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Gitzo GH1780 Series 1 Magnesium Center Ball Head, Load Capacity 22.05 lbs.

SKU: GZGH1780 MFR: GH1780
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About the Gitzo GH1780

Gitzo GH1780 is the new generation of Gitzo center ball heads, engineered to be the perfect match to the tripods. These heads are designed to be an extremely balanced product, that not only guarantee a high max load, but that also maximize other key features, too often overlooked by the end users. These features include smoothness, minimized drift angle, lightweight, low gravity center, grater tilt angles, compactness, ergonomics and safety.

This is achieved by means of unique and exclusive technical solutions, such as the hollow "Bubble Ball", the "Spring Assisted Double Lock" (SADL) and the new leveling system. Gitzo center ball heads now feature two newly developed materials for discs and quick release plates that substitute the traditional cork plates. Discs now feature Safe Lock - a special techno polymer that maximises locking torque, eliminates micro movements and cuts vibration.

It is also used on Gitzo tripod upper discs for a better fit between tripod and head. Quick release plates now feature Safe Grip, a high grip material that holds your equipment safely and prevents it from moving or slipping.

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Gitzo GH1780 Features

  • Spring lock: The new center SADL is a patent pending system that combines two locking systems in one, that maximizes both locking power and ball smoothness. A high friction metal guarantees a high efficiency lock, the PTFE bushing controlled by a pre loaded spring maximizes smoothness and control
  • Safe Grip is a material that gives a safer lock between your camera and the head plate, preventing the camera from moving or slipping. It is used on quick release plates and in applications where the camera equipment is screwed to the support to reduce pivoting and twisting
  • Safe Lock is a special techno polymer that maximizes locking torque and equipment stabilization. It is used on the upper discs of tripods and heads and in applications where the equipment is rotated and screwed onto the support to eliminate micro movements and vibration
  • Separate pan control: 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 new leveling system made of three independent leveling bubbles on the quick release plate & one in the ball stem, guarantee perfectly leveled images. The problem that affects many high quality heads in the market regarding drift angle is absolutely minimized with an outstanding value of 0,03°
  • Bubble ball: Gitzo Bubble Ball also features a perfected PTFE treatment that further reduces the surface micro roughness for the ultimate shooting experience and accuracy

Gitzo GH1780 Specifications

Ball friction setting no
Independent pan lock yes
Lateral tilt +95° / -13° tilt range
Load capacity 22.05 lbs
Material magnesium
Panoramic rotation 360 °
Plate type fixed - with 1/4-20" screw
Quick release no
Series 1
Height 3.15 in
Weight 0.62 lbs
Warranty Gitzo warranty
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