Gitzo GK1545TA Series 1 Traveler Tripod Kit for a9 and a7-Series Cameras ($999) is a 4-section carbon fiber tripod featuring twist locks that unlock with a quarter turn. Once unlocked, you can extend each section, along with the rapid center column to reach a maximum height of 65″. With the legs completely splayed out, the tripod has a minimum height of 9.25″, and the tripod’s legs fold in the reverse direction to a length of 16.9″ for storage or transport.
The black and silver-gray head is an Arca-type compatible ball head with a load capacity of 22 lb and a vertical tilt of 90°. Also, the head can rotate a full 360° and stays in position with its independent pan lock. The dedicated quick release plate has a groove to match the bottom profile of the camera, so the plate does not move while attached.
An Italian leather strap is included to carry the tripod comfortably on your shoulder. It joins the budget-priced Sony Alpha Edition Befree Advanced Travel Aluminum Tripod ($190) released earlier this year.
Gitzo L-Bracket for Sony a7 Mark III and a9 Cameras (Pre-order for $199) provides with Arca-type compatibility that enables your camera to go from a horizontal to a vertical position in seconds, the L-bracket is machined from aluminum into a single-piece design, and the bottom base is grooved to matched the camera’s bottom profile.
The vertical-side maintains access to the camera ports, and the camera can move over on the plate via the sliding 1/4″-20 camera mount to gain further access. Once the camera is tightened against the bracket, the hex key is stored inside the bottom bracket compartment, and four loop connection points have been machined into the L-bracket to attach a hand or shoulder strap.