Stiff Tripod Head

Discussion in 'Large Format' started by george_stewart|1, Jun 8, 2003.

  1. I have the a Gitzo G1570M head that I use primarily for my 8x10 field
    camera. Its forward/back tilt has always been overly stiff for my
    needs. I tried to take the head apart to loosen up the tilt, but
    could find no obvious way to do so (no bolts/nuts to loosen). I
    would rather not invest in a new head - looking at the Arca-Swiss B2
    which is oh so fluid! Does anyone have a suggestion!


  2. Another excellent alternative is the Sinar Pan-Tilt head or a Ries.
  3. I don't know the specific model you're talking about but if it's an older Gitzo you can try just unscrewing the camera platform from the base and if that works, go from there. My old Gitzo Reporter tripod is all double screws so that taking it apart is a case of turning things that look as if they can't be turned, if you see what I mean.
  4. George, the 1370M head that I have behaves exactly the same!

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