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InduroGHB1 Gimbal Head
 
4.7

(based on 11 reviews)

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90%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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

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 (7)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Fantastic 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...Read complete review

    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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    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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    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.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • 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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          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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            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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              • No

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              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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              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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              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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                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.

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

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                    (1 of 1 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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