GITZO MINI TRAVELER – Strong, small, carbon fibre tripod… BUT HOW MUCH?

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I’m here with Francesca from Gitzo
who is going to tell us about this really cool neat little Gitzo tripod. So
Francesca tell me a little bit more about this then. Ok, you know Gitzo has
always been a pioneer in it’s field and this time has created a very great
product – the Mini Traveler. It weighs only 265g so it is meant to be used with
CSC cameras or compact cameras and it’s able to hold 3 kilograms of
payload. It is fully CNC machined so it is really reliable and the aluminum
structure is the best achievable. The legs are made from carbon fibre – the
same carbon tubes that we use for our full-size tripods and they are really
stiff, robust and lightweight. We have it available in two colour versions
– the classic look of Gittzo or the full black – very modern and perfect for
the new mirrorless on the market. And it also features dual innovations. The first
one is that the pull and fix leg angle selector and you only need to
pull and release the leg to achieve the best angle possible that can fit
perfectly your surfaces. Of course for a better fit to
most surfaces the rubber feet are well shaped for the best performance.
The second innovation is they’ve had the brake so you can see
that there are no knobs on the overall tripod in fact the brake it’s in
between of the head and the spider casting so you just have to unscrew and
move the the sphere and you can lock very easily also during shooting. So
it is available starting from October and the price point is at 199 Euros.
– So it holds three kilos? – Three Kilos payload – and can you take the head off?
– In the packaging is included an allen [hex] key and you can detach the head. It is very
easy to do be detached and you can also use a standalone legs. The legs
are able to hold 25 kilos so a great result, but also you can match
these legs with your prefered head, so we suggest to use it with
smallest centre ball head by Gitzo on the travel series. – That’s
great it looks it looks really neat like Francesca said it’s the same kind of
quality carbon fibre that you know we’ve come to expect from Gitzo tripods and this
head is really nicely engineered it goes from being sort of very loose and in
just that a turn all of a sudden it locks and it’s very sturdy on there and
it holds 25 kilos if you’re just using the legs and you’re just using kind of
1/4inch thread underneath. That’s really impressive
I really I want one of these! Francesca thank you very much.


23 Comments

iRepGuam · September 27, 2018 at 10:39 pm

Wow…199 euros is $231.61

Explore With Me · September 27, 2018 at 10:40 pm

Think i'll stick with the manfrotto pixi…

justyjust · September 27, 2018 at 11:13 pm

They can stick that where the sun don't shine. 199 do they think we get paid in gold.

OG 1KiNoBeE · September 28, 2018 at 12:03 am

Just one more overpriced peice of gear from this year at photokina that I want but can't afford

slojam100 · September 28, 2018 at 12:04 am

C'mon..
Really.
€199.
Sorry i'll pass

Rory on a Bike · September 28, 2018 at 12:34 am

I have a Gitzo tripod and monopod, both carbon fiber, but I have trouble understanding what the point is of carbon fiber legs on a tripod this small.

bngr bngr · September 28, 2018 at 2:08 am

Francesca is hot. Love the Italian ladies.

Tohn Wyen · September 28, 2018 at 2:22 am

Buy it for the look. Buy it for the prestige. Buy because money is not an object to you. But ya damn well an idiot to pay that much for a simple tiny three legs tripod with a ball head. Then again there's always someone who has money to burn and addiction for gear. LOLz

Gewglesux · September 28, 2018 at 4:33 am

That accent….. I'm in love again….+ I dig the Tpod too..

Xero Kira · September 28, 2018 at 6:16 am

Totally buying one. I hear it includes two $100 bills in the box and a $30 mail-in rebate.

Sooovann · September 28, 2018 at 6:30 am

199€ ????????

Juan Quispe · September 28, 2018 at 9:35 am

Looking at the Amazon reviews of the competition the price is only understandable if the Gitzo doesn't have the quality issues of the other products. The Manfrotto Pixi Evo looks like an awesome product but there are – for my taste – too many bad reviews.

Tom Mason · September 28, 2018 at 10:02 am

With the 25KG payload on the legs only, this would be awesome for a low angle tripod for when you don't want to carry something huge. Could be really nice for low angle wildlife photography!

charliefarley74 · September 28, 2018 at 10:10 am

€199 😂 put me down for 5

Marom Ohayon · September 28, 2018 at 8:53 pm

The price point is crazy AF for nothing impressive.

Stan Peresechansky · September 30, 2018 at 3:22 am

Stupid

Jun Ikeda · October 10, 2018 at 3:01 pm

Why is there not a clamp?

Cerritosmike · October 21, 2018 at 9:08 pm

I got one 3weeks ago from Adorama. This tiny one hold GH5 with Leica 100-200mm lens very stable for filming. You pay what you get!

astsang · October 28, 2018 at 10:56 pm

Wow, that's almost the price of the Really Right Stuff Pocket 'Pod .

Chris Hall · January 2, 2019 at 9:12 am

With the 25kg payload this would be brill for wildlife when prone! 👌

Ágoston Berkó · January 7, 2019 at 10:38 pm

Novoflex Minipod much better for longer lenses.

Stanley Chen · February 6, 2019 at 9:45 pm

Any tutorial for removing the ball head? I’ve followed the manual, but the screw is very hard to remove.

LEXPIX · March 2, 2019 at 4:02 pm

You pay for what you get.

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