The Gitzo Rationelle series
comprises the G2270M, G2271M and the G2272M - three totally new heads
designed from the ground up to provide improved support, ultimate balance
Each head is crafted from ultra lightweight magnesium, can support payloads
of up to 12.2 lbs. and features a unique plate configuration. In the
past, using a medium format camera with similar sized heads has hindered
the photographer's ability to use a spirit bubble to maintain a level
plain. With the Rationelle series, however, each of the heads is equipped
with multiple spirit levels, further ensuring that every shot will be
taken at a level plain. Each head is also designed with ergonomically
engineered pan and tilt handles that can be positioned on the right
or left side, further enhancing the series' versatility. These low profile
heads also feature a built-in fluid system, allowing each head to move
smoothly along both the vertical and horizontal axis.
The G2270M, G2271M and the G2272M play host to an extremely efficient
mechanical locking system designed by Gitzo engineers to withstand many
years of intensive use. If needed, the locking system can be replaced
independently to ensure long lasting use of the head in accordance with
the Gitzo factory standards. Rubber O-ring gaskets around the locking
bushings keep them securely in place if the tilt handles are removed
to save space during transportation.
The Rationelle G2270M long plate and G2271M compact plate heads provide
the support needed when shooting in medium format. Each head features
a fixed plate secured by anti-rotation pins, further ensuring that the
camera stays locked in position when shooting in portrait mode. When
not in use, the anti-rotation pins are stored under the head in convenient
pre-drilled holes. The G2270M long plate head tilts on the vertical
axis from +95° to -50° while the G2271M compact plate head tilts
from +95° to -60°. Both heads provide horizontal support from
+100 to -100°. A redesigned, large hexagonal thumbscrew on the bottom
of the camera locking screw, makes it easier than ever to attach and
remove equipment to the head.
For further information visit www.bogenphoto.com.