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Aug 28, 2012 20:25:45   #
MT Shooter (a regular here)
 
Audwulf wrote:
A true gimbal will return to the horizontal plane when released. To elevate the lens, which JC asked about, you either have to lock down the tension screws, or shift the balance of the camera.


If your Gimbal returns your camera to level when released then your center of gravity is too low and out of balance. That is a trait of the Manfrotto design that cannot be overcome. A true Gimbal, of the Wimberly, Jobo, Desmond, or even Beike designs will allow your camera to hold itself in any position without adding tension to do so.

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Aug 28, 2012 20:30:58   #
JC56
 
Audwulf wrote:
A true gimbal will return to the horizontal plane when released. To elevate the lens, which JC asked about, you either have to lock down the tension screws, or shift the balance of the camera.


I have to do that now......so what is the advantage of a gimbal?

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Aug 28, 2012 20:34:58   #
JC56
 
MT,
Thank you...Your photo knowledge is priceless and of great help for DA'S like me.

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Aug 29, 2012 11:09:09   #
Bozsik (a regular here)
 
Manfrotto gimbal Adorama $174.00. I like mine.

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Apr 11, 2013 01:44:39   #
Jblanke
 
[quote=JC56]I'm looking to buy a decent gimbal head for a manfrotto tripod. I don't want to spend 600 to 700 on a wimberly any suggestions? I use a pentax kr with a sigma 150 to 500 lens....... weight is about 6 to 7 lbs. I shoot BIFS and other fast moving objects. Thanks[/

After several recommendations and a bunch of reading on the subject , I ordered the LensMaster RH-2. I received it today and could not be more pleased. I gave it a quick backyard workout, but I plan to take it in the field tomorrow. I highly recommend that you consider LensMaster at less than a third of the price of a Wimberly.

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Apr 11, 2013 05:14:01   #
craggycrossers (a regular here)
 
JC56 wrote:
I'm looking to buy a decent gimbal head for a manfrotto tripod. I don't want to spend 600 to 700 on a wimberly any suggestions? I use a pentax kr with a sigma 150 to 500 lens....... weight is about 6 to 7 lbs. I shoot BIFS and other fast moving objects. Thanks


You always get sound advice from MT. Here's another vote for the Lensmaster RH-2 - http://www.lensmaster.co.uk/index.htm - which fulfills all MT's criteria, is terrific value for money, and is increasingly being purchased now by UHH members in the USA. Be sure to watch the video to see how the Lensmaster balances and holds the position you leave it in.

Look for jblanke's fine recommendation here- http://www.uglyhedgehog.com/t-106156-1.html - he's just bought one !

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