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Gitzo G-2271M Rationnelle Magnesium 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head, Short Platform - Supports 12.2 lb (6 kg)

B&H # GIG2271M Mfr # G2271M
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You Pay: $334.99

The Gitzo G2271M is a low-profile Rationelle head that is efficient and silky smooth due to an advanced built-in fluid-effect system, which makes it not only ideal for photographic use, but also birdwatching and mini DV cameras.

Made of high quality low weight magnesium, the G2271M comes with a fixed short plate (platform) and is designed to carry a maximum capacity of up to 12.2 lb. The G2271M also comes with multiple spirit levels to ensure that the head is perfectly level, while the ergonomically designed pan and tilt handles feature easy-to-use triangular shaped rubber grips. For more convenience, the tilt handles can be positioned on either the left or the right hand side of the head.

The G2271M plate has "anti rotation" pins to ensure that the camera remains perfectly stable when shooting in portrait mode. These anti-rotation pins are stored in pre-drilled holes under the head when not in use. Complimenting this is a redesigned large hexagonal thumbscrew on the bottom of the camera locking screw which now makes it easy to attach and remove equipment to the head.

Magnesium model which offers weight savings of up to 20%
Offers +95°/-60° tilt and +100°/-100° side tilt
Ergonomically designed triangular handgrips ensure that the desired shooting position is securely locked with the minimum of effort
Tilt handles can be positioned on the right or left side of the head
Multiple spirit levels to ensure that the head is perfectly level
Head Type 3-Way pan/tilt
Maximum Camera Supported Medium or large format camera
Load Capacity 12.2 lb (6 kg)
Height 3.9" (10 cm)
Quick Release No
Spirit Level Yes
Tripod Mount Thread Size 3/8"-16
Weight 1.54 lb (700 g)


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Excellent quality

By Jake

from Sydney Australia

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

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  • Build quality
  • Good Stability
  • Light
  • Smooth motion


  • Limited Friction on Tilt

Best Uses

  • Landscape/Scenery
  • Night Shots
  • Portraits
  • Sports/Action

Comments about Gitzo G2271M Rationelle Head:

From the moment I opened the box I could tell the quality that went into manufacturing this head. It is lightweight sturdy and can very easily be adjusted to very small increments. Because of the Handles the head takes up quite a large amount of space so they need to be removed for travel, As such I do not recommend this as a Travel Photographers head, despite its relatively small size.
I Originally bought the head hoping I could use it for both Photography and HDSLR video however their just isn't enough friction on the Tilt to use this even casually as a video head. The weight of an SLR + Lens is just too much to achieve a smooth tilt without counterbalance or friction adjustment.
As a photography head (as it is advertised) It is Magnificent.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


compact and light

By Duality Mike

from Winnipeg, Canada

About Me Pro Photographer

Verified Buyer


  • Compact
  • Easily Adjusted
  • Good Footing
  • Lightweight
  • Locks In Tight
  • Smooth Movement


    Best Uses

    • Home
    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Outdoors

    Comments about Gitzo G2271M Rationelle Head:

    Compact, light, smooth and precise action. spirit levels all over the place.

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