Question about Gitzo Photography

Open Question

Gitzo G1575M Ball Head very stiff to operate

Please could someone advise me about a problem I have with this brand new head?

It feels a little stiff in some positions as the head is rotated and not at all as smooth as I believe it should be after reading some reviews.

I have tried rotating the head in all directions, to spread any lubricant around the ball in case it may have a few dry spots - but the stiffness in some positions is still there.It feels tight in certain locations and camera angles.

Is there any way I can adjust the level of friction grip on the ball, add extra grease or should I just send it back for a warranty repair?

Posted by on

3 Suggested Answers

  • 13 Answers

SOURCE: gitzo off centre ball head

Go to big lots or other discount house (I went to sears and spent $4.00) and buy the cheapest mini tripod you can find and scarf the screw/knob off that. That is what I did.

Posted on Jun 11, 2008

SOURCE: 322RC2

I just had this same problem and came across your post.  In frustration I held the grip and then let it go very quickly where the grip 'snapped' back.  
Now it works.  Go figure.  I will mention a very small piece of plastic fell out of it, but it does not appear to hinder the functionality.

Posted on Aug 24, 2008

  • 685 Answers

SOURCE: My 322RC2 Grip Action Ball Quick Release has lost

Try www.BogenTripodParts.com for that part. There is listed the widest selection of Bogen parts and support more models than any other web site I’ve seen. There are losts of pictures to help find just the right part. There are some photo essays on how to rebuild a head or a tripod on the home page.

Posted on Jun 22, 2010

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

In the Gitzo GH2750QR head the quick release plate got stuck. What to do?


Is it the plate itself that is stuck, or is it the lever that needs to be moved to release the plate ? From a brief look at images of the item, it looks as if there is a small locking lever connected to the actual release lever - has this been freed, or is it that which is stuck ?

Nov 13, 2016 | Gitzo Gh2750qr Series 2 Magnesium Off...

1 Answer

Head won't secure to tripod


Two potential issues. 1. Perhaps you have just not screwed it on tight enough. Just tighten the black knob as much as you can then screw the head on your legs as tight as you can. 2. If you can't even do that I will assume that the hole on the bottom of the head is too large for the screw on the tripod legs, in which case you just need a a bushing adapter. Like this one:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/882988-REG/Sunwayfoto_tn_15_Bushing_3_8_1_4_Stainless_Steel.html

Apr 10, 2014 | Gitzo Gh2750qr Series 2 Magnesium Off...

1 Answer

I can't get the ball head off my tripod. I've loosened the set screws at the base, but the head won't budge.


You can try this:
spray lubricant between ball head and base, wrap the ball head with a heavy rag( to help prevent scratches, use a pip wrench on ball head while someone else holds legs ( or also wrap legs in cloth and hold in vise). DO THIS AT OWN RISK

Dec 04, 2010 | Manfrotto (Distributed by Bogen) 055XB...

1 Answer

Need to buy & install Springs for Gitzo Video Fluid Head Gitzo G-1380


Hi there.
The site http://www.tripodandlightparts.com/category_s/171.htm has the schematics and part number for the videohead you currently have. Parts number and price are listed for order.
Hope this helps,
Andrew

May 18, 2010 | Photography

1 Answer

Tripod & Head attachment


You weed the 520 Ball also called the 3284 Bowl with 75mm Knob
that can be found at the bottom of this page: http://www.bogentripodparts.com/heads.htm

May 02, 2010 | Manfrotto (Distributed by Bogen) 055XPROB...

1 Answer

What tripod took over from the 1548 Gitzo tripod i have a 600 f4 canon lens + wimberly head and require a tripod to go with it any information would be grateful. Cheers Kevin


Hi,
As I suspected the Gitzo 5541LS replaces both the GT5540LS and the G1548 tripod. Currently, there is an ongoing rebate until 06/30/2010.
Hope this helps. Andrew Don't forget to vote.

Apr 14, 2010 | Photography

1 Answer

I have a Gitzo G1548 MK2 tripod. One of the sections of a leg got damaged, where can I purchase this section?


Hi there, and welcome to FixYa.

You can get parts information for your tripod at the Gitzo website.

Click this for an exploded view of the G1548
http://www.gitzo.com/webdav/site/gitzo/shared/gitzo/pdf/G1/G1548_20040701.pdf

Bogan Imaging is the distributor for this brand in the USA.
Their website for parts is http://www.bogenimaging.us/Jahia/site/bius/cache/off/lang/en_US/pid/14084

If your not from the US, then you can go here
http://www.gitzo.com/Jahia/site/gitzo/pid/4748
to find the closest distributor to you.

Thanks for coming to FixYa.

Rob

Mar 12, 2009 | Gitzo Mountaineer Mk2 G1548 Tripod

1 Answer

Benbo 1 ball head sticky


"NeverSeeze" available at most hardware and auto parts stores.  A little (very Little) goes a long way.  Smear a small amount on the ball and start to work it around in its socket. will come out as new with a little effort.

Oct 24, 2008 | Photography

1 Answer

Gitzo G1258 tripod


I still don't know if it's a common problem, or why it occurred, but I did find the link to Gitzo spare parts...

http://www.gitzo.com/Jahia/spareparts/site/gitzo

Jun 27, 2008 | Gitzo Photography

1 Answer

Gitzo off centre ball head


Go to big lots or other discount house (I went to sears and spent $4.00) and buy the cheapest mini tripod you can find and scarf the screw/knob off that. That is what I did.

Jun 04, 2008 | Gitzo Photography

Not finding what you are looking for?
Photography Logo

Related Topics:

99 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Gitzo Photography Experts

kakima

Level 3 Expert

98921 Answers

Tony

Level 3 Expert

2598 Answers

Brad Brown

Level 3 Expert

13822 Answers

Are you a Gitzo Photography Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...