The YTL8314 from Giottos is
a carbon fiber tripod from the company’s Silk Road Series that includes
such features as a transverse center column and patented Y-tube design.
its base the carbon fiber 4-section legs are the center of the tripod’s
design, allowing for a maximum height of 55.9″, a minimum height of
just 7.9″, and a folded length of 22.8″ for easy transport and storage.
The addition of Giotto’s Y-Tube center column also makes the tripod
thinner, not just shorter, allowing for a 30% slimmer folded
diameter than most other tripod’s in its class. Its minimum height is
also achieved via the use of a special feature, the transverse center
column. This allows the column to move both vertically and horizontally
for macro photography, product photography, and more.
a load capacity of 22 lb, the YTL8314 is a great match for almost any
tripod head in the Giotto’s lineup, and can easily support a wide range
of cameras, from DSLRs to mirrorless and compact point-and-shoots. It’s
carbon fiber construction also keeps the overall weight down to just 4.2 lb, a fairly lightweight and transportable load for such a wide
range of features.