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Peter2516
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Jan 04, 2016 11:27 |  #1

Anyone has experience using this? I wonder if it is realy worth it. Does it really help at all? Can it be use with Gimbal head? Thanks for the feedback and thoughts.


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Jan 04, 2016 11:57 |  #2

Peter2516 wrote in post #17844101 (external link)
Anyone has experience using this? I wonder if it is realy worth it. Does it really help at all? Can it be use with Gimbal head? Thanks for the feedback and thoughts.


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I have one just like it. It works very well. Really steadies things. Great for telephoto work as well as macro. Not sure about the gimbal head since I've never used one.




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Jan 04, 2016 12:12 |  #3

eddieb1 wrote in post #17844138 (external link)
I have one just like it. It works very well. Really steadies things. Great for telephoto work as well as macro. Not sure about the gimbal head since I've never used one.

Thanks for the feedback, I wonder if it helps stability to get a sharper images if on slow shutter speed like below 1/300 when shooting birds/wildlife.

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Jan 04, 2016 12:14 as a reply to Peter2516's post |  #4

It's rock solid for everything I have used it for. No vibration of any kind. Give it a try. You can always return it if it doesn't work for you.




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Jan 04, 2016 12:15 |  #5

eddieb1 wrote in post #17844169 (external link)
It's rock solid for everything I have used it for. No vibration of any kind.

Cool thanks


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Jan 04, 2016 17:43 |  #6

Here's a post I put together after playing around with the RRS version of this concept: http://photography-on-the.net .../showthread.php?t=1​439695

The RRS version works ok on a gimbal. It raises the center of gravity so it's a bit trickier to balance but with my 500 f/4 it can be done, although I find that gimbal movement doesn't feel quite as responsive with the support (probably because of the extra mass).




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Jan 04, 2016 23:04 |  #7

ShadowHillsPhoto wrote in post #17844585 (external link)
Here's a post I put together after playing around with the RRS version of this concept: http://photography-on-the.net .../showthread.php?t=1​439695

The RRS version works ok on a gimbal. It raises the center of gravity so it's a bit trickier to balance but with my 500 f/4 it can be done, although I find that gimbal movement doesn't feel quite as responsive with the support (probably because of the extra mass).

Thanks I appreciate it the link.


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Jan 05, 2016 15:03 |  #8

I looked into these (or similar versions) a while back when I had my 600 F4. Unfortunately, with the 600mm, it would raise the lens too much on a Wimberley 2 and prevent vertical balancing. You would probably be OK with a 500mm but I can't really see what purpose it would serve on a Gimbal head as my current Canon 800mm is more than stable enough on the Wimberley 2 so your 500 shouldn't be an issue.
eddieb1 seems to find it handy but he isn't using a Gimbal so it obviously has it's uses - just not for me.


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