Best gimbal head: we review 6 top models to see which is best for your large lenses

    | Accessories | Reviews | 17/09/2013 00:01am

    Best gimbal head: 03 Benro GH1 Gimbal Head

    Best gimbal head: 03 Benro GH1 Gimbal Head

    Price: £230, $360
    Only a little heavier than the Benro GHA, at 710g, the GH1 is a full-blown gimbal head that mounts directly onto a tripod and gives full pan and tilt functions.

    Curiously, however, despite much of the construction looking identical to the GHA, the GH1 has a lower maximum load rating of 12kg.

    The purchase price is virtually identical to the GHA plus a Benro BRN2 ball head. What you lose in the versatility of having a ball head that you can use separately, you gain in stability.

    Unwanted flexing is noticeably reduced when using the GH1. However, as with the GHA, the L-shaped design means the lenses must be side-mounted, which puts extra stress on the quick-release mechanism.


    Pros… Control arm can be useful when shooting video; mounts directly onto tripod.
    Cons… Pan and tilt functions could be a little smoother.
    WE say… A better buy than the Benro GHA, with less flexing, but it’s not outstanding.

    Score: 3/5

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    PAGE 3 – Best gimbal head: 03 Benro GH1 Gimbal Head
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    Posted on Tuesday, September 17th, 2013 at 12:01 am under Accessories, Reviews.

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