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Giottos MT-9371 Aluminum Tripod Legs, with Multi-Position Center Column - Supports 22 lbs (10 kg)

B&H # GIMT9371 Mfr # MT9371V
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The Giottos MT-9371 Aluminum Tripod Legs, as part of the professional-level MT III series, has a unique center column design, is versatile and easy to use, but yet still economical.

The unique swiveling center column mounting design allows it to be used as a lateral arm with angle adjustment, which is especially useful for nature and macro photography. The column can also be used upside down and reversed. It allows for 360° horizontal and 180° vertical adjustment, and the column can be positioned and set quickly by using the locking knobs.

In addition, the top part of the center column separates from the main column. By slipping this short camera platform into the swiveling center column mount, you now effectively have a universal 3-way head. This set-up also allows the tripod to be used for very low down-to-the-ground shots.

Spiked Feet
Rubber foot with spike inside, to assure firm contact on wet soil, gravel, or rocky areas
Includes Tool Kit
The toolbox includes different sizes of allen wrenches, hex wrench, screw driver and extended tube for leverage
Durable Leg Locks
Features special design for secure and easy sand-proof leg locking system
Leg Diameter
Thicker 32mm leg diameter for added stability
Retractable Hook
The retractable hook can be used to add stability with a sand bag or equipment bag
General
Load Capacity 22 lbs (10 kg)
Maximum Height 68.9" (175 cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended Not Specified by Manufacturer
Minimum Height 26.4" (67 cm)
Folded Length 29.5" (75 cm)
Head Attachment Fitting Dual 1/4-20" & 3/8"
Weight 6.4 lbs (2.9 kg)
Legs
Material Aluminum
Leg Stages/Sections 2/3
Leg Lock Type Twist-lock
Independent Leg Spread Yes
Spiked/Retractable Feet Yes
Center Brace No
Center Column
Center Column Type Rapid sliding
Center Column Sections 2
Giottos MT-9371 Aluminum Tripod Legs, with Multi-Position Center Column - Supports 22 lbs (10 kg)
  • Tool Kit
  • Tripod Strap
  • Carrying Case
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    4.2

    (based on 17 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

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    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    88%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Stable (8)
    • Easily adjusted (7)
    • Locks in tight (7)
    • Rugged (7)
    • Smooth movement (6)

    Cons

    • Heavy (5)

    Best Uses

    • Portraits (5)
    • Home (4)
    • Landscape/scenery (4)
    • Night shots (4)
    • Outdoor events / games (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-professional (4), Semi-pro photographer (4)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (5)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Awesome engineering, tremendous value!!

    The Giottos 9371 has to be the best value on the planet for this size and weight tripod. The engineering is simply awesome! They've paid attention to the smallest details and its flexibility is...Read complete review

    The Giottos 9371 has to be the best value on the planet for this size and weight tripod. The engineering is simply awesome! They've paid attention to the smallest details and its flexibility is unparalleled at any price. Even the carrying bag is awesome (sturdy, well padded, internal zipper pocket, etc.). Before buying, I compared to two "major" brands and decided that I couldn't come close to the same quality and value for even twice the price. If you want a sturdy, infinitely flexible, pro-model tripod (albeit a fairly heavy one), you simply can't go wrong with this! A perfect match for my Markins M10 ballhead & Nikon D200 w/ any size lens.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Decent [*] Knock Off for Gitzo

    Decent build quality, and fairly heavy. Works OK for still photography, but not stable enough for serious video work. Ease of use is average due to the so-so build quality of the center...Read complete review

    Decent build quality, and fairly heavy. Works OK for still photography, but not stable enough for serious video work. Ease of use is average due to the so-so build quality of the center column locking levers, various screws (aluminum rather than brass or stainless), and poor machining of the aluminum center column. Basically what you'd expect from a [*] Gitzo Knock Off.

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    5.0

    Finally

    By Pete

    from Antioch, CA

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Stability
    • Tall max height

    Cons

    • Heavy

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Night Shots
    • Portraits
    • Wildlife

    Comments about Giottos MT-9371 Aluminum Tripod Legs:

    I have finally found a tripod that is tall and sturdy. I am 6'2" and the tripod with legs fully extended and my DLSR mounted on the mounting plate has the camera viewfinder just above my eye level. WooHoo!

