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Feb 20, 2011 05:33 |  #1

Hi everyone,

I have been looking around for a gimbal head, but I'm not convinced to go for the Wimberely (extremely pricy to get it in Sweden).

There is a dutch (large webshop) selling these gimbals:

http://www.cameranu.nl …php?hg_id=2484&​sg_id=8904 (external link)
http://www.naturestuff​.nl …en&id=2&pagina=​Heads.html (external link)

Anyone with any experience of these?




  
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Feb 21, 2011 05:26 |  #2

Those prices do look very attractive. I just wonder if they're buying in the Indian gimbal heads that are on Ebay and just adding some coloured knobs.


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Feb 21, 2011 09:04 |  #3

I have a NEK-4.

Ive posted about it on my blog;
http://toeterphotograp​hy.blogspot.com …smonopodsgimbal​heads.html (external link)

Long story short; If you can... get one.

If you have anymore questions, fire away.


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Feb 21, 2011 16:05 as a reply to  @ Mjolnir's post |  #4

Thanks for info!

Just a couple of questions related to concerns I have:

(1) What is the heaviest lens you have used with it?
(2) Have you been able to balance it so that it does not move if you take your hand off it?
(3) Does it lock tight enough for it to hold still while carried over the shoulder?

This is starting to look like a really good alternative!




  
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Feb 21, 2011 17:54 |  #5

Looking at your blog I noticed the white lens hood on your 100-400 lens. Did you find this for sale or did you manufacture one? Thanks in advance.

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Roger


Mjolnir wrote in post #11884211 (external link)
I have a NEK-4.

Ive posted about it on my blog;
http://toeterphotograp​hy.blogspot.com …smonopodsgimbal​heads.html (external link)

Long story short; If you can... get one.

If you have anymore questions, fire away.




  
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Feb 21, 2011 21:52 |  #6

fredrikb81 wrote in post #11886829 (external link)
Thanks for info!

Just a couple of questions related to concerns I have:

(1) What is the heaviest lens you have used with it?
(2) Have you been able to balance it so that it does not move if you take your hand off it?
(3) Does it lock tight enough for it to hold still while carried over the shoulder?

This is starting to look like a really good alternative!

(1) The heaviest i use it with is a gripped 7D and a 300mm F/2.8 IS USM.

(2) Balance is perfect. I got the SP7 lensplate with it, that gives you some room to find the perfect balance point.

(3) It locks tight. But.... I havent carried it over the shoulder.. I just cant bring myself to that. I trust the gimbal, but...


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Feb 21, 2011 21:55 |  #7

shutterbug guy wrote in post #11887438 (external link)
Looking at your blog I noticed the white lens hood on your 100-400 lens. Did you find this for sale or did you manufacture one? Thanks in advance.

Regards,

Roger

Here is how i did it.

http://toeterphotograp​hy.blogspot.com/2010/1​2/canon-white.html (external link)

I havent been able to find it for sale.

Maybe i should start a shop. ;)


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Feb 22, 2011 04:48 |  #8

Mjolnir wrote in post #11888968 (external link)
I havent carried it over the shoulder.. I just cant bring myself to that. I trust the gimbal, but...

Yeah, definitely understandable. I was planning on attaching a small safety strap connected to the lens and the tripod base to ensure that it does not drop to the ground if anything happens.

Is the quick release plate compatible with all Arca-styleplates, or will it need to be replaced with e.g. a Wimberley one to ensure compatibility?




  
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Feb 22, 2011 07:57 |  #9

fredrikb81 wrote in post #11890471 (external link)
Yeah, definitely understandable. I was planning on attaching a small safety strap connected to the lens and the tripod base to ensure that it does not drop to the ground if anything happens.

Is the quick release plate compatible with all Arca-styleplates, or will it need to be replaced with e.g. a Wimberley one to ensure compatibility?


From what i have seen they are Arca-compatible. I got two of the Naturestuff lensplates, and one other brand that i cant remember. They are completely interchangeable.

When im on the move with it, i carry the lens by its strap, and the tripod with gimbal over my shoulder. Setting up is only seconds work anyway.


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Feb 22, 2011 08:49 |  #10

Mjolnir wrote in post #11890954 (external link)
When im on the move with it, i carry the lens by its strap, and the tripod with gimbal over my shoulder. Setting up is only seconds work anyway.

Maybe that's what I'll end up doing in the end. Thanks for your replies!




  
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Feb 22, 2011 09:43 |  #11

Mjolnir wrote in post #11888994 (external link)
Here is how i did it.

http://toeterphotograp​hy.blogspot.com/2010/1​2/canon-white.html (external link)

I havent been able to find it for sale.

Maybe i should start a shop. ;)

http://shop.ebay.com …sc=whie+canon+h​ood&_rdc=1 (external link)




  
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Feb 22, 2011 18:57 |  #12

fredrikb81 wrote in post #11891184 (external link)
Maybe that's what I'll end up doing in the end. Thanks for your replies!

You're welcome!


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Feb 22, 2011 18:58 |  #13

Now you tell me. ;)

Thanks for the link.


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