Rollei Rock Solid Gamma 180 Aluminium
Rollei’s Rock Solid tripod family represents sophisticated technology, rugged materials and professional functionality. The Rock Solid Gamma 180 introduces the 2016 series with a host of well-designed and practical features, the most important of which is the rotating, pivotable Y-shaped centre column. By increasing the freedom of movement for the central column, this structural innovation – which also reduces stowage space by a fabulous 30% – works to enlarge the range of angles that can be covered by the mounted camera without needing to reposition and reconfigure the entire tripod. No surprise, then, that the huge pivotal range of 180° was also included in the title.
Stable, weatherproof and flexible
Thanks to the centre column’s pivoting skills, the minimum height can be cut to an amazing 2.5 cm, making the tripod ideal for macro work and near-ground wide-angle shots. A short centre column is also included in the Rock Solid Gamma 180 package contents. The overall design focuses on durability and load-carrying capacity, aiming to meet the stringent demands of pro travel and nature photographers in particular. It copes with various surfaces thanks to the steel spikes included in the package contents, while the “boom” attachment can use counterweights on the side hook to ensure and further improve stability.
A tripod made for long-exposure shots in difficult weather
The moving parts in the tripod’s legs and the ergonomic quick-release locks are not only wind- and weatherproof but are also reliably reistant even to fine, abrasive sand and aggressive salt water. So you can safely leave your Rock Solid Gamma 180 standing in the surf for hours at a time, and even your housing/lens/filter setups weighing as much as 8 kg will have absolutely no effect on this tripod’s rock-solid stability.
Use on location in… the Sahara to the Arctic Ocean
With its stable aluminium legs, the Rock Solid Gamma 180 weighs only a whisper over 2 kg and is easy to handle even in subzero temperatures thanks to the padding on its primary leg. Both 3/8” and 1/4” mounts can be securely attached to the mounting plate using the adapter enclosed with the tripod, and an Allen key for tripod leg setup/take down is naturally also included.