Benro releases gimbal that looks exactly like any other gimbal – only smaller

(Image credit: Benro)

Benro has just launched a brand new carbon fiber gimbal designed to be used with the smaller cameras bodies and long telephoto lenses being released these days. The Benro GH5C Mini is a lightweight, robust gimbal that will enable bird, landscape or wildlife photographers to maneuver cameras with long lenses more easily. 

Since 2002, Benro has been supplying photographers and videographers with some of the best tripods, best ballheads and best gimbal heads money can buy. Its mission is to design and build products that exceed the demanding needs of photographers and filmmakers while setting new standards with cutting-edge technology. 

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This latest release from Benro might “just” be a gimbal but it’s great news for anyone who wants a gimbal that combines high-quality materials and advanced precision when it comes to balancing long lensed with a lightweight had. It weighs just 1.1kg and is able to take an enormous payload of up to 30kg so even if you’re shooting with a Canon 600m f/4 prime lens – you’ll still be able to balance it. 

Aimed at dynamic sport and wildlife photographers, the Benro GH5C Mini features a lightweight sliding release plate and an adjustable height platform that allows you to precisely balance your camera and lens combination and track moving subjects with ease. You can adjust the tension on the large tilt pivot knob in order to capture 360-degree panoramas, and an integrated bubble level enables the user to perfectly calibrate the head and prevent uneven movements.

It comes with a lightweight, Arca-Swiss style release plate so you can quickly attach and release your camera when shooting and when you’re finished the gimbal can be packed away into its branded drawstring bag.

The Benro GH5C Mini is now available to buy from certified Benro dealers for an RRP of £465/$499.

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.