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Gitzo G-1570M Rationnelle Magnesium 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head - Supports 22.00 lb (9.98 kg)

B&H # GIG1570M Mfr # G1570M
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You Pay: $244.95

3-Way Heads are designed to carry a specific load. Large ergonomically designed handgrips ensure effortless vertical and lateral tilting and 360 degree panning. Low profile heads provide solid support and flexibility for large format and video cameras. The distance from the top of the tripod to the platform is reduced to ensure that the center of gravity of the camera is kept over the middle of the tripod to avoid the possibility of overbalancing.

Recommended for use with Series 4 and 5 tripods. Platform size 6 x 3.4" (15.2 x 8.6cm).

With 1/4-20" and 3/8" camera mounting screws.
Head Type 3-Way pan/tilt
Maximum Camera Supported Large format
Load Capacity 22.00 lb (9.98 kg)
Height 3.6" (9.1 cm)
Quick Release No
Spirit Level Yes
Tripod Mount Thread Size 3/8"-16
Weight 2.90 lb (1.32 kg)
Gitzo G-1570M Rationnelle Magnesium 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head - Supports 22.00 lb (9.98 kg)
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    GitzoG1570 3 Way Head
     
    4.5

    (based on 6 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Attaches firmly (4)
    • Large range of motion (4)
    • Stable (4)
    • Strong clamp (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (4)
      • Portraits (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
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      4.0

      So sturdy

      By Leftfork

      from Martha's Vineyard, MA

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Firmly
      • Good Stability
      • Large Range of Motion
      • Light
      • Strong Clamp

      Cons

      • No Qr

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Night Shots
      • Portraits

      Comments about Gitzo G1570 3 Way Head:

      Not perfect - would be nice if it had a QR option. But, it holds my Chamonix 8x10 camera very well and the adjustment controls are easy to reach and fluid - not awkward. I liked it so much I purchased a Gitzo GT3532S tripod for this head to rest on.

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      5.0

      Excellent

      By BBRT

      from Sydney, Australia

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Firmly
      • Good Stability
      • Large Range of Motion
      • Strong Clamp

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery

        Comments about Gitzo G1570 3 Way Head:

        Best tripod head for large format

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        5.0

        Most Sturdy Tripod Head I've ever used

        By Photo-Al

        from Wallingford, CT

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Firmly
        • Good Stability
        • Large Range of Motion
        • Strong Clamp

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Portraits
          • Wildlife

          Comments about Gitzo G1570 3 Way Head:

          This thing is stable. As opposed to any other heads I've used, this is by far and away the most reliable and logically designed. Considering its weight limit, its relatively light and requires little effort to tighten down the knobs and levers. When it is tight. It will not move. It comes with 2 knobs to fix onto your camera. One is sufficient for a 20 lb camera but I've been using 2 to tighten it down and its great. With the levers, you get a full range of movements without having to fear a sudden drop. The movements are fluid and gentle. The best tripod head I've ever used.

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          4.0

          Heavy Duty Professional Quality

          By Flip

          from Baltimore MD

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Pros

          • Attaches Firmly
          • Good Stability
          • Large Range of Motion

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Night Shots
          • Portraits
          • Video
          • Wildlife

          Comments about Gitzo G1570 3 Way Head:

          Very useful for large format (up to 8x10), long, heavy lenses and macro lenses in the field and studio. Works better on aluminum tripods. Too heavy for all but the largest basalt and carbon fiber tripods. Not easily adaptable to sports and quick action.
          I have owned 2 of them. Very stable but try to get an older M model without the newer and presumably cheaper rubberized plate lining material. It rubs offer in a matter of weeks when connecting long lenses and makes that connection less secure.

          Heavy but not overly so due to magnesium (2.95 lbs). Vertical handle tightening is too stiff but still pliable enough for most uses. Other movements are fine. Low Profile system limits ability to shoot up at angles greater than 30 degrees. Best Gitzo panning head for nature work as 2270M is too light for 400 2.8 or 500 f4. Use Gimbel head for 600mm+.

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          5.0

          A heavy and heavy duty tripod head

          By Russ outdoor photographer

          from Loveland, CO

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Fits Well
          • Improves Tripod Function
          • Solid/Sturdy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Long Exposures
            • Macro Photography
            • Photography
            • Stabilization

            Comments about Gitzo G1570 3 Way Head:

            I have some very large camera/lens combinations that require a tripod/head combination to hold nearly 20 lbs. My previous head was a Gitzo ball head which would just tend to flop over when I loosened it enough to move the camera. The Gitzo G1570 3 way head gives me the control I need to quickly move the camera into position. My one problem was with my largest lens (weighs 13 lbs.)in securing it to the head with a single 3/8" screw. I solved this by using 2 - 1/4" screws making it very stable (it also increases the setup time) In general I am very happy with the unit.

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            4.0

            Nice

            By Troy

            from Portland, Maine

            Verified Buyer

            Comments about Gitzo G1570 3 Way Head:

            Use it with an 8x10. Pretty darn solid. Easy to reach the handles.

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