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Feb 18, 2021 20:12:35   #
XC guy Loc: Stillwater, Mn
 
Hello, my first time posting here. I'm looking for a lower price gimbal to use with my Canon 7D and Tamron 100-400. Paul's had a promaster GH10 for $60, way less than other prices and even less than a used one from KEH. Has anyone had experience with this shop? I appreciate any comments. Always great info from everyone here.

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Feb 18, 2021 20:49:38   #
Fotoserj
 
My Dad always said you get what you pay for

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Feb 18, 2021 21:12:18   #
spaceylb Loc: Long Beach, N.Y.
 
Google says Paul is good...

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Feb 18, 2021 21:35:06   #
Gene51 Loc: Yonkers, NY, now in LSD (LowerSlowerDelaware)
 
Paul's maybe fine (I have no experience with them) but the Promaster is questionable at best:

https://www.amazon.com/product-reviews//B00KYL2800/ref=acr_dpx_hist_1?ie=UTF8&filterByStar=one_star&reviewerType=all_reviews#reviews-filter-bar

I would try and use the lens, which has excellent stabilization, before wasting even $60 on a gimbal. There is no substitute for the real thing - and you get what you pay for.

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Feb 19, 2021 00:23:56   #
MDI Mainer Loc: Mount Desert, Maine
 
This one appears very reasonable in price and has an acceptable review history:

https://www.amazon.com/Neewer-Professional-Panoramic-Arca-Swiss-Standard/dp/B01I57SS5S/ref=pd_sbs_1?pd_rd_w=xLUHb&pf_rd_p=c52600a3-624a-4791-b4c4-3b112e19fbbc&pf_rd_r=6YDX0T72NMQT49DBD59N&pd_rd_r=66301f10-40c5-4036-bc02-66a41959d667&pd_rd_wg=V6rSV&pd_rd_i=B01I57SS5S&psc=1

My experience with Neewer gear is that while hardly state-of-the art, it's serviceable if you don't want to spend a lot of money.

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Feb 19, 2021 05:27:17   #
bioteacher Loc: Brooklyn, NY
 
KEH is a reputable company for used gear.

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Feb 19, 2021 05:34:58   #
Manglesphoto Loc: 70 miles south of St.Louis
 
XC guy wrote:
Hello, my first time posting here. I'm looking for a lower price gimbal to use with my Canon 7D and Tamron 100-400. Paul's had a promaster GH10 for $60, way less than other prices and even less than a used one from KEH. Has anyone had experience with this shop? I appreciate any comments. Always great info from everyone here.


I have never seen anything Pro master that was worth buying, tripods flimsy, three wired remotes failed within two weeks.
Spend more on a good brand and save money!!!!

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Feb 19, 2021 06:15:00   #
Donkas1946 Loc: Southern NH
 
I have the GH 10. It was very stiff both horizontal and vertical. Called promaster actually spoke with a person. Told him problem. Told me to send it to him and he would look at it. Got it back in less than week now works great just enough drag horizontally and free wheeling vertical. This was out of warranty but there was no charge. I’m using with a 7Dii and heavy canon 500 f4 and it works great! So to sum it up customer service great. Quality of lower end gimbal no so much. I also use a manfrotto 502 video head which I likeeven better than a gimbal. You mat want to consider that as well. Hope this helps!

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Feb 19, 2021 06:42:38   #
billnikon Loc: Pennsylvania/Ohio/Florida/Maui/Oregon/Vermont
 
XC guy wrote:
Hello, my first time posting here. I'm looking for a lower price gimbal to use with my Canon 7D and Tamron 100-400. Paul's had a promaster GH10 for $60, way less than other prices and even less than a used one from KEH. Has anyone had experience with this shop? I appreciate any comments. Always great info from everyone here.


Let's see now, a Wimberley Gimbal is about $600.00, WH-200. And the one your looking at is $60.00. HUMMMMM

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Feb 19, 2021 06:51:52   #
jgudpns Loc: Pensacola, FL
 
I bought a knockoff gimbal from eBay (not there now), but it is available now on Amazon. Cheap, but OK for my limited use so far. Use it with a Sigma 150-600mm C on my Z6.


The first thing I did though, was replace the grease in it and made it smoother to use...

No experience with any other gimbal - Wimberley or not, but works OK for me at under $100

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Feb 19, 2021 07:03:40   #
billnikon Loc: Pennsylvania/Ohio/Florida/Maui/Oregon/Vermont
 
XC guy wrote:
Hello, my first time posting here. I'm looking for a lower price gimbal to use with my Canon 7D and Tamron 100-400. Paul's had a promaster GH10 for $60, way less than other prices and even less than a used one from KEH. Has anyone had experience with this shop? I appreciate any comments. Always great info from everyone here.


I mount my $13,000.00 Sony 600mm f4 on my cheap $600.00 Wimberley WH-200 Gimbal.

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Feb 19, 2021 07:38:13   #
zenagain Loc: Pueblo CO
 
I cheaped out on a gimbal, so cheap it does not have a name on it.
It was so stiff it was unusable. I disassembled it and found grease so heavy it should have been used in train car bearings.
I removed the grease,(had to boil it out) replaced with a lighter lithium grease and it works, um, like it should now...i guess. It now resides in my "WTF was I thinking box".

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Feb 19, 2021 08:23:29   #
suntouched Loc: Sierra Vista AZ
 
Suggestion- get the lens collar for that lens and attach a 20.00 pistol grip and you can easily hand hold-

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Feb 19, 2021 08:26:42   #
joer Loc: Northern Illinois
 
XC guy wrote:
Hello, my first time posting here. I'm looking for a lower price gimbal to use with my Canon 7D and Tamron 100-400. Paul's had a promaster GH10 for $60, way less than other prices and even less than a used one from KEH. Has anyone had experience with this shop? I appreciate any comments. Always great info from everyone here.


Look at a fluid head...similar action, more compact. You might find a used at a favorable price.

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Feb 19, 2021 09:08:08   #
Donkas1946 Loc: Southern NH
 
502 fluid head, 180 on amazon. Bought mine there. Perfect like it better than a gimbal.

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