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Gitzo GH2780 Center Ballhead - Supports 30.8 lbs (14kg)

B&H # GIGH2780 Mfr # GH2780
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You Pay: $224.90
Product Highlights
  • Series 2
  • With Friction Control
  • Magnesium
  • PTFE Treated
  • Bubble Ball
  • Extended Tilt Angles

The Gitzo GH2780 Center Ballhead is a lightweight magnesium ballhead that incorporates many innovative and state-of-the-art features. It is designed to match the range of high performance tripods available from Gitzo. Not only does it guarantee a high maximum support load, but it also offers many other improved features, such as: smoothness, minimized drift angle, low gravity center, greater tilt angles, compactness, ergonomics and safety.

Exceptionally smooth rotation, positive locking and rapid camera mounting are all features common to the Gitzo designed range of ballheads. The graduated base, with independent locking facilities permits perfect panoramic photography. The design of the panoramic base permits the ballhead to be used for table top or near ground level work with or without the use of a tripod.

Series 2
Recommended for use with Series 2 tripods.
Friction Control
The separate friction control allows you to fine tune the freedom of movement of the head. This allows you to control the head slower and more precise, or faster and looser.
Safe Lock Disc
The Safe Lock Disc top plate, composed of a techno-polymer compound, makes it possible to control the locking torque without prematurely stopping camera rotation and ensuring that the camera is safely and effectively locked in place.
Spring Lock
The SADL (Spring Assisted Double Lock) combines two locking systems in one. It maximizes both locking power and ball smoothness. A high friction metal guarantees a high efficiency lock, and the PTFE bushing - controlled by a pre loaded spring - maximizes smoothness and control.
Bubble Ball
The Bubble Ball is produced as a completely round hollow sphere, with an ultra thin wall, for an incredible weight reduction. The Bubble Ball also features a perfected PTFE treatment that further reduces the surface micro roughness.
Extended Tilt Range
This head offers independent pan and tilt locks with 360° pan movement, +100/-18° tilt movement, and a graduated engraved panoramic base.
Supplied with a 1/4"-20 camera mounting screw.
Load Capacity 30.8 lbs (14kg)
Height 3.8" (9.6cm)
Quick Release No
Spirit Level Yes (vertical)
Tension Control Yes
Separate Panning Lock Yes
Tripod Mount Thread Size 3/8"-16
Weight 11 oz (430g)
Gitzo GH2780 Center Ballhead - Supports 30.8 lbs (14kg)
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  • Lifetime Warranty

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    simple, but effective

    By stilscream

    from green valley, AZ

    Comments about Gitzo GH2780 Center Ballhead - Supports 30.8 lbs (14kg):

    I coupled this with a Gitzo carbon fiber tripod around 2.2lbs. It holds a 1DX with a 70-200mm f2.8 is version ii usm without a problem. No droop. Smooth adjustments.

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    Solid item

    By kayaknut

    from Massapequa

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer


    • Attaches Firmly
    • Good Stability


      Best Uses

      • Home
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Portraits
      • Travel
      • Wildlife

      Comments about Gitzo GH2780 Center Ballhead - Supports 30.8 lbs (14kg):

      Solid ball head. It is alittle tight and the tension adjuster could be slightly better but it is a keeper.

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      Rock solid Ballhead

      By realistgva

      from Switzerland

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Reviewer


      • Attaches Firmly
      • Good Stability
      • Strong Clamp


      • Heavy

      Best Uses

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

      Comments about Gitzo GH2780 Center Ballhead - Supports 30.8 lbs (14kg):

      I own a Sony A-850 with battery grip and the Zeiss 24-70 f2.8 lens. This gear is one of the heaviest where there is no tripod clam on the lens.
      Most ballheads I used or tried would have a very small drift when used in Portrait mode with my gear.

      Now even with the flash attached the camera is completely steady. I love the horizontal panning option for large skylines.

      It is not the lightest ballhead out there but the added weight is worth it. The small levels are all over the place and make it easy to level the camera.

      One complaint would be that with a little bit of reflective or fluorescent material the process would be even easier in the dark

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