The Markins Tripod Base TB-30 plate gives your Gitzo Mountaineer Series 3 tripod additional stability and vibration dampening. This is its primary function.
It is mounted between the ball head and the tripod base, eliminating the central column for closer to the ground shots and for further reducing tripod weight.
The TB-20 and TB-30's are not only very useful, they also add a personal touch to your tripod and allow your tripod to go dopwn top ground level.
The TB-30 fits the Gitzo Mountaineer G1320, G1326 and G1327 tripods.
It also fits the 6X Gitzo GT3530, GT3540, GT3540L and GT3531, GT3541L.
It does not fit Systematic tripods that come with a flat top, without center column, like the G1325 or G1348, or the new GT3530S and GT3530LSV
The Markins TB-30 base plate is machined in duraluminum, very nicely finished and hard anodized.
Comes with titanium bolt included and stem -a threaded hollow tube for use with G series 3 6X Mountaineer tripods- and a spacer, to allow use of the Gitzo stem and integrated hook on the GT series 3 6X Mountaineer tripods. Available in black color
You find here the installation instructions for the TB-30 base plate on G Series 3 tripods
For some GT 6X tripod models you need to remove the rubber O-ring of the tripod and use the spacer on the Gitzo hook and tube.
Please note that not all GT Series 3 Mountaineer tripods have a rubber O-ring in the center column assembly
You find here the installation instructions for the TB-30 base plate on GT Series 3 tripods
Weight: 4.9 oz (139 grams)
The TB-30 doesn't fit Mountaineer tripod models GT3531, GT3541 & GT3541L purchased after Apr. 2012