February 7, 2013

Pro Media Gear GK Katana Gimbal Head

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.

For full details or to buy the Pro Media Gear GK Katana Gimbal Head now, click here.

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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November 28, 2012

ProMediaGear GT1 Gimbal Attachment for Ball Heads

ProMediaGear GT1 Gimbal Attachment for Ball Heads

Product Details

  • Item Weight: 2.9 lbs
  • Shipping Weight: 3 lbs

If you are looking for a solution to having a Gimbal for those instances when you must have one in the field, the ProMediaGear GT1 is the answer to your needs.

This attachment for a ball head turns your system into a complete Gimbal unit at just a fraciton of the cost and weight of its bigger brother the Katana Gimbal Head. It is made with the same high standards and materials of all ProMediaGear offerings. It comes equipped with a Arca-Swiss quick plate attachment for your tripod head if you elect not to attach it to your ball head. This innovation also makes this an excellent head to use on your Monopod. The review below explains this in more detail.

The reviewer also states that ProMediaGear's technical help is outstanding. This Gimbal will answer all your photography needs when you must have the flexibility that a high end Gimbal Tripod Head provides.

What are people saying?


- It is pro grade... (Click here to see full review)

Overall Rating: 5.0 out of 5 Stars.

For full details or to buy the ProMediaGear GT1 Gimbal Attachment for Ball Heads now, click here.

At the time of this review shipping was $10.95 standard UPS, from the supplier.

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November 14, 2012

Induro GHBA Gimbal Head (Black)

Induro GHBA Gimbal Head (Black)
Product Dimensions: 2 inches x 4 inches x 4 inches ; 1.1 LBS
  • Shipping Weight: 2 LBS
  • Shipping: The Induro GHBA ships to selected countries outside of the United States.
  • Item model number: GHBA

This amazing, light weight, attachment for your heavy duty ball head affords you the quality and efficiency of a full Gimbal Tripod Head in a small compact unit. The Induro GHBA Gimbal Head attaches to your existing tripod ball head giving you the ability to pan horizontally. Then using the lens ring you attach to the vertical swing arm of the GHBA using the standard Arca Swiss QRP (quick Release Plate), giving you vertical capabilities of the finest full gimbal heads. It is portable and fits easily into your camera bag for when you need to capture fast moving wildlife shots or quick action sports captures. Some photographers have stated that side attached lens ring gimbals can wear on the lens ring tightening clamp, but for only occasional use this Gimbal Tripod Head is an affordable alternative to one of the more pricey full gimbals. The short video below shows just how easy it is to use Indoru's GHBA Gimbal Head.



What are people saying?


- Gets The Job Done (Click here to see full review)

- Quality work (Click here to see full review)

- "Affordable", quality gimbal head converter (Click here to see full review)

Overall Rating: 4.2 out of 5 Stars.

For full details or to buy the Induro GHBA Gimbal Head (Black) now, click here
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November 13, 2012

Flashpoint 1N Gimbal Head with Quick Release Plate. New, Updated Model. Supports 14.4 Pounds.

Flashpoint 1N Gimbal Head  with Quick Release. New, Improved model. Supports 14.4 pounds.

Product Details

  • Item Weight: 3.2 LBS
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 LBS
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The Flashpoint 1N Gimbal Tripod Head is tailor made for your longest lens and camera system. Most standard ball heads cannot stand up to the vertical and horizontal swinging required for fast paced sports action or catching the flight of a migrating waterfowl. This Gimbal tripod head is equipped to handle anything you can throw at it. It has separate controls that lock the vertical and horizontal movements for your system. It has a smooth drag control which assists in maintaining a fluid swing when panning. It has a QRP (Quick Release Plate) and mounts on a standard 3/8inch-16 tripod head.



What are people saying?


- Flashpoint Gimbal Works! (Click here to see full review)

- Not Fluid (Click here to see full review)

- Great for birds (Click here to see full review)

Overall Rating: 4.5 out of 5 Stars.

