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InduroGHB2 Gimbal Head
 
4.7

(based on 42 reviews)

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    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

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95%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stable (38)
  • Attaches firmly (35)
  • Large range of motion (31)
  • Strong clamp (30)

Cons

  • Heavy (9)

Best Uses

  • Wildlife (38)
  • Sports/action (27)
  • Landscape/scenery (19)
  • Night shots (9)
  • Travel (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (17), Semi-pro photographer (17), Pro photographer (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (35)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Like It!

The design and operation work as you would expect for a Gimbal Head. Workmanship is good. There is nothing that feels cheap or poorly made. It is not excessively heavy either. The ARCA...Read complete review

The design and operation work as you would expect for a Gimbal Head. Workmanship is good. There is nothing that feels cheap or poorly made. It is not excessively heavy either. The ARCA clamp works very well. Easy attachment and removal to the Gimbal. You won't be dissatisfied.

I am using it on a Manfrotto 055XPROB with Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS or Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS primarily. The largest/heaviest camera body is an EOS 1D3. These are EASILY supported with full range of motion.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

disappointing

I bought this to use with a Nikon D4s/600mm combination. On paper it seemed perfect, and about $ cheaper than the Wimberly, but in practice the movements were not smooth once the...Read complete review

I bought this to use with a Nikon D4s/600mm combination. On paper it seemed perfect, and about $ cheaper than the Wimberly, but in practice the movements were not smooth once the camera and lens wee attached. Although it supported the weight well, the slightly 'sticky' movement made it impractical for video pan shots. Returned it (thank you B&H) in favor of the Wimberly, which is perfect.

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3.0

disappointing

By rbenton

from Sacramento, CA

About Me Pro Photographer

Pros

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

Cons

  • Movements Not Fluid

Best Uses

    Comments about Induro GHB2 Gimbal Head:

    I bought this to use with a Nikon D4s/600mm combination. On paper it seemed perfect, and about $ cheaper than the Wimberly, but in practice the movements were not smooth once the camera and lens wee attached. Although it supported the weight well, the slightly 'sticky' movement made it impractical for video pan shots. Returned it (thank you B&H) in favor of the Wimberly, which is perfect.

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    4.0

    Smooth and Stable

    By Wayne

    from Ramsey, MN

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Reviewer

    Pros

    • Attaches Firmly
    • Good Stability

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sports/Action
      • Wildlife

      Comments about Induro GHB2 Gimbal Head:

      I recently took the GHB2 (attached to an Induro carbon fiber tripod) out for the first time to shoot swans along the Mississippi river. My D810 and Sigma 150-600 sport attached quickly and securely via the Arca plate and clamp and the entire system provided rock-solid stability on uneven ground. The head pans horizontally with a beautifully smooth and effortless motion. The movement never feels loose, but provides a feeling of fluid control. My only negative comment is that the vertical movement is distinctly less smooth and, at times, jerks up or down causing me to lose focus or composition while tracking. This was my first experience with it however and I look forward to shrpening my skills.

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      5.0

      Best Gimbal Head for Wildlife Photography

      By mikeschmeee

      from Vancouver, B.C. Canada

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

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

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Sports/Action
      • Video
      • Wildlife

      Comments about Induro GHB2 Gimbal Head:

      I've been using the GHB2 gimbal head with the Induro 8X CT-314 tripod for over a year now with no issues. I've taken it into rushing rivers, 1-2foot deep snow, lugged it over my shoulder thousands of times while hiking around marshes, beaches, forests, parks and mountains. I use it to carry my 300mm f/2.8G ED VRII with TC-2.0E III teleconverter all attached to my D4s.
      It can definitely handle the weight and than some. To give you an idea, I'm planning on purchasing a newer, longer, larger super-telephoto, such as the 600mm f/4E FL ED VR which is only 3 lbs more than my current 300, and I'm not worried one bit that it will fall off the GHB2 and 8X CT-314.

      It is safe and secure when everything is locked and I have no doubt in my mind that the equipment will fall off. Now this doesn't mean I don't care about my gear and I'm reckless, quite the opposite, this is just to give you an idea of how sturdy the GHB2 is.

      If you are shooting wildlife; birds, bears, fish, whales then this is the gimbal head for you. Attach it to a sturdy carbon fibre tripod such as the ones from Induro and you have yourself a sweet combo.
      My favourite feature is the graduated scale to tell me at what height the lens will be set at. I find it comes in handy. I have not seen this on a Wimberley gimbal head but I could be wrong.

      The only downside that I find that this item has, is the weight. It's a bit heavy and I can definitely feel it as I place it over my shoulder when trekking around. I would highly recommend looking into the carbon fibre version of this gimbal head as weight savings is always a bonus, especially when it comes to holding massive lenses. But this gimbal head still gets a 5 star rating due to the quality, stability, smoothness and excellent price.

