Giottos YTL Tripod and Head 1.76m £49.99 @ Currys/PC World
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Giottos YTL Tripod and Head 1.76m £49.99 @ Currys/PC World

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Does this hold any camera? Thx

I imagine it will use the standard thread size, so it should do.

Noticed there's a ball head one (potentially better?) for the same price too: currys.co.uk/gbu…tml?intcmpid=display~RR
Edited by: "JDPower" 5th Feb 2015

Was lucky to recently grab a Manfrotto carbon fibre CF90pro4 on Amazon for a great price. Heat for this one at this price.

DealJourno

Was lucky to recently grab a Manfrotto carbon fibre CF90pro4 on Amazon … Was lucky to recently grab a Manfrotto carbon fibre CF90pro4 on Amazon for a great price. Heat for this one at this price.


This one? amazon.co.uk/Man…FQG

Seems all their Giottos are half price, can't go wrong at theses prices.

anewman

This one? … This one? http://www.amazon.co.uk/Manfrotto-Carbon-Fibre-Tripod-Q90-4-Section/dp/B0014YYFQG?SubscriptionId=AKIAJ7T5BOVUVRD2EFYQ&tag=camelbrowser-21&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B0014YYFQG



Yes

they have reduced this a number of times now but i think this is the lowest priced deal yet
i'm waiting for 40!

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busymum101

Does this hold any camera? Thx


it has a 1/4 inch and 3/8 inch option

Ignore the Memoire's this is much better.

Oneday77

Ignore the Memoire's this is much better.


In what way?

JDPower

In what way?


The Memoire's seem much more flimsy. The 40 or 50's rotating leg locks are similar to a Hama tripod I tried. While they were portable they were subject to sticking\falling off.

The Head on this tripod isn't brilliant, however it can be upgdraded later on. It gives you a solid base to do so.Where as a £50 tripod with a ball head is a compromise. Which was another reason I went with this tripod, the Memoire ball head seemed undersized and not very smooth to use.

Oneday77

The Memoire's seem much more flimsy. The 40 or 50's rotating leg locks … The Memoire's seem much more flimsy. The 40 or 50's rotating leg locks are similar to a Hama tripod I tried. While they were portable they were subject to sticking\falling off.The Head on this tripod isn't brilliant, however it can be upgdraded later on. It gives you a solid base to do so.Where as a £50 tripod with a ball head is a compromise. Which was another reason I went with this tripod, the Memoire ball head seemed undersized and not very smooth to use.


Thanks for the pointer, finally bit the bullet and bought one

anewman

After reading this I'm not sure I'd bother … After reading this I'm not sure I'd bother http://www.jkenny.co.uk/blog/2013/03/28/why-you-shouldnt-buy-a-giottos-tripod/


So one person decides to blog about a product failure. After looking at several budget tripods, despite the professional tags that get thrown about. I'd say this is better than most and certainly great value compared to some others I've seen.
If I have any complaints, I've had to tighten my leg locks upon unboxing. They do advise this would be required and allen keys are also supplied to do so.
I'd say that the blog above was unfortunate or they'd been a little clumsy with the tripod in transit. Every product can break. Full metal construction or carbon fibre would cost a lot more.

If that's the case perhaps they overtightened them, which could have led to the failure described.

anewman

After reading this I'm not sure I'd bother … After reading this I'm not sure I'd bother http://www.jkenny.co.uk/blog/2013/03/28/why-you-shouldnt-buy-a-giottos-tripod/


One obscure blog isn't gonna put me off, if it were that bad the internet and reviews would be full of complaints, rather than being generally positive. That aside, I don't really care as this is a world apart from the terrible cheap flimsy thing I currently own
Edited by: "JDPower" 16th Feb 2015

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anewman

After reading this I'm not sure I'd bother … After reading this I'm not sure I'd bother http://www.jkenny.co.uk/blog/2013/03/28/why-you-shouldnt-buy-a-giottos-tripod/


i can say that I am very happy with the quality of the tripod. If i was a professional, I would spend hundreds more though. Only makes sense.

Received mine today, had a good play about with it and thoroughly satisfied, it's in a completely different league to my cheapo tripod (admittedly this also means it's bigger and heavier, so the old one may get kept for occasional travel use). Only initial negative - legs were really stiff, but instructions stated how to adjust this, and the required allen keys are even supplied, so soon sorted

A case or bag would have been nice too, but now I'm just being picky lol (anyone any suggestions on suitable tripod cases/bags???)

Also, with regard to the blog stating the leg locks snapped, perhaps they had been overtightened as the instructions specifically state not to tighten the screw more than 45°
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