There are four tripods in the Air range, two aluminium and two carbon fibre – each featuring four section legs and a Y-shaped centre column, plus collar-leg locks and twin spirit levels.

The cheapest, priced £180, is the aluminium Air Kit 17 which has a maximum height of 135cm and folds down to 41cm. It weighs 1.2kg and supports up to 4kg of gear, according to Giottos.

Top of the range is the Air Kit 20 (£334), a carbon fibre model with a detachable leg that doubles as a monopod. The Air Kit 20 is built to carry up to 6kg.

The tripods – which each come with a case – got their first airing at The Photography Show in Birmingham as part of a re-launch of the Giottos brand.

Further details are due to appear at

  • Giottos has also announced the upcoming launch of two new ‘nature kits’, targeted at nature and wildlife photographers and built to carry up to 6kg of kit. The aluminium one will cost £200, while the carbon fibre version comes with a £300 pricetag. They are due out later in the spring.