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Giottos MT-9251 Classic Aluminum 3-Section Tripod Legs - Supports 11 lbs (5 kg)

B&H # GIMT9251 Mfr # MT9251
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This Giottos MT-9251 Classic Aluminum Tripod is a professional-level tripod that is part of the MT II series. The professional series of MT tripods follow classic styling and incorporate professional features and design.

The material used is classic aluminum, finished in a black and silver hammered paint finish. The top sections of the legs come protected with non-slip foam covers, for better handling in extreme weather conditions. Features like three individual, adjustable leg spread positions, and a reversible center column with a bubble level all make this tripod a versatile support tool for a pro SLR camera, be it indoors or outdoors.

Includes Tool Kit
The toolbox includes different sizes of allen wrenches, hex wrench, screw driver and extended tube for leverage
Leg Diameter
24mm leg diameter for added stability
Durable Leg Locks
Features special design for secure and easy sand-proof leg locking system
General
Load Capacity 11 lbs (5kg)
Maximum Height 62.2" (158cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended Not Specified by Manufacturer
Minimum Height 21.6" (55cm)
Folded Length 24" (61cm)
Head Attachment Fitting Dual 1/4-20" & 3/8"
Weight 3.7 lbs (1.7kg)
Legs
Material Aluminum
Leg Stages/Sections 2/3
Leg Lock Type Twist-lock
Independent Leg Spread Yes
Spiked/Retractable Feet No
Center Brace No
Center Column
Center Column Type Rapid sliding
Center Column Sections 1
Giottos MT-9251 Classic Aluminum 3-Section Tripod Legs - Supports 11 lbs (5 kg)
  • Tool Kit
  • Tripod Strap
  • Carrying Case
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    GiottosMT-9251 Classic Aluminum 3-Section Tripod Legs - Supports 11 lbs (5 kg)
     
    4.8

    (based on 9 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (7)
    • Easily adjusted (4)
    • Good footing (3)
    • Locks in tight (3)
    • Stable (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Portraits (4)
      • Home (3)
      • Sports (3)
      • Travel (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (4)

      Reviewed by 9 customers

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      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Better than tripod costing twice as much

      By PhotoByFernando

      from New York, NY

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Stability
      • Solid Build Quality
      • Unfolds Quickly

      Cons

      • None

      Best Uses

        Comments about Giottos MT-9251 Classic Aluminum 3-Section Tripod Legs - Supports 11 lbs (5 kg):

        I spent a long time looking for a sturdy tripod at a reasonable price. Most of the ones I found seemed like overpriced junk until I found this one. Old-school build quality with that hammered metal finish and solid aluminum components. The best part is that it comes with a soft carrying case and shoulder straps. This thing is awesome.

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        5.0

        you cant beat it for the price

        By bigluttz

        from new york

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Folds Small
        • Good Stability
        • Lightweight
        • Unfolds Quickly

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Night Shots
          • Portraits
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Video
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife

          Comments about Giottos MT-9251 Classic Aluminum 3-Section Tripod Legs - Supports 11 lbs (5 kg):

          The main issue with aluminum tripods the legs get damaged when in travel thats why this tripod is great the top section of the legs are metal so when the tripod is closed the aluminum sections of the legs are protected from getting banged up thats the good thing about it. plus it has the hook in the middle for putting weights.

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          • No

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          5.0

          Excellent Tripod!

          By SLR Enthusiast

          from Walnut, CA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Stability
          • Lightweight
          • Unfolds Quickly

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Night Shots
            • Portraits
            • Travel

            Comments about Giottos MT-9251 Classic Aluminum 3-Section Tripod Legs - Supports 11 lbs (5 kg):

            Can't beat this tripod for the price. It is just the right size, weight, and sturdy enough for average use. Can hold a mid-level DSLR with pro glass without a problem (must have a decent ball head) to take advantage of the tripod. Nice padding, comes with a sling, tools, and padded case. Great for travel as well.

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            • No

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            5.0

            great value

            By mikeg

            from albany, ny

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Giottos MT-9251 Classic Aluminum 3-Section Tripod Legs - Supports 11 lbs (5 kg):

              fits in my back pack
              light weight
              very reasonalbly priced

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              • No

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              (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great Tripod

              By mpflies2

              from Gloucester, VA

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Quick-twist legs
              • Solid
              • Well-made

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscapes
                • Low-light
                • Night
                • Portraits
                • Sports

                Comments about Giottos MT-9251 Classic Aluminum 3-Section Tripod Legs - Supports 11 lbs (5 kg):

                I love the quick screw leg extension. Makes slapping the tripod up very quick when necessary. Great build and no problems as of yet.

                Sure beats the heck out of off brand $30 dollar cheapo tripods. Broke my share of those.

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                5.0

                Better than I had expected!

