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InduroGHB2 Gimbal Head
 
4.8

(based on 37 reviews)

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97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stable (33)
  • Attaches firmly (30)
  • Large range of motion (28)
  • Strong clamp (27)

Cons

  • Heavy (8)

Best Uses

  • Wildlife (34)
  • Sports/action (23)
  • Landscape/scenery (19)
  • Night shots (9)
  • Travel (5)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (16), Semi-pro photographer (15), Pro photographer (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
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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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                • No

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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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                  5.0

                  great for larger lenses

                  By Peter

                  from London UK

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • All Round Solid Performer
                  • Attaches Firmly
                  • Good Stability
                  • Large Range of Motion

                  Cons

                  • None

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Induro GHB2 Gimbal Head:

                  Excellent movement and the lens & camera really do feel weightless. Therelease plate is good and allows a tight fit to my Canon 400mm and allows for easy movement, most importantly it feels secure.I've only been using it a week but don't know how I'd got by before having it.I would recommend getting a second/third plate so you can swap lenses/cameras easier although they are $ it's worth every penny.All round excellent build quality.

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                  4.0

                  Perfect for my new 500 mm lens

                  By JB

                  from Parsippany NJ

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Heavy

                  Best Uses

                  • Sports/Action
                  • Wildlife

                  Comments about Induro GHB2 Gimbal Head:

                  I recently purchased the Canon 500 mm II lens and tried to use a Sidekick which did not allow easy panning. I returned the Sidekick to B&H and purchased the GHB2 Gimbal Head and it works like a champ. My only complaint is the weight - I wish it were a bit lighter.

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                  5.0

                  Great Gimbal

                  By bb

                  from Oregon

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Night Shots
                    • Video
                    • Wildlife

                    Comments about Induro GHB2 Gimbal Head:

                    Wildlife & scenic photography

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                    5.0

                    Just as good as Wimberly II

                    By none

                    from Little Rock, AR

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attaches Firmly
                    • Good Stability

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Sports/Action
                      • Wildlife

                      Comments about Induro GHB2 Gimbal Head:

                      My friend has the Wimberly and I think mine is just as good and $100 cheaper.

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                      5.0

                      Great Buy!

                      By jacquelinedeely

                      from San Jose, 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 GHB2 Gimbal Head:

                        I was recommended by a fellow wildlife photographer to purchase the Induro Gimbal instead of a Wimberley and I am so glad I did. I have tried the Wimberely, but actually prefer this. It is strong, smooth and easy to use with my Nikon 500mm lens. Also saved a nice chunk of change! No complaints whatsoever:)

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