Gitzo Unveils New Line of Center Ball Heads

New Heads Feature Best Weight to Max-Load Ratio in the Market
Gitzo,
a world-leading manufacturer of high-end, precision supports for the
photographic industry, continued to demonstrate its commitment to pioneering
new technologies to support the passion of professional shooters worldwide,
with the launch of its new family of center ball heads. Highly-advanced and
state-of-the-art, Gitzo’s new center ball heads are
crafted from magnesium using exclusive, patent-pending Gitzo technologies which
come together to yield the best weight to max-load ratio in the market.
 

Three new and proprietary
technologies, including Gitzo’s Bubble Ball, Spring
Assisted Double Lock (SADL),
and Advanced Leveling System, are at
the heart of each new center ball head. Manufactured to the strictest
tolerances and tested under the most extreme conditions, Gitzo’s
new center ball heads not only guarantee high max-loads but perfect the key performance
factors vital to shooters, including smoothness, minimized drift angle, low
center of gravity, greater tilt angles, weight, compactness, ergonomics and
safety.

Gitzo Bubble Ball

Indicative of the caliber
of Gitzo’s experienced R&D engineers, the new
Bubble Ball represents a dramatic step forward in design and sets a new
standard by which all manufacturers will be measured. Thanks to a unique
manufacturing process, Gitzo is able to produce completely hollow, aluminum
spheres, which account for a significant reduction in the overall weight of the
head when compared to traditional “full balls.” Besides the benefit of a
reduction of weight, the new Bubble Ball also allows Gitzo to increase the size
of the ball for each series, resulting in improved locking performance and
smoothness of movement. Gitzo’s new Bubble Ball also
features a perfected PTFE coating that reduces the surface roughness on the
microscopic level, further enhancing accuracy and the shooting experience.

 Gitzo Ball head

Spring Assisted Double
Lock (SADL)

Gitzo’s new SADL is a
patent-pending system that combines two locking systems in one. Capitalizing on
the locking power of a high-friction metal plate and the smoothness of PTFE
treated bushings, Gitzo’s SADL provides unmatched
precision and control. The high-friction metal plate makes contact with the
sphere on the points of its maximum diameter, ensuring the most powerful lock
possible, and the PTFE treated bushings and sphere engage each other for
ultra-smooth, precise camera movement. 

Advanced Leveling System

Proper set-up can either
break or make an image, especially when it comes to ensuring the shot is level.
When the need to be exact is of utmost importance, shooters can rely on the new
Gitzo center ball heads for accuracy. Featuring four independent leveling
bubbles – three on the quick release plate and one in the ball stem
– users can rest assured that their shot will be level every time, no
matter what the scenario may be.

Gitzo’s new series of center ball heads
comprises six models over three series. Specifications are below:

Series

Model

Plate
Type

Pan

Tilt

Height

Weight

Max
P
ayload

Price

1

GH1780

Fixed w/ ¼” Screw

360°

+95°/-13°

3.15″

.62 lbs

22 lbs

$199.95

1

GH1780QR

QR w/ ¼” Screw

360°

+95°/-13°

3.74″

.77 lbs

22 lbs

$249.95

2

GH2780

Fixed w/ ¼” Screw

360°

+100°/-18°

3.78″

.95 lbs

30.8 lbs

$274.95

2

GH2780QR

QR w/ ¼” Screw

360°

+100°/-18°

4.33″

1.1 lbs

30.8 lbs

$349.95

3

GH3780

Fixed w/ ¼” Screw

360°

+100°/-16°

4.45″

1.32 lbs

46.2 lbs

$324.95

3

GH3780QR

QR w/ ¼” Screw

360°

+100°/-16°

4.96″

1.56 lbs

46.2 lbs

$399.95

For additional information, please visit www.bogenimaging.us

About Bogen
Imaging:

Bogen Imaging Inc is a leading
distributor of key accessories brands for the video, cine, lighting and
photographic markets. Bogen is an international company within the Imaging
Division of the Vitec Group, which owns the following
leading, international brands: Manfrotto, Gitzo, Kata,
National Geographic bags and tripods
, Avenger, and I.F.F. As the exclusive
US distributor of Metz, Gossen, Elinchrom, Lastolite,
Reflecmedia and Formatt
Filters, Bogen offers the most complete range of exceptional camera and
lighting accessories in the business. The Bogen Imaging international network
covers the USA, Germany, France, Italy, UK and Japan.

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