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Giottos Pro Series 8314 Carbon Fiber YTL Silk Road Tripod

You Pay: $441.59
Product Highlights
  • Maximum Height: 75.6"
  • Minimum Height: 9.4"
  • 8 Layer Carbon Fiber Construction
  • 3 Position Leg Spreading
  • Transverse Center Column
  • Center Column Ballast Hook
  • Column Tilts 180°, Rotates 360°
  • Y-Shaped Center Column
  • Quick Lever Leg Locks
  • 12-Year Warranty

The Giottos Pro Series 8314 Carbon Fiber YTL Silk Road Tripod rises to a maximum height of 75.6" and weighs in at only 3.7 lb while supporting up to 22 lb. Eight-layer carbon fiber construction maximizes its strength-to weight ratio. But that's just the basics. It has a center column with a unique cantilevered design that allows it to tilt 180 degrees in its yoke and rotate 360 degrees. It has a ballast hook at the bottom to add stabilizing weights. Thanks to the combination of the column and the 8314's three position leg spreading feature, you're able to shoot as low as 9.4" from the ground. The 4 leg sections offer a padded first section, quick lever locks, and an option to install spiked feet. The lowest leg has eight calibration marks at 2.0" intervals to make precise leveling easy.

Note: This listing is for tripod legs only. Your choice of tripod head is available for separate purchase. However, the included short column with patented AutoSafety Lock can be used for limited two-way control even when not using a head.

Features for Pro Series YTL Tripods
  • Y shaped center column makes 30% more compact
  • 8 Crossed carbon fiber layers for maximum strength
  • 4 Leg sections with 8 graduated calibrations, 2.0" apart on each lowest leg section
  • 3 Position adjustable leg angles for shooting low to the ground
  • Quick Lever Leg Locks (QEL System) for easy operation, even with gloves!
  • Removable rubber feet to accept optional rubber foot/metal spike (FP1021)
  • Reversible 3/8"-16 and 1/4"-20 camera screw locks in place with hex key
  • Removable retractable hook on the bottom of the center column
  • Includes Allen keys for adjustments and a 12 Year Warranty
  • Transverse Center Column
  • Cantilevers to tilt 180° and rotate 360°
  • Includes short column with patented AutoSafety Lock for two-way control when not using a head
  • Material Carbon Fiber
    Maximum Height 75.6" (192 cm)
    Maximum Height w/o Column Extended 63" (160 cm)
    Minimum Height 9.4" (24 cm)
    Folded Length 23.6" (60 cm)
    Leg Tube Diameters Top leg: 31 mm
    Load Capacity 22 lb (8.0 kg)
    Leg Sections 4
    Leg Lock Type Flip lock
    Independent Leg Spread 3 Position
    Center Column Sections 1
    Center Column Type Rapid Transverse with 180 degree cantilever and 60 degree rotation
    Center Brace No
    Spiked Feet Available as option
    Head Type No head - available as option
    Head Mount Thread Size 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 Reversible
    Weight 3.7 lb (1.7 kg)
    Giottos Pro Series 8314 Carbon Fiber YTL Silk Road Tripod
  • 3 x Allen Keys
  • Short Column
  • Limited 12-Year Warranty
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    GiottosPro Series 8314 Carbon Fiber YTL Silk Road Tripod
     
    3.5

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    3.0

    Qualified Recomentdation

    By J. Warren

    from Chicago, IL

    About Me Pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Folds Small
    • Lightweight
    • Unfolds Quickly

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sports/Action

      Comments about Giottos Pro Series 8314 Carbon Fiber YTL Silk Road Tripod:

      I bought this for the long hicks to waterfalls and for use with my Canon 600 MM F4 8# lense. I am 6'5' and wanted the quick click leg stops. I hate Gitzos screw type and lost a camera into the water because of a gitzo tripod. I also wanted a tripod taller than 60" without using the center column. This was the only tripod fitting my need. It als only weighs 4.2 pounds whicxh is 2# lighter than my gitzo. This tripod id rated for 22#. No way will it hold that. I had to use locktite on two of the 3 screws to tighten the head with my 600 and 1Dx because the screws kept loosening up. I have finally wrapped gaffers tap around the top brackets. This is what happens when you try tomake a fancy tripod top that does everything in the world. It never does any of those thing to perfection. I would by this again only because it is the only tripod built for a 6'5"er. I also had to tighten the quick cliks several times to keept the legs fron getting shorter from the weight of the camera and 600mm lense. I did finally get it tight enough.

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      4.0

      Great Tripod

      By Bird Man

      from Loomis, CA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Easy to Use
      • Great Finish
      • Lightweight

      Cons

      • Loose Leg Section

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Travel
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Giottos Pro Series 8314 Carbon Fiber YTL Silk Road Tripod:

      Excellent finish, light weight with 180 degree center column cantilever and 360 degree horizontal rotation. It makes macro setup a bit easier in many circumstances. It is 2 pounds lighter than my previous tripod. The only negative is one of the let sections had to be tightened before I could use it. I have taken a few macro shot with it and it made setup very easy. If it weren't for the loose leg section I would rate it a 5 star.

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