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Giottos MTL9361 B Tripod + MH5001 Three Way Head Kit

by Giottos
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

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Product details

  • Item Weight: 3 Kg
  • Boxed-product Weight: 3.9 Kg
  • Item model number: GTMTL9361B+MH5001
  • ASIN: B001W6Q00K
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 16 Mar 2009
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (29 customer reviews)

Product Description

The MTL9361B aluminium tripod legs offer great stability as well as being extremely portable, featuring robust and durable aluminium construction, quick action lever leg locks and foam hand grips. The tripods versatility is further enhanced by the addition of the 3-D centre column function which allows you to remove the centre column from its vertical position, rotate it through a 180 degree angle and lock where required. This combined with the variable leg angle settings makes this tripod ideal for low level photography. This kit will support a maximum weight of 6kg making it ideal for a wide range of cameras.


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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Giottos 9361B + 5001 Head 12 Nov 2009
I felt that I ought to balance the only other review of this tripod with my own experiences.

I have had the tripod for a week now, and have hd no issues with the release mechanism on the head.

The head is very solid and smooth, and the only issue I have with it is that the spirit level is at the front, so when a camera is mounted, you cannot see it.

I have used the tripod with a spotting scope approximately 0.5m long and weighing 2.5kg, and the tripod and head are rock solid with it mounted. The object in the viewfinder does not move when tightening the head in position.

With my DSLR mounted, I have found that I no longer need to use the mirror lock up function for long exposures (which was vital with my old 15 tripod), as the tripod holds the camera extremely steadily.

The tripod itself is fantastically stable and versatile, with the ability to mount the centre column at almost any angle, however, when sliding the column up and down it does feel a bit like scraping your nails on a blackboard.

The tripod extends to an excellent height - I am 6ft1 and when the legs are fully extended and the centre column is down, the tripod/head combination is at my eye level. With the centre column extended you would have to be of Valuev (boxer) proportions to get a good view.

I purchased the carrying case for this tripod at the same time as the tripod, and carrying it over one shoulder is barely noticeable in comparison to my usual work bag.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb for taller people. 1 Oct 2010
Having spent many days researching various tripods on the internet that would be suitable for a person who is 6'2" I finally plumped on this beauty. This is indeed a very nicely crafted tripod that is sturdy and very simple to use. With the legs at full extension it is maybe even a little high when the camera is mounted. Ergo the need to shorten the smaller lower legs which further increases the sturdiness of this tripod even further.

I would highly recommend this to anyone who is contemplating a tripod.

Have fun!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Tall but .... 2 Oct 2011
The main factor which persuaded me to buy the Giotto's MTL9361 B Tripod was the height when fully extended. I am 6' 3"" and I found that most tripods, certainly in the 100 range did not extend far enough and therefore I had to stoop to use them. The Giotto removed that problem and I was generally very happy with it until taking it out of its carry bag I found that one of the leg locking collars had self-destructed. I look after my kit and this was disappointing. However I was very impressed with the Amazon returns system and within a short time I had a new Giotto, so far so good but it does leave me with a nagging worrying about the reliability of Giotto tripods.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Giotto's tripod MTL9361 B 16 Aug 2010
By Devo
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Having used a Vivitar 924 tripod for more years than i can remember, i decided to take the plunge and update. Weeks of roaming the net and retail stores only confused me, reviews in magazines tended to favour the expensive end of the tripod market. I finally decided on the Giotto's range but which one. Two options, go for a smaller lighter /portable or a larger heavier version. The later winning out. Having recieved the tripod, checking the tripod proved I had made the right decesion, the tripod is suberb, the amount of feature from the setable centre colume to the three position leg arrangement. The quick release plate is subtantial and gives confidence that your camera is safe, just one minor niggle the release catch seems to be rather stiff to operate only time will tell if it will losen up. At 3Kg it is a bit on the heavy side and the backpack I have would find it to bulky to carry, To get round this I have purchase a Giotto's tripod bag. I havn't had the tripod long, so I will not comment on the reliability or the quality of the paint finish but it does come with a 5 year warranty. At just over a 100 a tripod that will take a load of 8Kg and still be relatively portable (over short distances) with all the feature that anyone could what, this represent excellent value for money.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great product 6 Jan 2012
This is by far the best tripod that I have purchased, it is very stable and is perfect for my photography. The only downside to some people might be that it is on the heavy side but for me that is a bonus because it is very stable.
The quality of this product is amazing for the price, if you are interested in a top quality tripod look no further than this one.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars MTL9361B + MH5001 (Tripod and head) 31 Dec 2012
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Purchased to replace my old broken Tripod (every "photograper" needs a Tripod, right?). Read lots of reviews (on-line) and arrived at this product. Probably the best value for money out there for this quality. At this money, it's probably either this or the Manfrotto 190X Pro B Tripod (plus a head). You can buy cheaper Tripods, but like most things in life, you get what you pay for. This should last me for many years to come.

