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Giottos MT-8350 MT Series Professional Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs

B&H # GIMT8350 Mfr # MT8350
No Longer Available
Product Highlights
  • Supports Up to 11 lbs (5 kg)
  • Weighs 3.3 lbs (1.5 kg)
  • Extends to 62.59" (159 cm)
  • Lightweight Carbon Fiber Legs
  • 4 Leg Sections

The Giottos MT-8350 MT III Series Professional Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs is a very versatile but yet still economical tripod that extends to a maximum of 62.59" (159 cm) and supports up to 11 lbs (5 kg). The unique center column can be used as a lateral arm with angle adjustment, which makes it especially ideal for nature and micro photography. It allows for 360° horizontal and 180° vertical adjustment, and the column can be positioned and set quickly with the locking knobs. The column can also be used upside down and reversed.

The leg materials are made of French-made high-strength carbon fiber tubing commonly used in aerospace engineering, and yield exceptional stability for its weight. Carbon fiber materials are very shock and vibration absorbent, but still relatively lightweight. The carbon fiber used for these legs is made from twelve layers, and the spiral grain is visible on the surface, giving it its high-tech look.

Spiked Feet
Optional rubber foot (FP 1021) with spike inside, to assure firm contact on wet soil, gravel, or rocky areas
Includes Tool Kit
The toolbox includes required allen wrenches or hex wrench
Leg Diameter
24mm leg diameter for added stability
Neoprene Leg Grips
Top sections of legs come protected with neoprene non-slip foam covers, for better handling in extreme weather conditions
Retractable Hook
The retractable hook can be used to add stability with a sand bag or equipment bag
Maximum Height 62.65" (159 cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended 53.54" (136 cm)
Minimum Height 9.44" (24 cm)
Folded Length 22.04" (56 cm)
Load Capacity 11 lbs (5 kg)
Leg Sections 4
Leg Lock Type Twist-lock
Independent Leg Spread Yes
Center Column Sections 1
Center Column Type Sliding
Center Brace No
Spiked Feet Optional
Head Type None
Head Mount Thread Size Dual 1/4-20" & 3/8"
Weight 3.3 lbs (1.5 kg)
Giottos MT-8350 MT Series Professional Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs
  • Tool Kit
  • Tripod Strap
  • Padded Carrying Case
  • 5-Year Warranty
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    GiottosMT-8350 MT Series Professional Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs
     
    4.5

    (based on 11 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (11)
    • Folds away (8)
    • Stable (6)
    • Unfolds quickly (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (9)
      • Landscape/scenery (6)
      • Night shots (6)
      • Home (5)
      • Portraits (5)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (5), Semi-pro photographer (3)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      What a bargain!

      I've long since been a Gitzo owner/fan and often wondered what the "knock offs" were like. I always figured you get what you pay for, but boy was I...Read complete review

      I've long since been a Gitzo owner/fan and often wondered what the "knock offs" were like. I always figured you get what you pay for, but boy was I wrong! For a fraction of what I paid for my new and used Gitzo's I got everything in a tripod I was looking for. This tripod also allows you to turn the center column 90 degrees, which can be especially convenient with macro work. It comes with all the bells and whistles that I was so accustomed to buying seperately with my Gitzo setups. Spiked feet, comes with it. Tripod bag AND strap, comes with it. Built in level, comes with it. Foam protection padding, comes with it. Adjustable center column (and comes with tool kit along with a fixed mount center column), comes with it...just screw on the head of your choice and mount your camera/lens setup and you are all set! What a deal! My only concern is the 15 lbs weight limit when using heavy telephotos, which obviously requires me moving to my 3 or 5 series Gitzo...which is less than 10% of my shooting, the other 90% I am good to go.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Faulty design?

      This is my 2nd Giottos tripod and I purchased this one to lighten my load. I bought it 7/22/11 and now the one leg won't extend or retract in one section. I...Read complete review

      This is my 2nd Giottos tripod and I purchased this one to lighten my load. I bought it 7/22/11 and now the one leg won't extend or retract in one section. I understand this model has a new one-click design and I'm not sure that's the problem. Never had this happen before. Contacted Giottos, waiting to hear back.

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      4.0

      very happy so far (recent purchase)

      By Riley

      from Bozeman, MT

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Stability
      • Lightweight
      • Unfolds Quickly

      Cons

      • Case a little small

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Giottos MT-8350 MT Series Professional Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs:

      I hike/climb/backpack often and appreciate the light weight. The case is a little tight when i leave the ballhead mounted and try to put them away together.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      5.0

      I would recommend to my friends

      By Tam Pham

      from San Diego

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      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-8350 MT Series Professional Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs:

        I love it. It's so light and neatly.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes

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        2.0

        Faulty design?

        By ilopix

        from Seattle, WA

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Pros

        • Folds Small
        • Lightweight

        Cons

        • Weak Construction

        Best Uses

        • Architecture
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Night Shots
        • Travel

        Comments about Giottos MT-8350 MT Series Professional Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs:

        This is my 2nd Giottos tripod and I purchased this one to lighten my load. I bought it 7/22/11 and now the one leg won't extend or retract in one section. I understand this model has a new one-click design and I'm not sure that's the problem. Never had this happen before. Contacted Giottos, waiting to hear back.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

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        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Good for travel

        By celsmk

        from Sao Paulo, Brazil

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Folds Small
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Travel

          Comments about Giottos MT-8350 MT Series Professional Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs:

          This is my first tripod and gave me a lot of thoughts before purchasing it:
          1) It is a quality product, very well built;
          2) It is light and folds to a convenient luggable size;
          3) The multi-position center column is very versatile.
          It is a quality product, very well built.

