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Acratech GV2 Ball Head / Gimbal Head with Lever Clamp

B&H # ACGV2LC MFR # 1153
Acratech GV2 Ball Head / Gimbal Head with Lever Clamp

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Product Highlights

  • Lever-Operated Arca-Style Quick Release
  • Gimbal-Style Movement in 90° Mode
  • Supports 25 lb
  • Detent Pin (Requires Plate)
  • Includes Bullseye Bubble Level
  • Weighs Just over 1 lb
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You Pay: $399.95

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The Acratech GV2 Ball Head / Gimbal Head with Lever Clamp is an updated version of the existing GV2 head. Rather than a rubber knob, this model features a locking lever for securing the Arca Swiss-style clamp that constitutes the quick-release element.

The GV2 is a sturdy, heavy-duty, yet compact ball head that is similar in design to most conventional ball heads (unlike Acratech's unique Ultimate head). However, the GV2 model can be locked down when the head is in the 90° orientation (in the "gimbal slot"), which effectively turns this ball head into a gimbal-style head. This allows the camera to pivot around its center point. A bushing on the ball's stem and a pin on the bottom of the ball enable this smooth rotation – free, gimbal-style movement.

The built-in industry-standard Arca-Swiss-style quick-release clamp makes it compatible with the many different plates available from Arca-Swiss, Kirk, Wimberley, Really Right Stuff, Foba, Novoflex, etc. The clamp also features a spring-loaded detent pin that projects into the pockets or windows that are cut into the bottom of most manufacturers' (Acratech, Kirk, Really Right Stuff, etc.) quick-release plates. This detent pin will prevent the plate from accidentally sliding out in the event that the knob is partially loosened.

In addition, this model uses a "leveling" q.r. clamp, which features a large 15mm bullseye bubble level that extends out of the side of the clamp.

The GV2 features a low-profile design, and sports all-rubber knurled knobs that are comfortable to use, even in extreme weather.

Lever-operated quick-release clamp with 15mm bullseye level, with detent pin to keep the plate from sliding out by mistake
Works well with lenses up to 400mm f/4.0 and any tripod with a 1/4"-20 or 3/8"-16 threaded screw
Full movements allow any camera position
Precision CNC-machined
Solid, precision feel
Engraved panning degree markings
Satin-black anodized finish
Fully adjustable tension-control knob
Oilless and greaseless ball will not attract or hold dirt and debris
Ball will not shift when tightened
All knobs are secured so they cannot vibrate loose and fall off
10-year manufacturer's warranty
Made in the U.S.
Load Capacity 25 lb (11.3 kg)
Height 4.25" (108mm)
Quick Release Yes, lever-operated Arca-style (plate sold separately)
Spirit Level Yes
Tension Control Yes
Separate Panning Lock Yes
Tripod Mount Thread Size 1/4"-20 and 3/8-16" (reducer bushing included)
Weight 1.1 lb (482 g)
Acratech GV2 Ball Head / Gimbal Head with Lever Clamp
  • 3/8"-16 to 1/4"-20 Reducer Bushing
  • 10-Year Limited Warranty
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