Summary: Cheap alternative to the top end heads.. Simple to adjust. Have used with 500mm and 200-400mm lenses for wildlife photography. Have dropped a couple of times and it copes really well. Only caveat is weight but keeps you fit in the mountains using rucksack.
Pros: Easily Adjusted, Easy Panning, Good Footing, Robust, Simple Design, Smooth Movement
Summary: Purchased this after getting a new very heavy lens (Sigma 150-600)and wanted to be able to support and control it. It may not be as fancy as a gimbal but it is half the price.Once set you are able to balance the lens/camera making it easier to use.
Summary: I use this gimbal head lens mount for a very long and heavy telescopic lens during astronomical photo shoots....it's stability is second to none and the extremely useful centre of gravity adjustment makes for a very balanced experience even when my telescopic is set at maximum length.
Pros: Easily Adjusted, Good Footing, Locks In Tight, Smooth Movement, Solid Build Quality
Summary: Big, solid mount for long lenses and cheaper than its contemporaries. Use it on a solid tripod (Manfrotto 055XB) with a 500mm manual and 600mm autofocus lens. Use it in the U mode (mount below the lens) not as shown in the picture Wex publish.
Summary: This works extremely well with a Canon 500mm lense on a tripod. Lots of people talk about using this in a U position rather than as a box. I find the manufacturer's recommendation is best as the centre of gravity means the camera and lense is easy to balance.
Summary: This bracket is great value for money and at a great price. It it's strong in construction but the trade-off is the weight. Not sure I would want to carry it with a camera & long lens attached for any length of time.It provides a great platform for my Nikon 200-400mm lens and D3X with and...
Pros: Easily Adjusted, Locks In Tight, Quick To Set Up, Smooth Movement
Summary: This product is perfect for both camera's with long lenses, Birding scopes and telescopes for Astronomy. If a camera is on a monopod with a Pistal Grip you can move the Camera diagonally in one sweeping movement with one hand while operating the camera controls with the other hand.
Pros: Compact, Great Balance, Locks In Tight, Smooth Movement, Very Tripod Friendly