Giottos YTL9253 Silk Road Series 3-Section Aluminum Tripod (Legs Only)

Giottos YTL9253 Silk Road Series 3-Section Aluminum Tripod (Legs Only)

Giottos YTL9253 Silk Road Series 3-Section Aluminum Tripod (Legs Only)

B&H # GIYTL9253 MFR # YTL 9253
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Product Highlights

  • Maximum Height: 65.4"
  • 3 Leg Sections
  • Graduated Leg Markings
  • 3/8 to 1/4" Threads for Tripod Heads
  • Weighs only 3.1 lb
  • Supports 11.1 lb
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The YTL9253 Silk Road Series 3-Section Aluminum Tripod (Legs Only) from Giottos rises to a maximum height of 65.4" and weighs in at only 3.1 lb while supporting up to 11.1 lb. It features three leg sections with graduated leg markings that help ensure the tripod is level when set up, as well as a Y-Tube center column enabling a more compact folded size. The legs are locked quickly and easily via levers, and three positions are available for leg angle adjustment. Additionally, the tripod has a bubble level and 3/8 to 1/4" threads to accept various heads.

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Giottos YTL9253 Silk Road Series 3-Section Aluminum Tripod (Legs Only)
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty, Extendable to 12 yr. with Product Registration
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    General
    Load Capacity 11 lbs / 5 kg
    Maximum Working Height 65.4" / 166.1 cm
    Max Height without Center Column 53.1" / 135 cm
    Minimum Working Height 5.9" / 15 cm
    Folded Length 23.2" / 58.9 cm
    Head Mount Type 1/4"-20 Screw, 3/8"-16 Screw
    Weight 3 lbs / 1.4 kg
    Materials Aluminum Alloy
    Bubble Level Yes
    Legs
    Leg Lock Type Flip Lock
    Leg Positions 3 Positions
    Independent Leg Spread Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Leg Sections 3
    Leg Diameter Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Center Column
    Center Column Shape Y-Tube
    Center Column Diameter Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Lateral / 90-Degree Center Column Yes
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 4.2 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 24.1 x 5.3 x 5.2"
    YTL9253 Silk Road Series 3-Section Aluminum Tripod (Legs Only) is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from High and lightweight I have only had this tripod for a week or two, but so far I am satisfied. I chose it because I wanted a high and lightweight quality tripod at a reasonable price, and for those parameters, this is currently the best choice. It seems quite stable, I don't have very heavy equipment or telephoto lenses, though. If the weight of the tripod is not an issue for you, my guess is you can probably find a more stable tripod at this price. The tripod feels well-built and the Y-shaped middle column is really a nice feature (and it reverses). The tightness of the clamps on the legs can be adjusted. There is a soft (felt?) cover on the top third of the legs, which, together with the Y-shaped middle column, gives a good grip on the closed tripod. A clamp fixes the legs in 3 possible angles (separately for each leg), the third position is almost horizontal. On thing I don't like about the handling is that in order to release the clamp, you have to close the legs a litte, and it's easy to pinch your hand and between the leg and the middle column in the process. (But it is not a big issue so far.)
    Date published: 2013-12-23
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