Gitzo G2271M Rationelle Head

Gitzo G-2271M Rationnelle Magnesium 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head, Short Platform - Supports 12.2 lb (6 kg)

Gitzo G-2271M Rationnelle Magnesium 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head, Short Platform - Supports 12.2 lb (6 kg)

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Gitzo G2271M overview

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The Gitzo G2271M is a low-profile Rationelle head that is efficient and silky smooth due to an advanced built-in fluid-effect system, which makes it not only ideal for photographic use, but also birdwatching and mini DV cameras.

Made of high quality low weight magnesium, the G2271M comes with a fixed short plate (platform) and is designed to carry a maximum capacity of up to 12.2 lb. The G2271M also comes with multiple spirit levels to ensure that the head is perfectly level, while the ergonomically designed pan and tilt handles feature easy-to-use triangular shaped rubber grips. For more convenience, the tilt handles can be positioned on either the left or the right hand side of the head.

The G2271M plate has "anti rotation" pins to ensure that the camera remains perfectly stable when shooting in portrait mode. These anti-rotation pins are stored in pre-drilled holes under the head when not in use. Complimenting this is a redesigned large hexagonal thumbscrew on the bottom of the camera locking screw which now makes it easy to attach and remove equipment to the head.

Magnesium model which offers weight savings of up to 20%
Offers +95°/-60° tilt and +100°/-100° side tilt
Ergonomically designed triangular handgrips ensure that the desired shooting position is securely locked with the minimum of effort
Tilt handles can be positioned on the right or left side of the head
Multiple spirit levels to ensure that the head is perfectly level
UPC: 719821240235
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Gitzo G2271M specs

Head Type Pan & Tilt Head
Base Mount 3/8"-16 Thread
Quick Release Plate Type No Quick Release
Load Capacity 12.2 lb / 6 kg
Number of Bubble Levels 1
Dimensions H: 3.9" / H: 9.9 cm
Weight 1.5 lb / 700.0 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight 2.25 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.1 x 7.7 x 4.6"

Gitzo G2271M reviews

G2271M Rationelle Head is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent quality From the moment I opened the box I could tell the quality that went into manufacturing this head. It is lightweight sturdy and can very easily be adjusted to very small increments. Because of the Handles the head takes up quite a large amount of space so they need to be removed for travel, As such I do not recommend this as a Travel Photographers head, despite its relatively small size. I Originally bought the head hoping I could use it for both Photography and HDSLR video however their just isn't enough friction on the Tilt to use this even casually as a video head. The weight of an SLR + Lens is just too much to achieve a smooth tilt without counterbalance or friction adjustment. As a photography head (as it is advertised) It is Magnificent.
Date published: 2010-10-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from compact and light Compact, light, smooth and precise action. spirit levels all over the place.
Date published: 2010-01-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A quality7 head Having found it almost impossible to find a head that is not a quick release type I was very happy to take this out of the packing and find that it is very well constructed. It really is a pleasure to use. I do not trust quick release heads on large lenses. My only gripe and that is small is that to make it compact you need to unscrew one handle. I think that cold be fixed with a sleeve on that stem that can slide up and down so it can fold.
Date published: 2014-07-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Quality head, but not for big fat fingers I bought this head to go with my Manfroto o55 tripod, and I must say I am very impressed with the quality, and flexibility. It just stays put where I want it. Also, it feels like I could drop it down a flight of stairs and it would survive unscathed. It may just be my fat fingers, but I don't find it that easy to screw the camera on to the head... I can make do with it for now, but I fear this is going to irritate me no end before long.
Date published: 2017-03-18
Rated 4 out of 5 by from 1 of 3 littermates I use this for still photography, mainly now with a Fuji X system. Originally I bought this model because I specifically did not want to invest in a quick release plate system, and I wanted the smallest, lightest model. I do really like several things about it: 1) It is small and lightweight. 2) It has a great build quality, making it a pleasure to use. 3) The fluid effect is very nice for moving subjects as it provides adequate stability with the ability to follow the subject. 4) The 3-sided shape of the handles is just right. Since then I've decided to get a RRS AS L-bracket for my Fuji camera to make it quicker to mount, more secure to mount, and provide a better way to deal with portrait mode shots. I will be getting an AS clamp to put on this head, probably from Kirk. I am re-evaluating my choice of which one of the 3 Gitzo siblings I chose: the G2271M over the G2270M and G2272M. Here are some things for you to consider before you make your choice: 1) The G2271M platform is too short to convenient for using the 1/4 screw! Also the range of motion of the screw is very short, allowing very little balancing of the camera/lens on the head. If you really plan to use the 1/4 screw to mount your camera, consider the G2270M with its much longer platform! 2)If you happen to use Manfrotto 501PL compatible plates, consider the G2272M as it is compatible with them! However, be warned that these heads do not provide sufficiently fluid motion for video purposes. If you want a similar Gitzo head for video, consider the G2380 instead, or move up to a Sachtler. 3) If you use the AS plate system, this model is a good choice, all you have to do is mount an AS clamp on it, it is an appropriate sized platform for that purpose. This is what I am planning to use it for going forward. Hope that helps someone figure out the right head!
Date published: 2015-10-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great tripod head, with a few quirks I bought this to use with my Fuji XE1, in particular with various Nikkor AIs and Zeiss ZF telephoto lenses adapted to Fuji. These are inherently slow to use with manual focus and a tripod is appropriate in my mind. I was specifically looking for a head without quick-release adapters as it is either the adapter or the lens that mounts to the tripod, not the camera body. Exceeding my expectations are the construction quality, the compact size and modest weight, and the fluid effect, making it useful for videos or follow-motion still photography. There are 2 quirks you should be aware of: 1) there is little room to reach the screw from underneath making it slow for big hands like mine, and 2) the tilt movement is in the middle, rather than on the top, limiting the head in my mind to leveling panoramic format, but not good for portrait format. I think the design is more based for medium and large format still cameras, and video cameras. I personally don't see this as a show-stopper as I have several other tripods as a fall-back.
Date published: 2015-06-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Exceeds my expectations I bought this to use with my new Manfrotto 055CX tripod, to replace the 808RC4 head that came as part of a kit. I specifically didn't want a quick-release plate to use with my Fuji XE1 and Nikon D700 and film cameras and many lenses, and I didn't want the complex controls like the 808RC4 has for spring counterbalance controls. The first thing I noticed is how well the Gito G2271M fit the tripod, like they were made for each other, and how much lighter the head was, next how much better the Gitzo build quality is than Manfrotto (even though they now belong to the same parent company). The combination reminds me of my old Tiltall, but with sturdier by far, the tripod much more versatile for adjustments, and all with higher grade, more modern materials. There are two specific things to note about the head: 1) the only item I don't like, because of my large hands it is a little difficult to reach the screw head underneath the plate to mount the camera. Once the screw is in the camera thread, tightening the much larger lock nut is very easy and positive however. 2) on the unexpected positive side the fluid-effect system is very good and may obviate the need for a separate fluid head for short simple videos or for action photos with telephoto lenses - I look forward to try this.
Date published: 2015-06-04
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