Giottos VGR8265-M2N Carbon Fiber Tripod/Monopod with Arca QR Ballhead

Giottos VGR8265-M2N Carbon Fiber Tripod/Monopod with Arca QR Ballhead

Giottos VGR8265-M2N Carbon Fiber Tripod/Monopod with Arca QR Ballhead

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Giottos VGR8265-M2N Carbon Fiber Tripod/Monopod with Arca QR Ballhead

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Product Highlights

  • Carbon Fiber Tripod/Monopod
  • Maximum Height of 67.3" (170.94 cm)
  • Load Capacity of 13 lbs (5.89 kg)
  • Includes QR Ballhead
  • Minimum Height of 11.2" (28.44 cm)
  • Weighs Just 3.7 lbs (1.67 kg)
  • Leg + Column Converts to 69.2" Monopod
  • Ballhead Is Arca-Compatible
  • Bubble Levels on Ballhead
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Giottos' VGR8265-M2N Carbon Fiber Tripod/Monopod with Arca QR Ballhead delivers what every photographer is looking for--a solid professional tripod that folds down to a manageable size. This carbon fiber support will extend to 67.3", but its minimum working height is less than a foot--11.2", and it folds down to 16.3" for storage and transport. Although it weighs just 3.7 lbs, it can support up to 13 lb. The included quick-release ballhead has bubble levels and is Arca-compatible.

Plus, one leg of the tripod combined with the center column converts to a full-size monopod that extends to 69.2" and collapses to 28.9". The 5 leg sections use a quick twist-lock design, and the tripod has spiked metal feet for use on rough terrain.

Standard carbon fiber tripod with an extremely short minimum working height of 11.2"
One leg w/the center column converts to a full-sized monopod
3-position legs w/twist leg locks
Bubble levels on QR ballhead
In the Box
Giottos VGR8265-M2N Carbon Fiber Tripod/Monopod with Arca QR Ballhead
  • MH5400-656S Arca Compatible QR Ballhead
  • Arca-Style Quick-Release Plate
  • Adjustment Tools
  • Padded Tripod Bag
  • 2 Year Limited Warranty, Extends to 12 yr with Online Registration.
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    Giottos VGR8265 specs

    Tripod Head
    Head Type Ball Head
    Camera Mounting Thread Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Quick Release Plate Type Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Number of Bubble Level(s) Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Load Capacity 13 lb / 6.8 kg
    Maximum Working Height 67.3" / 170.94 cm
    Max Height without Center Column 57.8" / 146.81 cm
    Minimum Working Height 11.2" / 28.44 cm
    Folded Length 16.3" / 41.40 cm
    Materials Carbon Fiber
    Weight 3.7 lb / 1.67 kg
    Leg Lock Type Twist Lock
    Leg Sections 5
    Tripod Feet Features Retractable, Spiked
    Center Column
    Center Column Sections 1
    Center Column Extension Type Rapid
    Lateral / 90-Degree Center Column No
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 5.29 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 20.9 x 5.6 x 5.2"

    Giottos VGR8265 reviews

    VGR8265-M2N Carbon Fiber Tripod/Monopod with Arca QR Ballhead is rated 3.3 out of 5 by 3.
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good feet - Not so good head I have yet to take my new tripod into the field but my initial assessment is that it is relatively light (compared to my Gitzo aluminum Studex 320) and very rigid for the small load I will be applying. It is a nicely compact unit that expands to more than adequate height. The ball head is another matter. The tension knob is located too near to the 90 degree slot that facilitates portrait orientation and interferes with my hands when I attempt to tighten the friction. To avoid this I am purchasing an L bracket for my camera so I will not have to cantilever the weight of the camera; the weight will always be centered over the center of the ball. Also, the leveling indicators are hemispherical rather than cylindrical which makes them less precise and they are located on the knobs rather than on the base. The materials and construction is top notch but the design flaws of the ball head causes me to rate this package as a 3.
    Date published: 2016-08-18
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from lightweight with a lightweight price Bough this for landscape and adventure photography out in the back country. Love the weight and how sturdy it is. Also didn't expect it to come with a travel case. The monopod feature is a big selling point when weight can be an issue hiking in to a location. Only used it a handful of times but so far its awesome!
    Date published: 2015-02-23
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from very limited use The tripod is light weight, but not very can not be used for vertical photos. the first day I used it, the head fell off, and down a cliff. I contacted customer service at Giottos, but they did not reply to my inquiry.. I think for the price, it is not a very good tripod
    Date published: 2015-08-20
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