The Gitzo GH5381SQD Series 5 QD Systematic Ball Head is specifically designed to fit into the shoulder of a Gitzo Systematic tripod and allows a camera to be mounted very close to the top of the tripod for optimal support, and lets the camera be levelled or angled accurately with 28 degrees of tilt. The Systematic heads are solid, ultra-stable and allow smooth, fluid adjustments of your longer and heavier zoom lenses. Ideal for sport, wildlife and action photography, the GH5381SQD ball head features a hydraulic locking system which allows faster control and great locking speed. The locking collar moves together with your equipment so you will always be able to concentrate on your subject in the viewfinder, whilst still having easy access to the controls. The head can be attached to any tripod using the 3/8” thread and a ring adapter (GS5300S) is included and is required when using this head with a Series 5 Systematic tripod.
The Key Features
- Type of head: Systematic Ball Head - Ideal head for long lenses, designed to give maximum stability when fitted into the upper casing of a Systematic tripod
- Maximum Load: 30,000 grams (30kg)
- Weight: 870 grams (0.870kg)
- Quick Release: Yes - GS5370D
- Material: Aluminium
- Ball Locking: Yes
- Variable Balance Control: Yes
- Panoramic Rotation: 360 degrees
- Lateral Tilt: +28° / -28° tilt range
- Ball Friction Setting: Yes
- Working Height: 10.5cm
The NEW Quick Release System: compatible with Arca-Swiss plates, is being introduced in many of Gitzo’s heads, Traveler tripod kits, and accessories. With the new system, the camera/plate can be snapped into the head from above, which is faster and easier than trying to slide it in from the side. When a Gitzo plate is used, the quick release system’s secondary safety pin will also engage to prevent camera equipment from falling accidentally from the head, even if the plate locking lever is not fully locked. Gitzo’s D-profile (Arca-Swiss style) plates also feature our new camera screw design; to make it as easy as possible to use, no matter where you are and what tools you have to hand, the screw can be tightened by hand, using a coin or with the supplied allen key.The hybrid system, featured in this model, fits both Arca-Swiss style plates and traditional Gitzo C-profile plates, making it especially useful for photographers who already own and use our C-profile plates as standard. To accept Gitzo C-profile plates, the adaptor is simply removed from the clamp.
The benefits of the QR System
Easier and safer during set-up and changeovers
Camera/plate can be snapped in from above
Safety pin prevents accidental falling (Gitzo plates only)
Convenient camera screw design
The screw can be tightened by hand, coin, or allen key
Hybrid system (not in all models)
Supplied with Gitzo’s Arca-Swiss style plate, fits Arca-Swiss plates and most manufacturers’ compatible plates
Fits Gitzo’s traditional C-profile plates
About the Systematic Ball Heads:
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The systematic heads are specifically designed to fit Gitzo Systematic tripods. Thanks to their connection system, it guarantees an ultra stable platform for your high precision equipment. Lightweight, smoothness, ease of use and an ultra strong locking, make it the ideal head for long and ultra long lens applications, such as wildlife, sport and action photography. It can also be fitted to standard attachment tripods by a standard 3/8” screw attachment. Long lenses require ultra smooth movements, exceptional locking capabilities, minimised drift angle, super fast and intuitive operation. The Systematic head features a revolutionary hydraulic locking system placed for the first time inside the ball. It is a completely new concept, not just a reversed ball head. The locking collar moves together with your equipment and you will always find the head controls, while keeping your eye in the view finder. The system allows you to set the friction by means of a button that sets the stroke of the locking collar. The head comes in two versions, quick release and 1/4” disc attachments. A small 1/4” to 3/8” screw adapter is included. The quick release system is lever operated to guarantee a safer and stronger operation. It can also fit “Arca style” plates by means of the specific adapter. The connection system dramatically increases stability and makes your equipment a monolithic piece. The head is very sturdy and it offers an extremely low and compact profile. It is the ideal head for traveling and when weight and space are an issue. Being dedicated to long lenses, it does not feature the portrait 90° position. This position can be achieved by rotating the lens on its collar or by using an “L” bracket. Systematic heads come with a convenient Anti Dust Bag for storage and packing.
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||3/8 inch female
||Systematic Ball Head
|Maximum Load (grams)
||1/4 inch male
Buy Now Pay Later
With our no deposit Buy Now Pay Later option, pay nothing for six months when you spend £250 or more, then either settle the cash price in full by paying a £29.00 settlement fee, or choose to spread the cost over 36 months at 19.9% APR Representative. Please see the repayment example below to see how much purchasing this item on finance would cost.
|Item Value (Cash Price)
|Total Amount Credit
||35 x £20.16
|Total Amount Payable
|Annual Rate of Interest
Are you eligible for finance?
Applicants must be:
- Aged 18 years or older from the application date
- In permanent UK residence for a minimum of three years
- Fulfil at least one of the following employment criteria:
- In regular, permanent employment.
- Retired from regular employment - With a minimum age of 50.
- Not working through disability.
Note: All applicants will be subject to a credit reference check by the lender.
Credit is subject to application and status. Warehouse Express Ltd trading as Wex Photographic act as credit broker and not the lender. Barclays Partner Finance act as the lender.
Can I repay early? If so how?
No repayments are scheduled in the initial six-month deferral period. However, it is possible to pay off the loan, either by way of a lump sum or in smaller amounts. If the loan is fully repaid within the six-month deferral period, then no interest is payable, but a £29.00 early-settlement will be incurred. Such repayments may be made to Barclays Partner Finance by cheque, debit card or standing order. Unfortunately it is not possible to set up a direct debit within the deferral period. Further information on how to make such repayments will be set out in the loan agreement pack provided by Barclays Partner Finance.
What happens if I don't repay within the first six months (deferral period)?
Following the six month deferral period, Barclays Partner Finance will initiate a monthly direct debit payment for the remaining duration of the loan. Interest will be charged at a rate of 19.9% APR on outstanding balances (backdated to the first date of the loan). Late payment penalties and early repayment charges will apply from this point. Barclays Partner Finance will send a reminder letter approximately one month before the six month deferral period is due to elapse. Note: If you chose to spread the cost and pay monthly, interest is charged from the start of the loan, not from the start of the repayment period.
What will I receive from the finance provider (lender)?
Barclays Partner Finance will send a loan agreement pack approximately four weeks after delivery of the goods, confirming that the account has been activated and, from this point, it is possible to make repayments against the loan.
For further information on how our finance product work, see our Finance help section.
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† Once your application has been accepted, usually within minutes, we will immediately dispatch your equipment.