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Induro GHBA Gimbal Head

B&H # INGHBA Mfr # 485-000
No Longer Available
Product Highlights
  • "Weightless" Freedom of Camera Movement
  • Quick & Easy Tracking of Moving Objects
  • Ideal for Long Telephoto Lenses
  • Fluid Panning and Tilting
  • Supports Any Weight Tripod Supports
  • Arca-Swiss Style Ballhead Required
  • Suitable for Lenses Up to 300mm

The INDURO GHBA Gimbal Head is ideal for photography involving long, heavy telephoto lenses--in sports or nature photography, for instance. Working with a long lens on a standard ballhead or tilt head can be a real struggle, distracting you from the photography. The gimbal head makes the camera and lens seem almost weightless, with vertical and horizontal tracking of moving objects becoming relatively simple--a feat not possible with any other support system. An Arca-Swiss-compatible quick-release plate is included. Fits Arca-Swiss-compatible QR clamp on a heavy-duty ballhead.

Gravity-balanced operation provides essentially "weightless" movement and positioning for long lens/camera systems
Arca-Swiss-compatible quick-release interchangeable industry standard QR system
Oversized lock knobs provide secure locking of camera angle and rotation, even with bulky gloves
Height 8.7" (22 cm)
Maximum Width Including knobs: 5.4" (13.6 cm)
Tilt Range +90°/-90° Front
Load Capacity Determined by tripod; head will support any weight that tripod will support
Pan Range 360°
Head Mount Thread Size 3/8"-16
Quick Release Plate Yes, 1/4"-20
Weight 1.1 lbs (0.5 kg)
Induro GHBA Gimbal Head
  • PU-85 Extra Long Slide-In Quick Release Plate for GHBA / GHB1 Gimbal Heads
  • 5-Year Warranty + 5-Year Warranty By Registering Online
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    InduroGHBA Gimbal Head
     
    4.6

    (based on 14 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (10)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (3)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Stable (13)
    • Attaches firmly (12)
    • Large range of motion (11)
    • Strong clamp (10)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Wildlife (14)
      • Sports/action (11)
      • Landscape/scenery (6)
      • Travel (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (7), Semi-pro photographer (5)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (8)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Great piece of equipment

      I shot pictures of small hydroplane boats flying around the lake and this gimbal head made it possible to track them and shoot some really great shots. It is the best piece of equipment...Read complete review

      I shot pictures of small hydroplane boats flying around the lake and this gimbal head made it possible to track them and shoot some really great shots. It is the best piece of equipment to have if you are shooting moving objects with a heavy lens.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      GHBA gimbal head

      Bought this for a canon 500/4 IS. Sturdy product but the "Universal" lens plate that came with it did not fit the tripod foot of my 500. Called Induro...Read complete review

      Bought this for a canon 500/4 IS. Sturdy product but the "Universal" lens plate that came with it did not fit the tripod foot of my 500. Called Induro to ask for an exchange. Rep was only interested in selling the full gimbal. No resolution. Exchanged it for a wimberly Sidekick.

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      4.0

      Quality product but could be taller

      By RMCR

      from Sydney, Australia

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Firmly
      • Good Stability
      • Strong Clamp

      Cons

      • Could Be Taller

      Best Uses

      • Wildlife

      Comments about Induro GHBA Gimbal Head:

      This is a very well made product and I'm overall very pleasaed with it. I wish it was about 1 inch taller so I could get a steeper angle when using my D700 with a battery grip. The grip hits the ballhead which limit the angle that can be achieved, so needs to be removed to take photos of subjects up high. Regardless, I'm very happy with the purchase.

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      5.0

      Quality Produt... Excellent Value...

      By Terry V.

      from Maryland

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Firmly
      • Good Stability
      • Large Range of Motion
      • Strong Clamp

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Wildlife

        Comments about Induro GHBA Gimbal Head:

        I purchased this product after seeing it in an online review. The GHBA is a quality product that exceeds expectations. Combined with the BHD3 Ball head, it provides a stable platform that allows you to take your photography to the next level. I would highly recommend it.

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        5.0

        Great piece of equipment

        By Bob in Tucson

        from Tucson, az

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Firmly
        • Good Stability
        • Large Range of Motion
        • Strong Clamp

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • All
          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Night Shots
          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Video
          • Wildlife

          Comments about Induro GHBA Gimbal Head:

          I shot pictures of small hydroplane boats flying around the lake and this gimbal head made it possible to track them and shoot some really great shots. It is the best piece of equipment to have if you are shooting moving objects with a heavy lens.

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          5.0

          Worked as well as I'd hoped.

          By boaboa

          from Texas

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attaches Firmly
          • Good Stability
          • Large Range of Motion
          • Strong Clamp

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Sports/Action
            • Wildlife

            Comments about Induro GHBA Gimbal Head:

            I bought the GHBA Gimbal Head to use with a Sigma 150-500. I use it with a Giotto's MH-1300 ballhead. I have quick release plates for the Giotto's head on both my cameras so all I have to do is remove the GHBA and put my camera on the ballhead if I want to use a shorter lens. I used this head on a trip to photograph migrating Sandhill Cranes and was very satisfied with it. It works just like I'd hoped.

