Gitzo to donate recycled tripods to charities

Gitzo to donate recycled tripods to charities
Save money on a lovely new Gitzo tripod when you scrap your old legs

Gitzo has announced a new tripod scrappage scheme which gives those who trade in their old gear up to £100.

The offer is available to anyone trading in old tripod, monopod or head (or combination thereof) directly through Gitzo.

It has to be an extending tripod/monopod to qualify, meaning Joby Gorillapods etc don't count for the offer.

When purchasing a like-for-like tripod, monopod or head purchase, customers can send in an old camera support and proof of purchase of a new Gitzo product to receive the cashback.


What Gitzo does with the old goods is interesting. If it is another Gitzo or Manfrotto product, it will be donated to worthy causes, while those manufactured by other brands are used for testing.

We would like to hear who you think is worthy of a free (second-hand) tripod, and we will work together with Gitzo to choose the recipients.

You can let us know who you would like to nominate in the comments box below, or via our Facebook page.

The up to £100 scrappage allowance covers £20 for a monopod, £30 for a tripod head and £60 for a tripod (legs only). If you combine a tripod and head (kit or individual items), the allowance raises to £100. The scheme runs until 31st August 2012.

Amy Davies

Amy has been writing about cameras, photography and associated tech since 2009. Amy was once part of the photography testing team for Future Publishing working across TechRadar, Digital Camera, PhotoPlus, N Photo and Photography Week. For her photography, she has won awards and has been exhibited. She often partakes in unusual projects - including one intense year where she used a different camera every single day. Amy is currently the Features Editor at Amateur Photographer magazine, and in her increasingly little spare time works across a number of high-profile publications including Wired, Stuff, Digital Camera World, Expert Reviews, and just a little off-tangent, PetsRadar.