The first ordered Tripod arrived broken (camera release lever had snapped off head mechanism - an alu cast item. Weakness? Anyway, Amazon exchanged quickly - replacement arrived next day undamaged). Note that you can buy the Tripod on its own (MTL9361B), or combined with a head already fitted. I chose to buy this one with the MH5001 multi directional 3-way head fitted, as it works out cheaper than buying separately. Note there are several other head types available that may better suit your requirements (e.g. ball heads), but this one will suit most people (see Giottos website for options - [...]

I think black suits a tripod better than silver, etc. but that's a personal choice (most cameras still black). I have noticed some marks already on the head shaft from raising, lowering, turning, etc. but you'll get that on any model where there is some sort of finish applied. The fist thing I noticed when unpacking was the weight - this is a sturdy item (heavier than my old Tripod). Tripod and head weigh in around 3kg (6.6lbs). Legs are 28mm (1.25") dia. Not exactly a lightweight, but pretty typical. You'll know about it if you have carried it around all day on a shoot (with your camera, lens case, etc.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent
Tripod is excellent. Very sturdy and not too heavy. Tall which is good. Really covers all bases. Only thing head can be limiting if trying to shoot in portrait.
Published 15 months ago by Gav
5.0 out of 5 stars Heavy but very well made
This is not one you are going to want to hump around outside unless you are driving. A very well engineered product. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Oblomov
5.0 out of 5 stars Good tripod
Super good tripod. Works very good and can schoot 360*. Works well and it's stabel and don't move the camer then you are shoot. I buy this tripot whit the carybag. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Stephan Kjr
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Solid Tripod
Like most photographers, I dont use a tripod very often and because of this I had convinced myself that it wasnt worth spending much on a one. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Biggles
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Tripod
Build quality is great.
Easy to use.
Works great with my D4
Fast to setup.
Really pleased with it so far.
Published 17 months ago by Jonathan siddall
5.0 out of 5 stars Top class Tripod.
It's very solid and stable. Does everything you could want froma tripod. Easy to use. Quality product at a very reasonable price.
Published 18 months ago by Mr. T. S. Buckley
5.0 out of 5 stars great tripod
this is my first good tripod verses the one that came with my camera kit. It's a little heavy but not too bad . Read more
Published 18 months ago by Alfred
5.0 out of 5 stars good product
Have never owned a tripod before and researched several places on the internet to find what was good quailty and value. Read more
Published 18 months ago by JOSEPH GARCIA
1.0 out of 5 stars awful experience with the customre care of third party
I ordered this item after a carefully reading through all the reviews and was really impressed. Ordered the item through amazon from the camera centre. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Ri
5.0 out of 5 stars Great build quality, weighs as much as a bus
Brilliant tripod and head, very happy with it. Beautifully put together, easy to use but the caveat is that this thing does weigh close to a small family car. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Pink le Cat
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