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      5.0

      works perfectly

      By canon guy

      from greensboro, nc

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Firmly
      • Easy To Learn How To Use
      • Good Stability
      • Works Perfectly

      Cons

      • Not Inexpensive

      Best Uses

      • Flying Birds
      • Sports/Action
      • Wildlife

      Comments about Induro GHB2 Gimbal Head:

      bought this gimbal head b/c I have Induro tripod. used it for bird photos in Bosque del Apache, with Canon 6d and 5diii mated to sigma 150-600, Canon 100-400 w/ and w/o 1.4x tc. also used it on Sirui T-2005X tripod. in all these combinations it worked flawlessly giving fluid movement to camera equipment and fantastic photos of flying snow geese and sand hill cranes. learning curve was minimal and comfort level using it developed rapidly. can't imagine a better product.

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      4.0

      Pretty good support

      By Kalihari

      from Walla Walla, WA

      About Me Pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Sports/Action
        • Wildlife

        Comments about Induro GHB2 Gimbal Head:

        In short, I like this gimbal head. It's quite sturdy, built well. I have an induro tripod and this compliments it well.

        There's two tiny nagging things about it that I'm trying to get used too.

        The first is that Induro's arcs swiss head and attachment plates do not allow you to slide it out the side. You must fully release the clamp part in order to remove the camera/lens from the mount. I'm just used to being able to do a tiny little twist of the release knob and slide it out the side. I'm sure I'll get used to it soon enough.

        The other is how quickly the adjustments on this head lock. I'd like a bit more control from completely free movements to locked down. Once set the tension seems to stay put, so again, just something to get used too i'm sure.

        Overall a very nice head to use with any long lens. I used it with the sigma 120-300 f/2.8. It's pretty sweet. Can't wait to try it with my new 600 that's coming shortly.

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        5.0

        Induro Gimbal Head

        By SLC based

        from SLC, UT

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Night Shots
          • Sports/Action
          • Weddings/Events
          • Wildlife

          Comments about Induro GHB2 Gimbal Head:

          Outstanding piece of photographic equipment. It is easily every bit as good, if not better, than the equivalent Wimberely head. I would definitely recommend it to anyone seriously interested in purchasing a Gimbal Head for supporting their longer lenses.

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          5.0

          Solid

          By Paul C

          from Boston

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Stability
          • Large Range of Motion
          • Smooth
          • Strong Clamp

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Sports/Action
            • Wildlife

            Comments about Induro GHB2 Gimbal Head:

            I have used a rented Wimberly in the past. I liked it, but looking at the price difference and after reading other reviews I figured I would try the Induro. It's heavy, of course, because it is a solid, well built support platform, but so is the Wimberly. I can't imagine a decent gimbal head that wouldn't be heavy. I found the ability to balance a lens to be very easy - took seconds, literally - and I find the movements to be smooth enough to track birds. One thing I thought would be very useful is the index scale for mounting and balancing lenses. Turns out I don't find it to be necessary. It's easy enough to balance the lens just by eye and by feel. This is a solid, well built product. Is it better than the Wimberly? Don't know. I would need to use them both side by side to answer the question. That, by itself, says that it is a good product. At about $ less than the Wimberly and considering that it includes the long plate and the Wimberly doesn't, I think it is a good value for a quality gimbal head.

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            4.0

            Works

            By Jan

            from Reno, Nv

            Comments about Induro GHB2 Gimbal Head:

            This replaces the stolen Wimberly. A little cheaper and a little heavier. I have a Gitzo tripod and an Induro Tripod. Induro works great. The Gimbal head seems to be as good. Long term will tell the build. I would give another star if it were lighter and cheaper yet.

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            5.0

            A great choice for a Gimbal

            By John in MD

            from Wheaton, MD

            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 GHB2 Gimbal Head:

              After unsuccessfully trying to photograph sunspots and in preparation for a trip to photograph eagles, I started looking for a Gimbal head that would work with my SLIK 700DX tripod legs and support a Nikon D5300 with a Sigma 1.4 teleconverter and a 150-500 telephoto Sigma zoom lens. There are a number of choices ranging from $ to almost $ – the hard part is deciding what to select. Based on my research and budgetary constraints I opted for the Induro GHB2. From the moment I opened the box, I realized that I had made a good decision. The fit and finish is first rate, from the GHB2 itself to the extra screws for the Arca-Swiss plate (included). The only thing I can slight Induro for is that I personally would like some more guidance on platform adjustment – but that is only a minor issue that experience will figure out. My first use of the GHB2 was this weekend to determine exposure setting thru my solar filter for an upcoming partial solar eclipse. The camera/lens attached easily and it only took a second to move the lens back to balance the platform. Once that was done, it only took a small nudge to move the camera to follow the sun. The GHB2 and the tripod are a solid combination - much better than the 3-axis head I was using before. I can't wait for November when I head to Conowingo Dam to photograph eagles! In the final analysis, would I recommend the GHB2 to a friend? In a heartbeat!

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              5.0

              Smooth as silk

              By Thomas the Buyer

              from Texas

              About Me Casual Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Induro GHB2 Gimbal Head:

                Solid, sturdy, but yet so smooth.

