Gitzo 6X carbon fibre tripod
Always seeking to push technological boundaries, Gitzo first introduced carbon fibre tripods over a decade ago, with the Mountaineer range which rapidly became the benchmark in camera supports.
Carbon fibre was then replaced with magnesium alloy and more recently basalt, and the reintroduction of a carbon fibre range now redefines what is possible.
After a long development process, Gitzo have produced a new tube that performs just as well as previous models, as well as being 30 per-cent lighter. The new generation tubes have a wall thickness of just 1mm, compared with the 1.5mm thickness of the older models.
The 6X name refers to the six layers of carbon fibre double the amount as before which results in tripods which are both super light and rigid.
The range also includes other innovative features, such as anti-rotation legs which makes erection of the tripod much quicker and easier. A new retractable weight hook is also featured, something which was also previously incorporated on the Basalt range.