Giottos YTC 281 Short Center Column for Select Tripods

Giottos YTC 281 Short Center Column for Select Tripods

Giottos YTC 281 Short Center Column for Select Tripods

B&H # GIYTC281 MFR # YTC 281
Giottos YTC 281 Short Center Column for Select Tripods

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Product Highlights

  • For Low Angle Photography
  • Anti-Twist Screws
  • Reversible 1/4"-20, 3/8"-16 Screw
  • Retractable Stabilizing Hook
  • Short Rapid-Type Column
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The YTC 281 Short Center Column from Giottos is designed for the YTL9284, YTL9213, YTL9214, YTL8284, and YTL8214 tripod legs. It replaces the existing column on these tripods. The shorter length of the column allows the camera to be mounted as low as possible when the tripod's legs are spread to their widest angle for low angle photography.

Compatible with the following tripods: YTL9284, YTL9213, YTL9214, YTL8284, and YTL8214.
The mounting plate has 3 anti-twist locks.
The camera mounting screw is a reversible 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 threaded stud.
The retractable stabilizing hook from the long column can be screwed into this short column to add a ballast.
In the Box
Giottos YTC 281 Short Center Column for Select Tripods
  • Hex Key
  • 3 x Anti-Twist Screws
  • Camera Mounting Plate
  • Limited 12-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description
    Material Aluminum
    Height 4.4" (11.2 cm)
    Mount Diameter 2.5" (6.4 cm)
    Column Diameter 1.2" (31.0 mm)
    Weight 3.7 oz (104.9 g)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.35 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 8.3 x 3.1 x 3.0"
    YTC 281 Short Center Column for Select Tripods is rated 4.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from YTC 281 Short Center Column Pretty much what it says. Short centre column for select Giottos Silk Road Tripods allows you to get closer to the ground than the standard column. The standard column on the YTL 8214 gets the tripod plate to about 15 in/38 cm height (remember to add your tripod head height and the camera eye point height to that). The YTC 281 gets the plate to about 5 in/13 cm with the legs at full spread, which is great for most shooting situations. This is also great for general tripod use where you don't need the extra height/extension of a long centre column (and for added stability). I still carry the standard centre column when doing macro work, and invert it beneath the tripod with the camera upside down - you just can't get close enough to the ground for those tight macro shots, even with the short column. I would have given 5 stars, but marked it down because it does not come with a replacement screw-in ballast hook.
    Date published: 2015-07-07
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