Acratech GP Ballhead

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Acratech
Acratech GP Ballhead
Key Features
  • Lightweight Ballhead
  • Functions as a Gimbal Head
  • Functions as a Leveling Base
  • 25 Lb Load Capacity
The Acratech GP Ballhead is not only a first-class ballhead, it can also function as a gimbal head for shooting with telephoto lenses, and even be used upside down as a leveling base for stitched panoramic images. The GP Ballhead makes it possible for you to pan parallel to the horizon, even on very rough terrain, so there's no need for a separate leveling base for accurate panoramic images. All of this, and it only weighs 1 lb. It also includes a quick release clamp with bullseye level, double-speed knob and detent pin (which prevents the plate and anything attached to it from sliding out of the quick-release clamp when it's partially loosened).
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Acratech GP Overview

The Acratech GP Ballhead is not only a first-class ballhead, it can also function as a gimbal head for shooting with telephoto lenses, and even be used upside down as a leveling base for stitched panoramic images. The GP Ballhead makes it possible for you to pan parallel to the horizon, even on very rough terrain, so there's no need for a separate leveling base for accurate panoramic images. All of this, and it only weighs 1 lb. It also includes a quick release clamp with bullseye level, double-speed knob and detent pin (which prevents the plate and anything attached to it from sliding out of the quick-release clamp when it's partially loosened).

Works as a gimbal head with lenses up to 400 f4.0
Weighs less than 1 lb (0.45 kg) with quick-release clamp
Easily holds over 25 lbs (11.4 kg) at any angle
Full movements allow any camera position
Precision machined aluminum
Compatible with Kirk, Arca, R.R.S., and many other QR plates
Fits all standard tripods (1/4-20 and 3/8-16 threads)
Laser-engraved dual degree markings
Beautiful satin black-anodized finish
Long-lasting stainless-steel hardware
All knobs are secured so they cannot vibrate loose and fall off
Oilless and greaseless ball will not attract or hold dirt and debris
Made in U.S.A.

Acratech GP Specs

General
Head TypeBall Head
Base Mount1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16 Threads
Load Capacity25 lb / 11.3 kg
Number of Bubble Levels1
Friction ControlYes
Independent Pan LockYes
Physical
Ball Sphere Diameter1.5" / 38 mm
DimensionsH: 4.2" / H: 10.8 cm
Weight1 lb / 0.5 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.4 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)7.2 x 4.9 x 4.3"
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Ok, so does anyone know the difference between Ultimate GP and just GP. I think they both can be flipped upside down, right? So how are they different? I like to shoot macro. Thanks!
Asked by: Kendell Y.
The GP can be inverted for panorama stitching; I use mine that way on occasion. The Ultimate (there is no "Ultimate GP") cannot be inverted, because there is no splayed flange on the end of the ball spindle to secure to the top plate of a tripod. The Acratech video that is linked above makes the difference clearly visible. The GP is thus a more complete and flexible ballhead than the Ultimate, which one could argue is misnamed.
Answered by: Eric
Date published: 2019-03-15

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Would this fit together with RRS TQC14 or TRC14, with the legs folded without removing the ballhead? Or do i need to choose the smaller size GP-SS model? Many thanks!
Asked by: Samson T.
Not sure I understand the question, but if it is do the legs fold up around the ballhead, my bet is no. I have a Feisol tripod and it wouldn't work - but then I'm not convinced the smaller ballhead would work either. What I have discovered is that if I take the ballhead off I can place it between the legs (using an old lens bag) and inside the bag for my tripod - just not when mounted at the base.
Answered by: Ian C.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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Is the main knob of Acratech GP handed? I recently got a Acratech 1115, and it came left handed and I need right handed. I see no mention of handing. Also, it is not clear how the Ultimate GP differs from the GP.
Asked by: Kendell Y.
No it is not handed. The ball head can be moved 360 degrees in its cradle and in that respect you can position the handle either to your right or left as you see fit. The knob is threaded to tighten clockwise and loosen anti-clockwise (i.e. the normal thread on most items). The ultimate ballhead can be mounted as regular tripod head or as a gimbal head but repositioning the acra swiss holder under the unit. See second picture in the B&H item display.
Answered by: Fil G.
Date published: 2018-08-27

question

Do I have to buy the quick release plate by separately for the Acratech GP Ballhead?
Asked by: Osmany
HelloYou do need a quick release plate with this head, but any acra-type compatible plate will work. Be sure that the plate you buy fits your camera as some are also model or brand specific.I can recxomend this head very highly. I use it mainly for long exposure landscapes and it is well suited - stable, light weight and also easy to clean. I bought this to switch to the acra-type head, having used manfrotto plates and have nit looked back. Let me know if you have further questionsRegards
Answered by: W F.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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