Pro Media Gear GK Katana Gimbal Head
Pro Media Gear states that this Gimbal Head is "the result of not copying but innovating from the ground up."
The video shows many of the unique features of this high end system. The feature that I find useful is the safety pins on the Quick Release Plate, ArcaSwiss style mounting system. I have lost one very expensive lens due to sliding off of a tripod head. Not a fun thing to happen. I also like the fact that it comes in two models so that you can budget for which gimbal fits your needs. It is machined from high end light weight aluminum, with swing arms and base plate fitted with stainless steel ball bearings making them maintenance free. It is fitted with oversized adjustment knobs making it user friendly in cold and inclement weather. The manufacturer states that the unit is water and dust resistant. An absolute feature for the serious user. It's load bearing capacity is rated at 40lbs, more then enough for the professional or semi pro photographer. It is one of the new comers in this market, but it combines many of the great individual strong points of other high end Gimbal Heads in one very functional tripod head.
Overall Rating: There are no customer reviews yet for this product on Amazon, although there are some comments on this innovative Gimbal Head I found on YouTube.com
Photographers have commented on the shiny brass fittings, and high polish finish. They feel that these are not conducive to maintaining a concealed profile when using this Gimbal Head for wildlife photography. They suggested a matte finish and blackening the brass fittings. Good points to consider if this is the intended use for the Pro Media Katana Gimbal Tirpod Head.
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Shipping is additional with this Gimbal Head. At the time of this review shipping was $7.49 from ProMediaGear, based out of Illinois, USA.
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