Gitzo’s new products are really exciting! Check out the full press release below to find out why.
Gitzo, world-renowned for over 100 years for setting the industry’s standard for innovative camera accessories, launched today the Légende Tripod and Camera Backpack. Engineered to last a lifetime with low environmental impact, the Légende combo is inspired by the storytelling power of photography: transferred from one generation to another while creating eternal stories. The Légende products are designed to address “throwaway culture” by creating the smallest environmental footprint possible through sustainable materials built for optimal performance throughout its entire life and backed by an unlimited warranty. The Légende Tripod and Camera Bag is available today for pre-order on www.indiegogo.com and will ship to photographers in June 2021.
“As photographers, we photograph the wonders of the world and capture its beauty through our lens, so we wanted to create a product that would reduce its negative impact on the very planet that inspires us,” said Marco Pezzana, CEO of Gitzo. “We set out to create a product that was forever repairable, could withstand any adventure, and would never be thrown away. After months of design and development, we’re very excited to bring Légende to photographers across the globe.”
Unmatched Manufacturing Quality backed by Expert Craftsmanship
Gitzo continues cementing its legacy for manufacturing excellence, innovation and quality that lasts a lifetime as the Légende Tripod and Camera Bag are built to survive all of life’s adventures. Using high-quality materials in its premium design, the Légende products are made to be everlasting as a lifetime companion for generations. The travel tripod is lightweight and features one hundred percent carbon fiber legs for superior strength and stiffness. In addition, the precision aluminum leg locks provide ergonomic control with both knurling and rubber inserts.
Unlimited Warranty and Maintenance for the Eternal Story
Those who own the Légende tripod and backpack receive the exclusive benefit of an unlimited warranty, designed to usher in a circular economy that brings an end to the “throwaway culture.” The Légende Tripod is crafted of 170 individual parts that can be repaired instead of having to replace the tripod in case of damage. One hundred percent of the tripod parts are replaceable and seventy percent of those can be done by the owner, so the part will be shipped out directly for simple repair at no extra charge.
Sustainable Materials Reinforce Légende’s Earth-First Approach
Légende pushes to create the smallest environmental footprint possible with the use of sustainable materials that complement the unlimited warranty. One hundred percent of the backpack’s main exterior fabric is made up of recycled polyester and sixty-five percent of the entire bag weight is comprised of recycled fabrics. Additionally, the Eco Leather tripod strap and backpack details are made of cruelty-free, environmental-friendly, and non-toxic synthetic leather. It is light and extremely soft with great performance.
Supporting the Next Generation of Photographers
Légende backers will contribute to the development of Gitzo’s Wild Shots Outreach educational program, which seeks to educate the children bordering the Kruger National Park about conservation and photography. Five percent of campaign sales will go towards this program that will help the students by opening up eco employment opportunities and instilling the value of our protected spaces.
Légende Tripod Tech Spec Highlights
- Weight 1.45kg
- Payload: 8kg
- Leg angles: 25°, 70°
- Minimum Height: 43cm
- Maximum Height: 165cm
- Panoramic Rotation: 360 °
- Front and Lateral Tilt: -90° / +40°
Available today through Indiegogo.com, the Légende tripod and backpack will be ready to ship in May 2021. Kit pricing will start at $699 for super early birds who will get a Légende Tripod, Backpack and Gitzo Mini Traveler.
Gitzo designs tripods, monopods, heads and accessories recognized by professionals around the world as setting the industry’s standards for excellence. Innovations such as the use of carbon and basalt fiber in tripods and magnesium in heads, together with an uncompromising quality design policy have positioned Gitzo products in a class of their own. A carefully crafted range of support solutions for large, medium and small format cameras, still photography, video, studio and location work. Precision assembly, high quality materials and fine control are all qualities that represent Gitzo products.