Gitzo celebrated its 90th anniversary last year with their Anniversary Titanium limited edition tripod, but what the heck, it felt good theyâ€™re celebrating it again this year with the release of its limited edition GT90TT Titanium tripod. Thereâ€™s only 390 of them (like the 2007 Anniversary Titanium) for distribution worldwide, according to Bogen Imaging.
The GT90TT boasts the Gitzo G-Lock system, an evolution of the twist-lock idea, making it substantially faster, stronger and more rigid than ever before, says Bogen. It said the unique cone shaped ramp and locking ring are used to create a â€œgravity lockingâ€ effect â€“ the higher the load applied vertically to the system the stronger the locking effect.
The company also said that a Carbon Safelock feature has been added to all models in the Carbon 6x range. By using this material Gitzo was able to cut vibrations and improve tripod-to-head lock. The discs on the Basalt and Aluminium tripods were also improved, and are now made from strong yet light techno-polymer.
The Gitzo GT90TT Titanium tripod appears to be the same Anniversary Titanium tripod released last October. Hmmn…GT90TT, Titanium Travelerâ€¦get it? (And somebody just pulled my leg!)