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MAY
2009

My Review of Giottos MT-9261, 3 Section Aluminum Series, Universal Tripod Legs, Supports up to 17.6 lbs., Maximum Height 62.8″, Metallic Color.

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Giottos MT-9261, 3 Section Aluminum Series, Universal Tripod Legs, Supports up to 17.6 lbs., Maximum Height 62.8″, Metallic Color.

Better than real Gitzo,No I’m Not Joking

Li Chicago 5/14/2009
5 5

Pros: Anti-SandDust, Good Stability, Non-Twitsting Legs, Free tripod bag strap, Folds Small, Unfolds Quickly, Very Stable, Lightweight, Durable

Cons: Rubber leg grip is flimsy, None

Best Uses: Self Defense, Reducing Noise (ISO Reduction), Portraits, Long Exposures, Stabilization, Photography

Describe Yourself: Pro Photographer

I’ve owned a carbon fiber Gitzo leveling tripod couple years ago that cost me $800 to purchase, surprisingly that tripod had horrible quality control issues where the central column can not be locked completely, it would always move a bit even though the locks locked down to maximum. I swear I would never get a Gitzo again.

This tripod, a Chinese knock off of Gitzo, has taken the gitzo design and made it much better and approachable to the norm. And what’s surprising to me is that it’s build quality is rock solid, there are no moving parts at all when the ballhead/camera is mounted onto it. It just sits there like a rock.

It’s got triple tripod head lock (Gitzo only got 1 locking screw.) It’s new design allows me to extend all the legs at once (Gitzo can’t do that.) And it’s real light weight

It also comes with free tripod bag, free camera strap…and a tools porch for all the tools needed to adjust the tripod. None of those are included for the Gitzo… Doh!

so Kudos to Giottos for making such a successful duplicate with better build quality than the real Gitzo.

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