Gitzo G1178M Quick Release Center Ball Head. Quick release plates now feature Safe Grip, a high grip material that holds your equipment safely and prevents it from moving or slipping.
G1178M – Main Advantages: Gitzo center ball heads now feature two newly developed materials for discs and quick release plates that substitute the traditional cork plates. Discs now feature Safe Lock – a special techno polymer that maximises locking torque, eliminates micro movements and cuts vibration. It is also used on Gitzo tripod upper discs for a better fit between tripod and head. Quick release plates now feature Safe Grip, a high grip material that holds your equipment safely and prevents it from moving or slipping.
Gitzo's a wide range of top quality tripods and heads were exported to more than 54 countries! In 1992, Gitzo became part of the Vitec Group – a multinational holding company specialized in supporting professional photographers, broadcasters and filmmakers. Gitzo's unfailing standards have helped to maintain the company's worldwide reputation for excellence in the photographic industry.
Length: 9.5 cm
Weight: 0.4 kg
Load capacity: 4.0 kg
LEVELLING BUBBLE – The levelling bubble helps you to get your photographs, film or scope viewing perfectly horizontal or vertical. GitzoÌs production staff set all levelling bubbles by hand in order to ensure 100% accurate level indication.
DOUBLE QUICK RELEASE SAFETY SYSTEM – The system consists of two pins, one fixed and one manually operated by means of a button, that prevent camera equipment from suddenly dropping out of the head when the quick release locking knob is released. Extremely useful with heavy equipment, long lenses and spotting scopes.
SAFE GRIP – Safe Grip is a material that gives a safer lock between your camera and the head plate, preventing the camera from moving or slipping. It is used on quick release plates and in applications where the camera equipment is screwed to the support to reduce pivoting and twisting.