Gitzo GH2720QR Bird Watching Fluid Head with Quick Release System

Model #GH2720QR

Gitzo gh2720qr 1
Gitzo gh2720qr 1
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Specifications

General Information

Load Capacity 13.23 lb (6 kg)
Ball Sphere Diameter Not Specified by Manufacturer
Quick Release Yes
Spirit Level No
Panning Range 360°
Separate Panning Lock No
Tripod Mount Thread Size 3/8-16 (3/4"-20 with included adapter)
Height 4.21" (107mm)
Weight 1.54 lb (0.7 kg)
User Reviews
B h photo.32817553
24 April 2017
4.0/10

This head worked great when new, failed in 90 days, and was replaced. The 2nd one worked for about a year before failing. The failure mode is the vertical tilt gets stiffer and stiffer, until it is nearly locked solid.

Eagle optics.34750848
26 February 2013
4.0/10

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...

B h photo.32817553
7 December 2016
10/10

This is the perfect fluid head for wildlife watching, and particularly birdwatching. The single control for horizontal and vertical control makes it easy to follow sometimes random wildlife movement. The head is very steady when locked or even partially locked.

B h photo.32817553
17 November 2015
10/10

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.

B h photo.32817553
11 August 2015
8.0/10

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.

B h photo.32817553
4 May 2015
8.0/10

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..

B h photo.32817553
12 April 2015
10/10

This is a really smooth tripod head for supporting and panning with a spotting scope or small telescope.

B h photo.32817553
6 February 2015
10/10

Fluid tracking and simple to use.

Wex.33757758
11 July 2013
2.0/10

After some research online, I bought this head to use in combination with my Swarovski spotting scope.<br /><br />It was quite easy to set up a good tension which allowed movement without the scope flopping about...and the single lock-off was effective &amp; useful.

  • +

    Easily Adjusted, Locks In Tight

  • -

    Flimsy, Jerky Movement

B h photo.32817553
19 July 2012
10/10

light weight and well constructed. Very solid

Product Highlights
  • Designed for Bird Watching
  • Supports up to 13.23 lb (6 kg)
  • Fluid Cartridges - Ultra Smooth Movement
  • Quick Release System
  • 360 Degree Panning
  • Highly Accurate
  • Sturdy Magnesium Construction
In The Box
  • Gitzo GH2720QR Bird Watching Fluid Head with Quick Release System
  • 3/8"-16 to 3/4"-20 Thread Adapter
  • Quick Release Plate
  • Lifetime Warranty
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