Gitzo GHFG1 Fluid Gimbal Head

October 20, 2017 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Accessories | Comment |

To mark its 100th anniversary, Gitzo today launched the GHFG1 Fluid Gimbal Head. This outstanding new head features both modern design and innovative solutions. Clean and harmonic lines, Gitzo’s distinctive Noir Décor finish and attention to detail meet the latest technological breakthrough - the fluid cartridge and fluidity control system. Fluid cartridge technology from the video world is being applied to a gimbal head for the very first time in this model. It absorbs vibrations and ensures smooth movement throughout the shooting session. The Fluid Gimbal Head features soft-touch ergonomic knobs, built-in Arca-type compatible quick release base and new, Arca-type plate with rubber grips. The head is perfectly matched with Gitzo’s Systematic and Mountaineer tripods. The Gitzo GHFG1 Fluid Gimbal Head is available at £399.95.

Gitzo Press Release

GITZO MARKS CENTENARY

INTRODUCING THE FLUID GIMBAL HEAD

FLAWLESS FLUIDITY AND BALANCE FOR WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHY

October 20th 2017, Gitzo, a pioneer in some of the most advanced, revolutionary technologies for professional camera equipment, is celebrating one hundred years of outstanding innovation and technological leadership with the launch of the Fluid Gimbal Head. This launch is part of a series of exclusive product launches marking this significant milestone.

Gitzo initiated the travel tripod era by combining stability with the freedom to embrace creativity. 2017 marks Gitzo’s centenary and the brand is celebrating by setting new standards of excellence through the launch of highly exclusive products.

The ground-breaking Fluid Gimbal Head is far more than celebratory photography equipment. With the new Fluid Gimbal head, Gitzo has once again lived up to its reputation as a brand that keeps pushing boundaries, making every movement precise and uninhibited, enabling photographers to capture flawless, breathtaking photos and videos.

The new GHFG1 Fluid Gimbal Head is ideal for wildlife photography and birdwatching because it guarantees perfect balance even with heavy equipment.

This outstanding new head features both modern design and innovative solutions. Clean and harmonic lines, Gitzo’s distinctive Noir Décor finish and extreme attention to detail meet the latest technological breakthrough - the fluid cartridge and fluidity control system – which makes this head the perfect blend of aesthetic appeal and performance. Fluid cartridge technology from the video world is being applied to a gimbal head for the very first time in this model. It absorbs vibrations and ensures smooth movement throughout observation and shooting, even with very large lenses.

The Fluid Gimbal Head cartridge also features an innovative fluidity control system, the Whip-Pan, which delivers superlative device control with high-speed movements. This device applies automatic friction, excluding fluid rotation on the head’s panoramic axis and maintains smoothness at low rotation speeds, as typically required in video heads. Users have full movement control as they shoot, so there is no risk of shocks or vibrations. At high rotation speeds, when it’s time to quickly reposition the camera, the whip-pan instantly excludes fluidity, allowing free movement without lifting the tripod off the ground. Fluid rotation is automatically and instantly restored when the rotation speed decreases.

The GHFG1 Fluid Gimbal Head is perfectly matched with Gitzo’s Systematic and Mountaineer tripods, celebrated for their incomparable stiffness as the most reliable supports for secure shooting in the harshest of conditions and the most solid base for the broad, gentle movements typical of birdwatching and wildlife photography.

This essential piece of kit balances the camera, lens or scope at their natural centre of gravity. Horizontal and vertical balancing makes it possible to achieve perfect equilibrium. The fluid cartridge makes this easier to achieve than with any other head, even when heavy equipment is in use.

The new Fluid Gimbal Head features soft-touch ergonomic knobs, built-in Arca-type compatible quick release base and new, Arca-type plate with rubber grips. This head is built to perform securely and provide the greatest handling ease, which is further enhanced by the detachable pan bar.

Its stiff yet lightweight magnesium body is the result of a combination of high-pressure hot chamber die casting. This process makes it possible to obtain low profiles with a robust, streamlined design, giving the head its extremely strong structure.

Gitzo’s centenary celebrations have also seen the launch of exclusive products unlike any other due to their innovative design and high appeal, including the 100 Year Anniversary Edition Tripod, the Arsène Gitzhoven Traveler Tripod and the Centenary Bag Collection.

The GHFG1 Fluid Gimbal Head is available at £399.95. More information on Gitzo’s Centenary celebrations can be found online at www.manfrotto.co.uk/gitzo

About Gitzo

Professionals the world over acknowledge Gitzo tripods, monopods, heads and accessories as setting the industry’s standards for excellence.  Innovations such as the first uses of carbon and basalt fiber to make tripods and magnesium to make heads, matched with a design policy of “no gimmicks and no compromise on quality,” put Gitzo products in a class of their own.  Gitzo’s carefully crafted products form a comprehensive range of supports for large, medium and small format cameras, for film or digital technology, for still photography or dynamic video, for studio or location work.  Precision assembly, high quality materials and fine control are all qualities that represent Gitzo products



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