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Giottos Vitruvian VGRN9255 Aluminium Tripod with MH5400-652 Ball Head - 5kg Weight Capacity

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  • Reverse Leg Technology travel tripod
  • Main tripod castings are made from a forged aluminium alloy for strength
  • Quick action twist leg locks
  • Folded height just 40 cm
  • 6 kg max weight capacity
  • MH5400-652 head has an on/off control and pan lock, a quick release plate and spirit levels
  • Weight: 1.55 kg

Product details

  • Product Dimensions: 40 x 27 x 165 cm ; 1.6 Kg
  • Boxed-product Weight: 2.3 Kg
  • Item model number: GTVGRN9255-5400-652
  • ASIN: B005FX2XQG
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 6 Feb. 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

Product Description

Giotto's designed the Vitruvian tripods with "reverse technology" legs so that when collapsed they fold through 180 degrees and surround the tripod centre column and head making the kits more compact and easier to carry between locations.

The main tripod castings are made from a forged aluminium alloy for strength and the quick action twist leg locks require only 1/8 turn to lock and unlock. Vitruvians also feature a splittable centre column to improve low level photography options and built-in spirit levels to ensure accurate set up. All VGRN tripods are supplied with a head featuring quick release mechanism for fast and easy camera attachment/removal plus a carry bag. They say the best tripod is the one you always take with you - no excuses with this one!

Sitting in the middle of the range is the VGRN9255 with a maximum operating height of 165cm and weight capacity of up to 6kg. This model features a built-in monopod and splittable centre column. The MH5400-652 head which is included has an on/off control and pan lock, a quick release plate and spirit levels.

Folded Height: 40cm Minimum Height: 27cm Maximum Height without Centre Column: 142cm Maximum Height with Centre Column: 165cm Weight: 1.55kg Maximum Weight Capacity: 6kg


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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Sharon on 2 Nov. 2012
I reviewed and looked around well before I made my final purchase. I was looking for something light but not over my budget and was not bulky. I got more than I expected, it's light for an aluminium tripod, the ball head is easy to use and I love the removable monopod leg which has been very useful at times. I have found the legs a little stiff to fold back after use but I am mastering this with use.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By MR T. on 28 Jun. 2013
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I still cant believe it can be so tiny (40 cm) and tall enough even for me. (I'm about 6/4-6/5)
It is brilliantly designed and even with the carry case fits in a backpack (if you don't or can't ((airplane)) want to carry separately)
Feels strong and sturdy enough for any camera lens combo.
The built in monopod is great when you can't use a tripod. (because of restrictions or lack of space)
Just leave the rest in your bag and voila you got long exposure support and no one can complain.
The ball head works fine and got 3 built in spirit levels.
You can move the camera in to any angle and tighten one locking knob.
But you also got another locking knob just for panning.
In case if you got the camera in right position and you just want to do 360 vid or make a panoramic pic.
You get an extra (shorter) center column for the monopod use i guess and to get the lowest position when the camera facing upwards. I don't think that I will use it because it is easier to make the monopod shorter (collapse one section) or turn the column upside down than to change the ball head on the center columns. But it's nice to have it as an option and fits in to the case.
You also got a few Allen keys coming with the tripod. So you can tighten or dismantle all the parts easily.
The locking system of the legs are fast and easy to use. Twist (open) and twist (locked).
That's one of the reasons why I chose this over the Manfrotto tripods.
legs got screw in rubber feet that can be changed to rubber feet with spike but those does not come with the kit.
All in all I could not be happier with this purchase.
Amazon as always made my day with the fast and trackable delivery.
If you want to invest in to a good tripod I definitely recommend it!
Don't buy cheap crap because you going to end up spending more and more and finally you going to buy the quality one anyway.
(and cheap ones not as cheap as the build quality of them)
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Rafal on 12 May 2013
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It is a good quality tripod. It seems to be idea for travelling. That`s the main reason I bought it for. My current Manfrotto 190 aluminium is a bit too big to take on holiday. I could not justify spending a lot more money for the carbon version of this (giottos) tripod. The price increase to the amount of weight saved does not seem attractive to me. I have played around with it, comparing it to my current tripod (Manfrotto) and I do not regret buying it.

I have tested it with this set up: Canon 7D + grip with 2 batteries, 24-105mm L F4 lens, flash gun with 4 AA rechargeable batteries. Legs extended to the max. I think if you are to use this tripod you will have to use a 2secs or 10 secs delay between pressing the shutter release and taking the pic, otherwise there is a chance that you might get a small shake of the camera. You probably will find yourself using the hook at the bottom of the central column or like me setting the camera for a delayed shutter release and pressing the tripod with one hand to make it more stable. This seems to work for me, that`s what I have been doing with Manfrotto. Giottos gets a little bit more stable when you do not extend the very bottom leg extensions.

The tripod has only two angles for setting the legs. One for normal photography and one for macro photography or if you want to set the tripod very closely to the ground. It would be nice if it had a middle setting so the legs could be spread slightly wider to get better stability but still maintaining the reasonable height of the tripod (Manfrottos 190 has more leg angles). You can regulate with the allen keys (supplied) the resistance of the legs. It looks like that if you open and close the legs a lot the nuts become less tight but not to the point when you could loose nuts.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By DC on 16 Mar. 2013
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I'm not much of a tripod user but I do like to tinker with long exposure shots every now and then and after my old tripod wilted under the weight of my D5100 and 18-200mm lens, it was time to invest in a new one.

I was drawn to this tripod because of its reverse leg technology and its ability to fold down to 40cm - it will even fit in my Lowepro Compuday 250 backpack! The ball head is excellent, it's smooth, fluid and locks in place firmly holding my camera in any position without slipping and the horizontal pan is handy for panoramic/video work. The monopod function is a nice feature too, just unscrew one of the legs and attach the central column to it. It comes in a very nice little padded bag that has a shoulder strap, as well with a set of Allen keys and a smaller central column.

I was struggling to justify spending £170 on a tripod but I'm glad I did - this really is a well built, quality piece of kit that I expect will last many years without problem.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By RHD on 29 Oct. 2012
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I researched a lot of reviews & decided on this tripod. Reviews were good & the make is good & the fold up size was ideal for my air flight. I would say I am very pleased with this tripod. The engineering is solid & of a very good standard & the ball head is easy to use & solid. Takes the weight of my camera (2KG) without problem. Instructions in the zipped inside pocket of the bag are good. A 40cm folded length is excellent for flights & the weight is light - certainly compared to my 6KG old Benbo!
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