Gitzo GH1720QR Two-Way Fluid Tripod Head

Model #GH1720QR

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Gitzo gh1720qr 1
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Packaging Info

Package Weight 1.4 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 13.0 x 5.0 x 3.5"

General Information

Pan 360°
Tilt 110°
Construction Magnesium
Height 3.6" (92mm)
Weight 1 lb (0.5 kg)
Load Capacity 8.8 lbs (4 kg)
Plate Quick release, 1/4" screw
User Reviews
B h photo.32817553
20 December 2016

This is an awesome product. I not only hunt big game animals in the west, which requires long range spotting, but also guide hunters to these same animals. Having a great spotting scope, as well as an efficient tri-pod that is smooth and easy-to-use head is critical.

Eagle optics.34750848
11 August 2012

This is the lightest tripod head I have had, and like it a lot. It is easy to use with good rotation, both side to side and up and down. I am using it with my Nikon Fieldscope which is very lightweight and a Gitzo tripod.

B h photo.32817553
22 October 2015

I do some guiding for Birder's. I have a lot of spotting scopes by different manufactures for people to use, and Demo when out with me.I have found this Gitzo #1720QR to be the best spotting scope Birding head to date for me!

10 May 2015

Compact size and simple one wheel control for all movement. Expensive but I think worth the money

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    Attaches Firmly, Good Stability, Large Range of Motion, Strong Clamp

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B h photo.32817553
16 March 2015

This is a high quality lightweight tripod head and provides very smooth panning for my binoculars

13 April 2012

Attached to my 190cxpro4 tripod, it is really smooth to operate my zeiss 85 spotting scope, in a controlled manor it is fast and easy to follow all forms of wildlife.

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    Durable, Exceptionaly smooth, Lightweight

B h photo.32817553
26 March 2012

The GH1720QR is really good, easy to use with easy and smoothness of movement, especially when penning. It is strong and light. I am able to use it with heavy lenses such as Nikon 300 mm VR f/1.4 and the Nikon fieldscope 85mm VR. It can be used with any tripod.

19 March 2012

Gitzo claim this is the only tripod head designed specifically for birdwatching. Having tried most of the others, I can believe this.<br /><br />It really does have the best features and functionality for use with a compact birding scope.

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    Durable, Great Features, Lightweight, Simple Controls

B h photo.32817553
6 February 2012

The head is very smooth, very precise. I have mounted my 85mm spotting scope onto the mount and find the it superb.I can identify no cons to the product.

B h photo.32817553
29 January 2012

I use the 1720 QR to support my spotting scope and it works great. I was out with it all day and was always impressed with how smooth it was, how easy it was to adjust to a bird's movement, always precise.

Product Highlights
  • Bird Watching Pan/Tilt Fluid Cartridges
  • 360° Pan & ± 110° Tilt
  • Almost Frictionless Fast Movements
  • Single-lock Mechanism
  • Suitable for Right/Left-Handed Use
  • Quick-release Plate
  • Supports Loads up to 8.82 lbs (4 kg)
  • Gitzo Carbon Fiber Tripods Compatible
  • Removable / Reversible Pan Bar
In The Box
  • Gitzo GH1720QR Two-Way Fluid Tripod Head
  • G1173-14B Quick Release Plate for G1172/1276
  • Anti-Dust Bag
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty
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