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Single lock is the other specific innovation for bird watching. Pan and Tilt movements are locked and frictioned in parallel by a single large knob, making head control simple, fast and effective as never before.
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.
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.
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.
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.
DetailsThe Gitzo GH2720QR Series 2 Magnesium Two-Way Fluid tripod head with Quick Release is a lightweight head dedicated to watching nature in the great outdoors, featuring pan and tilt fluid cartridges to provide smooth, controlled movement. It also includes a Quick Release system for quick and easy equipment attachment/removal, facilitating the use of scopes, cameras and other equipment This extremely lightweight tripod head is made of highly rigid magnesium, weighs 700 grams and can secure up to 6 kg worth of kit.
The GH2720QR’s single-lock mechanism controls the 360° pan and ± 110° tilt movements via a single knob, for easier and more effective adjustment. The tripod head is supplied with a removable, reversible pan bar and can be set up for both right/left-handed use, and its high-precision mechanism provides maximum stability and accuracy. A Quick Release plate is included for rapid and easy equipment attachment/removal, facilitating the use of scopes, cameras and other equipment.
The GH2720QR provides the ultimate shooting speed and versatility when used with Gitzo’s Series 2 carbon fiber tripods. This compact tripod head is ideal for accompanying photographers on birdwatching and wildlife photography trips.
Weight 24.69 oz 700 g Safety Payload Weight 13.23 lbs 6 kg Material Magnesium Magnesium Head Type Other Other Top Attachment 1/4″ screw 1/4″ screw Base Diameter 2.36 in 60 mm Plate Type GS5370MC GS5370MC Friction Control No No Front Tilt +110° / -110° +110° / -110° Panoramic Rotation 360 ° 360 ° Colour Noir Decor Noir Decor Easy Link No No Series 2 2 Independent Pan Lock no no Independent Tilt Lock no no Maximum Working Temperature 158 F 70 C Minimum Working Temperature -22 F -30 C Pan Bar Included Yes Yes Pan Drag fluid cartridge with fixed drag fluid cartridge with fixed drag Quick Release Yes Yes Working Height 4.33 in 11 cm Tilt Drag fluid cartridge with fixed drag fluid cartridge with fixed drag
Warranty Gitzo Products
Five- Year Extended WarrantyThis product is covered by a two-year Limited Warranty and is eligible for a five-year Warranty Extension upon Online Product Registration.