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                4.0

                GOOD CHOICE

                By KEN

                from KANSAS CITY, MO

                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 GHB2 Gimbal Head:

                  PHOTOGRAPHING WILDLIFE IS VERY DIFFICULT. BIRDS MOVE QUICKLY AND IRRACTICALLY.
                  THE INDURO GHB2 IS SMOOTH, EASY TO USE AND VERY STABLE.
                  I HAVE NOT YET FOUND ANY NEGATIVES WITH ITS PERFORMANCE

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                  4.0

                  Great buy!

                  By Shay

                  from TN

                  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 GHB2 Gimbal Head:

                    After much research and listening to birders in my area on best tripod head for wildlife photography I went withthe Gimbal GHB2 and have not been disappointed.

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                    4.0

                    Easy to use

                    By Wendy

                    from Wellington, NV

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                    • Can't Pan

                    Best Uses

                    • Home
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Night Shots
                    • Portraits
                    • Travel
                    • Weddings/Events
                    • Wildlife

                    Comments about Induro GHB2 Gimbal Head:

                    This is nice for longer lenses and landscapes. Just wish I could pan.

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                    5.0

                    Like It!

                    By SBV Digital

                    from SoCal

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Reviewer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Sports/Action
                      • Video
                      • Wildlife

                      Comments about Induro GHB2 Gimbal Head:

                      The design and operation work as you would expect for a Gimbal Head. Workmanship is good. There is nothing that feels cheap or poorly made. It is not excessively heavy either. The ARCA clamp works very well. Easy attachment and removal to the Gimbal. You won't be dissatisfied.

                      I am using it on a Manfrotto 055XPROB with Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS or Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS primarily. The largest/heaviest camera body is an EOS 1D3. These are EASILY supported with full range of motion.

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                      4.0

                      I would buy this product again and again

                      By Jeff Zeng

                      from Hackensack NJ

                      About Me Pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Stability

                      Cons

                      • Heavy

                      Best Uses

                      • Home

                      Comments about Induro GHB2 Gimbal Head:

                      good to ues

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                      5.0

                      Holds 500mm Steady

                      By Tom L.

                      from Orlando FL

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                      • Heavy

                      Best Uses

                      • Wildlife

                      Comments about Induro GHB2 Gimbal Head:

                      I recently aquired a used Canon 500mm f4 and didn't feel comfortable using my Wimberley Sidekick on a ball head with this lens. I've owned an Induro aluminum tripod for several years and have been very happy with it. So I thought I's give the GHB2 a try. The Induro locks solid and allows me to have peace of mind when carrying my "rig" around. It has a smooth action and locks down tight. I'm very happy with it.

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                      5.0

                      Works as advertised

                      By bjt3

                      from Bedford, MA

                      About Me Photo Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Wildlife

                        Comments about Induro GHB2 Gimbal Head:

                        I'm not going to enter all sorts of wondrous prose. This gimbal does what it claims to: holds my 600mm lens firmly and stably, with fluid motion and good ergonomics. It's a tool, and it does what it's supposed to. I like it.

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                        5.0

                        Don't know why I waited so long

                        By Luzeye

                        from Southwest Florida

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                        • Heavy

                        Best Uses

                        • Night Shots
                        • Sports/Action
                        • Wildlife

                        Comments about Induro GHB2 Gimbal Head:

                        I use the Gimbal Head with my Canon Mark III, 1.4 Extender, and 100 -400 mm push - pull lens on a tripod to shoot wildlife. The Gimbal Head is well made, easy to assemble, attach to the tripod, adjust, and once the camera with lens has been attached and balanced provides the stability I was looking for, plus a large, smooth range of motion . . . As advertised!If there is a con, it is on the heavier side, so won't be walking around too much with the whole setup.

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                        5.0

                        Built Like Rock and Smooth as Silk

                        By Jimmymac

                        from Winsted, CT

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attaches Firmly
                        • Good Stability

                        Cons

                        • Heavy

                        Best Uses

                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Sports/Action
                        • Wildlife

                        Comments about Induro GHB2 Gimbal Head:

                        I use this with a Nikon D700 with battery grip and a Sigma 120-300 W/ 1.4 teleconverter. Works very well.

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                        4.0

                        Fantastic for the money

                        By Msmoto

                        from Greensboro, North Carolina

                        About Me Pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

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

                        Cons

                        • Slightly Sticky Mechanism

                        Best Uses

                        • Photos Of Sun Moon
                        • Sports/Action
                        • Wildlife

                        Comments about Induro GHB2 Gimbal Head:

                        This is beautiful Gimbal head, exquisitely manufactured. The locks work well, Arca Swiss mount is great, but it has one small drawback. The swing arm has a small amount of friction when the lock is fully released. When a 15 pound camera rig, Nikon D4 and 400mm f/2.8 are mounted on this head, it is not really an issue, but the camera will not self level even if fully balanced do to this friction. My guess is the bearings are sleeve type and not roller bearings which would be smoother. But at this price...I would not consider any other gimbal head.

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