Acratech GV2 Ball Head/Gimbal with Quick Release and Pin

Acratech GV2 Ball Head/Gimbal with Quick Release and Pin

Acratech GV2 Ball Head/Gimbal with Quick Release and Pin

Acratech GV2 Ball Head/Gimbal with Quick Release and Pin

Show MoreLess


Now Viewing:

In Stock

Product Highlights

  • Gimbal Feature
  • Arca-Style Quick Release
  • Detent Pin - Requires Optional Plate
  • Supports up to 25.0 lb / 11.3 kg
  • Same as Model 1152 but w/o Bubble Level
Show moreShow less

B&H $500 Gift Card Dash

Share for a chance to win a $500 B&H Gift Card!

Share on Twitter

Share a favorite product for chances to win one of eight $500 B&H Gift Cards!
1 new winner announced every Monday starting Nov 5th!
Limit 1 entry per day: Come back every day to increase your chance of winning.

Be sure to mention #BHWishList when you share!

Congrats to our winners so far:

Next winner: Dec 17th

James Z. (Wk 1)

Ralph H. (Wk 2)

Arturo M. (Wk 3)

Rich P. (Wk 4)

Valeria A. (Wk 5)

Sabrina B. (Wk 6)

Official Rules


NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. The B&H $500.00 Gift Card Dash (the "Sweepstakes") is void where prohibited by law and is sponsored by B&H Foto & Electronics Corp., 440 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10001 ("Sponsor"). It is not sponsored or endorsed by Facebook or Twitter in any way.

Entry Period/Methods of Entry. The Sweepstakes will run from on or about October 28, 2018 until on or about December 23, 2018 (the "Entry Period"). Entries received outside the Entry Period are void. Enter the Sweepstakes via either one of the following methods. (1) Share any product found on the B&H website (the "Website") on Facebook or Twitter via the dedicated links contained on the website using the hashtag #BHWishlist; or (2) Mail a postcard (postmarked during the Entry Period) containing your name, address, phone number, and email address, and indicate the subject(s), if any, about which you are interested in receiving future emails from B&H (e.g. photo, video, audio, computers, home theater, portable entertainment ) (optional) to: B&H $500.00 Gift Card Dash Sweepstakes, c/o B&H Foto & Electronics Corp., 440 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10001 (either option, an "Entry"). Entries must not, in the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor, contain obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit, or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate content. Entries deemed by Sponsor to be inappropriate will be disqualified. Entries owned by a third party, or the use of any trademarks, service marks, logos, brands, or products owned by a third party are not acceptable for entry into the Sweepstakes. Limit 1 entry per person, per day.

Winner Selection/Prizes/Odds. The B&H Social Team will randomly select a winner from among all eligible entries every Monday during the Entry Period, for a total eight (8) winners (each a "Winner"). Each Winner will receive a B&H Gift Card pre-valued in the amount of $500.00. No cash or other substitutions will be offered. Winner selection is in the sole and absolute discretion of the B&H Social Team. Any taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner. Winners will be notified and receive their prize at the email address associated with the account to which their Entry was posted or the email account provided with a mail-in entry. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

Identity of Winners/Eligible Participants. Winners will be identified by the email account associated with the Facebook or Twitter account from which their Entry was submitted or the email account provided with a mail-in entry. An email account holder shall mean the natural person assigned to such email account by the internet access or online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with such email account. Any issues regarding the identity of a Winner shall be resolved by Sponsor in its sole discretion. The Sweepstakes is only open to residents of the United States that are at least eighteen (18) years of age on their entry date and is not open to employees of Sponsor, their immediate family, any person domiciled with such employees, or any affiliates or subsidiaries of Sponsor.

Entry Ownership/Entrant Agreements. Entrants retain full ownership and copyrights to their Submission. However, by entering the Sweepstakes entrants grant Sponsor permission to use their Entries for promotional purposes on their respective social media channels with proper credit. Entrants also agree: (a) to be bound by these Official B&H $500.00 Gift Card Dash Sweepstakes Rules; (b) that any claims related to this Sweepstakes shall be resolved individually without resort to any form of class action and that awards, shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred in entering the Sweepstakes, and shall not include incidental or consequential damages or attorneys fees; and (c) that any actual or perceived ambiguities in these rules shall be interpreted by Sponsor in their sole discretion.

Limitation of Liability/Sponsor Modification/Cancellation Rights/ Choice of Law/ Venue/ Winners List. Sponsor is not responsible for incomplete entries or for failure to receive entries due to technical failures or human error of any kind. Winners agree that Sponsor will have no responsibility for losses or damage of any kind resulting from the acceptance, possession, or use of the prizes. Except where prohibited, participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes entrant's consent to the publication of his or her name by Sponsor in any media for commercial or promotional purposes without limitation or further compensation subject to Sponsor's respective Privacy Policies. Sponsor may modify or discontinue the Sweepstakes at any time and may disqualify from the Sweepstakes any person it determines, in its sole discretion, to have attempted to or actually tampered with or otherwise abused any aspect of the Sweepstakes. Entrants agree that in the unlikely event a dispute arises in connection with this Sweepstakes, it will be governed by the laws of the State of New York and heard exclusively in a court of applicable jurisdiction in the County and State of New York irrespective of any choice of law provisions to the contrary. To receive names of the winners by U.S. mail, please mail a self-addressed stamped envelope to: B&H Foto & Electronics Corp., Attn: B&H $500.00 Gift Card Dash Sweepstakes, 440 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10001. Any Winners List request must be received by B&H within one (1) year of the date the Sweepstakes is conducted.

