The special edition TravelerαTripod and the brand new L-Bracket α
Upper Saddle River, NJ – July 16, 2018–I n the wake of the collaboration between Vitec Group and Sony, Gitzo presents two best in class products developed specifically for Sony α7 and α9 cameras: the Traveler α tripod and L-Bracket α, addressing professional photographers and premium camera users. Both new products feature a tailored design to perfectly fit Sony α7 and α9 camera models, helping increase grip and stability for precise framing and extraordinary composition.
With a dedicated Sony α plate, the Traveler α brings Gitzo’s premium travel tripod to demanding photographers using Sony αcameras. The new black and silver finishing and new design match the modern aesthetic of Sony αcameras. The Traveler αis a compact, lightweight travel tripod in Gitzo’s distinctive high-quality design and materials. It weighs 3.15lbs/1.43kg, extends to 64.96in/165cm high and safely holds up to 22lbs/10kg of gear. The 180° leg-folding system, pioneered by Gitzo, allow the Traveler α’s legs to reverse-fold around its center column and head, folding down to 16.92in/43cm. The legs are made of Carbon eXact tubing for superior strength and stiffness in a slimmer size and feature the Traveler G-lock, a travel-size version of Gitzo’s G-lock, designed to ensure security and reduce size and weight. The specially designed compact rubber feet ensure perfect stability. The Traveler αfeatures Gitzo’s most compact professional carbon fiber tripod head. This perfectly balanced, versatile head is engineered to provide the ultimate smoothness and precision of movement and secure locking with independent pan/tilt lock. The special edition Traveler αtripod features an ergonomic strap made of genuine Italian leather crafted to resemble carbon fiber.
Gitzo also introduces a pioneering L-bracket developed to enable effortless orientation of the α7R III & α9 from Sony. At 2.7oz/77g, Gitzo’s L-Bracket α is the lightest of its kind on the market. It is made of a single solid aluminum piece, machined to become one with the most high-level professional mirrorless cameras on the market. The unique design offers four main attachment points for the camera strap connection, ensuring a secure coupling. The L-bracket α’s upper side is designed to provide full and easy access to camera cabling, either for video shooting or indoor tethering. It also features dedicated housing for its hex key accessories. The Gitzo L-Bracket αmakes switching from landscape to portrait orientation extremely easy, keeping the camera perfectly balanced.
The Gitzo Traveler αis $999.99 and will be available at Gitzo.usand at authorized Gitzo dealers the week of July 16, 2018 while the Gitzo L-Bracket designed for Sony αis $199.99 and available now on Gitzo.usand at authorized Gitzo dealers.
Professionals the world over acknowledge Gitzo tripods, monopods, heads and accessories as setting the industry’s standards for excellence. Innovations such as the first uses of carbon and basalt fiber to make tripods and magnesium to make heads, matched with a design policy of “no gimmicks and no compromise on quality,” put Gitzo products in a class of their own. Gitzo’s carefully crafted products form a comprehensive range of supports for large, medium and small format cameras, for film or digital technology, for still photography or dynamic video, for studio or location work. Precision assembly, high-quality materials and fine control are all qualities that represent Gitzo products.
About Vitec Imaging Solutions
Vitec Imaging Solutionsis a division of the Vitec Group, an international group principally serving customers in the broadcast and photographic markets. Vitec Imaging Solutions designs, manufactures and distributes premium branded photographic and video equipment such as tripods, bags, filters and lights for professional and hobbyist photographers. Our portfolio includes seven premium brands – Manfrotto, Gitzo, JOBY, Colorama, Lastolite, Avenger and Lowepro positioning Vitec Imaging Solutions as the leading global provider of accessories within the fast growing photo and video markets. Vitec Imaging Solutions brands are exclusively distributed in the United States through its owned platform: Vitec Imaging Distribution, 10 Mountainview Road Ste 320S, Upper Saddle River, NJ 07458.