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Gitzo G-1177M Magnesium Center Ballhead 1 - Supports 8.82 lb (4.00 kg)

B&H # GIG1177M Mfr # G1177M
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You Pay: $104.95

A ballhead with exquisitely exact finish and great weight support for its size, the 1177M is both practical and superior. It has a broad circular camera platform and a reversible mounting screw to accomodate both 1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16 cameras. This head can also be used with the optional 1387 Dovetail Adapter which converts this to a quick release.

Magnesium construction, which is 20% lighter, means the same stability with less weight.
Maximum Camera Supported Smaller medium format
Load Capacity 8.82 lb (4.00 kg)
Height 3.5" (8.9 cm)
Quick Release No
Spirit Level No
Tension Control No
Separate Panning Lock No
Tripod Mount Thread Size 3/8"-16
Weight 0.68 lb (0.31 kg)
Gitzo G-1177M Magnesium Center Ballhead 1 - Supports 8.82 lb (4.00 kg)
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    GitzoG1177M Magnesium Center Ball Head #1
     
    4.6

    (based on 16 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (6)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Stable (10)
    • Attaches firmly (9)
    • Strong clamp (9)
    • Large range of motion (7)
    • Compact (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (8)
      • Portraits (7)
      • Landscape/scenery (6)
      • Night shots (5)
      • Home (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (7), Semi-pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (10)

      Reviewed by 16 customers

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      4.0

      Good

      By Shone

      from GA

      About Me Photography Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Portraits
      • Travel

      Comments about Gitzo G1177M Magnesium Center Ball Head #1:

      This is a good product and cost restricts me to avoid to buy a head with quick release

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      basic but good quality

      By txer

      from El Paso, TX

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Stability
      • Strong Clamp

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Gitzo G1177M Magnesium Center Ball Head #1:

          Got this to go with my Gitzo GT1542T because there was a rebate. Its good quality ball head, but no bells or whistles or level etc. I got this one (for now) rather than some other brand because the GT1542T legs fold backwards, so I wanted to get the right size head for this tripod and this seems to work fine.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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          5.0

          I like it.

          By Jennifer

          from Florida

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Gitzo G1177M Magnesium Center Ball Head #1:

                I bought this during a rebate period so the price point made it very appealing! Having never worked with a ballhead before, I am finding it quit easy to use...very flexible. It holds strong and there isn't really any settling when I tighten down. This was a really good purchase in my book.

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                • No

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                5.0

                Light and easy to use.

                By Bob the Gambler

                from New York, NY

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attaches Firmly
                • Good Stability
                • Strong Clamp

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Gitzo G1177M Magnesium Center Ball Head #1:

                    I purchased this to fit on a compact magnesium Gitzo tripod to attach a Sony Nex 7. I like that the threaded screw is fixed to the camera platform, so all you have to do is turn the entire platform to fix the camera onto it. The coupling is firm, so the camera stays put, as a result.However, I still prefer the
                    standard pan/tilt heads for larger cameras, and more critical work.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great ball head for the price

                    By Pete

                    from Rochester, NY

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Home
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Night Shots
                      • Portraits
                      • Sports/Action
                      • Travel
                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about Gitzo G1177M Magnesium Center Ball Head #1:

                      I bought this ballhead during the rebate period and therefore was very excited to get a good ballhead at a great price. This ballhead is quite light, and travels easily. It is a little larger than I think I expected, but far more compact than my Manfrotto 430MG. It really does hold tight with minimal force on the lock lever, and holds my large camera and lens (~6lbs) firm in any position. Great compliment to a nice set of tripod legs.

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                      • No

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                      4.0

                      Light and functional

                      By Laeeq

                      from Berkeley, CA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Travel

                        Comments about Gitzo G1177M Magnesium Center Ball Head #1:

                        Purchased due to the phenomenal rebate resulting in a total cost of [$]. However, I find it quite useful as a backup to my arca swiss setup as well as use as a flash stand. Thinking about even placing it on my monopod for heavier lens applications.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

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                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        4.0

                        nikonos

                        By nikonosrs

                        from San Diego, CA

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Home
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Night Shots
                            • Portraits
                            • Sports/Action
                            • Travel
                            • Weddings/Events
                            • Wildlife

                            Comments about Gitzo G1177M Magnesium Center Ball Head #1:

                            Cheap. GITZO offers 75% rebate.
                            This is not as good as Arca Swiss Z1 (of course!). But the frame in camera finder does not move when you tighten the knob. It holds EOS5D markII and 80-200mm F2.8 withougt any problem. Besides, it is light. Importantly, you can change the top plate with RSS's clamp. Don't buy quick shoe version. Instead, you should buy this and replace the top plate with RSS's clamp.

