Gitzo G065 Monitor Platform

Gitzo G-065 Monitor Platform

Gitzo G-065 Monitor Platform

B&H # GIG065 MFR # G065
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The Gitzo G065 Monitor Platform is a 13" x 15.7" (33 x 40 cm) platform which can be fitted to any Gitzo tripod via a 3/8"-16 thread on the bottom. It safely supports supplementary equipment, such as monitors, mixers, tape recorders and projectors.

UPC: 719821116011
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Gitzo G065 specs

Packaging Info
Package Weight 2.75 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 15.276 x 13.071 x 1.181"

Gitzo G065 reviews

G065 Monitor Platform is rated 4.4 out of 5 by 43.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great accessory Attached to my Bogen/Manfrotto 131DDB Tripod Accessory Arm for Four Heads, this laptop platform works extremely well for tethered shooting. The platform is stable (small amount of wobble) and the only drawback is that the surface is too slick for my taste. I cured that with a strip of tacky rubber material sold in ...that goes in a mechanics toolbox to keep tools in place. $ a roll and it keeps my laptop in place. Clients are always amazed when they can see what is being shot in almost real time on a 17 inch color screen. Great for client feedback during the shoot when they aren't communicating too well on exactly what they want.
Date published: 2008-10-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Sturdy,Perfect size Wedding Photo Booth! I use the G-065 Monitor Platform by Gitzo with a Manfrotto DOUBLE HEAD SUPPORT (3153B)for tethered shooting. It provides a solid platform for my 17 MacBook Pro.Recently I used it at a wedding for a Photo Booth setup. This plate really proved it's value there. With the Manfrotto DOUBLE HEAD SUPPORT (3153B) and a sturdy Gitzo Carbon Fiber tripod it provided the perfect setup. Kids literally hung on the plate trying to see the monitor. It didn't bend, slide, break, give in any way! Check it out at ... It is a really hit at a Wedding. (The tripod was weighted down.) The monitor sits right on top of the plate. I use a bit of gaffers tape to hold it down.
Date published: 2010-11-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Mponitor Platform by Gitzo This product was purchased for shooting tethered on location with a 17 laptop. We only use Gitzo tripods so its a easy fit to a Gitzo (or any tripod) with a locknut that is part of the platform. The down side is the dimensions are not as described by Gitzo or B&H. It is meant to be 15.7 wide but is in fact only 15.5 wide and that is on the outside, not on the inside of the bent lip that runs around the edge of the platform. This means that your 17 Mac laptop does not quite fit solidly inside the platform lip, which gives it a bit of squirm room, and makes you feel a bit for the security of the laptop. We inserted a piece of foam under the laptop which gave it a better feel.
Date published: 2008-09-12
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not adequate I should have read all the reviews before I bought this. I'll quote from another review: The lock ring on the connector does not create a tight enough connection. Precisely. The many five-star reviewers may be using it for its intended purpose as a monitor platform, but I bought it to use it on an adjustable-height tripod as a platform for precisely choosing the height of objects in closeup photography. I need a platform that does not wobble or vibrate. This one is not it. Next step: RMA request. I'll be making my own platform. By the way, I have a Gitzo tabletop tripod, a Gitzo rapid column, and a Gitzo Safari ball head, all well designed and very high quality.
Date published: 2013-03-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Big & Nice I've always wanted to get this for my photographic use and previously I'm using the manfrotto projector platform. The gitzo one is bigger and lighter, even though I hate the grey color, nevertheless its better design than other competitors. Take note I'm comparing this model to other equivalent ones release during the same time. I understand there are now a lot more models that can take a notebook computer. This model is meant more for projector use during film era. Go get the new ones if you intend to put a notebook. This product is more for projector use.
Date published: 2011-09-08
Rated 2 out of 5 by from It works, almost The lock ring on the connector does not create a tight enough connection to give me any confidence that the laptop will not tip off the stand. I pulled it off, and reversed it as others have stated. If you have a 1/4 stud on your tripod, order the accessory noted to convert. When you do flip the connector over, it will stick up above the platform tray surface. My lapop battery puts the laptop on a slant and this was not a problem. But if your laptop has a flat bottom you may have to grind some of the top off. There is not room for a mouse. The only good thing I can say it that is was less expensive than going into the machine shop and making the proper tray.
Date published: 2011-07-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from simple tool, solid investment! I have recently moved my digital workflow to include tethering a Nikon D700 to a 15 Macbook Pro laptop. One of the elements in this process is stationing the laptop close to the camera when on location. Upon researching laptop platforms that connect to tripods, I found this gem. With the Gitzo name behind it I expected nothing less than rock solid and rugged. I was not disappointed. This is a very simple tool but, as I have incorporated it into my tethered shooting on location process, it has been indispensable. It is solid and easy to connect to the tripod. The one thing that I've added that makes this product better is a piece of non-slip drawer liner cut to fit inside the perimeter (this material can be found at most department stores and is quite inexpensive). I attach it to my heavy duty Gitzo tripod and am at ease with my laptop perched on the platform. The GO65 fits perfectly into the front pocket of my rolling camera case. This is a must have for the working pro who tethers on location or in studio. One minor note: when I first received the monitor platform the center threaded mechanism was installed backwards. It took me a minute to figure out that the 'turning knob' should go on 'top' of the platform and rest into the recessed area. I popped the retaining ring off and made the switch.
Date published: 2009-11-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from shooting tethered I'm using this with Gitzo lateral side arm so the platform on a tripod head and the camera on a ball head are all on the same tripod. I've taped the laptop down for safety purposes but when I travel. I will use velcro female on the bottom of the laptop and male on the platform to secure it. it's working very well.
Date published: 2010-09-02
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