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E-Image GH03 Fluid Head with Flat Base

BH #EIGH03F • MFR #GH03F
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E-Image GH03 Fluid Head with Flat Base
Key Features
  • Supports Up to 11 Pounds
  • Flat Base with 3/8" Mounting Hole
  • Easy Lock Baseplate with Retractable Pin
  • Fixed Counterbalance
The E-Image GH03 Fluid Head with Flat Base supports cameras and accessories weighing up to 11 pounds. The GH03 head features an Easy Lock Baseplate system that combines the balance adjustment of a sliding baseplate with the ease of a quick release system. It provides a fixed counterbalance setting that helps the fluid head support loads up to 11 pounds and won't force you to fight the head when working with lightweight camera systems.
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E-Image GH Series Video Head Overview

The E-Image GH03 Fluid Head with Flat Base supports cameras and accessories weighing up to 11 pounds. The GH03 head features an Easy Lock Baseplate system that combines the balance adjustment of a sliding baseplate with the ease of a quick release system. It provides a fixed counterbalance setting that helps the fluid head support loads up to 11 pounds and won't force you to fight the head when working with lightweight camera systems.

The variable tilt drag allows you to adjust the fluid head to suit your shooting style or the needs of the shot. The head features a built in 1/4"-20 accessory socket for available monitor support arms or other accessory items and independent pan and tilt locks. The head incorporates a bubble level, panhandle rosettes on the left and right side of the head (one panhandle is included), and a 1/4"-20 threaded accessory socket for use with optional accessories.

The fluid head features a flat base with a 3/8"-16 threaded mounting hole. This allows you to mount it in tripod legs with a 3/8"-16 threaded mounting screw, or 1/4"-20 screw with optional adapter. You can also mount optional jib arms or camera sliders that support flat base heads.
You can mount this head to optional half-ball system to gain ball-leveling capabilities, and then quickly switch back to the flat base for situations requiring that mount.
The Easy Lock baseplate provides the balance adjustment range associated with a sliding balance plate but combines the ease of a quick release, as you can pop the camera (on the Easy Lock plate) into the top of the fluid head without having to support the camera while lining up the plate with the head. Easy to pop in, it stays secure until you release it, and you maintain the sliding balance adjustments.
The Easy Lock camera plate features a guided sled with a retractable locating pin and supports both 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 camera tie-down screws (included).
UPC: 847983012091

E-Image GH Series Video Head Specs

Camera Plate
Camera Plate FeaturesSliding Balance Plate
Camera Plate TypeEasy Lock
Head
Base Mount3/8"-16 Female
Counter BalanceFixed
Bubble Level1
Pan & Tilt
Drag ControlPan: Fixed
Vertical Tilt+90° to -60°
Independent Pan LockYes
Independent Tilt LockYes
General
Load Capacity11 lb / 5 kg
Operating Temperature-40 to 176°F / -40 to 80°C
Packaging Info
Package Weight4.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)17.9 x 8.6 x 8"

E-Image GH Series Video Head Reviews

Perfect for run-and-gun

By Eric
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-27

If you combined the performance of the Manfrotto 502 head with the footprint of the 500... at a cheaper price tag, you'd have this. The GH03 is perfect if you're doing a run and gun shoot with a mono-pod.

Nice product for the price

By Tyrus
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-06-30

Fluid movement, and easy to operate

Best in class

By Milan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-03-21

I have been using this ballhead for two years, and still impressed with level of smoothness and precision. Haven’t seen anything nearly as good in this price range. Perfect for small to medium sized setups.

Great product

By Bobby
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-12-17

Very stable solid product. Great quality

Good product!

By Oleksandr
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-06-21

Good product!

