Gitzo GH2720QR Series 2 Birdwatching Video/Photo Magnesium Two-Way Fluid Head, with Quick Release, Supports 13 lbs.


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About Gitzo GH2720QR

Two Way fluid heads... The first and only heads designed for bird watching....

Gitzo introduces the first, the only, 100% birdwatching heads

• Birdwatching makes completely different demands on equipment used for video or photo applications.

Almost all birdwatchers currently use tripod heads specifically developed to support video or photo equipment, which means the heads tend to be larger, heavier and more complicated than is needed for birdwatching.

These two Gitzo heads - available in series 1 and 2 sizes - have been developed with one aim in mind: to make them the first, the only, 100% birdwatching heads.

An unconventional technical approach was used in developing these heads to guarantee ultra stable, precise observation, thanks to three innovations and improvements: fluid cartridges designed specifically for birdwatching, the Single Lock System and high-precision internal components and mechanisms.

Fluid cartridges on pan and tilt axes give ultra smooth movements that adapt perfectly to speed - from delicately controlled at low speeds (the holy grail for birdwatchers, this makes distance spotting and tracking much easier), to almost completely friction-free at high speeds (useful when fast equipment repositioning is required).

A single lock is the other specific innovation for birdwatching. Pan and Tilt movements are locked and frictioned in parallel by a single large control knob, making head adjustment simpl er, faster and more effective than ever before.

All internal mechanisms are tuned to give maximum control and to eliminate even the smallest give or play. The overall design has been optimized to produce a head which is extremely solid, yet lightweight and compact.

Stability, precision and structural rigidity: these strengths perfectly match Gitzo carbon fiber tripods, especially the Leveling series, for additional speedand versatility. This combination gives birdwatchers extraordinary performance and portability.

With these heads, Gitzo continues its long history of inventing and creating products which are highly specialized and uniquely effective.

Gitzo GH2720QR Features

  • Key innovations of the GH1720QR Bird Watching head, are the new Bird Watching Fluid Cartridges, the Single Lock System and the ultra-precise inner mechanism.
  • Pan and Tilt Fluid cartridges are completely new and offer a completely opposite behaviour than the traditional video ones.
  • These innovative cartridges guarantee a ultra smooth and controlled movement at very low speed (exactly what Bird Watchers are looking for)
  • While at high speed, the movements become almost completely free, and this is very useful when a fast equipment repositioning is required.

Gitzo GH2720QR Specifications

360 degree
Single Lock System
Plate Type
quick release - with 1/4-20" and 3/8"
107.0 mm / 4.21 in
0.7 kg / 1.54 lbs
6 kg / 13.23 lbs

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