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Gitzo G-2380 Video Fluid Head - Supports 2.2 to 11 lbs

B&H # GIG2380 Mfr # G2380
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You Pay: $309.99

The G2380 fluid head, is ideally suited to both lightweight ENG and home video camcorders, enabling professional, smooth panning and solid locking. The G2380 will also work well with long telephoto lenses for still photography following a moving subject, making it easier to achieve one of the most exciting photographic effects, with the subject sharp against a blurred, streaked background.

The fluid effect video head uses friction to smooth the movements, adjustable on both the pan and the tilt planes to suit the weight of the camera. Each of the movements can also be locked solid by simply tightening the knob in the center of the friction control.

The design of the head allows it to be set up for either left or right handed operation. It includes a dual direction, quick release plate to assist in easy fixing of the camera from the front or rear with a secondary safety catch to protect your camera.

Innovative Design
The innovative design of the G2380 is much more than cosmetic. It has been painstakingly developed to eliminate all unnecessary weight, while maintaining the strength, long-lasting durability, and extraordinary precision for which Gitzo heads have become famous.
Pan and Tilt Control
Provides exceptionally smooth pans and tilts. Friction for both pan and tilt planes is fully adjustable to perfectly match the weight of your camera. Tightening a convenient knob in the center of the friction control can also independently lock both movements.
Quick Release Plate
A sliding quick-release plate allows the camera to be easily mounted and balanced from either the front or the rear, and a built-in secondary safety catch protects the camera from accidentally sliding off the head.
Maximum load capacity of 11 lbs
Load Capacity 11 lb (4.99 kg)
Diameter/Thread Flatbase with 3/8" Screw Threaded
Counter Balance System N/A
Counter Balance Range 2.2 ~ 11 lb (1 ~ 4.99 kg)
Center of Gravity N/A
Quick Release/Wedge Plate Yes (Cat #G1382-14)
Balance Plate Sliding, with 2x 1/4" Screws and VHS Adapter Pin
Tilt Drag Variable
Tilt Range ±90°
Tilt Lock Yes
Spring Loaded Counter Balance Variable
Pan Range 360°
Pan Lock Yes
Leveling Bubble/Illuminated Yes, Non
Temperature Range Not Specified
Weight 3 lb (1.36 kg)
Gitzo G-2380 Video Fluid Head - Supports 2.2 to 11 lbs
  • Pan Bar
  • GS5370MC Quick Release Plate (Medium) with 2 1/4"-20 & 2 3/8" Screws
  • Lifetime Warranty
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    GitzoG2380 Video Fluid Head
     
    3.7

    (based on 12 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (5)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (2)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (1)

    83%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Attaches firmly (8)
    • Stable (8)
    • Large range of motion (6)
    • Strong clamp (6)

    Cons

    • Heavy (3)

    Best Uses

    • Video (5)
    • Stabilization (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (7), Pro photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (3)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Good Value and Smooth

    It's a good choice for light vid cameras and vid DSLR's. Gitzo quality and smooth action on diagonal movements. It's not to be compared to a $1,000+ head, but I think it's a...Read complete review

    It's a good choice for light vid cameras and vid DSLR's. Gitzo quality and smooth action on diagonal movements. It's not to be compared to a $1,000+ head, but I think it's a great option for the still shooter who shoots an occasional video and wants smooth pans and tilts.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Good $, well-built, adequate performance

    I was looking for a reasonably priced lightweight fluid head to mount on an existing 'flat head' carbon fiber stills tripod. This fits the bill.

    PROs: The build quality is...Read complete review

    I was looking for a reasonably priced lightweight fluid head to mount on an existing 'flat head' carbon fiber stills tripod. This fits the bill.

    PROs: The build quality is excellent and should take whatever punishment hiking & weather will throw at it. The controls are well placed and easily meet the hand. The weight for hiking use is very good.

    CONs: This is not a fluid head to be doing pan & tilt moves with anything longer than a 75mm equivalent. Simple pans or tilts work well but a combination move is problematic; the controls and feathering just cannot be set to allow smooth starts & stops and the controls are hard to balance to get 'equal' resistance on both axes.

    I would recommend this to anyone on a budget looking for a well-built durable fluid head but who does not need complex moves.

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    (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    3.0

    Not recomendable for long lenses

    By Chris

    from Denmark

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Gitzo G2380 Video Fluid Head:

          Gitzo states on their own webpage: ... this head (is) the ideal tool for photographers and bird watchers using long focal length lenses...
          I am sorry. This is absolutely not true. I have run a series of tests since I bought this fluid head, and it can't support a 500/4, neither is it recommendable for lenses like the 300/2.8.
          I don't like companies overselling their products. Gitzo does so in this case. And it just cost me money and time.

