- Load capacity: 18 kg
- Max height: 12.6 cm
- Weight: 770 g
- High-quality, high-resistance steel and aluminium construction
- Includes Arca-Type compatible QR plate
- 360° pan with separate pan lock
- Tungsten disulfide ball coating for ultra-smooth movement
- Independent friction control
GH3382QD Series 3
The Gitzo GH3382QD Series 3 Center Ball Head is Gitzo’s larger size professional tripod ball head. It is ideal for Series 2 and 3 Gitzo Mountaineer tripods and works perfectly with most other Gitzo Series 2 and above tripods. Weighing 770 grams, this tripod ball head safely holds an impressive 18-kg load. The GH3382QD has a larger ball and quick-release adapter compared to the smaller versions. It ensures strong, comfortable use with heavier equipment. It is rich in features, including a friction control knob located inside the ball locking knob for precise adjustment. This model features 360° Independent panning lock and provides uncompromising ball smoothness since it’s constructed with high-quality, high-resistance steel and aluminium components. The supplied quick-release plate is kept locked with a screw-knob and a bubble level helps photographers keep a straight horizon.
Smooth and precise - Tungsten disulfide (WS2) ball coating
Tungsten disulfide is one of the smoothest materials known to science. The coating minimises the irritating "stick-slip" (jerky movement) effect. Tungsten disulfide has such low friction that it requires and extremely efficient locking mechanism and the use of hard metal components under and around the ball, to achieve movement with comfortable friction, strong locking with minimum effort, and compact head sizes.
Precise, safe, and comfortable control of movement
Independent pan lock makes it possible to take panoramic photos or make horizontal adjustments for perfect framing. Friction control is also available; ergonomically located inside the ball lock knob, it functions independently from the ball lock knob, allowing the ball lock to have a short stroke (quick locking).
Intuitive quick release system
The plate is locked with a screw-knob, which makes the system compact, light, and intuitive, while being flexible to accept most Arca-Swiss style plates from a wide variety of brands.
Perfectly matches Gitzo tripods
Unlike the black, cylinder shaped design seen in most ball heads in the market, Gitzo heads have slim, curved forms with a triangular accent, and matte grey plated steel top casings.
Complete with Arca-Swiss compatible QR plate
It is supplied with the Arca-Swiss compatible plate (GS5370D), but is also compatible with all of Gitzo's D profile plates and fits most Arca-Swiss style plates from other brands.