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InduroGHB1 Gimbal Head
 
4.7

(based on 14 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Wildlife (11)
  • Landscape/scenery (6)
  • Sports/action (6)
  • Travel (4)
  • Night shots (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Semi-pro photographer (6), Photo enthusiast (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

simple and solid design

This is my first gimbal head, purchased for a safari in Africa to support Nikon's 200-400mm howitzer lens. The side mount worked fine, and I had good range of motion on both...Read complete review

This is my first gimbal head, purchased for a safari in Africa to support Nikon's 200-400mm howitzer lens. The side mount worked fine, and I had good range of motion on both axis. I am using this with a monopod, I found the center of gravity is not perfectly over the monopod leg because of the side mount, but after a few minutes of shooting I was used to this and had found a good balance.

I liked the simple design - a friend has a Wemberly head which I think pans a little smoother but is also a lot more complicated. The Induro head is solid but not too heavy, and has oversized knobs which will also be nice for winter photography with gloves. The knobs have just the right drag for allowing the lens to pivot, but you don't have to bear down on them to lock up the lens. It seems very solid and well made, and has a nice pebbled finish for a steady hand hold.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

OK for small camera bodies

This gimbal head is well made and is very smooth. The only problem I had was I was using it with a Canon 1D Mark III body and a Canon 100-400mm with a...Read complete review

This gimbal head is well made and is very smooth. The only problem I had was I was using it with a Canon 1D Mark III body and a Canon 100-400mm with a 1.4 extender attached. When I tried to rotate the camera up the camera would hit the base of the head at the battery compartment and only allowed a very shallow angle of up tilt. Being an Avian photographer this simply will not work for me but might be ok for sports or for other types of wildlife photography or if you have a smaller body with no battery grip attached.

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4.0

So much easier.

By Kirk and Julie

from Chico, CA

About Me Technically Challenged, Wildlife enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use
  • Handles Heavy Lens

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Shooting Outdoors
    • Wildlife Photography

    Comments about Induro GHB1 Gimbal Head:

    We bought two of these Gimbal Heads for my husband and I to use in our wildlife photography. When it comes to wildlife, there's not much time to fiddle with numerous adjustments. These heads offer quick and easy rotation for any angle. The knobs are big enough to use easily and locking in your shot is fast and easy without taking your eye away from the camera. Handles our 100-400 long lens with ease. It also allows you to balance this long and heavy lens so it seems to float on air. So happy we made the leap.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Wonderful for the price

    By Duffer

    from Bear, DE

    About Me Advanced Novice

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Shooting Outdoors
      • Upgrade

      Comments about Induro GHB1 Gimbal Head:

      I have not had a lot of chance to use this but what I have I would definitely recommend this. I have a Canon 70D and the new 100-400 lens. It balances very well with this set up.

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      • No

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      5.0

      Great product, easy to use.

      By big-O

      from Lockport, Illinois

      Comments about Induro GHB1 Gimbal Head:

      I bought this gimble head for my 100-400mm f/4. Works great, easy to use, and smooth tracking. Would recommend this to others.

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      5.0

      GHB1 Gimbal Head by Induro

      By Mkrochta

      from Abbotsford, BC

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Night Shots
        • Travel
        • Wildlife

        Comments about Induro GHB1 Gimbal Head:

        This gimbal head will be used in my landscape and wild life photograph. Because I use a large telephoto lens, using the head will make it easier to photograph.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Induro Gimbal Head

        By photo pilgram

        from pomona, ca

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Wildlife

          Comments about Induro GHB1 Gimbal Head:

          The head feels pretty solid an smooth with my 500mm and 50D with winder.
          They could increase the screw hole slots to accommodate 2 screw mounting of the lens bracket for better support. Overall, I like the fact that it's smaller and lighter than the Wimberley (my primary reason to buy the Induro over the Wimberley) and at this point I don't see any restrictions in movement as some have stated. Now if Induro could figure out how to build a tripod without the center column.........................

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          • No

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          5.0

          super sweet!

          By Iheartphotography

          from Portland, OR

          About Me Photography Student

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

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

            Comments about Induro GHB1 Gimbal Head:

            easy to attach and makes staying in line with moving animals a breeze!

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            (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            simple and solid design

            By Photo Phil

            from Zurich, Switzerland

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Good Stability
            • Large Range of Motion
            • Strong Clamp

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Wildlife

              Comments about Induro GHB1 Gimbal Head:

              This is my first gimbal head, purchased for a safari in Africa to support Nikon's 200-400mm howitzer lens. The side mount worked fine, and I had good range of motion on both axis. I am using this with a monopod, I found the center of gravity is not perfectly over the monopod leg because of the side mount, but after a few minutes of shooting I was used to this and had found a good balance.