                By MitchB

                from Charlottesville, VA

                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easily Adjusted
                • Good Footing
                • Lightweight
                • Locks In Tight

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home
                  • Special Events
                  • Sports

                  Comments about Giottos MT-9251 Classic Aluminum 3-Section Tripod Legs - Supports 11 lbs (5 kg):

                  Very sturdy and lighter that I had hoped for. The tripod even comes with a hook under the center mount to hang your camera bag or weights on to weigh the tripod down.

                  As well, easy leg adjustment, perfect height for those up to a little over six feet tall, etc.

                  What a great and reasonably priced investment!

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                  (3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  3.0

                  Not at Gitzo, but it works

                  By Benjamin

                  from Thule Air Base, Greenland

                  About Me Semi-Professional

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Easily Adjusted
                  • Lightweight

                  Cons

                  • Slips Out Of Position

                  Best Uses

                  • Travel

                  Comments about Giottos MT-9251 Classic Aluminum 3-Section Tripod Legs - Supports 11 lbs (5 kg):

                  I have an older Giottos Tripod that weighed nearly 10 pounds. My wife and I were living in the Republic of Korea and were getting ready to go to Thailand on a 10 day vacation and I decided I wanted something lighter than the beast I had to travel with. I went to a local store and they had this tripod there. I liked the lighter weight of it and the size was decent as well.

                  I have taken this tripod all over the world and back. Literally. From Korea and Thailand, to Australia, Hong Kong, all through the USA and now in Greenland this tripod served me well.

                  The weight of it is nice as well as the smaller size. The only real problem that I have had with it is the leg locks. Mine got a little gummed up on a beach photo shoot and after cleaning them they are harder to keep retracted. If I retract the legs and tighten the locks the bottom sections of the legs still slip out. I have to really crank on the locks to get them to stay retracted. This isn't so bad as I have the strenght to do so, but then I have to apply even more strength to get the legs unlocked.

                  I like the fact that I can adjust this low to the ground with independent leg openings, but the center column does limit me with macro photography. They sell a shorter column but I never purchased one.

                  I have this paired with a Giottos ProII ballhead, and it has worked but is at the point in its life where it is being replaced by a new one. Well, not really replaced, I will keep this tripod and ball head for some use, but the new Gitzo and Acratech setup is so much better than this guy. For about the same weight I have more height, same compact shape, and more stability.

                  The reversing center column on this is nice, I have used it and it did work well.

                  Overall if you are looking for a cheaper tripod I would consider this one. If it wasn't for my SuperTele lens purchase I would probably be using it everyday still. But it has taken a back seat. I guess you could say it is good that I am not getting rid of it....

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                  5.0

                  Great tripod and worth a look at

                  By MarkW

                  from Newport News, VA

                  About Me Professional

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Easily Adjusted
                  • Good Footing
                  • Lightweight
                  • Locks In Tight
                  • Rugged
                  • Smooth Movement

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Low Light
                    • Portraits

                    Comments about Giottos MT-9251 Classic Aluminum 3-Section Tripod Legs - Supports 11 lbs (5 kg):

                    After buying several cheap tripods that have failed or broken, I finally decided to get a good tripod. I primarily shoot portraits and occasionally have the need for a tripod. This tripod is very solid, and well built. I like how it can be taken apart for cleaning. While a bit heavier than my last cheap tripod, the weight is not that bad. I opted to use it with a Manfrotto 486RC. It was easy to assemble. The included case holds the legs and head with still a bit of room left over. In addition the case the is also the tool kit and another shoulder strap that attaches directly to a hook on the tripod. This is great for when you don't want to carry the case.

                    After reading many reviews I found this would be a great unit for the shooting I do. I'm also going to get the MT-9241 and a Giottos ball head. This tripod is a little bit smaller and weighs less. It would be great for a travel tripod. I don't think you can go wrong with quality of Giottos!

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                    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great set of sticks

                    By CAP66

                    from Walled Lake, MI USA

                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

                    • Easily Adjusted
                    • Good Footing
                    • High Quality
                    • Lightweight
                    • Locks In Tight
                    • Rugged
                    • Smooth Movement

                    Cons

                    • Bag Too Narrow

                    Best Uses

                    • Special Events
                    • Sports
                    • Video And Photo

                    Comments about Giottos MT-9251 Classic Aluminum 3-Section Tripod Legs - Supports 11 lbs (5 kg):

                    The MT-9251 is solid, stable, strong, adjustable and has the features and that to suit my needs. I needed a dual purpose setup for digital video and my DSLR. I shoot my daughters' gymnastics meets and put together DVDs for the team complete with menus, soundtrack and slideshows. This tripod fits perfectly for what I use it for. I paired it with the Giottos MH-5001 head and it works great for video and stills. I am impressed with the quality and the advertised baked on finish should wear well. My videos have improved since getting the legs and head combo. This is the best tripod I've had yet and can't imagine how much better it could get. But I'm not willing to shell out $1000+ for a pro setup. I will never go back to the cheapo tripods from the chain stores that's for sure.

                    My only gripe is the included bag. It is nice and padded and long enough even with the head on the legs but it could use some more width as it is difficult to zip up.

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