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. Users can choose to either 'hold' or 'hang' their lens,allowing for a varied selection of lenses. Movement is smooth and sure which would be be useful for panning shots.
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. It is bulky which means when it is on a tripod strapped to your bag it can be a bit awkward. I find carrying it head down easier to manage.
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 without a 2x converter fitted.Ignore the illustration from the manufacturer, it works perfectly with the lens sat on the bracket rather than supported by it.
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. This product is described as a Mono Pod mount. Personally I wouldrather use a pistol grip as previously described.
Pros: Compact, Great Balance, Locks In Tight, Smooth Movement, Very Tripod Friendly
Summary: Great gimal!!! and for the price a bargain it is a bit on the heavy side but other than that it's a great buy.i would not want to carry it around for long though they show it on a monopod have tried it on mine works ok but with a big lens it can be a handful to walk around with.
Pros: Easily Adjusted, Good Footing, Locks In Tight, Smooth Movement