          Having four section legs, it flexes a little bit.

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          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Well worth the Price

          By SaundraU

          from Shakopee, MN

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Folds Small
          • Good Stability
          • Lightweight
          • Unfolds Quickly

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Giottos MT-8350 MT Series Professional Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs:

            Wonderfully light but sturdy product. Tired of lugging around your heavy tripod then this is the one for you. Leaving your tripod at home because of the weight - then get this one. Easy to handle and set up. This tripod may be light but still sturdy to do the job. I've had my 500mm lens on it with no issues. Even in the cold I don't hesitate to use this product. Taken it into deep snow with no issues.

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            (7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Good Value

            By Chris

            from Interlochen, MI

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Folds Small
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • Not as stable as I'd hope

            Best Uses

            • Travel
            • Wildlife

            Comments about Giottos MT-8350 MT Series Professional Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs:

            This being my first carbon fiber tripod I was a little concerned about the flex in the legs, however it hasn't tipped over yet! I love the multi-position center column for macro work, though the tripod is off the ground a ways in the lowest setting, you can swing that center column around and almost set your camera on the ground! B+H says it's rated to 6.8 kg, but it's actually 5 kg, or 11 lbs. I tested it with my D2H, 70-200VR 2.8, and TC-20E, and that seems to be limit of what I would put on there. The load of the gear is around 8 lbs, and another 1 lb for the ball-head. At this weight, plus the weight of my hand there is very noticeable flex in the smallest leg section, that being said I've been testing it in crazy off-center positions and it's held the weight. It isn't as solid as my 10lb aluminum beast...that is rock solid in a tornado, but I can hike with this one all day and get shots I could never even get to with my aluminum monster. If your like me and need a easy to carry general purpose tripod and can't afford the Gitzo of your dreams I would definitely consider this tripod!

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            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Great Bargain

            By LJ

            from Australia

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Folds Small
            • Good Stability
            • Lightweight
            • Unfolds Quickly

            Cons

              Best Uses

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

              Comments about Giottos MT-8350 MT Series Professional Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs:

              I brought this tripod due to the reviews, price, and features when compared to some of the other named brands. Upon receiving this tripod, I was more than happy with the build and design. This is very stable with my Nikon D90 with 18-200mm lenses. I like the fact that you can tilt the center column (great for macro work).
              The included Giottos tripod bag has lots of padding and plenty of room for various head attachments.

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              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great tripod

              By heguiluz

              from Cupertino, CA

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Folds Small
              • Good Stability
              • Lightweight
              • Unfolds Quickly

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Night Shots

                Comments about Giottos MT-8350 MT Series Professional Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs:

                I've only had the tripod for a few weeks, but I am pretty happy with it. It is sturdy and yet very light.

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                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                What a bargain!

                By Nikon Enthusiast

                from Chicago, IL

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Folds Small
                • Good Stability
                • Lightweight
                • Unfolds Quickly

                Cons

                • Not rated for over 15 lbs

                Best Uses

                • Long Exposures
                • Photography
                • Portraits
                • Stabilization

                Comments about Giottos MT-8350 MT Series Professional Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs:

                I've long since been a Gitzo owner/fan and often wondered what the "knock offs" were like. I always figured you get what you pay for, but boy was I wrong! For a fraction of what I paid for my new and used Gitzo's I got everything in a tripod I was looking for. This tripod also allows you to turn the center column 90 degrees, which can be especially convenient with macro work. It comes with all the bells and whistles that I was so accustomed to buying seperately with my Gitzo setups. Spiked feet, comes with it. Tripod bag AND strap, comes with it. Built in level, comes with it. Foam protection padding, comes with it. Adjustable center column (and comes with tool kit along with a fixed mount center column), comes with it...just screw on the head of your choice and mount your camera/lens setup and you are all set! What a deal! My only concern is the 15 lbs weight limit when using heavy telephotos, which obviously requires me moving to my 3 or 5 series Gitzo...which is less than 10% of my shooting, the other 90% I am good to go.

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                (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Excellent overall

                By AW

                from Florida

                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home
                  • Special Events
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Giottos MT-8350 MT Series Professional Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs:

                  I bought this tripod because my Slik 340DX PRO was a little too small for my equipment and not quite versatile enough. The Slik is still very good and adequate when compactness is at a premium.

                  The Giottos MT-8350 Carbon, although considerably more expensive, does a lot more and is not too much larger. Combined with the Giottos MH-1001 ball head with quick release it easily handles my D300 with 24-70 F2.8 or with 70-300VR lenses. Haven't tried anything larger as yet but I suspect the 400VR F2.8 would work fine.

                  The Giottos build and design quality is a step above the Slik but at several times the price it should be.

                  I have no complaints with this setup. It does precisely what it should and what it is advertised as doing.

                    • Similar:
                    • Slik 340 DX tripod with Slik 280 ball head

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                    4.0

                    On Travel

                    By Max

                    from Geneva, Switzerland

                    About Me Semi-Professional

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Good Footing
                    • Lightweight
                    • Smooth Movement

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Travel

                      Comments about Giottos MT-8350 MT Series Professional Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs:

                      I love the lightweight and its nevertheless stability. You can tilt the center column for very low angles. Great.

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                      Required item: A tripod head is required to mount the camera to the tripod legs.

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