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Gitzo GH1382QD Series 1 Center Ball Head with Arca-Type Screw Knob QR Receiver

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Gitzo GH1382QD Series 1 Center Ball Head with Arca-Type Screw Knob QR Receiver
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 31 lb
  • Height: 4.4"
  • Weight: 1.1 lb
  • Arca-Type Compatible Quick Release
The GH1382QD Series 1 Center Ball Head from Gitzo is an Arca-type compatible ball head that is compatible with Traveler Series 2 and Mountaineer Series 0 and 1 tripods, has a load capacity of 31 lb, an independent panning lock for 360° rotation, and a height of 4.4". The head weighs 1.1 lb and has a tungsten disulfide coating to help keep the ball movement smooth while it minimizes sticking and slipping. A screw lock lock tightens down on the included quick release plate, and a bubble level helps maintain straight horizons in your images. To allow for precise adjustments, a friction control dial is integrated into the large locking knob.
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Gitzo GH1382QD Overview

The GH1382QD Series 1 Center Ball Head from Gitzo is an Arca-type compatible ball head that is compatible with Traveler Series 2 and Mountaineer Series 0 and 1 tripods, has a load capacity of 31 lb, an independent panning lock for 360° rotation, and a height of 4.4". The head weighs 1.1 lb and has a tungsten disulfide coating to help keep the ball movement smooth while it minimizes sticking and slipping. A screw lock lock tightens down on the included quick release plate, and a bubble level helps maintain straight horizons in your images. To allow for precise adjustments, a friction control dial is integrated into the large locking knob.

UPC: 719821383994

Gitzo GH1382QD Specs

General
Head TypeBall Head
Base Mount3/8"-16 Female
Camera Mounting Screw1/4"-20 Male
Quick Release Plate TypeArca-Type
Load Capacity31 lb / 14 kg
Number of Bubble Levels1
Friction ControlYes
Independent Pan LockYes
MaterialAluminum
Pan & Tilt Range
Lateral Tilt-90° to +40°
Vertical Tilt90°
Panning Range360°
Physical
Base Diameter1.7" / 42 mm
DimensionsH: 4.4" / H: 11.2 cm
Weight1.1 lb / 500 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.505 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6 x 5.4 x 4.2"

Gitzo GH1382QD Reviews

Want to love it but cannot

By Dennis
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2021-10-17

I've been a huge Gitzo fan forever, well at least 40 plus years now. I've used their tripods and monopods back in my newspaper days up to now in my corporate shooting days. When I was asked to start shooting a little video for clients I decided to upgrade my Leitz ball head that I've been using on my Gitzo legs to something a little better. I didn't want a video head but a nice smooth ball head as I primarily shoot stills. I bought this ball head as I've had Gitzo ball heads in the past and really liked them until they got stolen. The build and quality of materials on this head leaves nothing to be expected, it's excellent. This head will solidly hold a tank in place once you lock it in properly. I have shot video with a Z7 in DX mode hanging off the end of a 400/3.5 and TC300 (2x teleconverter), essentially a 1200mm, and it's rock solid. I cannot argue with that. The problem for me is that between the tension adjustment dial and tension adjustment knob there doesn't seem to be any good middle ground where your can tighten the ball to a point where it holds in place but can still be smoothly adjusted with even a small camera lens combo. This is a very important feature for me when I'm doing industrial landscapes where you want the frame exact. In 18 months of use I have still not found that sweet spot. The fact that Gitzo doesn't offer some advice here in the form of a manual is also a point of frustration to me. The adjustment must be possible but I cannot figure it out. So yeah, it's great that it can hold a bazooka perfectly steady, but it won't allow you to fine tune a twilight shot with a 28 smoothly as the sun is sinking. Anyway, I don't want to blast Gitzo, but this head is a fail for me. If I find some instructions at some point and change my mind I'll come back and change this rating... which frankly feels a bit generous to me for the cost of this thing.

This is a great ball head

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-09-17

I bought this to go with the Gitzo GT1545 tripod legs to make up a travel rig. it fits well with those legs but is a tad heavier than the one that they usually kit up with that set of legs. Everything still folds up nice and compact. The nice thing about this head is that it has the "drag" adjustment so you can set some frication aside from that of the main lock knob. This is a great option if you want that feature.

Yes

By George
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-10-15

Great piece of equipment with high quality manufacturing

Gitzo Sure Has Come A Long Way

By Lee
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-09-29

I've owned the top Kirk and Manfrotto ballheads over the years. Even had a top Gitzo several years back. But when i picked up the 1545 Traveler tripod from Gitzo I wrangled over which head i'd go with. I tried the GH1382QD and was taken by not only it's low weight but wonderful build quality. Then I got impressed with how utterly smooth it operated. I loved the ball tension control and never looked back. The combo is unbeatable

nice ball head but loose quick release plate

By Young
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2021-05-31

I ordered this and almost return because of quick release plate. First use coin to tight this plate on my Canon R5 and notice camera is moving on ball head so I use more power using plier to tighten it. But it is still moving unless really tighten it feels breaking camera thread. Ball head is nice and solid even with my 70-200mm and like two knobs works very well. Just having a problem with plate. I decide to keep this but I need to carry plier with me in case to replace plate.....

Solid yet compact

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-10-10

I wanted to compare this to the Acratech that I bought from B&H last year. So far I like it better, except I like the spring loaded locking pin better on the Acratech. My RRS L bracket wouldn’t go on, so I had to unscrew the pin (as per the directions) to use it. Otherwise it’s a great little ball head.

Superb

By Vasha
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-08-22

Excellent ball head for my Gitzo tripod. Handles more weight that rated for too. For video I have put a Nikon 200-400 on it and its steady except when the body is touched, where you get some vibration (some of that might be atributable to the tripod too), which is more than acceptable for what I'm doing.

Friction control know design

By Gleb
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2019-03-27

This is very sturdy, solid ballhead which is likely exceed its own weight rating. 3 stars is for center friction control knob design. It feels very loose, there is no way to fix it in place and likely it could be accidentally lost - as there are no any stops to prevent it from loosening completely and falling off. At first i fixed it by attaching it with masking tape to main ball lock knob. So theyd both rotate together. But hey, for $330+ ball head its not a solution, so i selling it and replacing it with another head.

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Yes, there is no problem attaching this head to the mini traveler.
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Asked by: DJ
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will this fit a Gitzo G1325 tripod?
Asked by: James
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Date published: 2021-05-09

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what is the diameter at the mounting surface on Gitzo GH1382QD?
Asked by: Bengt
1 5/8
Answered by: LARRY Z.
Date published: 2018-08-26

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Ive received this tripod head and the pan lock, when fully tightened, does not prevent the head from panning. Is this normal or a flaw in my unit?
Asked by: scott j.
This is not normal. I suggest you have it exchanged if you are still within the return period.
Answered by: Dideo M. Manfrotto Expert
Date published: 2018-08-26

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On the Gitzo GT1545T tripod, with this ball head allow for the reverse fold of the legs?
Asked by: Wayne
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Date published: 2018-08-26

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will this work on Gitzo monopod?
Asked by: Cynthia B.
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Date published: 2020-05-21
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