The Acratech 1157 GP Ballhead has all the benefits and features of the GV2 ballhead including the ability to function as a gimbal head and of course it still weighs less than 1 lb.
What really sets the GP apart from all the other ballheads is that it is also designed to be used upside down, allowing the ball to be used as a levelling base for stitched panoramic images.
Even when using your tripod on rocky, uneven terrain the GP Ballhead allows you to pan parallel to the horizon, eliminating the need to carry a separate levelling base to create accurate panoramic images
Acratech GP Ballhead Features:
Works as a gimbal head with lenses up to 400 f/4.0
Weighs less than 1 lb (.45kg) with quick release clamp.
Easily holds over 25 lbs (11.4kg) at any angle.
Full movements allow any camera position.
Precision C.N.C. machined.
Compatible with Kirk, Arca, R.R.S., and many other QR plates.
Fits all standard tripods (1/4-20 and 3/8-16 threads).
Lazer Engraved dual degree markings.
Solid precision feel.
Beautiful satin black anodized finish.
Long lasting stainless steel hardware.
All knobs are secured so they cannot vibrate loose and fall off.
Oilless and greaseless ball will not attract or hold dirt and debris.