Gitzo G1178M Magnesium Quick Release Center Ball Head with Quick Release, Supports 8.8 lbs


List Price: $200.00

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About Gitzo G1178M

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Attaches firmly (3),Large range of motion (3),Strong clamp (3)
Best Uses:
Portraits (3)

Gitzo G1178M Features

  • Made of high quality low weight magnesium.
  • Maximum capacity 8.8 lbs
  • Spirit level to ensure the head is perfectly level.
  • Security locking system for the plate so equipment cannot accidentally fall off the head, even if it has not been locked down. To remove the equipment and plate, simply press the lock release button and slide the plate out.
  • Non-keyed square plate.
    Keeping any side of the mounting plate parallel to the back or front of the camera ensures perfect alignment without having to worry how the plate fits on the adapter.

Gitzo G1178M Specifications

Max. load Capacity
8.8 lbs.
Head height
Quick Release
Spirit Level
Female Thread size (Connect to Tripod)
Mounting ¼-20 + 3/8
Tripod Attachment 3/8
.88 lbs.
Pan 360°
Front Tilt +90°/-20°
Pan Locking: No
Ball Locking: No
Friction Locking: No

Gitzo G1178M Reviews

Reviewed by 3 customers


Perfect size and weight


from Lincoln, NE  -  Photo Enthusiast

Perfect size for my Mamiya 7II. I would not recommend it for a large DSLR with a large lens.


Nice head for the price


from Boston, MA  -  Photo Enthusiast

I bought this head with the Gitzo 1932 basalt tripod as part of a Gitzo promotion. I have been very pleased with the ease of use that this head provides. I need to take more pictures to determine the overall stability aspect, but the initial tests have been very good. I have a Rebel Xti and a Tamron 17-55 f2.8 and a Canon 70-200 f4 lenses and both these combinations feel solid on this head.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Good product for lighter SLRs


from Memphis, TN  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

I have a Nikon N90s. This head was not sturdy enough for this size camera.


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Bud F  Are the Gitzo G1177M and G1178M ball heads compatible with the GT0532 Mountaineer Series 0 tripod? I note that they are recommended for Series 1 tripods.
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