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Gitzo GH2720FQR Series 2 Safari 2-Way Magnesium Head with Quick Release

B&H # GIGH2720FQR Mfr # GH2720FQR
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Product Highlights
  • Precise Head for Scopes & Cameras
  • Designed for Birding & Wildlife Imaging
  • Fluid Cartridge
  • Quick-Release Plate
  • ±110° Tilt & 360° Pan
  • Single Lock for Pan &Tilt
  • Combines Speed, Accuracy & Light Weight
  • Removable / Reversible Pan Bar

The Gitzo GH2720FQR Series 2 Safari 2-Way Magnesium Head with Quick Release features Bird Watching Fluid Cartridges, which allow for the smoothest of controlled movements at low speeds and almost frictionless movements at high speeds. This makes easy work of quick repositioning of a camera or birdwatching scope, and of following a flighty subject in the wild. The head's green color lends it a low profile in the natural world.

The single-lock mechanism quickly fixes the 360° pan and ±110° tilt movements using a single knob, making adjustments easier and more effective. Ergonomically suitable for both right- and left-handed use, the tripod head offers maximum stability to avoid even the smallest play, and a high-precision mechanism ensures accuracy. A quick-release plate (with both 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 screws and a retractable video pin) makes for fast removal and mounting of scopes, cameras, and other such equipment. Its double quick-release safety system consists of two pins, one fixed and one manually operated by means of a button, that prevent camera equipment from suddenly dropping out of the head when the quick-release locking knob is released. Safe Grip material on the quick-release plate prevents the camera from moving or slipping.

Made of magnesium, the lightweight tripod head has high structural rigidity, and can support a load up to 13.2 lb (6 kg). When used with Gitzo carbon fiber tripods (the Safari series), the head finds an appropriate match for lightweight yet rigid support. The GH2720FQR's removable and reversible pan bar proves useful while using long photographic lenses and spotting scopes. A compact design makes the tripod head easily portable and ideal for travel.

The GH2720FQR fluid head's light weight (1.5 lb) along with its innovative Bird Watching Fluid Cartridges add up to the ideal tripod head for bird watching and wildlife photography/videography.

Designed for bird watching and wildlife photography / videography
Pan and tilt fluid cartridges (360° pan and ± 110° tilt)
Smooth and controlled low-speed movements
Ideal for distance spotting and tracking
Almost frictionless fast movements and quick repositioning
Single-lock mechanism quickly fixes the pan and tilt movements
Suitable for both right-and left-handed use
Maximum stability, zero play
High-precision mechanism ensures accuracy
Made of magnesium and supports loads up to 13.2 lb (6 kg)
Ideally compatible with Gitzo carbon fiber tripods (Safari series)
Quick-release plate with 3/8"-16 and 1/4"-20 screws, plus a video pin
Safe Grip material on the quick-release plate to prevent it from moving or slipping
Removable / reversible pan bar
Compact and lightweight (1.5 lb)
Load Capacity 13.2 lb (6 kg)
Construction Magnesium
Quick Release Yes, includes 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 screws & video pin
Pan 360°
Tilt ±110°
Tension Control No
Separate Panning Lock No
Tripod Mount Thread Size 3/8"-16
Height 4.2" (107mm)
Weight 1.5 lb (0.7 kg)
Gitzo GH2720FQR Series 2 Safari 2-Way Magnesium Head with Quick Release
  • GS5370MC Quick Release Plate (Medium) with 2 1/4"-20 & 2 3/8" Screws
  • Dust Bag
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
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    GitzoGH2720FQR Series 2 Safari 2-Way Magnesium Head with Quick Release
     
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    5.0

    Perfect for Digiscopers

    By toucan

    from Australia

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          Comments about Gitzo GH2720FQR Series 2 Safari 2-Way Magnesium Head with Quick Release:

          I purchased the SER-2 MAGNESIUM 2-WAY HEAD/QR - SAFARI by Gitzo with some trepidation after trying numerous other products that are really designed for SLR camera set ups, not for digiscoping.

          The Safari allows you to balance your digiscope set up, make fine adjustments both horizontally and vertically without the jerky movements of other designs - and all with one contol knob.

          This innovation combined with its fluid operation, saves critical time in focussing on a subject and taking the photo before the subject moves.

          The Safari is solid but very light, compact and a pleasure to use.

          In comparision, other products are heavy and cumbersome to use.

          I have not discovered any negative aspects to date.

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