Giottos MTC 280 Short Center Column for Select MT-Series Tripods, 4.5" Height

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About Giottos MTC280

The Giottos MTC 280 Short Center Column replaces the standard column on the MT-series tripods. This allows the user to take full advantage of the variable leg spread on these units, so that you are not inhibited by the length of the column.

Compatible with: MT 7250, MT 8250, MT 9250, MT 7251, MT 8251, MT 9251, MT 7260, MT 8260, MT 9260, MT 7261, MT 8261, MT 9261, MT 7270, MT 8270, MT 9270, MT 7271, MT 8271, MT 9271

One reason why the Giottos MTC280 is popular is because of its Improves tripod function

Summary of Customer Reviews

(5)
Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Improves tripod function (4),Easy to use (3),Fits well (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (3)

Giottos MTC280 Features

  • Includes the same retractable hook as found on the original column, which can be used to add stability to the tripod.

Giottos MTC280 Specifications

Diameter
28 mm
Height
115 mm (4.5")

Giottos MTC280 Reviews

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4.8

(based on 5 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Save a fortune

Own a Gitzo series 2? Don't want to pay $129 for a short column. How about an 80% discount. The Giiottos short column works perfectly in series 2 tripods and costs over $100 less. The magic spec is 28mm which is the common diameter for Gitzo and Giottos center columns.

Reviewed by 5 customers

 
5.0

Save a fortune

By

from Surprise Az  -  Photo Enthusiast

Own a Gitzo series 2? Don't want to pay $129 for a short column. How about an 80% discount. The Giiottos short column works perfectly in series 2 tripods and costs over $100 less. The magic spec is 28mm which is the common diameter for Gitzo and Giottos center columns.

 
4.0

Near Perfect Fit!

By

from SoCal  -  Photo Enthusiast

I was looking for a short column for my Paleolithic Era Manfrotto 3020 legs. Could have cut up the original, but as cheap as this was and to include the neat little delay for hanging it made more sense. The MTC281 was a near perfect fit with a little space just under the round plate, but I understand that it wasn't built for this use. Tube diameter was dead on. Very nice. Now my 3020 can do the same tricks as all the other kids. ;}

 
5.0

Perfect and quick!

By

from florida, usa  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Perfect, as expected and quick. Glad you had it in stock!

 
5.0

Get Down!

By

from Wisconsin  -  Photo Enthusiast

I used to do this for a living, now I'm retired. For me getting low with a tripod is of more use then extending everything (which makes for a much less steady platform). So this short center colum is just the ticket to "Get Down".

 
5.0

Adds versatility

By

from Michigan  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

This option allows you to use your tripod at the lowest possible levels.

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Questions about this item:

BARBARO L  CAN THIS ONE BE USED IN A MANFROTTO TRIPOD?
DAN B  Don't know directly, but can tell you it works fine in a Gitzo Series 2.
Fred H  Can anybody tell me what the diameter of this is? I'm looking for 1 1/8" diameter. I want to drop this into a windup stand for a video project and need to know the diameter. My Manfrotto distributer can't fill the bill!
DANIEL L  Yes, the column diameter is 28mm or ~1 1/8". I'm using it in an old Gitzo tripod.
Shopper  I want to know whether the top plate on this short column can be detached from the column like the top plate on the long center column that comes with the Giottos tripods?
JOHN W  A shopper; The plate for mounting the tripod head on this short column is identical to the plate that ships with the tripod legs (I am using MT 8360). The plate has a hexagonal recess which hold a reversible threaded stud (3/8 or 1/4 inch). There is a set screw on the column just below the plate to prevent the thread from backing out during use (again, the same as the column which comes with the legs). I am using the plate from this short column on the stubby column that came with the tripod so they are compatible.
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