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Gitzo G2180 Series 1 Counter Balance Fluid Head

The G2180 is an extremely compact and low profile fluid head with a beautiful and ergonomic design. Muted colours and reflection-free surfaces offer good camouflage in birdwatching and outdoor activities. This head is unique in offering a complete range of technical features combined with an exceptional size / weight to performance ratio.
  • In order to achieve such a compact size and low weight, Gitzo developed a new and unique technical compound named soulid 238®. This special techno polymer is 30% lighter than magnesium, but just as strong, with good vibration dampening. The lightness and strength of Soulid 238® make the G2180 the perfect combination of style and high-tech materials. Besides exceptionally smooth movements, high quality engineering and assembly, the G2180 features a sophisticated, adjustable and highly accurate counterbalance system. The G2180 is fine-tuned for use with medium sized spotting scopes, but is also ideal for DSLRs with long lenses and or compact DV camcorders.


    Safe Grip

    Safe Grip is a material that gives a safer lock between your camera and the head plate, preventing the camera from moving or slipping. It is used on quick release plates and in applications where the camera equipment is screwed to the support to reduce pivoting and twisting.


    Seperate Pan Control

    When using a ball head, the ability to lock and unlock the panoramic movement independent of front-back or lateral tilt movements is convenient for panoramic photography and when a high level of control is required.


    Reversible Handles

    Handles can be removed and repositioned or rotated in different positions. This feature greatly increases a head's versatility and is particularly appreciated by left handed users.


    Double Quick Release Safety System

    The system consists of two pins, one fixed and one manually operated by means of a button, that prevent camera equipment from suddenly dropping out of the head when the quick release locking knob is released. Extremely useful with heavy equipment, long lenses and spotting scopes.


    Fluid Cartridge

    A fluid cartridge consists of a system made with two parts that slide one on the other. Inside the system is included a special fluid that controls the movement and makes it extremely soft, 'fluid' and smooth. The cartridge's inner design is very important and if well designed allows maximum movement control yet minimises cartridge weight and size. Gitzo uses a special fluid that guarantees a consistent performance over a wide range of temperatures.


    Balancing System

    In 1966 Gitzo was the first to introduce the balancing system. This system allows you to keep your equipment balanced when mounted on the head even when this is not locked. The system is very useful for long lenses, video and bird watching, especially when some degree of action and accurate tracking is needed.



    Color black color

    front tilt -90° / +90° tilt range

    independent tilt lock yes

    pan bars included (no.) 1 number

    series 1

    tilt drag variable (7 steps)

    variable balance control balance

    material technopolymer

    quick release yes

    plate type quick release - with 1/4-20" screw

    panoramic rotation 360 °

    independent pan lock yes

    working height 8.5

    weight 0.57 kg

    load capacity 4 kg

Additional Information

Box Contents: N/A
Manufacturer Gitzo
Model G2180