Gitzo revisited the classic G1276M in a completely revisited version. Its look and the design of the high quality magnesium out shell are unchanged, but the internal components and mechanisms have been completely re engineered. The weight has been reduced by 15-17% and new Gitzo technologies have been introduced. As one of the new range of Gitzo Off Center ball heads, thanks to its unique design, it allows unsurpassed positioning freedom by offering a range of movement impossible with conventional heads. Off Center Ball heads feature separate pan and tilt controls, graduated base and ultra-light magnesium castings. Pan and tilt lock knobs can also control movement friction. Series 2 Off Center Ball heads are specifically recommended to be used with Gitzo Explorer tripods.