Giottos Pro Series 9384 Aluminum YTL Silk Road Tripod

Giottos Pro Series 9384 Aluminum YTL Silk Road Tripod

Giottos Pro Series 9384 Aluminum YTL Silk Road Tripod

B&H # GIYTL9384 MFR # YTL 9384
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Product Highlights

  • Maximum Height: 71.7"
  • Minimum Height: 7.0"
  • Sturdy Aluminum Alloy 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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  • 1Description

The Giottos Pro Series 9384 Aluminum YTL Silk Road Tripod rises to a maximum height of 71.7" and weighs in at 4.4 lb while supporting up to 17.6 lb. 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 also has a ballast hook at the bottom to add stabilizing weights. Thanks to the combination of the column and the 9384's 3 position leg spreading feature, you're able to shoot as low as 7.0" from the ground. The 4 leg sections offer a padded first section and Quick Lever Locks for easy operation and optional 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. However, the included short column with patented AutoSafety Lock can be used for limited 2-way control even when not using a head.

Features for Pro Series YTL Tripods
  • Y shaped center column makes 30% more compact
  • 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
  • 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 9384 Aluminum 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 9384 specs

    General
    Load Capacity 17.6 lb / 8 kg
    Maximum Working Height 71.7" / 182.1 cm
    Max Height without Center Column 59" / 150 cm
    Minimum Working Height 7.0" / 17.8 cm
    Folded Length 22.4" / 56.9 cm
    Head Mount Type 1/4"-20 Screw, 3/8"-16 Screw
    Weight 4.3 lb / 2 kg
    Materials Aluminum Alloy
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    Leg Lock Type Flip Lock
    Leg Positions 3 Positions
    Leg Sections 4
    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 5.55 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 24.2 x 5.6 x 5.4"

    Giottos YTL 9384 reviews

    Pro Series 9384 Aluminum YTL Silk Road Tripod is rated 3.4 out of 5 by 11.
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Save Your Money! Listen to others concerning the very poor leg locks! Great design, sturdy and functional until a leg sticks or completely comes apart! Service from Giottos is friendly, but after paying to ship it in for repairs, waiting two months for it's return, and having it fall apart again in the field, this will now be a tripod of last resort! If you are just using it in your nice warm and dry studio, fine. Wet, cold, dirt, don't waste your time and money.
    Date published: 2016-08-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect tripod for hiking/tramping I use the tripod for photography in the forest, for example taking macro photographs of mushrooms in difficult locations. The tripod combines lightness (for carrying) and firm support for the camera. I love the ability to adjust leg heights easily and place the camera at both very low and high positions. A feature I use often is placing the camera support horizontally, so that I can get closer to the subject. The tripod gets a perfect score for me for the price. (The more expensive even lighter carbon frame could be an option) .
    Date published: 2016-06-22
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from first tripod This is my first tripod and overall I think it will do the job. I got this for long exposures and night time photography and think it will handle my set-up nicely. With the Y column, be prepared to only have three places to be able to put the center column back down it you use the extendable arm. Those spots are marked on the tripod but look to be painted on. So no idea how long they will last. That is really the only thing I don't like about it. And the instructions don't really help if you want to put in the short column. For that you need to email giottosusa.
    Date published: 2013-07-01
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Pretty stable, tall enough The Y shape center column saves a little room but insignificant for me. On the other hand, it comes on the expense os stability, especially when using heavy equipment (geared head, etc.). The legs locking clips get loose and I need to tighten them about once a month, sometimes twice. The knob that locks the swivel gets loose easily. I still gave it 4 stars because it is easy to use, relatively light for aluminum and stable, as long as you avoid the center column. Using the center column in different angles is a nice feature, and the main reason that I bought this one but avoid heavy heads on it when doing so.
    Date published: 2016-09-09
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb Tripod This is an excellent tripod. I selected it because it's dimensions best match my needs: short when closed, tall open, and had the pivoting center. In fact with my Bogen 3030 head, it is too tall...without the center extended at all. I'm 6'. The increment markings on the lower leg sections solve this problem. I leave them 2 marks (4) from fully extended. Then my D7000 viewfinder is exactly at eye level when I'm standing. The tripod feels as solid as a rock, with legs fully extended. I don't see any reason I'd ever need to extend the center column and haven't yet, except to use the tilting feature.The leg locks are tight and strong, and I can open or close all three at once, with a little muscle. These should last. I got the optional feet, they are excellent and the spike still works at oblique angles as the rubber is not wide. The leg angle locks are very solid and strong.All in all this is a very solid, strong, yet versatile tripod. It's short and compact enough to easily go with me motorcycle touring, sideways on the back and still not interfere with the rear views. Or to fit in the saddles. I'm very happy with it. I bought a Hakuba PSTC 100 Medium Pro Series Tripod Case, 27 long, and the 9384 with the big Bogen head fits perfectly. What a ridiculously high quality padded case for $, and roomy enough for light stand or other gear as well. -- Happy Camper
    Date published: 2014-09-18
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Useless piece of junk Third time I went to extend the legs one of the sections came completely out of the tube. Several pieces were lost in the creek. Not that it could have been fixed anyway.
    Date published: 2016-07-10
    Rated 1 out of 5 by from Giotto tripods *BE AWARE I would advise anybody considring the purchase of a Giotto tripod to reconsider... I have been using a MTL8360B CF tripod for a couple of years now but started having problems with the legs sticking and being extremely difficult to extend not long after purchase... Just recently one of the legs just fell apart,!!! each of the lock joints is dependant on wafer thin 'plastic' shims and it appears one of these on my tripod has completely failed.. I have tried contacting Giotto (no response) they do not (apparently) have a UK distributor and I am becoming increasingly frustrated trying to source the spares needed... It appears from my research that all Giotto tripods throughout the range are dependant on the same locking/sliding system and therefore prone to the same failure.. Thank god I kept my old Manfrotto. R. Goulden
    Date published: 2015-05-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very nice and lighter than backback ones This was a surprise. I bought it to replace an old Bogen studio tripod. I didn't pay attention to weight, just height, but it collapses small enough to go into my travel tripod bag and weighs less. Remarkable. I'm on the road right now it I brought it with me because of it's center column tricks.
    Date published: 2015-01-23
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