Decent with compatibility issues

By Liam
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2018-02-20

Decent fluid motion for the price, though pans are a bit jerky to start. Significant tilt snap back on rigs < 11 lbs. Something frustrating that I just noticed is that this cannot be adapted to fit a 100mm half ball receiver without some diy hacks, even with a proper 100-75mm adapter ring. The issue is caused by this head having a fixed male 3/8” bolt extending for only about 1.25” from the half ball. This isn’t long enough to extend past the bottom of any 100mm bowl with adapter ring that I have (Kessler Hercules Head, ball relocator on their Pocket Jib nor their hi hat). Still workin on a solution for this, but it will have something to do with a combination of a lock nut, a coupling nut, and a set screw to effectively extend the head’s existing bolt.

Revisit Review

By Sang
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-04

Bought this about a year ago. I use medium size rigs on it. built up c70 with Ninja V and follow focus and other not so heavy things. I'm guessing about 6lbs. This works like a champ! Its smooth and the drag controls are spot on. They're tuned to each other, meaning if you put the tilt on 2 and pan on 2, you can make a nice circle movement and not notice any difference in the two resistance. Not to mention completely repeatable, unlike those friction clutch systems. The counter balance system is great too. But if you use just a dslr or mirrorless by itself, it may be too light for the counter balance, even at the 1 setting. Some people mentions that there is no in between increments (there are only 4 settings), but I had yet to have a rig not balance on those 4 settings. The locks are great and nothing moves once locked. but I don't like the placement of the pan lock. Its too tucked in. You have to fumble around like a teenager trying to... never mind. I like the way the handle can telescope out. The longer handle will give you less shake, if using a very long lens or you had too much coffee. The ball lock is good too. Never had it slip on me yet. Its not the most comfortable shaped knob but since you don't have to twist it that hard lock or unlock, its not too bad. I wish the head was lighter, but its a video head, I guess you really can't skimp on weight. This is a couple of notches higher than your budget friction fluid heads for sure. Love it!

Great fluid head for a great price!

By Alan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-18

Although the GH03 has limited features, I find the non-adjustable pan drag to be good, as is the adjustable tilt drag. I also like it because the counter balance is somewhat heavier than the some other heads in this price category, allowing me to balance and hold tilt with my camera (Nikon D500) and most of my lenses. Appears to be well made with all or mostly metal parts. Nice long camera plate, too.

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According to specs, this fluid head should be operational at -40 degrees. Is this true? Has anyone tried it in very cold temperatures?
Asked by: Anna
The manufacturer's specs are based on workbench tests that are rigidly adhered to and while we do not have first-hand access to those temperature conditions, we have heard of instances where this fluid head did operate successfully at very low, mid-winter New York temperatures.
Answered by: Bruno
Date published: 2020-08-14

Differences between GH03 and GH06 besides obvious ...

Differences between GH03 and GH06 besides obvious ball vs flat base?
Asked by: Jonathan
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Answered by: Nicholas
Date published: 2020-12-28

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What is the weight of this head?
Asked by: joseph
The head weighs 1.2kg / 2.6lbs
Answered by: Edwin
Date published: 2020-09-15

Will this video head receive a stand Manfrotto ...

Will this video head receive a stand Manfrotto plate such as Manfrotto 501PL?
Asked by: Craig
Unfortunately it will not. This head is not compatible with 501PL style plates.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2020-11-02

question

is there any design difference between the flat and ball version of this head? (other than the ball of course)
Asked by: Anonymous
It is the same from the base up.
Answered by: Dennis A L.
Date published: 2019-06-04

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Is the head Arca-swiss compatible?
Asked by: Jaime
I'm afraid not. The GH03 head uses the GP1 Camera Plate.
Answered by: Joseph P.
Date published: 2021-05-09

Does this head use the same plate as the GH06 ...

Does this head use the same plate as the GH06 head?
Asked by: David
Yes, the GH06 and GH03 use the same plate. The E-Image GP1 Quick Release Plate will work for both heads. https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1046984-REG/e_image_gp1_camera_plate_for_gh03_06_08_10.html
Answered by: Nicholas
Date published: 2020-12-09

What is the counterbalance weight for this Tripod ...

What is the counterbalance weight for this Tripod head since its fixed?
Asked by: David
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Answered by: Nicholas
Date published: 2020-12-11
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