Excerpt: This is my first gimbal head, purchased for a safari in Africa to support Nikon's 200-400mm howitzer lens. The side mount worked fine, and I had good range of motion on both axis. I am using this with a monopod, I found the center of gravity is not perfectly over the monopod leg because of the side...
Pros: Good Stability, Large Range of Motion, Strong Clamp
Excerpt: I have a good quality pan/tilt head and tripod but this head is so much easier to set up and adjust. It is as smooth to operate as I expected. I use a Canon 60D with a Canon Class "L" 100-400MM lens, which is heavy. This gimbal head really does make the adjustments effortless at all angles.
Pros: Attaches Firmly, Good Stability, Large Range of Motion, Strong Clamp
Excerpt: This gimbal head is well made and is very smooth. The only problem I had was I was using it with a Canon 1D Mark III body and a Canon 100-400mm with a 1.4 extender attached. When I tried to rotate the camera up the camera would hit the base of the head at the battery compartment and only allowed a...
Pros: Attaches Firmly, Good Stability, Smooth, Well Made
Excerpt: Silky Smooth and Rock Solid. With the Induro CT-213 8X carbon fiber tripod, this is by far the best tripod/head combination for spotting scope/birding use that I've ever seen. I use a Pentax 80 mm ED scope, and will put the combination up against anything available.
Pros: Attaches Firmly, Extremely High Quality, Good Stability, Large Knobs, Large Range of Motion, Outstandingly Smooth, Strong Clamp, Very Simple Intuitive