig Feet All Terrain Shoes - Set of 3
 
4.6

(based on 7 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Improves tripod function (7)
  • Fits well (6)
  • Solid/sturdy (6)
  • Easy to use (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/scenery (5)
    • Wildlife (5)
    • Travel (4)
    • Sports/action (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro photographer (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (5)

    Reviewed by 7 customers

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    5.0

    Versatile Terrain Shoes

    By Davebo

    from Halifax, Canada

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fits Well
    • Improves Tripod Function
    • Solid/Sturdy

    Cons

    • Loosen With Use

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Sports/Action
    • Travel
    • Wildlife

    Comments about Gitzo Big Feet All Terrain Shoes - Set of 3:

    Great 'shoes' for every terrain. They tend to loosen with use and travel,etc.
    A little bit of Loctite on each mounting screw fixes the problem.

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    5.0

    Better Stability in Sand and Snow

    By JimSaid

    from Cleveland, OH

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Improves Tripod Function
    • Light weight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Night Shots
      • Sports/Action
      • Travel
      • Wildlife

      Comments about Gitzo Big Feet All Terrain Shoes - Set of 3:

      I get out in the wild a lot and encountered a problem with the tripod sinking into sand and snow. These help on sand and semi-solid snow. Loose snow needs much larger feet like a ski pole.

      Like that the metal is stainless steel, especially in the salted slush found around the city in winter.

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      4.0

      Expensive

      By Capttcb

      from Florida

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fits Well
      • Improves Tripod Function
      • Solid/Sturdy

      Cons

      • Bulky
      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action
      • Wildlife

      Comments about Gitzo Big Feet All Terrain Shoes - Set of 3:

      Could have spent more time looking at other brand options. I live on the gulf coast of Fl. and use these to keep the tripod legs from sinking in the sand. My rig is pretty heavy so they work as they should. They are stiff so if I had a lighter rig they would take some adjustment to get them to lay flat. Again, they are very expensive for what they are.

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      4.0

      Useful Addition for 2/3/4/5 Series

      By YouMustHaveAReallyNiceCamera com

      from Central Oregon

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fits Well
      • Improves Tripod Function
      • Solid/Sturdy

      Cons

      • Difficult to adjust
      • Heavy

      Best Uses

        Comments about Gitzo Big Feet All Terrain Shoes - Set of 3:

        My review not only addresses the G1220.130B3's, but also touches on the other two models of shoes offered by Gitzo for use with their tripods: the similar but larger G1410.130B3's; and the huge G1586 shoes. I was searching for accessory feet for my Gitzo 3541LS to use both on snow and at water's edge where the standard feet tend to sink in.

        The G1586 shoes are easily the biggest and are designed for Gitzo's smaller legs with push on rubber feet (i.e., that don't accept threaded accessory feet). I read several reviews suggesting that they would also work with 3 Series legs but I chose not to try them after reading that they can come loose at lower angles and offer so much additional floatation that they can slide around on sand and snow. The only thing less appealing than a tripod that won't stay in one place is the thought of chasing a loose tripod shoe into the surf.

        The G1220.130B3's are the shoes designed for the 2/3 Series tripods however they fit the 4/5 Series tripods too. Since they screw into the bottom of compatible legs, there is no issue with them coming loose. However, with a diameter of 2.375" inches, it is fair to wonder how much floatation they would actually provide on powdery snow. (I don't doubt they would be helpful on sand.)

        The G1410.130B3's are the shoes designed for the 4/5 Series tripods however they fit 2/3 Series as well. Basically a larger version of the G1220, they are 3.125" in diameter and are just slightly taller and heavier. The .75" difference in diameter may not sound like much but it results in 58% more surface area on the ground. But, since they are designed for the 4/5 Series, are they too bulky for my 3541LS? In a word, no. The larger G1410's prevented the lowest twist locks from touching each other when my 3541LS was folded up—but just barely. The diameter of the fully collapsed 3541LS was about the same at the bottom as it was at the top with the G1410's attached and folded outward. It still fit in my tapered Manfrotto tripod case perfectly.

