Gitzo, a pioneer in developing revolutionary supports distributed exclusively in Canada by Gentec International, introduces a completely new range of Center Ball Heads, focusing on ultimate smoothness and precision.

The Center Ball Heads are dedicated to pros and advanced amateur photographers, always looking for the best equipment available, and are engineered and developed to be the ideal complements to Gitzo’s top of the range tripods. The new heads are available in three sizes, ideal for Gitzo’s Traveler and Mountaineer tripods.

The new Center Ball Heads family boasts ground-breaking features for photographers who demand the most from their gear in the field. The ball surfaces are coated with tungsten disulphide (WS2), one of the smoothest materials ever developed. Tungsten disulphide creates such low friction that an entirely new patent-pending design, utilizing hard metal components under and around the ball, had to be developed by Gitzo’s engineers. The locking mechanism provides comfortable friction while repositioning the camera on the ball head, while allowing the ball to be locked with minimum effort, while avoiding unwanted flex or drifting.

All three models feature an independent pan lock, making it possible to take panoramic photos or make horizontal adjustments for perfect framing. Friction control is available in two models of the family (GH1382QD and GH3382QD), ergonomically located inside the ball lock knob. The friction control functions independently of the ball lock knob, allowing quick locking without sacrificing movement and safety.

The plate is locked with a screw-knob, which makes the system compact, light, and intuitive, while being flexible to accept most Arca-Swiss style plates from a wide variety of brands.

The new Gitzo Center Heads have slim, curved forms, designed with a triangular accent to accommodate the reverse folding legs found in the Gitzo Traveler series, creating a truly compact tripod size when traveling. Dimensions and colourings are designed to match perfectly with Gitzo’s Traveler and Mountaineer Tripods.

The new Center Ball Head range and its ideal tripod combination is as follows:
• GH1382TQD (for Traveler Series 0&1)
• GH1382QD (for Traveler Series 2, and Mountaineer Series 0&1)
• GH3382QD (for Mountaineer Series 2&3)

The new Center Ball Head range is expected to be available at Gitzo authorized dealers across Canada in early September. The ball heads have a suggested retail price of $369.95 to $499.95, depending on the model. The new Center Ball Heads are also available in the brand new Traveler Tripod Kits, as well as in Mountaineer Tripod Kits.