Gitzo G1177M Magnesium Center Ball Head for Series 1 Tripods - Supports 8.8 lbs


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About Gitzo G1177M

An innovative teflon coating applied to the ball itself lets you make camera positioning adjustments more smoothly than ever before by eliminating all trace of jarring skipping, so you can frame the perfect photograph first time without wasting precious seconds micro corrections. Add ergonomic design and advanced precision engineering to guarantee performance locking, and your camera is not only quickly manoeuvred, but also rapidly securely blocked where you want it.

The G1177M's single indexable ratchet lever for locking both pan and ball movement guarantees speed in use without sacrificing stability or locking efficiency. The maximum load of 8.8 Lb and the reversible 1/4 - 3/8 fitting make it suitable for a wide range of uses.

The Gitzo G1177M is commonly used for Landscape/scenery, Night shots, Travel and more.The Gitzo G1177M is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Gitzo G1177M: Attaches firmly, Large range of motion and Stable

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Attaches firmly (5),Large range of motion (5),Stable (5)
Best Uses:
Landscape/scenery (5),Night shots (4),Travel (4),Sports/action (3),Wildlife (3)

Gitzo G1177M Specifications

Max. load Capacity
8.82 lbs
Head height
3.54 inches
Quick Release
Spirit Level
Female Thread size (Connect to Tripod)
0.70 lbs
Pan: 360 degree
Tilt:+90 degree /-20 degree
Camera attachment plate 1/4" and 3/8"

Gitzo G1177M Reviews

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Most Liked Positive Review


I bought it in kit with tripod.

I used this head with my Canon 5D and 24-105L. It is very nice combination with GT1542T.

Reviewed by 6 customers


I bought it in kit with tripod.


from Israel  -  Photo Enthusiast

I used this head with my Canon 5D and 24-105L. It is very nice combination with GT1542T.


Quality Product


from South Florida  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Strong and easy to use controls. The only minor drawback is that it's a little bit heavy.


Gitzo ball head


from washignton, dc  -  Pro Photographer

Small, light, sturdy. It doesn't get any better for the size.


Fast, Easy to Use, Well Made


from Homer, AK  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I use this on a monopod, a Gitzo aluminum 2341. It helps with angling the monopod the way I like, and giving some extra height to the monopod. I added a 1.75" Kirk clamp to make it an Arca release ball. With just a single control the ball is quick and easy to manipulate. The ball moves easily, but is not buttery smooth like Kirk and RRS ball heads. For the price (especially with the current rebate) it is a bargain. I would use it on a tripod as well, but already have one on mine. It works well when used with an 80-400mm VR Nikon.


Fantatic workmanship


from Westchester, NY  -  Photo Enthusiast

I love the smooth operation


outstanding little head


from washington, dc  -  Pro Photographer

so lightweight you'll hardly know you're carrying it.


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Shopper  will this work well with a Gitzo G1127 Mountaineer Sport carbon tripod?
MATTHEW W  I purchased one for my series 0 and series 2 Gitzo, and I think it is great. It is not as buttery smooth as the RRS or Kirk heads, but for the price difference it is fantastic. It has no problem keeping my Nikon D7000 with 80-400mm lens level and steady. I do have larger heads but like the one knob convenience of this one, the weight and size too. I think it would be a good overall head for a series 1 Gitzo as well, assuming your load is below the max load of 8.8 lbs the head states.

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