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Giottos Classic Series 8214 Carbon Fiber YTL Silk Road Tripod

B&H # GIYTL8214 MFR # YTL 8214
Giottos Classic Series 8214 Carbon Fiber YTL Silk Road Tripod

Giottos Classic Series 8214 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: 73.2"
  • 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 8214 Carbon Fiber YTL Silk Road Tripod rises to a maximum height of 73.2" and weighs in at only 3.3 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 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 8214'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 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
  • Classic Lift Center Column
  • Bubble level on top plate of center column
  • Material Carbon Fiber
    Maximum Height 73.2" (177 cm)
    Maximum Height w/o Column Extended 61" (145 cm)
    Minimum Height 7.1" (18 cm)
    Folded Length 21.3" (52 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 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 8214 Carbon Fiber YTL Silk Road Tripod
  • 3 x Allen Keys
  • Limited 12-Year Warranty
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    GiottosClassic Series 8214 Carbon Fiber YTL Silk Road Tripod
     
    3.7

    (based on 3 reviews)

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          1.0

          poorly constructed, falls apart

          By Bodiegroup

          from Oregon

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Reviewer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Lightweight

          Cons

          • Bad Service
          • Flimsy Construction

          Best Uses

          • Dead Weight

          Comments about Giottos Classic Series 8214 Carbon Fiber YTL Silk Road Tripod:

          I bought this tripod based on good reviews. Here's what I found ...

          1.) the leg locks constantly loosen making the tripod extra hiking weight and unuseable. This always happens when I am out in the middle of nowhere without the right allen wrench. I now carry tools with me to fix it when it inevitably fails in the wild.

          2.) always losing spiked feet in the snow even though I torque them down before going out.

          3.) the leg stops are weak metal and they bend

          4.) Giottos service is slow.

          Aside from that. it's just a ok tripod.

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          5.0

          Lightweight & awesome!

          By Melissa

          from Wichita, KS

          About Me Pro Photographer

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          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Travel

            Comments about Giottos Classic Series 8214 Carbon Fiber YTL Silk Road Tripod:

            Use this tripod on location and in the studio. Love how lightweight it is and quick to load up.

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            5.0

            Great tripod

            By Lolo

            from NYC

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Adjusts Quickly
            • Sturdy

            Cons

            • Little Heavy

            Best Uses

            • Photography

            Comments about Giottos Classic Series 8214 Carbon Fiber YTL Silk Road Tripod:

            Very sturdy easy to adjust

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