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Giottos Classic Series 8284 Carbon Fiber YTL Silk Road Tripod

B&H # GIYTL8284 MFR # YTL 8284
Giottos Classic Series 8284 Carbon Fiber YTL Silk Road Tripod

Giottos Classic Series 8284 Carbon Fiber YTL Silk Road Tripod Calibrated Bottom Leg 8 Layers Of Carbon Y Shaped Column Center Column Comparison Center Column Comparison Illustration Lever Lock Detail

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Product Highlights

  • Maximum Height: 69.7"
  • Minimum Height: 7.1"
  • 8 Layer Carbon Fiber Construction
  • 3 Position Leg Spreading
  • Classic Lift Y-Shaped Center Column
  • Center Column Ballast Hook
  • Quick Lever Leg Locks
  • 12-Year Warranty
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The Giottos Classic Series 8284 Carbon Fiber YTL Silk Road Tripod rises to a maximum height of 69.7" and weighs in at only 3.3 lb while supporting up to 17.6 lb. Eight layer carbon fiber construction maximizes its strength-to weight ratio. But that's just the basics. It has a reversible center column with a unique triple- beveled, Y-shape that not only defeats torsion but allows the legs to fold down 30% closer to the column for a more compact form factor. It has a ballast hook at the bottom to add stabilizing weights and thanks to the combination of the column and the 8284's 3 position leg spreading feature, you're able to shoot as low as 7.1" 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 8 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.

Features for Pro Series YTL Tripods
  • Y shaped center column makes 30% more compact
  • 8 Crossed 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
  • Classic Lift Center Column
  • Bubble level on top plate of center column
  • Material Carbon Fiber
    Maximum Height 69.7" (177 cm)
    Maximum Height w/o Column Extended 57" (145 cm)
    Minimum Height 7.1" (18 cm)
    Folded Length 20.5" (52 cm)
    Leg Tube Diameters Top leg: 28 mm
    Load Capacity 17.6 lb (8.0 kg)
    Leg Sections 4
    Leg Lock Type Flip lock
    Independent Leg Spread 3 Position
    Center Column Sections 1
    Center Column Type Classic Lift, rapid type, reversible
    Center Brace No
    Spiked Feet Available as option
    Bubble Level Yes
    Head Type No head - available as option
    Head Mount Thread Size 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 Reversible
    Weight 3.3 lb (1.5 kg)
    Giottos Classic Series 8284 Carbon Fiber YTL Silk Road Tripod
  • 3 x Allen Keys
  • Limited 12-Year Warranty
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    GiottosClassic Series 8284 Carbon Fiber YTL Silk Road Tripod
     
    4.8

    (based on 4 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (3)
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      5.0

      Perfect for Travel

      By Film Photographer

      from California

      Comments about Giottos Classic Series 8284 Carbon Fiber YTL Silk Road Tripod:

      Light weight, and fits in a 40 lt. backpack with other camera equipment. It can handle from small to 4x5 large format nonfolding wood camera with no problem. Make sure you also get the spikes. Excellent service from BH Photo.

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      4.0

      Good product

      By Jrsm

      from British Columbia, Canada

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Pros

      • Good Stability
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Portraits
        • Travel

        Comments about Giottos Classic Series 8284 Carbon Fiber YTL Silk Road Tripod:

        I purchased this product along with a short column. It is light and provides good support. It is about 500 g less than my manfrotto 190B tripod yet brings the ball head to eye level or above.
        the leg angle is quite steep, which may be a problem with stability in wind.

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        5.0

        Great Value

        By Doc Fluty

        from Mississippi

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Pros

        • Folds Small
        • Good Stability
        • Lightweight
        • Unfolds Quickly

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Portraits

          Comments about Giottos Classic Series 8284 Carbon Fiber YTL Silk Road Tripod:

          With the Y center colum this tripod folds up really tightly. The latches feel secure and it works like it should.

          Been using it for a few months with my Arca-Swiss Monoball Z1 and really enjoy the set up.

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          5.0

          Very Nice Compact Design

          By bsandoe

          from Lancaster, PA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Giottos Classic Series 8284 Carbon Fiber YTL Silk Road Tripod:

            I chose this tripod because is seemed to be the best combination of light weight, sturdy design and portability for nature work. I'm very happy with my choice except it needs new feet for outdoors.

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