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Giottos YTL9253 Silk Road Series 3-Section Aluminum Tripod (Legs Only)

B&H # GIYTL9253 Mfr # YTL 9253
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You Pay: $139.05
Product Highlights
  • Maximum Height: 65.4"
  • 3 Leg Sections
  • Graduated Leg Markings
  • 3/8 to 1/4" Threads for Tripod Heads
  • Weighs only 3.1 lb
  • Supports 11.1 lb

The YTL9253 Silk Road Series 3-Section Aluminum Tripod (Legs Only) from Giottos rises to a maximum height of 65.4" and weighs in at only 3.1 lb while supporting up to 11.1 lb. It features three leg sections with graduated leg markings that help ensure the tripod is level when set up, as well as a Y-Tube center column enabling a more compact folded size. The legs are locked quickly and easily via levers, and three positions are available for leg angle adjustment. Additionally, the tripod has a bubble level and 3/8 to 1/4" threads to accept various heads.

Construction Aluminum
Maximum Height 65.4" (166 cm)
Maximum Height w/o Column Extended 53.1" (135 cm)
Minimum Height 5.9" (15 cm)
Folded Length 23.2" (59 cm)
Bubble Level Yes
Leg Sections 3
Leg Angles 3 positions available for adjustment
Independent Leg Spread Not specified by manufacturer
Leg Tube Diameters Not specified by manufacturer
Leg Lock Type Lever
Center Column Y-Tube
Column Diameter Not specified by manufacturer
Head Mount Thread Size 3/8"-16
Load Capacity 11.1 lb (5.0 kg)
Weight 3.1 lb (1.38 kg)
Giottos YTL9253 Silk Road Series 3-Section Aluminum Tripod (Legs Only)
  • Limited 12-Year Warranty

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    High and lightweight

    By Scartist

    from Lincoln, NE

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

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    • High Maximum Height
    • Lightweight
    • Well built quality


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        Comments about Giottos YTL9253 Silk Road Series 3-Section Aluminum Tripod (Legs Only):

        I have only had this tripod for a week or two, but so far I am satisfied. I chose it because I wanted a high and lightweight quality tripod at a reasonable price, and for those parameters, this is currently the best choice. It seems quite stable, I don't have very heavy equipment or telephoto lenses, though. If the weight of the tripod is not an issue for you, my guess is you can probably find a more stable tripod at this price.

        The tripod feels well-built and the Y-shaped middle column is really a nice feature (and it reverses). The tightness of the clamps on the legs can be adjusted. There is a soft (felt?) cover on the top third of the legs, which, together with the Y-shaped middle column, gives a good grip on the closed tripod.

        A clamp fixes the legs in 3 possible angles (separately for each leg), the third position is almost horizontal. On thing I don't like about the handling is that in order to release the clamp, you have to close the legs a litte, and it's easy to pinch your hand and between the leg and the middle column in the process. (But it is not a big issue so far.)

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