(Replaces the G1270M and G1370M)Redesigned from the ground-up, the G2270M is part of three new low-profile rationelle heads that are now even more efficient and smooth due to an advanced built-in fluid system, making them not only ideal for photographic use, but also birdwatching and mini DV cameras.Made of high quality low weight magnesium, the G2270M comes with a fixed long plate and is designed to carry a maximum capacity of up to 12 lbs. The G2270M also comes with multiple spirit levels to ensure that the head is perfectly level, while the ergonomically designed pan and tilt handles feature easy-to-use triangular shaped rubber grips. For more convenience, the tilt handles can be positioned on either the left or the right hand side of the head.The G2270 plate has "anti rotation" pins to ensure the camera will remain perfectly stable when shooting in portrait mode. These anti-rotation pins are stored in pre-drilled holes under the head when not in use. Complimenting this is a redesigned large hexagonal thumbscrew on the bottom of the camera locking screw which now makes it easier than ever to attach and remove equipment to the head.