    Selection was easy on the B&H web site, price was great and delivery was easy. It's no wonder I come back to B&H for all my camera needs.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Well worth the $$

    By vwgn

    from Dallas

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Good Stability
    • Lightweight
    • Unfolds Quickly

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Night Shots
      • Portraits
      • Weddings/Events
      • Wildlife

      Comments about Giottos MT-9371 Aluminum Tripod Legs:

      This is basically a Gitzo knockoff, but other than the price difference, you wouldnt know it. VERY sturdy and tall for its folded height. I thouroughly enjoy it! I use it with a Smith-Victor BH8 ball head, and it is rock solid with a Full frame dslr and 70-200 2.8 lens.

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      4.0

      Quality performer - reasonable price

      By Todd T from Columbus

      from Georgia

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Folds Small
      • Good Stability
      • Lightweight
      • Quality construction
      • Reasonable price
      • Stable
      • Unfolds Quickly

      Cons

        Best Uses

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

        Comments about Giottos MT-9371 Aluminum Tripod Legs:

        This is my second Giottos tripod - i loved my smaller sized carbon fiber version so much that when i decided i needed a tripod with a little more holding power i went directly to search B&H for Giotto's tripods. I love this tripod as well. It is very well constructed, very stable and quality gear. It easly handles my 5d MKII with 24-70 f/2.8 L, aleinbee's ringflash fitted with a 30" moon unit. Includes carry case and tool kit. Nice unit! I love both of my Giotto's tripods!

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        • No

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        4.0

        rock solid

        By anthony

        from NY, NY

        About Me Photography Student

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Stability
        • Unfolds Quickly

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Home
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Macro
        • Night Shots

        Comments about Giottos MT-9371 Aluminum Tripod Legs:

        this product is rock solid. it was bought with the intent for home macro and does just what i want!!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        1.0

        Caution

        By Fiat Lux

        from NC

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Pros

          Cons

          • Weak Construction

          Best Uses

            Comments about Giottos MT-9371 Aluminum Tripod Legs:

            Cast aluminum spider cracked after about a year of use.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Stable, well made

            By MarkB

            from Dayton

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Stability

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Giottos MT-9371 Aluminum Tripod Legs:

                I used this tripod at a busy music recital. With the legs partially closed I was able to get over everyones heads (7.5 ft?) and get still had great stability for my 60D with battery grip and 24-105L.

                I am also using this for when I tether and have both my camera and my notebook deployed on it.

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                3.0

                Decent [*] Knock Off for Gitzo

                By Sam D.

                from Kansas City, KS

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Stability
                • Versatile design

                Cons

                • Average build quality

                Best Uses

                • Still photography

                Comments about Giottos MT-9371 Aluminum Tripod Legs:

                Decent build quality, and fairly heavy. Works OK for still photography, but not stable enough for serious video work. Ease of use is average due to the so-so build quality of the center column locking levers, various screws (aluminum rather than brass or stainless), and poor machining of the aluminum center column. Basically what you'd expect from a [*] Gitzo Knock Off.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Great piece of equiptment!

                By clickchick

                from Manitowoc, WI

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Good Stability
                • Unfolds Quickly

                Cons

                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                • Long Exposures
                • Photography
                • Portraits
                • Reducing Noise (ISO Reduction)
                • Stabilization

                Comments about Giottos MT-9371 Aluminum Tripod Legs:

                I shot a wedding last weekend and used it outside for the prewedding portraits and then set it up inside for the ceremony shots. I never had to worry about my heavy Canon 70-200mm f/2.8L lens moving. This is one sturdy tripod and quick, easy adjustments outside on the uneven grass. This isn't a tripod that I would lug around on hikes because it is heavy, but it's great if you want stability and quality for a very good price. It is also great for macro photography as it has the ability to adjust the center column in multiple positions, including upside down. Also, I really liked the safety locking knob because I knew my lens was secure.

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                5.0

                exceeds expectations

                By Saorsa

                from SW Florida

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Durable
                • Good Value
                • High Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Giottos MT-9371 Aluminum Tripod Legs:

                    I deliberately bought a tripod rated for higher weights than I would put on it. The extra capacit means more stability when set for macro work and using the center column horizontally or at odd angles.

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                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    4.0

                    I like this product, easy to use.

                    By Lin

                    from West Deptford, NJ

                    About Me Semi-Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Giottos MT-9371 Aluminum Tripod Legs:

                        I use this tripod for Photography, I also purchased the the 3 way head, with the easy camera release. Love them both. Like the fact that you can use it in very unique positions. Great for Macro photography too. Love to use it for shooting sporting events. Very smooth!

