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(From company literature) Gitzo G1277M Magnesium Center Ball Head. The most versatile head in the Gitzo range, the magnesium G1277M is light enough to travel with, but strong enough to carry loads up to 13.2 lbs.


It offers excellent locking power for its size, with separate mechanisms for panoramic and ball movements, yet its advanced teflon-coated ball gives smooth, fluid-feeling movements between shots.


Suggested Tripods:


• REPORTER COMPACT PERFORMANCE TRIPOD W/ GROOVED RAPID COLUMN [ G1226 ]
• INDUSTRIAL PERFORMANCE REPORTER TRIPOD W/ GROOVED RAPID COLUMN [ G1224 ]
• PERFORMANCE REPORTER TRIPOD W/ GROOVED RAPID COLUMN [ G1220 ]
• REPORTER PERFORMANCE TRIPOD W/ GEARED COLUMN [ G1212 ]
• MK2 MOUNTAINEER REPORTER TRIPOD [ G1227 ]
• MK2 MOUNTAINEER REPORTER TRIPOD [ G1228 ]
• MOUNTAINEER REPORTER CARBON FIBER TRIPOD W/ GEARED ALUMINUM COLUMN [ G1227G ]
• EXPLORER [ G2220 ]
• EXPLORER [ G2227 ]
• EXPLORER [ G2228 ]
• REPORTER BASALT PERFORMANCE (THREE SECTION) TRIPOD W/ RAPID COLUMN [ G1297 ]



Specifications:

  • Finish: Gray & Black Enamel
  • Material: Magnesium
  • Pan: 360 degrees
  • Tilt: +90 / -20 degrees
  • Quick Release: No
  • Camera Mount: 3/8"-16 or 1/4"-20
  • Tripod Mount: unspecified
  • Height: 11.4 cm / 4.5 in.
  • Maximum Load Capacity: 6 kg / 13.2 lbs
  • Weight: 0.5 kg / 1.1 lbs

Keywords: Gitzo Ballhead


colourperfect_co_uk

Registered: November 2006
Posts: 18
Gitzo G1277M Center Ball Head review by colourperfect_co_uk
Review Date: 11/21/2006 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $15.00| Rating: 4 

 
Pros: it came for £10 extra when I bought the tripod
Cons: cork on the top plate pretty poor

it came for £10 extra when I bought the tripod !


Build quality is OK but the design is suspect with the use of cork which compresses under load of the camera and lens.


Would recommend a BH-3 as a better alternative.


Why can Gitzi produce quality tripods but pretty poor heads ??


Colourperfect


 






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