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          • No

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          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          2.0

          Not for Pro Video

          By Tat

          from Ardmore, PA

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home

              Comments about Gitzo G2380 Video Fluid Head:

              This head is good for the home user who wants a fluid head. For pro video, it only smoothly pans and tilts at wide angle to medium. With a Canon AH1 on telephoto, it was not acceptable. I also did not prefer the locking mechanism, which required too much of a twist to lock quickly.

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              • No

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              (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Decent head for occasional Video shoot

              By Ramana

              from Jax,FL

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Video

                Comments about Gitzo G2380 Video Fluid Head:

                I wanted to get a pan head along with 60D. Even after reading all the positive reviews about the Bogen head, I was not too sure to get that. Asked a BH rep to suggest a head in that price range for my Gitzo legs and he suggested this instead. This a beautiful head, more than enough for my needs right now. Smooth pan and tilt with 60D & 70-200 IS.

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                • No

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                (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                waiting for new supply

                By gitzo smooooooth

                from detroit, mich

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Video

                    Comments about Gitzo G2380 Video Fluid Head:

                    beautiful design works with short column of gitzo tripod allows fast change from video head to center ball head increases versatility.

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                    (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    1.0

                    rock solid

                    By gitzo grip gripes

                    from southfield michigan

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attaches Firmly
                    • Good Stability
                    • Strong Clamp
                    • Superb design

                    Cons

                    • Gitzo quality control
                    • Pan control nonexistant

                    Best Uses

                    • Everything
                    • Video and still cameras

                    Comments about Gitzo G2380 Video Fluid Head:

                    tilt and quick release fine not so pan control

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                    4.0

                    Good Value and Smooth

                    By Bill

                    from Asheville, NC

                    About Me Pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Video

                      Comments about Gitzo G2380 Video Fluid Head:

                      It's a good choice for light vid cameras and vid DSLR's. Gitzo quality and smooth action on diagonal movements. It's not to be compared to a $1,000+ head, but I think it's a great option for the still shooter who shoots an occasional video and wants smooth pans and tilts.

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                      4.0

                      I would buy this again.

                      By Jerome

                      from San Francisco, CA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attaches Firmly
                      • Good Stability
                      • Large Range of Motion

                      Cons

                      • Heavy

                      Best Uses

                      • Home
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Night Shots
                      • Sports/Action
                      • Video

                      Comments about Gitzo G2380 Video Fluid Head:

                      The G2380 works as expected. I handle my Canon 5D MK II with a 70-200mm f2.8 without any problems. It is smooth and a good alternate to the higher price fluid heads that are $1000 or more.

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                      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      4.0

                      Good Value

                      By Haiku

                      from Hawaii

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attaches Firmly

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Sports/Action
                        • Video

                        Comments about Gitzo G2380 Video Fluid Head:

                        For those on a budget and want a fluid head that's not a bottom basement model but can't afford the premium stuff, this head is for you!
                        With a little practice one can get reasonably smooth pans.

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                        (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        3.0

                        Good $, well-built, adequate performance

                        By ChrisSand

                        from Toronto, ON, Canada

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Stabilization

                          Comments about Gitzo G2380 Video Fluid Head:

                          I was looking for a reasonably priced lightweight fluid head to mount on an existing 'flat head' carbon fiber stills tripod. This fits the bill.

                          PROs: The build quality is excellent and should take whatever punishment hiking & weather will throw at it. The controls are well placed and easily meet the hand. The weight for hiking use is very good.

                          CONs: This is not a fluid head to be doing pan & tilt moves with anything longer than a 75mm equivalent. Simple pans or tilts work well but a combination move is problematic; the controls and feathering just cannot be set to allow smooth starts & stops and the controls are hard to balance to get 'equal' resistance on both axes.

                          I would recommend this to anyone on a budget looking for a well-built durable fluid head but who does not need complex moves.

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                          (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          A Great Bargain

                          By Thomas Light

                          from Connecticut

                          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Good controls
                          • Good Stability
                          • Well Made

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Stabilization
                            • Videography

                            Comments about Gitzo G2380 Video Fluid Head:

                            It was somewhat hard to decide on a video head for my tripod, and noting
                            that most were in the over $1,000. So I went by brand and reputation, many
                            of my photography friends use Gitzo products. So they have produced a
                            winning video fluid head. True it is "like" a fluid head but for my small
                            production it performs just fine. Gitzo has a winner here.

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                            5.0

                            Good for take moving objects

                            By leao

                            from Japan

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                            • Heavy

                            Best Uses

                            • Long Exposures
                            • Photography
                            • Stabilization

                            Comments about Gitzo G2380 Video Fluid Head:

                            This head is very useful to take photos of sports scene or moving objects.

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            The best head for Gitzo GT2540LLVL

                            By leao

                            from Japan

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                            • Heavy

                            Best Uses

                            • Long Exposures
                            • Photography
                            • Stabilization

                            Comments about Gitzo G2380 Video Fluid Head:

                            The best for taking photo of sports scenery

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