Giotto's MTL9351 B Tripod + MH5011 Three Way Head Kit.
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- Three way pan and tilt head
- Quick release system
- Aluminium 3 section tripod
- Adjustable centre column
- Quick action lever leg locks
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The MTL9351B 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. The MH5011 3-Way head is new to the Giotto s range, it is made from cast aluminium and features easy to use pan + tilt handles, a quick release system with secondary safety catch and spirit levels to ensure accurate camera set up. This kit will support a maximum weight of 4kg making it ideal for a wide range of cameras.
The MTL9351B 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. The MH5011 3-Way head is new to the Giotto's range, it is made from cast aluminium and features easy to use pan + tilt handles, a quick release system with secondary safety catch and spirit levels to ensure accurate camera set up.See all Product Description
Top Customer Reviews
I have spent the last few weeks looking at several makes of tripod and was contemplating Manfrotto, a well made tripod and comes highly recommended. The cost was a major factor and after due consideration the giotto I thought was better value for money.
The tripod is well constructed and will cover all my needs. The spirit levels are a good feature as landscape photography is my game, saves me from having to correct horizons on PC.
Definately recommend this product for the serious photographer or the novice.
The three way head allows you to shoot pictures from many different angles,adjustable column and legs allows to "go down " with camera without getting dirty.
Solid built,and it's not very heavy.I could easily attach my d80 with sigma 10-20mm without worrying that it's gonna fall.
Most disaappointed with the MH5011 3 way head quality it feels rubbish compared with the tripod.
The head does not default to 180 degrees in landscape nor to 90 degrees in portrait position.
The bubbles in the head are so tiny you keep missing them when trying to line up.
The head certainly does not appear to be Giottos quality.
All other tripod heads I have had all default to the correcy alignment.
I suggest just buy the tripod and get a better head.
I find the tripod easy to use. The legs extend easily, and the locks hold very firmly. So far, I have used this tripod standing on concrete, wet sand, and grass; it has performed admirably, and has allowed me to get some good shots. Even in quite windy conditions, the tripod has remained very stable. I have only used it in the basic layout, and have yet to experiment with opening the legs wider, angling the centre post or inverting it.
While the tripod is good, the acccompanying head is a disappointment. The quick-release D ring in the back is often a bit too quick to release. Unless you are using the camera in landscape mode, I find the D-ring will not hold the camera in place (particularly if using a zoom lens). If you do get the ring tightened enough to stay, the D-ring will then not return to the flat position, making it impossible to attach the plate to the tripod. My suggestion is to ignore the folding D-ring and take a hefty screwdriver with you instead - it save you mangling the edges of your coins!
Also, be aware that the matching Giotto's bag will hold the tripod, but will only take the head if you unscrew one of the handles on the head, which adds to the time needed to set it up.
Overall, a reasonable tripod and head, but with definite room for improvement.
I would definetelly reccomend this tripod to a friend.
It's very sturdy legs are what I was after, and with the quick release clips it's easy to set up too (others similar ones have screws). The head, which I've read poor reviews on, is fine and can easily be replaced later if required.
My old tripod was one from Tescos, for about £ 20. It's fine for light work, holding a video camera etc. But now I've got a Canon 7D with 70-200mm L series lens the weight is too much. Simply put, it wobbles terribly and especially when it's windy. Looking at improved tripod options there were ones around the £ 50 mark in the camera shops which were better, but felt fragile. One showed me a very famous branded tripod, which was without doubt excellent, but much more expensive than this but not any more stable.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Fantastic tripod, and at a very reasonable price when compared to others with the same functionality. I use it often and have never regretted my choice.Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
I've owned this for 2 years now and have used it at the top of large buildings, in heavily wooded areas, out in open urban areas, inside function rooms and also indoors for... Read morePublished 18 months ago by James
This tripod has little use over the past two years , this is July 2014.....while I was putting it in a lower position for shooting - one of the legs BROKE OFF ! Read morePublished on 17 July 2014 by JoeDee
Perfect for any situation you can get into, I find the spirit levels especially useful, with a bit of altering its easy to make sure your are on an even keel, the only drawback of... Read morePublished on 6 Sept. 2013 by kelv H
I'd only ever used cheap tripods but recently purchased a Canon 600D so thought it was about time to get something more versatile and solid. Read morePublished on 12 Jun. 2013 by lroding
I brought this as the the price was good at the time coupled with the 3 way head kit. I have had this since June last year and to be honest am an occasional photographer (do not go... Read morePublished on 23 May 2013 by Mr. A. Jackson
Great tipod, strong, can be packed down low, and can be made extra tool, compact light to carry but strong for big camera's and attachments. Read morePublished on 4 April 2013 by MR ALEXANDER