Gitzo GH2720QR Bird Watching Fluid Head with Quick Release System

Gitzo GH2720QR Bird Watching Fluid Head with Quick Release System

Gitzo GH2720QR Bird Watching Fluid Head with Quick Release System

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Gitzo GH2720QR Bird Watching Fluid Head with Quick Release System

Gitzo GH2720QR Bird Watching Fluid Head with Quick Release System

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Product Highlights

  • Designed for Bird Watching
  • Supports up to 13.23 lb (6 kg)
  • Fluid Cartridges - Ultra Smooth Movement
  • Quick Release System
  • 360 Degree Panning
  • Highly Accurate
  • Sturdy Magnesium Construction
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Gitzo GH2720QR overview

  • 1Description

Bird watching makes completely different demands of equipment than do video or photo applications. Nevertheless, almost all bird watchers currently use tripod heads specifically developed to support video or photo equipment, which means the heads tend to be larger, heavier and more complicated than is needed for bird watching. With this in mind, Gitzo has developed the GH2720QR Bird Watching Fluid Head.

This head incorporates Gitzo's innovative Bird Watching Fluid Cartridges to guarantee exceptionally smooth and controlled pans and tilts at very low speed, and almost completely free movement at high speeds required for capturing avian movements. Gitzo's Single Lock System allows for fast, single-handed, easy and secure switching of equipment on and off the tripod; ideal for bird watchers trying to view our fair-feathered friends.

Ergonomic, accurate movement and high quality magnesium construction make these heads ideal for bird watching or video use.
Gitzo recommends these tripods which are compatible with the GH2720QR:
GT2531LVL Series 2 Leveling Tripod
GT2540LLVL Series 2 Leveling Tripod
UPC: 719821313458
In the Box
Gitzo GH2720QR Bird Watching Fluid Head with Quick Release System
  • 3/8"-16 to 3/4"-20 Thread Adapter
  • Quick Release Plate
  • Limited 6-Month Warranty, Extendable to 10 Years with Online Product Registration
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    Gitzo GH2720QR specs

    Head Type Pan & Tilt Head
    Base Mount 3/8"-16 Thread & 1/4"-20 with Bushing
    Load Capacity 13.23 lb / 6 kg
    Number of Bubble Levels None
    Independent Pan Lock No
    Pan & Tilt Range
    Panning Range 360
    Dimensions H: 4.2" / H: 107.0 mm
    Weight 1.5 lb / 0.7 kg
    Packaging Infoaredxdbrrcracysf
    Package Weight 1.95 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.0 x 5.0 x 3.5"

    Gitzo GH2720QR reviews

    GH2720QR Bird Watching Fluid Head with Quick Release System is rated 4.2 out of 5 by 13.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Gitzo Bird Watching Head I got the Gitzo GH2720QR for use with my Kowa TSN 883 spotting scope. I selected the Gitzo based on reviews I read. Overall, I am satisfied with the Gitzo. The only issue I have is with the use of a single knob to tighten both the horizontal and vertical movement of the head. It does make the use of the head easier most of the time, however, there are times when I would prefer locking the vertical movement while keeping the horizontal movement fluid.
    Date published: 2015-08-11
    Rated 2 out of 5 by from Worked great when new, failed after 1 year. This head worked great when new, failed in 90 days, and was replaced. The 2nd one worked for about a year before failing. The failure mode is the vertical tilt gets stiffer and stiffer, until it is nearly locked solid. I use it with an 85mm scope, with no additional equipment, on a Gitzo 2 series tripod. Great idea, the large knob is perfect for birding, and easy to grasp with gloves or arthritic hands. It just doesn't last very long, which is really disappointing considering it's cost.
    Date published: 2017-04-24
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Already recommended to my friends. Quality of head itself is perfect. However handle bar simply cannot be attached to device because it's diameter is higher than the mounting clip and connecting bolt is not able to go through unless you drill the hole. Obviously handle was made in China not in Gitzo plant. Even paint cracked in the bending spot. But I don't use that bar so it is not disappointed factor for me. What I expected more is camera connecting bolt. It has small head (not big thumb head which is easy to tighten) and can be easily loosed as well as it not connected to the body. Overall this device meet my expectations in full. Big locking knob can be easily used even with winter gloves. Smooth operation. Love it and love to use it.
    Date published: 2017-08-31
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gitzo Just received a couple weeks ago the Gitzo bird watcher head with quick release. I'm using this on a Gitzo G 1228 and they are a great match. I like the single lock for both pan & tilt. The lock is a little stiff to use but it is brand new & should be more fluid with a little use. The quick reliese works great wth the Zeiss spotter I use and it is very secure when mounted. As usual B&H service was great with quick shipping.
    Date published: 2018-09-14
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from A good purchase. Used for birding with scope. The more I use this head the more I like. Secure system 2 quick release and one hand tilt/pan ideal for birding. At first pan did not seem smooth but seems better with use.
    Date published: 2017-08-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gitzo gh2720 I use this head on the gitzo 2542 mountain series2 carbon fiber tripod.i mount my Leica 82 spotting scope on it.perfect setup.i am very happy with this combo.very light and easy to carry.
    Date published: 2017-08-20
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great head, stupid mount This is very fluid, solid and stable, it also works nicely for lightweight DSLR video panning, well worth the money. However, I'm giving 4 stars since the camera mounting screw is a loose screw (i.e., not attached to anything), not sure why such a great company would do something so advice: buy 20-30 extra mounting screws, you WILL be losing them constantly, and a tripod is completely useless without the screw.
    Date published: 2015-05-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product. This is the perfect fluid head for wildlife watching, and particularly birdwatching. The single control for horizontal and vertical control makes it easy to follow sometimes random wildlife movement. The head is very steady when locked or even partially locked. I found the handle to be very useful as well and appreciate the padded (read warm) grip cover.
    Date published: 2016-12-07
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