              I liked the simple design - a friend has a Wemberly head which I think pans a little smoother but is also a lot more complicated. The Induro head is solid but not too heavy, and has oversized knobs which will also be nice for winter photography with gloves. The knobs have just the right drag for allowing the lens to pivot, but you don't have to bear down on them to lock up the lens. It seems very solid and well made, and has a nice pebbled finish for a steady hand hold.

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              • No

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              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              As I expected...

              By flyfishnm

              from Rio Rancho, NM

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Wildlife

                Comments about Induro GHB1 Gimbal Head:

                I have a good quality pan/tilt head and tripod but this head is so much easier to set up and adjust. It is as smooth to operate as I expected. I use a Canon 60D with a Canon Class "L" 100-400MM lens, which is heavy. This gimbal head really does make the adjustments effortless at all angles. I can shoot all day with little fatigue other than the 2 mile hike.

                It took me a long time to buy this head but I am glad I did.

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                (5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                OK for small camera bodies

                By Galdy

                from Killingworth, CT

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Attaches Firmly
                • Good Stability
                • Smooth
                • Well Made

                Cons

                • Small range of Up Tilt

                Best Uses

                • Sports/Action
                • Wildlife

                Comments about Induro GHB1 Gimbal Head:

                This gimbal head is well made and is very smooth. The only problem I had was I was using it with a Canon 1D Mark III body and a Canon 100-400mm with a 1.4 extender attached. When I tried to rotate the camera up the camera would hit the base of the head at the battery compartment and only allowed a very shallow angle of up tilt. Being an Avian photographer this simply will not work for me but might be ok for sports or for other types of wildlife photography or if you have a smaller body with no battery grip attached.

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                • No

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                (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                High Quality, Fast, Smooth, Simple

                By GHerman

                from Knoxville, TN

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attaches Firmly
                • Extremely High Quality
                • Good Stability
                • Large Knobs
                • Large Range of Motion
                • Outstandingly Smooth
                • Strong Clamp
                • Very Simple Intuitive

                Cons

                • Heavy
                • Not Cheap
                • Portrait orientation only

                Best Uses

                • Alt-Az Astronomy
                • Portraits
                • Sports/Action
                • Travel
                • Unexcelled for Birding
                • Wildlife

                Comments about Induro GHB1 Gimbal Head:

                Silky Smooth and Rock Solid. With the Induro CT-213 8X carbon fiber tripod, this is by far the best tripod/head combination for spotting scope/birding use that I've ever seen. I use a Pentax 80 mm ED scope, and will put the combination up against anything available. A $1200 scope and $800 mount that competes favorably with anything else on the market is looking more and more like a bargain. I've had people with $3000 Swarovskis on a $150 tripod look through my rig and go "WOW!". I try not to giggle. Kudos to the designers and craftsmen at Induro. It is not cheap, and it is a bit heavy, but I knew that before I ordered it. [...]

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                • No

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                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                Smooth Haed

                By Augie Viking

                from Edmond, OK

                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 GHB1 Gimbal Head:

                  Very well made head with smooth movement on any axis. Easy to balance a 150-500mm Sigma zoom. Excellent product.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • Yes

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                  (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  GHB1 Gimbal Head by Induro

                  By FirePhoto798

                  from Wichita, Kansas

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Wildlife

                    Comments about Induro GHB1 Gimbal Head:

                    Excellent construction. The Induro Gimbal Head handles my camera/lens combination very well. With the ability to balance the combination to essentially neutral, it makes working with a bulky lens set up very easy.

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                    5.0

                    Fantastic Head!

                    By dlevans

                    from NW Hills of CT

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Anything
                      • Everything
                      • Home
                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Night Shots
                      • Sports/Action
                      • Travel
                      • Wildlife

                      Comments about Induro GHB1 Gimbal Head:

                      This head is absolutely beautiful in every way. The action is smooth, the engineering is beautifully done, the large (and small) dials / knobs placed ideally - So glad I picked it up. It's smooth gliding when tension is loosened and solid as a rock when locked down. I use it almost exclusively and prefer it over my RRS BH-55 head for all types of shooting.

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                      • No

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                      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      Great Gimbal Head

                      By NikMike

                      from Moultrie, GA

                      About Me Semi-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 GHB1 Gimbal Head:

                        I am a Nature & Wildlife Photographer, love this head, not to big and bulky but very steady and stable. Very Nice

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