Giottos Classic Series 8214 Carbon Fiber YTL Silk Road Tripod

Giottos Classic Series 8214 Carbon Fiber YTL Silk Road Tripod

Giottos Classic Series 8214 Carbon Fiber YTL Silk Road Tripod

B&H # GIYTL8214 MFR # YTL 8214
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Product Highlights

  • Maximum Height: 73.2"
  • Minimum Height: 7.1"
  • 8 Layer Carbon Fiber Construction
  • 3 Position Leg Spreading
  • Classic Lift Y-Shaped Center Column
  • Center Column Ballast Hook
  • Quick Lever Leg Locks
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Giottos YTL 8214 overview

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The Giottos Classic Series 8214 Carbon Fiber YTL Silk Road Tripod rises to a maximum height of 73.2" and weighs in at only 3.3 lb while supporting up to 22 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 8214'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 carbon fiber 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
  • In the Box
    Giottos Classic Series 8214 Carbon Fiber YTL Silk Road Tripod
  • 3 x Allen Keys
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty, Extendable to 12-Year with Product Registration
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    Giottos YTL 8214 specs

    Load Capacity 22 lb / 10 kg
    Maximum Working Height 73.2" / 185.9 cm
    Max Height without Center Column 61" / 154.9 cm
    Minimum Working Height 7.1" / 18 cm
    Folded Length 21.3" / 54.1 cm
    Head Mount Type 1/4"-20 Screw, 3/8"-16 Screw
    Weight 3.2 lb / 1.5 kg
    Materials Carbon Fiber
    Bubble Level Yes
    Leg Lock Type Flip Lock
    Leg Positions 3 Positions
    Leg Sections 4
    Leg Diameter 1" / 25.4 mm
    Center Column
    Center Column Features Reversible
    Center Column Sections 1
    Center Column Extension Type Rapid
    Lateral / 90-Degree Center Column No
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 4.85 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 24.2 x 5.3 x 5.2"

    Giottos YTL 8214 reviews

    Classic Series 8214 Carbon Fiber YTL Silk Road Tripod is rated 3.8 out of 5 by 4.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from poorly constructed, falls apart I bought this tripod based on good reviews. Here's what I found ... 1.) the leg locks constantly loosen making the tripod extra hiking weight and unuseable. This always happens when I am out in the middle of nowhere without the right allen wrench. I now carry tools with me to fix it when it inevitably fails in the wild. 2.) always losing spiked feet in the snow even though I torque them down before going out. 3.) the leg stops are weak metal and they bend 4.) Giottos service is slow. Aside from that. it's just a ok tripod.
    Date published: 2015-02-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lightweight & awesome! Use this tripod on location and in the studio. Love how lightweight it is and quick to load up.
    Date published: 2013-10-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great tripod Very sturdy easy to adjust
    Date published: 2013-09-17
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Good travel options This Giottos model tripod is lightweight 9less than 3 1/2 pounds) and folds down small enough to comfortably fit into a carry-on bag, yet easily supports my Gimbal head, Nikon d-500 and a Nikon 200-400mm lens. These were all features I looked for because I travel overseas on a regular basis.
    Date published: 2016-09-13
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