Gitzo GH2781TQR Series 2 Traveler Center Ball Head with Bubble Ball and Quick Release Adapter Supports 15.4 lbs -
The Gitzo Series 2 Traveler center ball head with quick release adapter combines lightweight and compactness with a lot of the innovative features of the top of the range heads. First of all the ball is the revolutionary Gitzo patent pending "Bubble Ball" PTFE treated, mounted on PTFE bushings. Apart from the dramatic weight reduction achieved, this beautiful sphere guarantees an exceptionally smooth operation.
Also the locking system is the Gitzo unique and patent pending Spring Assisted Double Lock (SADL) that combines two locking systems in one, maximizing both locking power and operation smoothness. Thanks to this revolutionary system the Traveler head guarantees a safe lock up to 6 kg (13.2 lbs) measured accordingly to Gitzo standard (15 kg-33 lbs if measured accordingly to competitors standard). The head body is made of cast magnesium and it is designed, like all Gitzo latest development products, with advanced 3D modeling software to achieve the maximum structural strength with the minimum weight.
It features a leveling spirit level inserted in the ball stem with three additional spirit levels in order to always guarantee perfectly leveled images. Besides it includes a new lever operated quick release plate locking system and the traditional double safety system. The Traveler head comes with a smart Gitzo display cleaner and convenient anti dust bag for storage and packing.
Support and Cushioning:
- Safe Lock is a special techno polymer that maximizes locking torque and equipment stabilization. It is used on the upper discs of tripods and heads and in applications where the equipment is rotated and screwed onto the support to eliminate micro movements and vibration
- The new leveling system made of three independent leveling bubbles on the quick release plate and one in the ball stem, always guarantee perfectly leveled images. The problem that affects many heads in the market regarding drift angle is absolutely minimized with an outstanding value of 0.03°
- The new technology enables to produce high quality, completely round hollow spheres, with a ultra thin wall, for an incredible weight reduction. Gitzo Bubble Ball also features a perfected PTFE treatment that further reduces the surface micro roughness for the ultimate shooting experience & accuracy