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Jun 24, 2014 02:32 |  #1

Has anyone got one of these? Can't find much info on them. They look alright and are cheap

http://www.pergear.com​/pergear-th8/ (external link)


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Jun 24, 2014 09:20 |  #2

That looks identical to the Opteka GH1, which I have. I only use it occasionally, and can't compare it to other gimbals but you can find several reviews of the Opteka online.




  
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Jun 24, 2014 14:18 |  #3

That's what I was thinking RandyAC. I don't have the Opteka so I can't comment on their quality or lack of whichever the case may be. There are lots of the knock-off brands that are all the same, just re-branded.


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Jun 24, 2014 15:18 |  #4

They spelled "Gimabal" creatively :)


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Jun 24, 2014 18:59 |  #5

It looks exactly like all the Opteka GH1 type clones. There is no bushing in the base so if you did like I did don't expect smooth panning. I used the panning knob as a tension screw. All that did was scrape the aluminum surfaces together and made for real gritty movement. Not that is was ever very smooth to begin with. But it went from tolerable to intolerable.

Later I bought a Sirui K40-X and use it panning base for the GH1. It works much better than the GH1 out of the box.


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Jun 24, 2014 19:23 |  #6

CyberDyneSystems wrote in post #16992081 (external link)
They spelled "Gimabal" creatively :)

Not only that but very creatively flipped the image of the Canon body with grip attached the white lens (plus a non Canon TC by the look of it)on the tripod........that alone would give reservations if they pay so little attention to the details ;)


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Jun 25, 2014 14:30 |  #7

Don't forget the vertically oriented compass!




  
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Jun 26, 2014 17:41 |  #8

jmckayak wrote in post #16994080 (external link)
Don't forget the vertically oriented compass!

That seems to go along with the vertically oriented horizontal level. :rolleyes:
I can't imagine what they were thinking, if anything.




  
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