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            5.0

            Don't pay more .....

            By Alaskason

            from Pretoria, South Africa

            About Me Casual Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attaches Firmly
            • Good Stability
            • Large Range of Motion
            • Strong Clamp

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Sports/Action
              • Travel
              • Wildlife

              Comments about Induro GHBA Gimbal Head:

              I use this with a Benro Ball Head B3. This is the best versatile combination to own. No swopping of heads - just add the gimbal when needed. Works out of the box - Just add to ball head.

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              5.0

              Smooooth Track

              By Border Shooter

              from westAReastOK

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Firmly
              • Good Stability
              • Large Range of Motion
              • Strong Clamp

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Sports/Action
                • Wildlife

                Comments about Induro GHBA Gimbal Head:

                I will be using the GHBA Gimbal Head for nature photography with Canon 300 f/2.8 with and w/o extenders. Currently I use it with a 400 f/4. Man, that is nice and smooth- easy following, like it is weightless. The only thing (and I was aware) as others have mentioned since the mount is vertical not horizontal (sitting on the shoe) there is risk in mount and dismount. Just get familiar and take it slow, especially on mounting. I love how with a ball head I can carry one tripod for all types of situations out in the field.

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Great option

                By Tamas

                from APO, AE

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attaches Firmly
                • Good Stability
                • Large Range of Motion
                • Strong Clamp

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Wildlife

                  Comments about Induro GHBA Gimbal Head:

                  I mount this sidekick on a Gitzo 3541LS with Arca-Swiss Z1 head. My longest lens is a 400 f5.6L on a 7D and with this light setup I couldn't justify the full gimbal head. With the included long plate it can be balanced easily and makes the tracking effortless. Great build quality and also great value - compared to the Wimbeley Sidekick since this one is cheaper and includes a mounting plate. I am very happy with it, highly recommended.

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                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Induro GHBA Gimbal Head

                  By sharkman

                  from Cleveland Ohio

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attaches Firmly
                  • Good Stability
                  • Large Range of Motion
                  • Strong Clamp

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Sports/Action
                    • Wildlife

                    Comments about Induro GHBA Gimbal Head:

                    I am currently using this gimbal head with my RRS B55 ball head. I purchased it to use with my Nikon 70-200 with a Nikon TC 20Elll teleconverter to shoot wild life. It is a great size and easy to travel with, my only comment is that it is a little ackward to attach lens due to the fact the the bracket is on vertical instead of horizontal. That being said I would recommend this product.

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                    5.0

                    Rock Solid

                    By Bird Photog

                    from Virginia

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attaches Firmly
                    • Good Stability
                    • Large Range of Motion

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Sports/Action
                      • Travel
                      • Wildlife

                      Comments about Induro GHBA Gimbal Head:

                      I have just had this product for a couple of weeks now. But it is great. Much easier to use a long lens than on a ball head. It works as advertised. I use this on a RRS BH40 head to support a Canon 400 DO lens with a 20D body. It works wonderfully. Very smooth. Once balanced panning and tilting is essentially effortless.

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                      5.0

                      Works as Advertised

                      By jlectric

                      from Baltimore, MD

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attaches Firmly
                      • Good Stability
                      • Large Range of Motion
                      • Strong Clamp

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Sports/Action
                        • Wildlife

                        Comments about Induro GHBA Gimbal Head:

                        Attaches to existing Ball Head w/Arca-Swiss quick release hardware. I use it with my 300 mm, 2.8 large & heavy lens. Very reasonable price for a well made gimbal head.

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                        4.0

                        Easy to use. Highly recommended.

                        By Gyps

                        from Barcelona, Spain

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • easy to use
                        • Good Stability
                        • LightweightL

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Sports/Action
                          • Wildlife

                          Comments about Induro GHBA Gimbal Head:

                          Easy to use and lightweight. It offers good stability. Highly recommended.

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                          5.0

                          Convenient

                          By rocklandken

                          from rockland, ma

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Attaches Firmly
                          • Good Stability
                          • Large Range of Motion

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Sports/Action
                            • Wildlife

                            Comments about Induro GHBA Gimbal Head:

                            Great, no need to change heads. Haven't used enough to comment on the clamp durability but seems strong enough for my 200-400mm.

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                            5.0

                            Induro Gimbal Head.... A great addition

                            By Hiflyer

                            from North Carolina

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Attaches Firmly
                            • Good Stability
                            • Large Range of Motion
                            • Strong Clamp

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Sports/Action
                              • Weddings/Events
                              • Wildlife

                              Comments about Induro GHBA Gimbal Head:

                              A great addition to the tripod for wild life and landscape photography.

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                              (2 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              3.0

                              GHBA gimbal head

                              By Ninetoys

                              from Texas

                              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                              Pros

                              • Compact
                              • Easily Adjusted
                              • Good Footing
                              • Lightweight
                              • Locks In Tight
                              • Smooth Movement

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Wildlife

                                Comments about Induro GHBA Gimbal Head:

                                Bought this for a canon 500/4 IS. Sturdy product but the "Universal" lens plate that came with it did not fit the tripod foot of my 500. Called Induro to ask for an exchange. Rep was only interested in selling the full gimbal. No resolution. Exchanged it for a wimberly Sidekick.

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