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Gitzo G2180 Fluid Tripod Head

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  • Technopolymer Head

  • Holds Up To 4 kg

  • Weighs 0.570 kg

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Gitzo G2180 Fluid Tripod Head

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The G2180 is an extremely compact and low profile fluid head with a beautiful and ergonomic design. Muted colours and reflection-free surfaces offer good camouflage in birdwatching and outdoor activities. This head is unique in offering a complete range of technical features combined with an exceptional size / weight to performance ratio. In order to achieve such a compact size and low weight, Gitzo developed a new and unique technical compound named soulid 238®. This special techno polymer is 30% lighter than magnesium, but just as strong, with good vibration dampening. The lightness and strength of Soulid 238® make the G2180 the perfect combination of style and high-tech materials. Besides exceptionally smooth movements, high quality engineering and assembly, the G2180 features a sophisticated, adjustable and highly accurate counterbalance system. The G2180 is fine-tuned for use with medium sized spotting scopes, but is also ideal for DSLRs with long lenses and or compact DV camcorders.

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.

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.

Reversible handles

Handles can be removed and repositioned or rotated in different positions. This feature greatly increases a head's versatility and is particularly appreciated by left handed users.

Double quick release safety system

The system consists of two pins, one fixed and one manually operated by means of a button, that prevent camera equipment from suddenly dropping out of the head when the quick release locking knob is released. Extremely useful with heavy equipment, long lenses and spotting scopes.

fluid cartridge

A fluid cartridge consists of a system made with two parts that slide one on the other. Inside the system is included a special fluid that controls the movement and makes it extremely soft, 'fluid' and smooth. The cartridge's inner design is very important and if well designed allows maximum movement control yet minimises cartridge weight and size. Gitzo uses a special fluid that guarantees a consistent performance over a wide range of temperatures.

Balancing system

In 1966 Gitzo was the first to introduce the balancing system. This system allows you to keep your equipment balanced when mounted on the head even when this is not locked. The system is very useful for long lenses, video and bird watching, especially when some degree of action and accurate tracking is needed.

Soulid 238

After Carbon Fiber, Magnesium, Basalt and 6X, Gitzo carries on pioneering the camera support industry: thenewly developed Soulid 238, specifically engineered for our camera support applications, is a high tech compound using an exclusive mix of techno polymers which give performance indicators that lie between those of metals and composite materials. As strong as magnesium but 30% lighter, with the same thermal and dimensional stability of composites, Soulid 238 sets a new standard for lightness and compactness.

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Features

After Carbon Fiber, Magnesium, Basalt and 6X, Gitzo carries on pioneering the camera support industry: thenewly developed Soulid 238, specifically engineered for our camera support applications, is a high tech compound using an exclusive mix of techno polymers which give performance indicators that lie between those of metals and composite materials. As strong as magnesium but 30% lighter, with the same thermal and dimensional stability of composites, Soulid 238 sets a new standard for lightness and compactness.

Specifications

Color black color
front tilt -90° / +90° tilt range
independent tilt lock yes
pan bars included (no.) 1 number
series 1
tilt drag variable (7 steps)
variable balance control balance
material technopolymer
quick release yes
plate type quick release - with 1/4-20" screw
panoramic rotation 360 °
independent pan lock yes
working height 8.5
weight 0.57 kg
load capacity 4 kg
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