G1227 "Mountaineer" Carbon Fiber Tripod Lighter Gitzo are the original carbon tripods up to 30% lighter than equivalent alloy version without compromise on strength, tensional stability or durability. Unparalleled Strength Gitzo carbon tubes use an exclusive process based on pull winding of long carbon fibers which are precisely wrapped and combined under high pressure and temperature with epoxy resin to a 1.5mm wall thickness.
This manufacturing process ensures stiff, light tubes resistant to bending, has good tensile and compression strength, a high degree of stability in extreme temperatures, absorbs vibration and withstands fatigue better than other carbon fiber tube processes. Grooved Carbon Center Column Unique grooved, carbon Rapid center columns are now fitted to prevent rotation and increase stability and include stainless steel weight hook. HIS Technology Mountaineer tripods are now constructed using a "screw thread and glue" dual jointing technology pioneered by Gitzo called "HIS".
This provides greater strength and security on location. Smooth Control Telescopic leg extensions can be set without slippage with rubber cushioned leg locks. Mountaineer Mk2 - Photographic Top leg :- 28mm Loads up to:- 8 kg - 16.3 lbs. Matching heads: 2 Series Application: This model is suitable for 35mm and medium format cameras up to light 6 x 6 cm.
The G1227 features a grooved Rapid center column. The legs are performance type, which enables the legs to be set individually at 24, 60 and 90 degrees to cover every angle you want to shoot. Exceptionally smooth rotation, positive locking and rapid camera mounting are all features common to the Gitzo range of ball heads.
The graduated base, with independent locking, permits perfect panoramic photography. The design of the panoramic base allows the ball head to be used for tabletop or near-ground level work with or without the use of a tripod.
Includes the standard size Gitzo quick release plate.