        There was another, surprising difference between the G1220's and G1410's: the G1220's were very, very stiff. Adjusting them required using both hands and applying some force. They didn't adjust to the pitch of the ground automatically. The G1410's were just the opposite. They adjusted effortlessly—with a finger tip if gravity didn't do the trick by itself. It would be tempting to assume this is a random variation between production runs of the different shoes except for the fact that I've read other people make the same comment about the G1220's. This, along with the extra floatation afforded by the G1410's, was enough to sway me in their favor. However, the smaller G1220's might be the better choice for someone else—even for a 4/5 Series tripod.

        My final observation about these feet concerns their weight. At around a pound, weight doesn't seem like it would be much of a factor. Yet I found the extra weight to be very noticable. This makes sense when I think about how light my 3541LS is by itself, and how much work I put into finding a high quality lightweight ball head to keep it that way. Put another way, these feet weigh about as much as my Acratech GV2 ball head so attaching them is like attaching a second ball head. This only matters to me when I'm lugging my tripod over long distances; when I do, I will be removing these feet and replacing them with the originals. Otherwise, they are a useful accessory which I highly recommend.

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        5.0

        Works great in sand or mud.

        By timber_doodle

        from Ohio

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fits Well
        • Improves Tripod Function
        • Solid/Sturdy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Travel
          • Wildlife

          Comments about Gitzo Big Feet All Terrain Shoes - Set of 3:

          Got these ATShoes for a trip to Death Valley. They should work better than the existing tripod feet in the dunes.

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          4.0

          Good Shoes

          By Dawggie Gal

          from USA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fits Well
          • Improves Tripod Function
          • Solid/Sturdy

          Cons

          • Feet Too Tight on Balls

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Macro
          • Night Shots
          • Portraits
          • Travel
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife

          Comments about Gitzo Big Feet All Terrain Shoes - Set of 3:

          I got these shoes to work with my Gitzo Explorer tripod because I didn't like the feet it came with. My monopod's foot is this style and I really like it, so that's why I just "had" to buy these for my new tripod.

          They work well and I'm very glad I got them. The only reason I gave them four stars instead of five is I wish the bottoms were a little looser on the balls they're on so they would automatically fall into place with gravity when setting up the tripod. Instead, sometimes I'll have one that is still on its side that I have to lean down and fix by moving it with my hand.

          Tip for feet placement when you fold your tripod up: keep the feet with their bottoms (that goes against the ground) facing out. That will allow you to fold up your tripod legs as close together as possible (closer than you can get them if you keep the feet bottoms facing inside/towards each other).

          If you plan on keeping these feet on your tripod permanently (instead of swapping feet out often), you'll want to use a pliers/wrench to tighten them onto the legs or else they will easily start unscrewing when you try to rotate the feet around the ball. Not a huge deal, just something to be aware of.

          All in all, I'm very happy with these feet and it was worth the extra price to get them for my tripod.

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          5.0

          BiG FooT Abounds

          By FlashCassidy

          from Pluto

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fits Well
          • Improves Tripod Function
          • Solid/Sturdy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Landscape Photography
            • Long Exposures
            • Macro Photography
            • Photography
            • Stabilization

            Comments about Gitzo Big Feet All Terrain Shoes - Set of 3:

            these are fantastic well made sturdy i wish i had of bought them years ago , they work really well for sand dirt rock anything really and there not to bulky as to be a pain when carrying and such , i use them on a series 2 gitzo LvL tripod , the tripod still folds up nicely with these on it no worries they dont add much weight which is a bonus . if you where thinking about buying a set do it there awesome they set off the tripod well totally sturdy rock solid and they give a good footing in sand mud etc
            go get yo some you wont be disapointed

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