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Gitzo GHFG1 Gimbal Fluid Head

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Product Code: K373066

K373066

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  • Ideal for wildlife photography and birdwatching
  • Stiff yet lightweight magnesium body
  • Fluid cartridge ensures smooth movements
  • Whip-pan: innovative fluidity control system
  • Ergonomic knobs, pan bar and Arca-Swiss type plate included

Gitzo is celebrating one hundred years of outstanding innovation and technological leadership with the launch of the Fluid Gimbal Head, as part of a series of exclusive product launches marking this

The ground-breaking Fluid Gimbal Head is far more than celebratory photography equipment. With the new Fluid Gimbal head, Gitzo has once again lived up to its reputation as a brand that keeps pushing boundaries, making every movement precise and uninhibited, enabling photographers to capture flawless, breathtaking photos and videos

The new GHFG1 Fluid Gimbal Head is ideal for wildlife photography and birdwatching, especially for extensive observation, because it guarantees perfect balance, even with heavy equipment

This outstanding new head features both modern design and innovative solutions. Clean and harmonic lines, Gitzo's distinctive Noir D©cor finish and extreme attention to detail meet the latest technological breakthrough - the fluid cartridge and fluidity control system - making this head the perfect blend of aesthetic appeal and performance. Fluid cartridge technology from the video world is being applied to a gimbal head for the very first time in this model. It absorbs vibrations and ensures smooth movement throughout observation and shooting, even with very large lenses. 

The Fluid Gimbal Head cartridge also features an innovative fluidity control system, the Whip-Pan, which delivers superlative device control with high-speed movements. This device applies automatic friction, excluding fluid rotation on the head's panoramic axis and maintaining smoothness at low rotation speeds, as typically required in video heads. Users have full movement control as they shoot, so there is no risk of shocks or vibrations. At high rotation speeds, when it's time to quickly reposition the camera , the whip-pan instantly excludes fluidity, allowing free movement without lifting the tripod off the ground. Fluid rotation is automatically and instantly restored when the rotation speed decreases. 

The GHFG1 Fluid Gimbal Head is especially designed for Gitzo's Systematic and Mountaineer tripods, celebrated for their incomparable stiffness as the most reliable supports for secure shooting in the harshest of conditions and the most solid base for the broad, gentle movements typical of birdwatching and wildlife photography. 

This essential piece of kit balances the camera , lens or scope at their natural centre of gravity. Horizontal and vertical balancing makes it possible to achieve perfect equilibrium, but thanks to the fluid cartridge, this is far easier to achieve than with any other head, even with heavy equipment

Featuring soft-touch ergonomic knobs and built-in Arca-type compatible quick release base and new, Arca-type plate with rubber grips, this head is built to perform securely and provide the greatest handling ease, which is further enhanced by a detachable pan bar

Its stiff yet lightweight magnesium body is the result of a combination of high-pressure hot chamber die casting, which makes it possible to obtain low profiles with robust, streamlined design, conferring the head its extremely strong structure.

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Our Verdict

This fluid gimbal head from Gitzo delivers even in the most testing of circumstances. Smooth panning is guaranteed, making it a firm favourite for wildlife photography and keen birdwatchers.

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  • Ideal for wildlife photography and birdwatching
  • Stiff yet lightweight magnesium body
  • Fluid cartridge ensures smooth movements
  • Whip-pan: innovative fluidity control system
  • Ergonomic knobs, pan bar and Arca-Swiss type plate included

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  • Like New – The equipment is in a condition as if you have just bought it from the manufacturer. The item is still considered to be ‘Like New’ even without the original packaging. The product has been fully tested and is in perfect working order.
  • Excellent – The equipment should be close to being ‘Like New’ but there may be some small cosmetic blemishes that lower its grade. The product has been fully tested and is in perfect excellent order.
    • Cameras – Should have no marks on the LCD screen
    • Lenses – Should have no marks on the elements or dust within the lens
  • Very Good – The equipment may have some slight cosmetic wear to the paintwork and cosmetic blemishes  with only light signs of use and the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – The LCD screen may have small signs of wear that does not affect its display
    • Lenses – The mount of the lens will start to show signs of wear
  • Good – The equipment is showing more obvious signs of cosmetic wear and blemishes, but the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – LCD screen may have scratches or wear that is starting to affect the display.
    • Lenses – May have slight dust inside that does not affect images. The mount shows signs of use.
  • Well Used – The equipment will show significant signs of wear. The paintwork will be coming away in large areas exposing the metal work, but the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – LCD screen is heavily worn either by de-lamination or has scratches to it. Rubber grips are starting to come away from the body.
    • Lenses – The lens has dust inside that may affect images. The rubber zoom/focus ring is coming away from the barrel of the lens.

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