Gitzo G-1298 Reporter Basalt Tripod Legs

Gitzo G-1298 Reporter Basalt Tripod Legs - Supports 12.1 lb (5.5 kg)

Gitzo G-1298 Reporter Basalt Tripod Legs - Supports 12.1 lb (5.5 kg)

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Gitzo G-1298 Reporter Basalt Tripod Legs

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As part of the Gitzo Reporter - series 2, the G1298 Basalt tripod comes with 4 leg-sections, is sturdy yet compact, and is capable of holding a digital or 35mm SLR camera with a pro telephoto zoom lens (e.g. 70-200mm), medium format up to 6x6, a consumer camcorder, or a spotting scope.

Created from volcanic rock, Gitzo has utilized the volcanic-based basalt to develop tripods of exceptional performance, stability, and durability. The basalt, a black lightweight rock, is pulverized, then melted at extreme temperature (2732 degrees F) and combined with other materials and spun into a strong fiber which is used to create multi-layer composite tubing. The result is a non-rotating tube of exceptional performance that meets the demands of today's professional photographers.

Basalt tripods are more durable and better at absorbing vibrations than aluminum models with similar dimensions. These legs are tougher than aluminum, yet they are 20 percent lighter.

20 percent lighter
Basalt material is tougher than aluminum, yet 20% lighter
Legs are assembled using Gitzo's H.I.S., a dual "screw thread and glue" jointing technology that provides greater durability and reliability than alternative methods
ALR Anti-Leg Rotation
The ALR design allows the tripod to be opened in less than 15 seconds by simply loosening all the twist locks on each leg at the same time, then pulling the leg down and tightening the twists individually
Reversible & Anti-Rotation Center Column
The anti-rotation center column locking collar above the tripod shoulder makes it easier to adjust the column quickly, and is reversible for improved low-angle work
Compact 19.3" (49 cm) folded size
Polymer Bushings
Can be used in fresh water without adverse effect on locking mechanism
Spring-Loaded Retractable Hook
Retractable hook makes sure clothing don't get caught on it, and makes it possible to get even closer to the ground
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Gitzo G-1298 Reporter Basalt Tripod Legs - Supports 12.1 lb (5.5 kg)
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    Gitzo G1298 specs

    Maximum Height 58.3" (148.1 cm)
    Maximum Height w/o Column Extended 47.2" (119.9 cm)
    Minimum Height 16.5" (41.9 cm)
    Folded Length 19.3" (49.0 cm)
    Load Capacity 12.1 lb (5.5 kg)
    Leg Sections 4
    Leg Lock Type Twist
    Independent Leg Spread Yes
    Center Column Sections 1
    Center Column Type Sliding
    Center Brace No
    Spiked Feet No
    Head Mount Thread Size 1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16 (reversible stud)
    Weight 3.4 lb (1.5 kg)

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