Giottos Pro Series 8383 Carbon Fiber YTL Silk Road Tripod

Giottos Pro Series 8383 Carbon Fiber YTL Silk Road Tripod

Giottos Pro Series 8383 Carbon Fiber YTL Silk Road Tripod

B&H # GIYTL8383 MFR # YTL 8383
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Product Highlights

  • Maximum Height: 72"
  • Minimum Height: 7.0"
  • 8 Layer Carbon Fiber Construction
  • 3 Position Leg Spreading
  • Transverse Center Column
  • Center Column Ballast Hook
  • Column Tilts 180°, Rotates 360°
  • Y-Shaped Center Column
  • Quick Lever Leg Locks
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The Giottos Pro Series 8383 Carbon Fiber YTL Silk Road Tripod rises to a maximum height of 72" and weighs in at only 3.5 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 center column with a unique cantilevered design that allows it to tilt 180 degrees in its yoke and rotate 360 degrees. It has a ballast hook at the bottom to add stabilizing weights. Thanks to the combination of the column and the 8383's three position leg spreading feature, you're able to shoot as low as 7.0" from the ground. The 3 leg sections offer a padded first section, quick lever locks, and an option to install spiked feet. The lowest leg has eight 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. However, the included short column with patented AutoSafety Lock can be used for limited two-way control even when not using a head.

Features for Pro Series YTL Tripods
  • Y shaped center column makes 30% more compact
  • 8 Crossed carbon fiber layers for maximum strength
  • 3 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
  • Transverse Center Column
  • Cantilevers to tilt 180° and rotate 360°
  • Includes short column with patented AutoSafety Lock for 2-way control when not using a head
  • In the Box
    Giottos Pro Series 8383 Carbon Fiber YTL Silk Road Tripod
  • 3 x Allen Keys
  • Short Column
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty, Extendable to 12-Year with Product Registration
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    Giottos YTL 8383 specs

    Load Capacity 17.6 lb / 8 kg
    Maximum Working Height 72" / 182.9 cm
    Max Height without Center Column 59.4" / 150.9 cm
    Minimum Working Height 7" / 17.8 cm
    Folded Length 25.6" / 65 cm
    Head Mount Type 1/4"-20 Screw, 3/8"-16 Screw
    Weight 3.5 lb / 1.6 kg
    Materials Carbon Fiber
    Leg Lock Type Flip Lock
    Leg Positions 3 Positions
    Leg Sections 3
    Leg Diameter 1" / 25.4 mm
    Center Column
    Center Column Sections 1
    Center Column Extension Type Rapid
    Lateral / 90-Degree Center Column Yes
    Center Column Rotation 60°
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 4.8 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 28.3 x 5.4 x 5.3"

    Giottos YTL 8383 reviews

    Pro Series 8383 Carbon Fiber YTL Silk Road Tripod is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 3.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light, Strong, and Quality Construction I use this now as my main tripod, and as a travel tripod. Very light-weight, and easy to handle, setup, and take down. It's as tall, or as short as I need. It's collapsed length is the drawback, but one I was willing to live with for the price. It's helped me photograph antelope, bison, elk, people, astrology, products, and many other subjects. I use it primarily with my Nikon D800 with various lenses up to 70-200 with ease. when I even use it with my 200-400 and a 1.4x TC. In those cases I will try to weight it. However I am on the move quite a lot.
    Date published: 2015-07-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good looking tripod Best news so far, less than 1/2 the weight of my previous tripod.
    Date published: 2015-05-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Lightweight and versatile This Giotto is the most lightweight tripod that I own, and I own twelve different ones. I'm picky about tripods since I use them every day. The Giotto Pro 8383 is very sturdy and has a versatile center column that can be used as a boom arm in addition to its normal function of giving you precise control over height. I also like the rapid release levers, though I'll have to see how they hold up over time in the colder weather. Under normal conditions, they grab tightly, and the tension can be further adjusted if necessary with the included hex wrench. The only user caveat that I'd highlight is that just because the boom allows you to achieve camera positions that you can't with most other tripods, be careful about counterbalancing a heavy SLR in precarious positions. It's a great tripod, but it can't rewrite the laws of physics...
    Date published: 2018-09-24
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