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                        4.0

                        Not That Heavy

                        By gumshoe

                        from Clarkston, MI

                        About Me Semi-Professional

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easily Adjusted
                        • Lightweight
                        • Locks In Tight

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Special Events
                          • Sports

                          Comments about Giottos MT-9371 Aluminum Tripod Legs:

                          I was going to purchase the composite version but wanted to save money for new glass. This tripod is not heavy at all. Very sturdy and I am very happy

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Heavy Duty, Well Made Tripod

                          By Andy

                          from Hollywood, MD

                          About Me Semi-Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easily Adjusted
                          • Locks In Tight
                          • Rugged

                          Cons

                          • Heavy

                          Best Uses

                          • Office
                          • Special Events
                          • Sports

                          Comments about Giottos MT-9371 Aluminum Tripod Legs:

                          I've only had this tripod for a month, and have only used it for a wedding shoot. This tripod is quite heavy duty and seems very strong. I wouldn't want to take it on a long hike, but for studio or on location work it's great. The case and carry strap are nice extras. This is a quality product and should provide many years of use.

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                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Awesome engineering, tremendous value!!

                          By Al the Biker

                          from Plano, Texas

                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                          Verified Reviewer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                          • None

                          Best Uses

                          • Copy work
                          • Portraits
                          • Special Events
                          • Sports
                          • Travel

                          Comments about Giottos MT-9371 Aluminum Tripod Legs:

                          The Giottos 9371 has to be the best value on the planet for this size and weight tripod. The engineering is simply awesome! They've paid attention to the smallest details and its flexibility is unparalleled at any price. Even the carrying bag is awesome (sturdy, well padded, internal zipper pocket, etc.). Before buying, I compared to two "major" brands and decided that I couldn't come close to the same quality and value for even twice the price. If you want a sturdy, infinitely flexible, pro-model tripod (albeit a fairly heavy one), you simply can't go wrong with this! A perfect match for my Markins M10 ballhead & Nikon D200 w/ any size lens.

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                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Very solid tripod!

                          By malerba photography

                          from Benica, CA

                          About Me Professional

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home
                            • Office
                            • Travel

                            Comments about Giottos MT-9371 Aluminum Tripod Legs:

                            I needed a solid tripod for the studio. I bought this tripod because of it high weight capacity and hight.I have also own the Gitzo Explorer that has the off center fully adjustable mast. This feature kind of spoiled me with it's versatility. So when looking for another tripod I really wanted the off center mast feature. The Giottos center mast is different than the Gitzo but works very well. The tripod is very solid an very well made. Although this is not the smallest or lightest tripod out there, it would work well for traveling. It was really nice that Giottos includes the tool kit and padded carrying bag.

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                            4.0

                            awesome tripod

                            By Jeff P.

                            from San Diego

                            About Me Semi-Professional

                            Pros

                            • Easily Adjusted
                            • Rugged
                            • Smooth Movement

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Travel

                              Comments about Giottos MT-9371 Aluminum Tripod Legs:

                              this tripod is great and lighter than i thought it would be. It works very well in all positions. It can get very low to the ground and since the center column comes out it gives more range of pics for macro or any other pics. very sturdy and easy to use

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                              4.0

                              Just what I wanted

                              By edottjr

                              from Dundalk, MD

                              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easily Adjusted
                              • Locks In Tight
                              • Rugged
                              • Smooth Movement

                              Cons

                              • Heavy

                              Best Uses

                              • Home
                              • Out in the field...

                              Comments about Giottos MT-9371 Aluminum Tripod Legs:

                              Sturdy, and stable. Just what I want from a tripod.

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                              4.0

                              Great value, Well built

                              By GG92260

                              from Palm Desert, CA

                              About Me Professional

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Good Footing
                              • Locks In Tight
                              • Rugged
                              • Smooth Movement

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Giottos MT-9371 Aluminum Tripod Legs:

                                  One out of many tripods (4 Gitzo's, 3 Bogen/Manfrotto's and now this Giottos) Bought on remote location after a Gitzo carbon rapid column cracked.

                                  The Giottos MT-9371 is a well-made tripod. Substantial in weight, sturdy, strong, and pretty unbeatable for the money. Is it a Gitzo? No, but it offers a lot of versatility, strength and is easy to operate. Leg locks are solid, as it the center column. I much prefer it to my Manfrotto's. I would have no problem buying another of their Pro-series. It's a lot of tripod for the money!

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