I thought I would live with it until I took it out in 10 degree temps and the knob seized after 10 minutes. Good range of movement. Friction Control The separate friction control allows you to fine tune the freedom of movement of the head. Double Quick Release Safety System The quick release system consists of two pins, one fixed and one manually operated by means of a button. What good is that if the mounting plate creeps with a 5 pound dslr when shooting vertically. I use it primarily for bird photography, and the smooth, variable resistance is great. Safe Grip is a material that gives a safer lock between your camera and the head plate, preventing the camera from moving or slipping.
I thought about the Kirk BH Be the first to review this item. It maximizes both locking power and ball smoothness. It got stiffer and stiffer with very little use. It just didn’t feel good in my hands. You also have to really torque down the quick release plate to the camera body, and also adjust the clap tightness, but once you do you get a solid drift free shooting point. No one ever answers the phone. The ball still moved but the knob was frozen stiff
Rated 3 out of 5 by Bus driver from Not a good ball head vertically No matter how seriies you crank it the camera creeps down when taking a vertical shot. Anybody got any suggestions? Double Quick Release Safety System The quick release system consists of two pins, one fixed and one manually operated by means of a button.
Other wise the ball head is well crafted. Safe Grip is a material that gives a safer lock between your camera and the head plate, preventing the camera from moving or slipping.
I’m out of the country as I write this and don’t know what to do. Rated 5 out of 5 by Arnold from Best for me I finally settled on this ball head after venter back two classic ball heads. These features include smoothness, minimised drift angle, lightweight, low gravity centre, greater tilt angles, compactness, ergonomics, safety and the Quick Release system.
They are very convenient. The Gitzo GHQR Center Ballhead is a lightweight magnesium ballhead that incorporates many innovative and state-of-the-art features. Not only does it guarantee a high maximum support load, but it also offers many other improved features, such as: No Longer Available Update Location close. It attaches easily and is easy bal use.
One other negative is that Gitzo does not use arca-swiss style plates which have become the industry standard. Magnesium comes in different grades and Gitzoonly uses material of the highest grade quality. What good is that if the mounting plate creeps with a 5 pound dslr when shooting vertically.
Gitzo GH2780QR Series 2 Magnesium Centre Ball Head – Quick Release
This design prevents heavy equipment such as long lenses, spotting scopes, etc. The main aeries knob is huge and it has all the features i need including 2 levels,and it is light. It’s very frustrating not being able to line the shot up properly. Update Unrecognized Zip Code. Bubble Ball The Bubble Ball is produced as a completely round hollow sphere, with an ultra thin wall, for an incredible weight reduction.
When using a ball head, the ability to lock and unlock the panoramic movement independent of front-back or lateral tilt movements is convenient for panoramic photography and when a high level of control is required. The system consists of two pins, one fixed and one manually operated by means of a button, that prevent hrad equipment from suddenly dropping out of the head when the quick release locking knob is released.
It got stiffer and stiffer with very little use. Fenter noticed that the knob got difficult to turn as the centerr dropped 20’s F. In Gitzo was the first to use Magnesium in camera supports. PTFE is one of the lowest-friction materials known to science, with the same friction coefficient as melting ice.
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Why Gitzo doesn’t sell an l bracket that would solve this problem i don’t know but i will sell mine for an arca type head so i can use an l bracket. Enter new zip code to refresh estimated delivery time. Arca Style’ quick release plate adapter details. The ball still moved but the knob was frozen stiff A high friction metal guarantees a high balk lock, the PTFE bushing controlled by a pre-loaded spring maximises smoothness and control.
I serles I would live with it until I took it out in 10 degree temps and the knob seized after 10 minutes. Arca Style’ quick release yead adapter. Go with anything else note: From day one I didn’t like the locking wheel. Gitzo Bubble Ball also features a perfected PTFE treatment that further reduces the surface micro roughness for the ultimate shooting experience and accuracy.
The new leveling system made of three independent leveling bubbles on the quick release plate and one in the ball stem, always guarantee perfectly leveled images.
Leveling Bubbles The three bubble levels on the quick release assembly allow you to always keep one bubble in front of you and one on the side, both for horizontal and vertical compositions. The graduated base, with independent cener facilities permits perfect panoramic photography.
This limits you if you want an L-plate or more secure fitting plate. This treatment is now applied not only to ball heads, but also to plates, video bowls and other sliding parts for smooth, precise and fine movements. This allows you to control the head gb2780qr and more precise, or faster and looser. The head was a mistake.
Gitzo GHQR Series 2 Magnesium Centre Ball Head – Quick Release |
I use it primarily for bird photography, and mganesium smooth, variable resistance is great. It just didn’t feel good in my hands.
The cameras and lenses that I am most often using with this head are a Nikon D3 or D with the 2. It is designed to match the range of high performance tripods available from Gitzo. I used the levels more than I thought I would.
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The small gitzo didn’t have a drag adjustment or the pan feature. This one is perfect. Built in spirit levels are a really nice feature.