For full details or to buy the Flashpoint Gimbal Head 1n with Quick Release. New, Improved model. Supports 14.4 lbs. now, click here.

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November 11, 2012

Desmond Gimbal Tripod Head DGH-01 Arca Compatible

Desmond Gimbal Tripod Head DGH-01 Arca Compatible inc 50mm Clamp & QR Plate for Tripod

Product Details

  • Shipping Weight: Three LBS
  • Model number: DGH-01
  • The Desmond Model DGH-01 Gimbal Head is a solid, quality produced and built tripod head. Like all quality Gimbal Heads it is supported by ball bearing base and pivot arms for ultra smooth movement and tilt. It comes with a 50mm Arca Swiss compatible QRP (quick release plate). Constructed of the highest quality aircraft grade aluminum makes it strong and light weight. It's mounting head can accept various sytle plates from many manufactures including Wimberly, Jobu Desgin, Markins, just to name a few. It is equipped with the standard 3/8 inch-16 tripod mount. If there is one thing that you must be concerned with it is the maximum load bearing capacity of this gimbal. It is rated for maximum camera/lens combination of 11 pounds. If your long lens/camera system is close to this or exceeds their maximum safe load capacity then you should reconsider choosing this model.

     

    What are people saying?

     
     
    Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 5 Stars.


For full details or to buy the Desmond Gimbal Tripod Head DGH-01 Arca Compatible inc 50mm Clamp & QR Plate for Tripodclick here.

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Manfrotto 393 Heavy Telephoto Lens Support for Monopod Replaces 3421

Manfrotto 393 Heavy Telephoto Lens Support for Monopod Replaces 3421

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: Lenght 8" x Height 8" x Width 8" ; 4 LBS
  • Shipping Weight: 5 LBS
  • Shipping: This item ships to select countries outside the United States.
  • Item model number: 393
  • The Manfrotto 393 was designed to be used on Monopods. It serves this purpose well, but also is a dual purpose system that works on a tripod equally well. It is built like a tank, and you would be hard pressed to damage this Gimbal Style Head under normal usage. It's vertical and horizontal swings are liquid smooth, and it can accommodate the largest and heaviest of lens/camera combinations. It's design lends itself to increased stability when swinging on flying birds or taking fast moving sports photography. It has a variable plate sliding system that when attached to your lens and the center of gravity is attained, it is "weightless" (The short Video shows this weightless position after attaching to the tripod head) It can be raised or lowered in three easy positions, making this one of the most simple working mechanisms for gimbal heads. This model replaces the Bogen Manfrotto 3421.

     

    What are people saying?

     
     
     Overall Rating: 4.4 out of 5 Stars. 

For full details  or to buy the Manfrotto 393 Heavy Telephoto Lens Support for Monopod Replaces 3421 now, click here.

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Induro GHB2 Gimbal Head (Black)

Induro GHB2 Gimbal Head (Black)

Product Details

  • Item Weight: Three.Two lbs
  • Shipping Weight: Four lbs
  • Shipping:  Ships to select countries outside the United States
  • Item model #: GHB2
  • If your looking to take crisp, clear shots while shooting your favorite sporting event, or catching the fleeting wing beats or animal movements of your favorite wildlife then you have found that long....heavy....telephoto lens do not work on most panhead and ballhead tripod systems. The Induro, Professional Gimbal Head Model GHB 2 will eliminate those concerns and will help you to take the wall hanger capture every "photog" dreams of. It has fluid sweep arms that allow both vertical and horizontal movement floating on a fully enclosed ball bearing head. The attachment and adjustment system allows you to make your lens and camera literly "weightless" using the plate on the swing arm. This allows a level of control not attainable on a ball or panhead system. This Gimbal is different in that it has calibrated settings so that you can reposition your lens and camera system to the exact same position that worked for you in previous shoots (the short video shows this). It comes with the standard 3/8 - 16 inch mounting thread base, and has the convenient industry standard Arca-Swiss QRP(Quick Release Plate).


    What are people saying?