Let us know how to reach you if you win!

Privacy 100% guaranteed; email address for contact purposes only


Already have a B&H account? Just log in tomorrow to enter again!

$0 VA Sales Tax Collected on This Item
Add to Wish List Item in Wish List
  • 1Description

The Acratech GV2 Ball Head/Gimbal Head is a sturdy, heavy duty, yet compact ball head that is similar in design to most conventional ball heads (unlike the unique Ultimate head). However, the GV2 model has been improved so that it can be locked down when the head is in the 90° orientation, which effectively turns this ball head into a gimbal-style head. This will now allow the camera to pivot around its center-point, gimbal style.

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

The built-in industry-standard Arca-Swiss style quick release clamp makes it compatible with the many different plates available from Arca-Swiss, Kirk, Wimberly, Really Right Stuff, Foba, Novoflex, etc. The clamp also feature a spring-loaded detent pin that projects into the pockets or windows that are cut into the bottom of most manufactures (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.

Note: This model does not included a bubble level

Full movements allow any camera position
Precision C.N.C. machined
Engraved degree markings
Solid precision feel
Fully adjustable tension control knob
10-Year Manufacturer's Warranty
Made in U.S.A.
In the Box
Acratech GV2 Ball Head/Gimbal with Quick Release and Pin
  • Limited 10-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description
    Head Type Ball Head
    Base Mount 1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16 Threads
    Quick Release Plate Type Arca-Type
    Load Capacity 25 lb / 11.3 kg
    Number of Bubble Levels None
    Friction Control Yes
    Independent Pan Lock Yes
    Dimensions H: 4.2" / H: 10.8 cm
    Weight 1.0 lb / 450.0 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 1.25 lb
    GV2 Ball Head/Gimbal with Quick Release and Pin is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 13.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow is the only appropriate word!! I bought this ballhead as a light alternative to my RRS BH-55 and boy was I surprised when I realized that I liked it more than the RRS. I bought it with the intention of only using the Acratech for long hikes or trips where weight was really an issue. Never did I imagine I would choose the Acratech over the RRS even for studio work. I love the Gimbal feature, no it doesn't replace a true Gimbal, but those times that I've been hiking and missed crucial shots because I didn't want to lug the Gimbal around are no more. This is the ultimate ballhead for versatility and I'm amazed nobody came up with this idea earlier. The engineering is solid and I have absolutely no complaints. Buy away you will not be dissappointed.
    Date published: 2008-04-30
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A ballhead that's ahead of its class Controls are smooth and easy to adjust. Word of warning, built in quick release clamp is NOT removable. This is done for stability/reliability reasons according to Acratech. If you want to use a different clamp or do not have a plate for an accessory you are out of luck. This ballhead supports my Canon EF 100-400mm lens with ease.
    Date published: 2008-07-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from excellent work of art I love the acratech GV2 Ball Head/Gimbal with Quick Release and Pin. Before purchasing the acratech, I bought a different ball head that was supposedly rated for 60 lbs. That product was not smooth and would creep when locked down. The GV2 is smooth as silk, and stays put when locked. I use this with a Nikon D500 and Nikon 200-500 with out a problem. Besides being very functional, it looks like a piece of art.
    Date published: 2017-03-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Lightweight and Strong Very light and simple to operate. Works as advertised. The panning motion is very smooth. It takes a little bit to get used to the fine tuning. I use this with several DSLR's/lens combinations with no problems. It is overkill for my P&S cameras but it works.
    Date published: 2009-10-13
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Prior to this, I owned a another popular American-made ballhead. It was nice, but was prone to sticking and I had to send it back to the factory for repairs. It now sticks again despite light use and proper maintenance. This ballhead is much better and handles light set ups to my 200mm lens with ease. I also like the gimbal feature - while not a true gimbal mount, it makes taking pictures in portrait mode easy, especially if I need to plug cables into my Canon 5D2.
    Date published: 2009-02-04
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Like a fine precision Instrument I am an amature photograpner. I chose the GV2 without actually touching it, but found it to be the right piece of equipment. It is engineered and opperates like a fine surgical insturment. It is both rugged and precise. The tightening mechenisms require very little tensioning to get them to hold my 6.8 lb. gear. All movement is smooth like water over glass. The GV2 is very versitile, especially with the Gimbal notch, I can't imagine any position I will not be able to accomplish. I thought I would have preferred largeer Leavers rather than the thumbscrews, but these wor very well, and their various sizes make it easy for me to work them while looking through the viewfiner. I love the open architecture and expect that dirt or other debris will never get in the way or clog the movement. I coulc go on and on, this is a great piece of eqipment.
    Date published: 2010-11-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works as Advertised The GV2 Ballhead/Gimbal has worked perfectly for me.I have used it with my Canon 100400 L IS and have had no problems with it supporting the weight of that particular lens. My only niggle is that there are several knobs on this head and it takes a few times of using them all, before it becomes second nature using the head by feel, not so much by looking at it, while adjusting the knobs.
    Date published: 2013-04-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent construction & design Very impressed with the design & construction of the GV2. Bigger than I thought it was going to be, but very lightweight. Prefer the Manfrotto Quick Release system but this one works well as well.
    Date published: 2010-01-16
    • y_2018, m_12, d_4, h_17
    • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_2.0.9
    • cp_1, bvpage1
    • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_13
    • loc_en_US, sid_502308, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=RELEVANCE, direction=DESCENDING)]
    • clientName_bhphotovideo
    Be the first to review this item
    See any errors on this page? Let us know.