Gitzo G1227LVL MK2 Mountaineer Reporter Leveling Tripods

G1227LVL MK2 Mountaineer Reporter Leveling

With the simple twist of a knob, your tripod is leveled instantly making it perfect for shooting on uneven terrain. Features include a silky-smooth rapid center column that's grooved to prevent rotation, a stainless steel weight hook for added stability, a removable spirit level at the center column base, and ergonomic rubber grip locks for easy handling.

  • Collapsed length: 25.6 inches
  • Max height (extended center column): 63.8 inches
  • Weight: 3.84 lbs
  • Max load: 17.6 lbs

  • User Reviews (2)

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    elkhornsun   Professional [Jul 07, 2005]
    Strength:

    self-leveling is fast and bubble for reference.

    Weakness:

    Price and leg tightening mechanism. I find it faster to use a clamp than twist lock - also less fewer problems with grit. Wish Gitzo made an aluminum version as cost is more than double that of Manfrotto 755B and weight savings is not important for my use, in fact it is a negative as it makes the tripod more top-heavy with a camera and bracket mounted.

    I purchased the 1227LVL tripod after first purchasing a Manfrotto 755B self-leveling tripod. Manfrotto design had severe deficiencies as bubble level is on tripod leg assembly and does not show degree of level of platform that holds the tripod head. To level camera need a shoe mount bubble just like any other tripod.

    Similar Products Used: Gitzo 2228 CF tripod and Manfrotto 755B
    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    2
    Merlin   Intermediate [Jan 03, 2005]
    Strength:

    + Leveling feature + 3 position legs + Reversible center column for macro

    Weakness:

    - Price - Case is extra

    Decent capacity but still light. Good build quality compared to competing brands. Leveling feature is nice on uneven terrain.

    Customer Service

    N/A so far

    Similar Products Used: Giottos
    OVERALL
    RATING
    5
    VALUE
    RATING
    4
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