The Giottos Pro Series 9384 Aluminum YTL Silk Road Tripod rises
to a maximum height of 52″ (62.6″ extended) and weighs in at 4.3 lb while supporting
up to 17.6 lb. But that’s just the basics. It has a center column with a
unique cantilevered design that allows it to tilt 180 degrees in its
yoke and rotate 360 degrees. It also has a ballast hook at the bottom to
add stabilizing weights. Thanks to the combination of the column and
the 9384’s three-position leg spreading feature, you’re able to shoot as
low as 7.5″ from the ground. The three leg sections offer a padded
first section and Quick Lever Locks for easy operation and optional
spiked feet. The lowest leg has eight calibration marks at 2.0″
intervals to make precise leveling easy.
The YTL9384 from Giottos is
an aluminum tripod from the company’s Silk Road Series that includes
such features as a transverse center column and patented Y-tube design.
It’s aluminum alloy construction also keeps the overall weight down to just
4.3 lb, a fairly lightweight and transportable load for such a wide
range of features.