Gitzo's Center Ball Heads are extremely balanced and versatile heads, engineered and designed focusing on ultimate smoothness and precision of the movement and locking.
GH3382QD is the large sized head ideal for Series 2 and 3 Mountaineer tripods, and matches well with most other Gitzo tripods Series 2 and above. Compared to the smaller versions, GH3382QD has a larger ball and quick release adapter, for strong and comfortable use with heavier equipment.
It is supplied with the standard, Arca-Swiss compatible plate (GS5370D), but is also compatible with all of Gitzo's D profile plates and fits most Arca-Swiss style plates from other brands.
Smooth WS2 Ball Coating:
Tungsten disulphide (WS2) is one of the smoothest materials known to science. The coating minimizes the irritating "stick-slip" (jerky movement) effect. The extremely efficient locking mechanism (patent pending) and the use of hard metal components under and around this smooth ball surface achieve movement with comfortable friction, strong locking with minimum effort, and compact head sizes.
Independent pan lock is available. Friction control is also available and functions independently from the ball lock knob, allowing the ball lock to have a short stroke (quick locking).
Intuitive Quick Release System:
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.