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anone use one of these- I shoot a lot of widlife and birds- was looking into buying one, around £300 seems to be the average price
are they really that good?
are they really that good?
They fit the same way as a ball head would, I can switch between the gimbal and a ball head on my tripod, they tend to be a standard size screw thread on the stud that comes with the tripod.Would either of these suit a Giottos tripod, do they mount the same as say a new head?
I recently bought a ball head from Giottos around £70 works very well, then I met a chap with a Gimbal and I have to say I was well impressed by it
I have to be honest Les, if I was after a replacement I would be tempted to go for the lensmaster one as well, from what I have read it works really well, and I like it's simple design.Thank you very much for the info- Im swaying toward the Cheaper lensmaster to be honest as they start at £174 as opposed to £300
Your welcome ... some people get worried about the side mounting as they fear they will drop the lens in the process of attaching it to the plate, the horizontal plate of the RH-2 offers more assurance in this regard.I didnt think of that- its going on a Sigma 150-500mm so I can move the mount on the lens to one side
Why not just extend the centre columb of the tripod ? |Or am I missing somethingI bought a Lensmaster gimbal and after trying it out I decided it was not for me, the inability to raise the lens/body to be level with the axis of rotation was what put me off.
In order to get the centre line of the lens level with the pivot point you need to be able to raise and lower the platform that the lens is attached to. This is not an issue with the RH-1 as you are always have the centre line in the correct place due to it's design.Why not just extend the centre columb of the tripod ? |Or am I missing something
I have a Custom Brackets gimbal on loan ATM, and very nice it is too You can adjust the height of the lens to align the axis of course, but in practise it's okay (if not ideal) to use without aligning exactly, so long as you have hold of the camera.Ah now I understand, do you think I'd be better of with the RH 1 then Martyn?
Im collecting one of these models tomorrow????
The Lensmaster ones are cheaper than the Benro ones, and they look like they may actually workI wouldn't skimp, and if budget is tight check out a Benro gimbal from DC's Store here (recommended ebay supplier) http://stores.ebay.co.uk/DCs-Photog...03156018&_sid=896782438&_trksid=p4634.c0.m322 The Benros are Wimberley clones, and the GH3 a copy of the Custom Brackets gimbal.
I have been to Grimsby and met Rob ( the guy who makes these) He's a top bloke very friendly even offered me a cup of tea, he mounted ther RH2 onto my Manfrotto tripod for me too, top man
I need to just clarify the price, I had a blonde moment and published the price of the RH2 as being £174 -
I got that completely wrong, the unit price was in fact £147
I did promiose Rob I would correct this on the forum
Nice to have met you Rob, I would recommend your products to anyone
Thanks also, to all who commented on this thread
PS Im out tomorrow to practise on some wild stuff