Condition : 9
Tripod head shows very light use, the head exhibits very few marks including light wear to the base and mount, wear to the quick release plate and mount.
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Tripod head is supplied with the original box, manual and Allen key.
The Gitzo GH1781TQD Series 1 QD TraveleBall Head sits in the lightweight Traveler range and is a stripped-down, smaller and simpler version of Gitzo's standard ball heads and comes equipped with a new hybrid design. The magnesium body is designed to achieve maximum structural strength from minimum weight and size, and a single rationalised lever controls both pan and ball locks. The hybrid quick release system 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. 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. To use Gitzo C-profile plates, the adapter is simply removed from the clamp. The centre ball head features a max load of 5500g and a built-in spirit level to ensure the horizon line is straight. Available in two sizes: Series 1 (more compact and lightweight) and 2 (takes a heavier load and weighs more).
The Key Features
- Traveler Series 1 - lighter and more compact compared to Series 2
- Maximum Load: 5500 grams (5.5kg)
- Weight: 450g (0.45kg)
- Quick Release: Yes - GS5370D plate type
- Panoramic Rotation: 360 degrees
- Lateral tilt: +100° / -30° tilt range
- 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
Spring assisted double lock: The new center SADL (Spring Assisted Double Lock) is a patent pending system that combines two locking systems in one, that maximizes both locking power and ball smoothness. A high friction metal guarantees a high efficiency lock, the PTFE bushing controlled by a pre-loaded spring maximises smoothness and control.
Bubble ball: Gitzo has now developed a new exclusive technology that enables us 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 and accuracy.
Magnesium: In 1996 Gitzo was the first to use Magnesium in camera supports. Magnesium comes in different grades and Gitzoonly uses material of the highest grade quality. It offers significant weight savings being 30% lighter than aluminum.In our magnesium casting every functional bolt and screw works on threads reinforced by high quality steel inserts for a lifetime performance.
PTFE - Smooth as silk: PTFE is a special treatment that generates a unique ultra smooth surface and dramatically reduces friction between moving parts. This treatment bonds strongly with metal surfaces and ensures long-lasting performance. PTFE is one of the lowest-friction materials known to science, with the same friction coefficient as melting ice. This treatment is now applied not only to ball heads, but also to plates, video bowls and other sliding parts for smooth, precise and fine movements.
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||3/8 inch female
|Maximum Load (grams)
||1/4 inch male