(From company literature) Gitzo G1178M Magnesium Ball Head With Quick Release. The G1178M features Gitzo's new quick-release plate system. Light enough to travel with, but strong enough to carry loads up to 8.8 lbs, the G1178M offers excellent locking power for its size with a single lock for rapid and reliable locking in any position.
Its advanced teflon-coated ball gives smooth, fluid-feeling movements between shots, and this coating makes camera positioning adjustments smoother than ever before by eliminating all trace of jarring and skipping.
With the G1178M's ergonomic design, it is easy and intuitive to use, while its advanced precision engineering guarantees high performance locking with a wide range of camera equipment.
• Made of high quality low weight magnesium
• Spirit level ensures head is perfectly level
• Secure locking system for the plate so equipment cannot accidentally fall off the head, even if it has not been locked down. To remove the equipment and plate, simply press the lock release button and slide the plate out
• A non-keyed square plate: Keeping any side of the plate parallel to the back or front of the camera ensures perfect alignment without having to worry how the plate fits on the adapter
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- Finish: Gray & Black Enamel
- Material: Magnesium
- Pan: 360 degrees
- Tilt: +90 / -20 degrees
- Bubble Level: Yes
- Quick Release: Yes (G2285MB Plate)
- Camera Mount: 3/8"-16 or 1/4"-20
- Tripod Mount: unspecified
- Height: 9.65 cm / 3.8 in.
- Maximum Load Capacity: 4 kg / 8.8 lbs
- Weight: 0.4 kg / 0.88 lb