Bruce with a Canon wrote:
I am thinking of getting a gimbal head, I use Manfrotto 055 XBPRO tripod.
I see "off brands" like Optika. I have no experience with this brand.
I am happy ( well not HAPPY) to spend what is required for quality gimbal head, Rather buy good gear once.
Appreciate tips, guidance, suggestions, hints, direction.
Hi Bruce - I'm one of those that bought the Lensmaster RH-2 on the recommendation of JRI who has already posted. I can't speak more highly of this head. The longest lens I use is a 70-200, but for me a good tripod head was a "one-off" purchase, and this will handle many different tasks.
No need to pay huge prices - this is perfectly adequate (see his video) and the maker is well-used to sending product to the USA.
A couple of photos so that you can see the head in a different light from JR1's camoflage gear !