Gitzo has bucked the trend for carbon fibre tripods, developing two new aluminium models.rn

Gitzo has bucked the trend for carbon fibre tripods, developing two new aluminium models.

The new models? lightweight yet strong design and vibration-dampening abilities are directly attributed to the casting, made from Soulid 238, a technical compound 30% lighter than magnesium.

This new casting is coupled with a Basalt fibre centre column to reduce weight and improve stability. The leg warmers have even been redeveloped, with injection-moulded silicon replacing foam.

The new design will be available in two models. Firstly, the GT2330 which offers 3-section legs, a maximum working height of 164cm and support of up to 9kg, at a weight of just 1.78kg. The second model, the GT2340L, offers four-section legs, an eye-level maximum working height of 182cm and support of up to 9kg, weighing in at 1.91kg.

The tripods will be available in May, with prices of £229 and £289 for the GT2330 and GT2340L respectively.

For more information visit www.gitzo.com