Jan
9

Giottos announces new Silk Road YTL Series of tripods!

by
Matt Bennett

New range of tripods to replace the MTL series

The new Giotto’s Silk Road YTL Series
The new Giottos Silk Road YTL Series

Giottos has announced  the launch of a new range of tripods, which will replace their MTL series. The new Silk Road YTL Series features a new Y-shaped centre column, which saves 30% of space when the tripod is folded down.

The range will consist of 12 models including both aluminium and carbon fibre options with a brand new Quick Easy Leg Lock (QEL) and graduated leg markings.

The aluminium models are expected to retail from £100 while the carbon fibre models will start at £220.

8th January 2013

Giottos launches patented brand new design for its core tripod range

Just when you think you’ve seen it all in the world of tripods – Giottos has launched a brand-new range of tripods featuring a totally unique, patented design – enabling a 30% space saving while maintaining full strength, stability and weight capacity.

The NEW Giottos Silk Road YTL Series replaces the entire range of Giottos MTL tripods and features a new Y-shaped centre column, meaning a super-slim 30% space saving when the tripod is packed down.

This uniquely shaped centre column brings a totally new dimension to tripod design – allowing legs to be stowed in a much more compact way, without the ‘bulk’ of tripods using traditional design.

Giottos is continually challenging the dimensions of photographic tripods – following on from the huge success of its award winning Vitruvian range – which adopted a space saving inverted design when the tripod is folded down.

The new Silk Road range is named after the historical network of interlinking trade routes covering East, South & Western Asia, parts of morth & east Africa and Europe. New technologies were often traded along this route too – hence the inspiration for the Giottos Silk Road series.

The new Y-Tube column allows a 30% space saving vs the MTL range – while maintaining full strength, stability and weight capacity. The Silk Road Series includes a range of tripods, which support up to 5kg, 8kg and 10kg of camera equipment.

The unique Y-shaped column allows tripod legs to be stowed in a much more compact configuration.

Within the range there are 12 models with options including a two-way column and a super versatile three-way centre column, ideal for very low-level shooting. The 3D column tripods have an included low-angle adaptor.

The range also includes models with three-section and four-section tripod legs – for additional height and compact stowage. The adjustable tripod legs have three ‘footprint’ settings – full height, mid height where the legs are slightly wider and an ultra wide setting for low-level photography.

The new range also features graduated leg markings and new, patented Quick Easy Leg (QEL) Lock adjustments for fast, accurate adjustment without taking your eye off the subject.

On the models with 2 way centre column, there’s also a bubble spirit level built in and all models feature a swappable tripod thread – so you can easily change between 3/8” and 1/4” – meaning the Giottos Silk Road YTL range is compatible with any Giottos head and models from other manufacturers too.

For the ultimate grip in wet or uneven conditions, spiked feet are now available as an optional extra. The range is available in both aluminium and carbon fibre made from the finest quality components. Carbon fibre models are manufactured from the highest quality 8x multi layer carbon fibre to increase strength and reduce weight.

Key Features:

• Brand new patented ‘Y-Tube’ centre column – enabling a 30% space saving

• 12 models including finest quality aluminium and carbon fibre

• 3 or 4 section tripod legs

• Brand new Quick Easy Leg Lock (QEL) and graduated leg markings

• Fully compatible tripod thread – works with any Giotto’s head or other standard thread tripod heads

• Range of height settings – and optional extras including short centre column and spiked tripod feet

Guide retail pricing: from £100 for aluminium models and £220 for carbon fibre models.

The Giottos Silk Road Series will launch at the SWPP Trade Show (11–13 January 2013) and ‘first look’ of the entire range will be on show at Focus on Imaging (3-6 March 2013)

Product will be available in store and online from mid-January.

For more information, please visit www.giottos-tripods.co.uk

 

 

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