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                            • No

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                            (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            4.0

                            Great ballhead for

                            By Phil

                            from Glendale

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                  Comments about Gitzo G1177M Magnesium Center Ball Head #1:

                                  Got this ballhead for my Gitzo GT-1541T Carbon Fiber tripod, and it works great. Perfect size when folded up, and strong enough for my Canon 40D, even with the 70-200 F4.0L lens. Was reasonably stable in high winds, but would recommend a strong center weight or other tie down. Looks great on the tripod, and quality is Gitzo superb. Had to really tighten down on the clamp to lock the head down, but it held the load once tightened.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  4.0

                                  Nice little ball head

                                  By eche

                                  from NYC

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Attaches Firmly
                                  • Good Stability

                                  Cons

                                  • Small Range

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Home
                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Night Shots
                                  • Portraits
                                  • Sports/Action
                                  • Travel
                                  • Wildlife

                                  Comments about Gitzo G1177M Magnesium Center Ball Head #1:

                                  Good little ball head for the price. I would not use this for any long lens work, but for landscape work with 5d2 and the brick its fine.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Great Head for the Money

                                  By Stewart Mellentine

                                  from New England

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

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

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Landscape/Scenery
                                    • Night Shots
                                    • Portraits

                                    Comments about Gitzo G1177M Magnesium Center Ball Head #1:

                                    Holds my camera and lenses without an issue. I attached it to the top of a Gitzo carbon fiber tripod, and it looks sharp. Performs great.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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                                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    Center Ball with Head

                                    By Greina scenery - 001

                                    from Massagno, Switzerland

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

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

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Landscape/Scenery
                                      • Travel
                                      • Wildlife

                                      Comments about Gitzo G1177M Magnesium Center Ball Head #1:

                                      Very simply and "essential" Tripod Head: if you want to travel light, then this Magnesium (lighter then Aluminium)Ball Head is the ideal choice.

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                                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Why pay more

                                      By Robbie

                                      from Manchester, Vermont

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                      • No quick release plate

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Travel

                                      Comments about Gitzo G1177M Magnesium Center Ball Head #1:

                                      Fantastic! This light weight head is easy to take on and off. No quick release plate but who cares really. It's fast, fast, fast. I'm a busy girl and I needed a lightweight head to travel with. This Gitzo head fits perfectly on my lightweight Gitzo tripod, and the rebate was an extra surprise! Sorry Manfrotto your 496RC2 is back in the box!
                                      A+ Gitzo, you never let me down.

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                                      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                       
                                      5.0

                                      Perfect for any monopod

                                      By Crazy Frank

                                      from Manassas, VA

                                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

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

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Landscape/Scenery
                                        • Night Shots
                                        • Travel

                                        Comments about Gitzo G1177M Magnesium Center Ball Head #1:

                                        I have an old Gitzo (4) section monopod. I haven't been using it because I didn't like to handle it with other tripod heads that have a lot of knobs and leavers on the side. I didn't have a lot of money to spend, and I wanted the head to cosmetically match the fit and finish of the Gitzo. This is the perfect head for a mono pod. I love it. The quick release version is an additional $50.00, but then you have an additional object always attached to your camera, and the mounting plate is square, not smooth and round like this model. I use it with a pair of Canon 15x50 binaculars as well as my Canon G9. Just loosen the clamp and spin the plate and within seconds the camera or binaculars are attached.
                                        Stable...easy to adjust for vertical or horizontal shots. The round base is comfortable to hold for extended periods with the binaculars. A great ball head for any tripod, the perfect head for my Gitzo monopod.
                                        Thank you to the staff at B&H for all the help.

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                                        (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                         
                                        5.0

                                        Perfect ball head for my DSLR needs

                                        By Chris L.

                                        from Martinez, CA

                                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                        Verified Reviewer

                                        Pros

                                        • Compact
                                        • Fits Well
                                        • Improves Tripod Function
                                        • Lightweight

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Long Exposures
                                          • Night and low light photo
                                          • Photography
                                          • Stabilization

                                          Comments about Gitzo G1177M Magnesium Center Ball Head #1:

                                          I've always read and heard Gitzo is the product to get for Tripod and Tripod heads. So I just purchased the head only to try it out. After using it and comparing it on my friend's tripod, I realized that Gitzo does deliever as promised. The Center ball head is solid, strong, and light weight. It is very easy to attach, move, and secure. Now that I love this ball head, I've went and purchased the GT0531 Mountaineer 6X Carbon Fiber tripod. Together it will be a great product to use for my Canon 40D w/ my prime lense (35mm L, 85mm L, and 135mm L).

                                          I will be taking the every where I go.

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                                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                                           
                                          5.0

                                          Excellent & Versatile

                                          By Matthew

                                          from New York

                                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Compact
                                          • Fits Well
                                          • Lightweight

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Long Exposures
                                            • Photography
                                            • Portraits

                                            Comments about Gitzo G1177M Magnesium Center Ball Head #1:

                                            Compact, lightweight yet solid with basic feature set well-designed.

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                                            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                                             
                                            5.0

                                            excellence head by gitzo

                                            By ken

                                            from san jose, CA

                                            About Me Casual user

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Compact
                                            • Fits Well
                                            • Lightweight

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Portraits
                                              • Stabilization

                                              Comments about Gitzo G1177M Magnesium Center Ball Head #1:

                                              easy to use, take only 4 second screw in

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