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InduroGHBA Gimbal Head
 
4.7

(based on 22 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (16)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stable (13)
  • Attaches firmly (12)
  • Large range of motion (11)
  • Strong clamp (10)
  • Easy to use (9)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Sports/action (17)
  • Wildlife (14)
  • Landscape/scenery (7)
  • Travel (7)
  • Wildlife photos (6)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (13), Semi-pro photographer (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (15)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great product & value

I bought the INDURO GHBA Gimbal Head to use with my Nikon 200-500mm lens on a MeFOTO RoadTrip Aluminum Travel Tripod and it works great.

No need to remove the...Read complete review

I bought the INDURO GHBA Gimbal Head to use with my Nikon 200-500mm lens on a MeFOTO RoadTrip Aluminum Travel Tripod and it works great.

No need to remove the ball head on the tripod. Just put the Induro GHBA Gimbal head into the Arca-type quick-release ball head.

It's a good compromise between stability and weight.

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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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5.0

It works perfect for my use

By CJ

from Redding, CA

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Durable
  • Easy to Use
  • Lightweight

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Sports/Action
    • Travel
    • Wildlife Photos

    Comments about Induro GHBA Gimbal Head:

    As I already had a Induro BHD2 ball head I was looking for economical gimbal head for use with my Nikkor 200-500 f/5.6 lens for wildlife and bird photography. I've had the GHBA Gimbal Head for 2 weeks now and am very impressed with the ease of operation.

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    4.0

    Well made, but no for me

    By Jeffrey

    from Florida

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Best For Video Cameras
    • Durable
    • Easy to Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Video
      • Weddings/Events

      Comments about Induro GHBA Gimbal Head:

      This gimbal add-on came in a foam-lined box, with a carry bag and extra-long Arca-Swiss plate. It is extremely well made, but I decided I needed a true gimbal device, so I returned this one. For those who need a video gimbal, I can recommend this Induro product without hesitation.

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      5.0

      Great for the money!

      By Grindstone

      from Columbia, MO

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Wildlife Photos

        Comments about Induro GHBA Gimbal Head:

        I occasionally shoot 300mm or more for wildlife but not enough to justify the top of the line. This gimbal has exceeded my expectations! More than adequate for my occasional use.

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        5.0

        Great product & value

        By JL

        from Montreal, QC

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Induro GHBA Gimbal Head:

          I bought the INDURO GHBA Gimbal Head to use with my Nikon 200-500mm lens on a MeFOTO RoadTrip Aluminum Travel Tripod and it works great.

          No need to remove the ball head on the tripod. Just put the Induro GHBA Gimbal head into the Arca-type quick-release ball head.

          It's a good compromise between stability and weight.

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          • No

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          5.0

          The best of both worlds

          By praying mantis

          from Rio Rancho, New Mexico

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Durable
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Sports/Action
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Induro GHBA Gimbal Head:

            I already have two tripods each with a ballhead.
            One of these I recently purchased from B and H.
            That was a Benro tripod with Benro B2 ballhead.
            I wanted a gimbal head for shooting wildlife such as birds in flight but didn't want to spend $400 for a good gimbal head. With the GHBA sidearm mounted on the Benro ballhead I now am able to
            use a ballhead or switch to the gimbal set up in
            a very quick fashion. With my Sony A7R2 and Sony
            70-400mm zoom lens mounted on the Induro gimbal
            I find the movements to be silky smooth in all
            directions. I wouldn't hesitate to use this set
            up with a 500mm f4 lens which I hope to own some
            day.

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            5.0

            versatility when needed

            By Shark

            from San Mateo, CA

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Reviewer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

            • None

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Induro GHBA Gimbal Head:

            This is quality product that gives you the versatility of using your tripod with ball head + Gimbal head or just the ball head. It's lighter than the full size gimbals therefore it is ideal to use it in an event or travel. Most of the time I use it with my Tamron 150 - 600 mm lens and occasionally use it with my Canon 400 mm (f2.8). It worked well for both setup. Definitely recommend this.

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            5.0

            Amazing Piece of Gear!

            By Budding Bird Whisperer

            from Houston, TX

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Sports/Action
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about Induro GHBA Gimbal Head:

              I love this product! I use it for BIF photography with my Canon 400mm prime - that lens is just too heavy for me to handhold with any level of accuracy. The gimbal head has allowed me to greatly increase my captures of BIF. It has a very fluid swivel yet will lock in place securely if/when needed. I can follow birds all over the sky with it very easily. When locked, it holds the weight of my 6D with that lens without shifting. Very happy with this equipment!

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              4.0

              A practical alternative

              By Njardar

              from Springfield, IL

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy to Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Induro GHBA Gimbal Head:

                  A practical alternative to a full gimbal head. Allows me to use my current ball-head without having to remove it every time I want to use my Tamron 150-600 mm. Well made and panning is very smooth. The BIG advantage over a higher priced similar model is that the Induro GHBA comes with a quick release plate. I would of given it five stars except I could not read the serial number label so I could register it online for and extra 5-years added to the warranty.

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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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                        (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        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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                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          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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                              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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                                (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                 
                                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

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                                      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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