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The Classic Series 8284 Carbon Fiber YTL Silk Road Tripod with MH-1301 Pro Series II Ball Head Kit from Giottos rises to a maximum height of 73.8" and weighs in at only 4.4 lb, all while maintaining an impressive load capacity of 17.6 lb.
Giottos Classic Series 8284 Carbon Fiber YTL Silk Road Tripod
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
Giottos MH-1301 Pro Series II Medium Ballhead with MH-656 Quick Release
The Giottos MH-1301 Pro Series II Medium Ballhead with MH-656 Quick Release System is a medium-sized "socket & ball" head that has been carefully designed and manufactured to precisely position the camera easily and securely.
In order to cut back on its weight, this head features a hollowed out heavily anodized aluminum ball. The body shell (socket) follows a slimmer and lighter structure design, yet offers increased hardness. Three separate knobs provide optimal security and convenience. In addition to the main locking knob, it also features a friction control knob, and a separate locking knob for pan control.
The attached MH-656 is a clamp style quick release system that is compatible with plates that fit the Arca Swiss standard. It comes with horizontal and vertical bubble levels, and anti-twist reversible tabs on the plate to prevent slippage when using the head in a vertical position.