The Gitzo GK2380VQR Vintage Tripod with Ballhead is a throwback to Gitzo's many decades as a French-manufactured brand (the firm moved to Italy early in the 21st century), with a distinctive style on the fittings, finish, and case that veteran photographers and novices alike can appreciate. It can be safely stated that the Italians know a thing or two about panache, and the Vintage Series 2 tripod certainly catches the eye. And outside of fashion, this is a modern Series 2 Gitzo capable of fantastic support for your SLR camera of any size as well as telephoto lenses up to large 200mm units.
Back in the day, Gitzo was known for compact tripods with a 2-stage center column, which they've slowly done away with over the years. The Vintage returns that beloved function, and also adds a classic-type Series 2 ballhead with their most modern quick release plate.
Beyond the tripod itself, they've manufactured a special case which reflects Gitzo's functionality and attention to detail. Inspired by old school golf bags and endowed with classic Gitzo logos, the European-manufactured case is made of tough nylon with Italian 'leatherette' detailing. It's a practical looker.
|Load Capacity||13.2 lbs (6.0kg)|
|Maximum Height||63.0" (160.0cm)|
|Maximum Height w/o Column Extended||44.1" (112.0cm)|
|Minimum Height||13.8" (35.0cm)|
|Folded Length||20.9" (53.0cm)|
|Material||Aluminum alloy with magnesium fittings|
|Head Attachment Fitting||1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16|
|Leg Lock Type||Twist lock|
|Independent Leg Spread||Yes|
|Center Column Type||Sliding|
|Center Column Sections||2|
|Weight||5.07 lbs (2.30kg)|