Introducing the Reinforced Gitzo Ball Head Series 4


Gitzo just released new reinforced tripods that would pair well with Sony’s long glass. You can read more about the changes on Explora.

  • The standout feature of this tripod head has to be the impressive weight capacity of 66 lb. This should easily accommodate even the heaviest DSLR/mirrorless and super-tele lens combinations, making it a perfect choice for wildlife, birding, and nature shooting, especially when a gimbal head is too unwieldy or doesn’t offer the desired range of movement.
  • Despite accommodating up to 66 lb, the tripod head itself weighs just about 2 lb. Its relatively light weight and compact form factor pair perfectly with select Systematic tripods to create a portable but highly stable support system. In fact, the Series 4 head with a lever lock will be available in a kit with your choice of Series 3Series 4, or Series 5 Systematic Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs.
  • It features an Arca-type compatible quick-release plate, of course, and is available with either traditional screw knob or fast-action lever locking mechanisms.
  • As you would expect from Gitzo, the ball itself has been designed for smooth and reliable use, even under heavy loads. The aluminum ball is a smooth-coated hollow sphere and is rated to perform in a wide temperature range from -22°F to 158°F.
  • A dedicated thermo-stable fluid panning cartridge ensures super-smooth horizontal panning motions for tracking laterally moving subjects or just for seamless panoramic stitching movements.
  • For intuitive and responsive handling, the ball head features an independent friction control wheel and a fast lock knob for quickly freeing the head to track subjects at a moment’s notice.
  • There’s also an independent panning lock and an integrated bubble level to further suit making accurate compositions.

Gitzo Systematic Series 5 Carbon Fiber Tripod with Arca-Type Series 4 Center Ball Head with Lever Release
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Gitzo Systematic Series 4 Carbon Fiber Tripod with Arca-Type Series 4 Center Ball Head with Lever Release
B&H Photo / Adorama

Gitzo Systematic Series 3 Carbon Fiber Tripod with Arca-Type Series 4 Center Ball Head with Lever Release
B&H Photo / Adorama

Gitzo GIGH4383LR Series 4 Center Ball Head with Arca-Type Lever Release QR Receiver”
B&H Photo / Adorama

Gitzo GIGH4383QD Series 4 Center Ball Head with Arca-Type Screw Knob QR Receiver
B&H Photo / Adorama

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