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Tripods made for birdwatchers

Gitzo, reknowned for their carbon fiber tripods, makes a line of ultra-stable tripods and heads designed specifically for birdwatchers and outdoor photographers. Tripods and heads are completely resistant to weather and the elements.

Heads achieve maximum control over all movements, at exactly the speed you need, eliminating all give and play.

Tripods have waterproofing leg locks which keep out water, mud, and sand. Inserts at both ends exclude outside elements that otherwise could enter tubes and locking mechanisms.

This is an elegant collection, easy to match with you scope, camera, and other birding equipment.

Carbon Fiber Tube — 6X mulitlayer technology

FibersGitzo 6X indicates carbon fiber tube. Gitzo's name is the standard among professional photographers who require tripods of great steadiness and strength but low weight. Gitzo's hallmarks are structural strength, flexion rigidity, and great vibration absorption.

Construction of Gitzo's 6X multilayer design uses advanced aerospace technology and proprietary inner structures. The tubess are 100% made of top quality, ultra-thin, 7-µm (7 micron) carbon fibers. A 28mm tube contains one and a half million fibers.

Magnesium — lightweight core

Weight ComparisonIn 1996, Gitzo was the first to use magnesium in camera supports. Magnesium comes in various grades. Gitzo uses only material of the highest grade quality. Weighing 30% less than aluminum, it offers major weight savings.

In Gitzo's magnesium casting, every functional bolt and screw works on threads reinforced by high quality steel inserts.

PTFE — smooth as melting ice

SmoothingPTFE treatment generates an ultra smooth surface that dramatically reduces friction between moving parts. PTFE has the same friction coefficient as melting ice.

This treatment bonds strongly with metal surfaces and ensures long-lasting performance. It is applied not only to ball heads, but also to plates, video bowls, and other sliding parts, for smooth, precise, and fine movements.

© 2011 by Michael and Diane Porter


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