Excerpt: Extremely smooth and versatile. Excellent for birding and many other applications. Although counter-indicated by the instructions, I still find the handle very useful for birding applications.
Excerpt: I got the Gitzo GH2720QR for use with my Kowa TSN 883 spotting scope. I selected the Gitzo based on reviews I read. Overall, I am satisfied with the Gitzo. The only issue I have is with the use of a single knob to tighten both the horizontal and vertical movement of the head.
Pros: Easily Adjusted, Locks In Tight, Smooth Movement
Excerpt: This is very fluid, solid and stable, it also works nicely for lightweight DSLR video panning, well worth the money. However, I'm giving 4 stars since the camera mounting screw is a loose screw (i.e., not attached to anything), not sure why such a great company would do something so stupid..
Pros: Easily Adjusted, Lightweight, Locks In Tight, Smooth Movement
Summary: I originally purchased this tripod head with digiscoping in mind. I really liked the idea of locking down both pan and tilt with one knob. What I found, however, when I connected just my scope (Swaro ATX 85mm) was that I really had to crank down on the nob to lock it into place and in the process...
Summary: After some research online, I bought this head to use in combination with my Swarovski spotting scope.It was quite easy to set up a good tension which allowed movement without the scope flopping about..