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GITZO G2180
8.2 out of 10

GITZO G2180

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Overall 8
8.0

Pretty good

Songline, B&H Photo
28 April 2015
  • Excerpt: It is very light and well built. The slip adjustment is not quite accurate enough. The quick plate used to fit similar type of Manfrotto but not any more. Not sure what that would have to be.
  • Pros: Compact Design, Easy To Use, Improves Performance, Lightweight, Professional Quality
  • Cons: Limited Compatibility
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Overall 10
10

Goldilocks

George, B&H Photo
8 September 2014
  • Excerpt: This Gitzo G2180 fluid head is used during traveling and or quick easy set up for DSLR video with Canon DSLR-s 7D and 5DMKIII. This is a goldilocks of fluid head if you complement picture shooting with video footage.
  • Pros: Compact Design, Fits The Purpose, Lightweight, Professional Quality
  • Cons: Pricey / Poor Value
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Overall 10
10

Excellent head for HDSLRs

Shashwat, B&H Photo
19 August 2014
  • Excerpt: I have had this for a few years now and I use it with 15mm rods and follow focus with my 5D mk ii and Zeiss lenses. It is incredibly well built and will provide years of great service. The counterbalance system works well even with a Matte box up front.
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Overall 10
10

Good for Birders

rflicker, B&H Photo
12 December 2013
  • Excerpt: Although initially it seems strange, the head works very well with a scope without the handle. Joint point it and it stays in position. The counter balancing mechanism makes it stable. It is a series 1 product, but plenty sturdy for a scope and lighter weight than the higher series heads.
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Overall 10
10

Worth Every Penny

Nelson L., Eagle Optics
9 January 2013
  • Summary: Purchased Gitzo G2180 Tripod Head for the wife for her new spotting scope to keep her spotting scope system under seven pounds. Helping her carry with ease when we are out and about in the field. The ease of using this tripod head is just amazing it just handles so smoothly.
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Overall 10
10

Handle Fix for that Stupid Screw HERE

eric2waters, B&H Photo
24 September 2011
  • Excerpt: Use two of these heads for tripod & monopod. (Canon HV40 & XH-A1s vid cams) Yeah, that coin operated screw is dumb, dumb, immeasurably stupid but this is how I overcame that lame idea. Hardware store - Locate 1 3/8" long METRIC screw (take camera screw to make certain you have correct thread pitch).
  • Pros: Compact, High Quality, Lightweight, Stylish
  • Cons: Dumb screw attachment
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Overall 8
8.0

Great head, more compatible plate wished

Pjotr, B&H Photo
25 August 2011
  • Excerpt: I purchased this head for use with (sports) photography and video. Great for this use. But plate is different from Gitzo photography plates, so I need to change plates every time I move my camera from one tripod to the other (e.g., using the side mounted ball head)
  • Pros: Flexible, Lightweight, Stable
  • Cons: Not compatible to photo
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Overall 10
10

Best compact fluid head

makosh, B&H Photo
31 May 2011
  • Excerpt: good for small/medium camcorders, video DSLR with lighter lens.I was looking for "compact" and "light weight", and of course, "functional", fluid head.I tested the other brand's "small fluid head"(about $100).this is double price but much worth in functionally and compact design, used newly...
  • Pros: Attaches Firmly, Good Stability, Large Range of Motion, Strong Clamp
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Overall 6
6.0

Some problems with release plate

Andrey Big, B&H Photo
29 March 2011
  • Excerpt: The head works very well for video panning and panorama with relatively light setup (Canon 5D2 + medium zoom). The head itself is quite lightweight and easy to carry while hiking. I did not try to attach anything heavier.
  • Pros: Lightweight
  • Cons: Weak Clamp
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Overall 2
2.0

Poor fluid head

TBone, B&H Photo
23 March 2011
  • Excerpt: This is a poor fluid head. Its light, but its movement, especially starting from still is very bad. I have tried using it with both a Camcorder and with a DSLR with poor performance. The Sandford and Davis FM18 head is way better and much cheaper.
  • Pros: Counter balance works wel, Light
  • Cons: Not smooth
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