The Gitzo G2271M is a low-profile Rationelle head that is
efficient and silky smooth due to an advanced built-in fluid-effect
system, which makes it not only ideal for photographic use, but also
birdwatching and mini DV cameras.
Made of high quality low weight magnesium, the G2271M comes with a fixed short plate
(platform) and is designed to carry a maximum capacity of up to 12.2
lb. The G2271M also comes with multiple spirit levels to ensure that the
head is perfectly level, while the ergonomically designed pan and tilt
handles feature easy-to-use triangular shaped rubber grips. For more
convenience, the tilt handles can be positioned on either the left or
the right hand side of the head.
The G2271M plate has "anti rotation" pins to ensure that the
camera remains perfectly stable when shooting in portrait mode. These
anti-rotation pins are stored in pre-drilled holes under the head when
not in use. Complimenting this is a redesigned large hexagonal
thumbscrew on the bottom of the camera locking screw which now makes it
easy to attach and remove equipment to the head.