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GP Ball-Head

Price:
$399.95
SKU:
1155
Weight:
0.99 LBS
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Product Description

Voted best Ball-Head by DP Review.

It’s like getting 3 pieces of equipment all wrapped up in one beautiful and lightweight unit!

Our Acratech GP Ball-Head is uniquely designed to function as a Ball Head, a gimbal head, and a leveling panoramic head.   

The Gimbal action will have you shooting action like a pro. The Gimbal feature works with any lens (up to 400mm F4.0) that has a tripod collar. The pin in the bottom of the ball and the sleeve on the stem of the ball is what creates a smooth pivot for the Gimbal.

Unscrew the quick release clamp and put it onto the bottom of the head and you are now ready to use the the GP Ball-Head to create level, single row panoramas. This eliminates the need to carry a separate leveling base in order to create accurate stitched panoramas, as you'll be able to pan parallel to the horizon even when using your tripod on rocky or uneven terrain.

All Acratech Ball-Heads are designed to be lightweight and rugged for the active outdoor photographer. The open structure lets moisture, dirt and debris fall through instead of being trapped inside a socket.  

Available with our Arca Swiss style, knob or locking lever quick release clamp.

Camera quick release plates sold separately. Find your camera plate.

View Ball-Head Specifications.

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GP Ballhead Instructions and Tutorial (04:40)
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Specifications

Will hold up to 25lbs (11.4kg)
Height 4.14" (105mm)
Length 3.47" (88mm)
Wide 3.20" (81mm)
Base Dia 2.375" (60mm)
Weight .95 lbs (.43kg)

Warranty:
All Acratech products are fully guaranteed for 10 years to the original purchaser. This covers all manufacturing and material defects.
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Product Reviews

  1. Buy quality. Protect your gear. Pay once. Enjoy having options. 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 23rd Sep 2018

    After a careful comparison all of the available pro ballheads on the market (reviews, blogs, forums, etc.) and owning some lesser brands, the clear choice for my tripod needs was the GP. The reality is that you are using a tripod for stability in the first place. Therefore, you need an equally stable ballhead that is easily adjustable regardless of weather conditions and is going to help protect your gear from accidental slippage. I use a Gitzo 1228 carbon fiber tripod and Nikon D500/Leica gear and do not want to trust my bodies or glass to an unstable tripod or head. The GP is a good trade-off regarding stability, flexibility, usability, weight, and open design. It fits the Gitzo well.

    I have been experimenting with intentional camera movement (ICM) for landscape photography to create fine art images (sunrises, sunsets, seascapes,etc.) The GP's panoramic function is quite smooth and is perfect for ICM. The GP has been tremendously useful for macro.

    If I were a wildlife photographer, particularly birds, I would invest in a more formal gimbal head. For my occasional gimbal use, the GP fits my needs well as well as my sense of efficiency (less weight vs. stability issue).

    It seems misguided to me to purchase very expensive photo gear and then trust it to an inexpensive, poorly designed, low quality head not made in the USA.

    Maxim of photography gear: you get what you pay for.


  2. The only ballhead you’ll ever need 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 2nd Apr 2018

    Bought this ballhead after reading that the company owner created this one since the existing ones didn’t work as expected and he decided to create the best possible ballhead. What was very interesting for me is the fact that the GP can be used also as panorama head as well as gimbal besides the normal intended functionality. Had the chance to test it and set the tension exactly how i wanted. It’s very easy to customize it to your needs and it’s very sturdy and stable.
    I am very happy with the GP ballhead and looking forward to years of pleasant shooting!


  3. Very Impressed 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 14th Feb 2018

    I took out the GP for the first-time last week in 14-degree Fahrenheit weather for some long exposure photography. Supporting a Canon 6D with a 16-35 F4 lens the GP was a joy to use! Very smooth and precise adjustments made framing shots a breeze, no unwanted slippage and very little if any position shifting when locking down the ball head. Whether shooting landscape or portrait, did not seem to matter; every adjustment was smooth and predictable.

    The engineering and quality of the GP are top notch! Really well designed! It is a practical design that is simplistic and when you really examine it, you realize there is not much that could go wrong – Time will tell, but I would expect the durability of this design to exceed all others.

    With the relatively light weight of the GP (nearly 0.5lbs lighter than my previous mistake) the GP is THE ball head to go with – just get it, you will be impressed.


  4. excellent quality 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 10th Nov 2017

    I was looking for a light, high quality ballhead to go on a carbon fiber tripod, with the idea of having a lightweight system for hiking. I initially purchased the Ultimate Ballhead about 10 years ago, and ended up purchasing a GP Ballhead, and recently acquired a GPSS Ballhead to use on several different tripods. They are light, high quality and effective. I have used them on a Canon 5DM#, Canon 1Dx, Canon 6D, Nikon D810A, and Nikon 750, all very successfully. I do some teaching and keep more than one one tripod-bullhead setup with me when on the road. I frequently loan these out to others when their setup is ineffective, making our photo sessions go smoother. No reservations recommending this bullhead. BTW, this head is very hardy. It has taken lots of abuse and still works perfectly.


  5. A quality pice of gear 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 25th Apr 2017

    I've owned and used this for a few weeks. After a short time learning just how much tension to set and the general layout of the knobs I can do it in the dark now. Set the camera position and it stays. Need to change no thought or fumbling. Well engineered piece of gear.


  6. Best Ballhead 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 10th Apr 2017

    I've been using the GP ball head and am amazed at the fine workmanship, versatility, ease of use and design of this ball head. I feel my camera is secure when using the Actatech clamp and ball head. Moving the camera is smooth and easy. The design allows the bullhead to stay clean, even at the beach. I haven't done any panoramas yet, but plan to soon. Best ball head ever!


  7. Acratech GP Lever Clamp 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 22nd Jul 2016

    I bought the Acratech GP with Level Clamp about 3 weeks ago. I have been using it in doors so far. Just practicing with it on my tripod. Been very satisfied with it. I use it with a Feisol 3472LV tripod and have attached Nikon D750 with both a Nikon 28-300mm and Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8. It has performed great with no creep at all. It moves very smoothly. I have not yet tried out the gimbal head feature on it. The size and weight of the head is great.


  8. GP Blallhead 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 26th Dec 2015

    A well engineered ball head. Fairly light even though it has a good load carrying capacity. It has a nice feel to it and the tension knob provides nice smooth control of the camera/lens.




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