Priced from £264.95, the three new Gitzo Center Ball Heads feature an independent pan lock, designed to allow the user to capture panoramic photos or make horizontal adjustments. Built to be compact, light and intuitive they also include a plate that’s locked with a screw-knob. There are three models: the GH1382TQD, GH1382QD; and the GH3382QD, the last of which is not due out until November. Visit

Press release
Gitzo, pioneer in developing some of the most advanced and revolutionary technologies for camera accessories and supports, is proud to introduce a completely new range of Center Ball Heads, representing the state-of-the-art in the heads’ field and focusing on ultimate smoothness and precision.

The Center Ball Heads are dedicated to pros and advanced amateur photographers 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 are coated with tungsten disulphide – one of the smoothest materials around. With an extremely efficient locking mechanism and the use of hard metal components under and around the ball, this mechanism provides comfortable friction onto the ball meaning it can be locked with minimal effort while avoiding unwanted deforming 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 also available in the GH1382QD and GH3382QD. Located in the ball lock knob, it functions independently allowing the ball lock to have a quick locking action without sacrificing movement and safety.

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

The new Center Ball Heads have slim, curved forms and are aesthetically outstanding with a triangular accent, and matte grey plated steel top casings. Their dimensions and colouring are designed to match perfectly with Gitzo’s Traveler and Mountaineer Tripods.

The new Center Ball Head range features the following:
• GH1382TQD
• GH1382QD
• GH3382QD (Available mid November)

The new Center Ball Heads are also included in the brand new Traveler Tripod Kits, as well as in Mountaineer Tripod Kits.

The Gitzo Center Ball Head range start from £264.95. For more information, visit