    - OK, but not great... (Click here to see full review) 
     
     Overall Rating: 4.7 out of 5 Stars. 

For full details or to buy the Induro GHB2 Gimbal Head (Black) now, click here.
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November 10, 2012

Jobu Design Pro2 Gimbal Head for DSLR/DSLT and Scope Systems and Cameras, Supports More than 35 pounds.

Jobu Design Pro2 Gimbal Head for DSLR Cameras, Supports More than 35 lbs.

Product Descriptions

  • Item Weight: 4.3 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 5 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Item model number: BWG-Pro2
  • The Pro 2 Gimbal Head by Jobu Design is the revised and improved version of the Jobu Black Widow Gimbal Head. It is completely redesigned with state of the art materials and increased strength for an overall lighter, stronger and smoother Gimbal Head system. It is equipped with the standard Arca-standard QRP (Quick Release Plate) with a horizontal mount clamp lessening the stress on the lens mounting ring. It has a 400 percent structurally stiffer arm made from machined solid aluminum. It is one of the most sturdy Gimbal heads even taking a pounding by the manufactures with a hammer.. it survived...fully usable. It supports lens and camera systems of 35 pounds or more. This smooth swinging, fully adjustable head is lighter, stronger, and supports easy mounting features.
     

    What are people saying?

     
    Overall Rating: 5.0 out of 5 Stars. 
     For full details or to buy the Jobu Design Pro2 Gimbal Head for DSLR Cameras, Supports More than 35 lbs. now, click here
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November 7, 2012

Opteka GH1 Pro Heavy Duty Metal Gimbal Head (Supports up to 30lbs)

Opteka GH1 Pro Heavy Duty Metal Gimbal Head (Supports up to 30 lbs)

Opteka GH1 Pro Heavy Duty Metal Gimbal Head (Supports up to 30lbs)

Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 9 X 2.5 x 7.5 inches ; 2.7 lbs
  • Shipping Weight: 3 lbs (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Model number: GH1
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     This gimbal head is  the powerhouse model for supporting the heaviest of cameras and lens.  Opteka's  GH1 is a professionally designed tripod head that you can use with any system, any weight.  It is made with solid aluminum swing arms, making it stronger and lighter than the closest compiteors.
      The Opetka's Gimbal GH1 supports upwards of 30 pounds - this equates to the longest and heaviest lens you will normally find being used with a tripod. It's quick release system is much more secure then a side mount system, and it provides for a smooth horizontal mounting. This mounting reduces the stress on your lens collar and results in clearer captures with less vibration.
      Cutting-Edge Designed
        Weighting in at only 2.7 pounds, the GH1 was designed to be light weight, but improve the strength and overall stiffness in the support head. This stiffness results in a increased sharpness in your captures that other Gimbals cannot match. The slight tight turn of the GM1 lets you hold and maintain a solid camera contact with your focusing eye, resulting in increasing the stability of your camrera platform and better captures.
        Ball Bearings Smooth movement is assured with full ball-bearing construction, resulting in no static or noticeable friction in the entire play of the Gimbal Head. Quick-Release System A 1/4 inch threaded plate is standard for this head. It also comes with a standard quick release base that can be used with any Arca Swiss QRP (Quick Release Plate). Mounting Horizontal Adjustment Knobs You can attain any balance or adjustment position with the quick-turn, fully adjustable and tight, clamping knobs. Knobs Ergonomically Designed Non slip rubberized knobs allow for infinite adjustment in all picture taking situations. Designed for Any Weather This Gimbal head is designed for anything a photographer can expose it too. It is coated with a soft rubberized material that resists moisture and prolonged wear. It's adjusting clamps are combined with a stainless steel shaft, that will endure anything an active photographer can subject it to. It's black overall matte finish lends to easily blending into the background for the wildlife enthusiast. Specifications Load Capacity: 30 pounds (13.6 kg) Tripod Mount: 3/8"-16 Height: 8.7" (22.1 cm) Weight: 2.7 lb (1.2 kg)
         
         

         

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