Benro GH5C carbon fibre gimbal head promises ‘weightless’ movement

Announced today, the new Benro GH5C is a carbon fibre gimbal head designed to give photographers fluid control of panning camera movements with even the heaviest of setups.

As it’s constructed fully of carbon fibre, the GH5C (no relation to Panasonic's GH5s) weighs just 1.1kg and can support up to 30kg of kit. It’s expressly designed for use with heavy super-telephoto lenses, allowing for smooth and stable shooting in genres that require a lot of distance between photographer and subject, such as wildlife, bird or airshow photography. 

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Jon Stapley

Jon spent years at IPC Media writing features, news, reviews and other photography content for publications such as Amateur Photographer and What Digital Camera in both print and digital form. With his additional experience for outlets like Photomonitor, this makes Jon one of our go-to specialists when it comes to all aspects of photography, from cameras and action cameras to lenses and memory cards, flash diffusers and triggers, batteries and memory cards, selfie sticks and gimbals, and much more besides.  

An NCTJ-qualified journalist, he has also contributed to Shortlist, The Skinny, ThreeWeeks Edinburgh, The Guardian, Trusted Reviews, CreativeBLOQ, and probably quite a few others I’ve forgotten.