ProMediaGear GKJr. Katana Junior Aluminum Gimbal Head

ProMediaGear GKJr. Katana Junior Aluminum Gimbal Head

ProMediaGear GKJr. Katana Junior Aluminum Gimbal Head

B&H # PRGKJR MFR # GKJR
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Product Highlights

  • Load Capacity: 50 lb
  • Height: 9.75", Weight: 2.4 lb
  • Arca-Type Compatible
  • 360° Pan with Independent Pan Lock
  • 3/8"-16 Tripod Mounting Thread
  • Sealed Ball Bearings
  • Large Control Knobs
  • Scratch Resistant Anodized Finish
  • PX6 Double Dovetail Plate
  • Made in the USA
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The GKJr. Katana Junior from ProMediaGear is a lightweight, aluminum gimbal head designed with the traveling sports or nature photographer in mind. Cameras, lenses, or sport optics that are compatible with a 1/4"-20 mount can be connected to the included, 6" PX6 Double Dovetail Plate, which is secured to the KJr. Katana Junior using an Arca-type clamp

The Katana Junior's black anodized aluminum frame has been precision CNC machined to remove every ounce of unnecessary weight. This new super-strong yet hollow frame weighs an easy-to-carry 2.4 lb while maintaining the ability to support up to 50 lb of gear. Standing at 9.75" tall and using a variable-height, Arca-type compatible support arm, the Katana Junior can hold a wide range of large telephoto lenses all the way up to 600mm.

From a functionality standpoint the Katana Junior functions the same as any common gimbal head, with fluid movement on both the 360° panning axis and the floating tilt. Both axes may also be locked separately via large aluminum control knobs which are easy to grip even when wearing gloves.

With the expectation that the user will likely subject the Katana Junior to the rigors associated with the great outdoors, the head has been designed to be extra durable to ensure maintenance free operation. Its hard anodized aluminum coating makes the entire frame scratch and nick resistant, preventing the likelihood of creating reflections that might alert wildlife to your presence. Additionally, the head's fluid joints use sealed ball bearing cases which make them considerably less susceptible to corrosion or malfunction due to moisture, dirt, and debris. It is also worth noting that the Katana Junior is designed and constructed right here in the USA.

UPC: 609456714488
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ProMediaGear GKJr. Katana Junior Aluminum Gimbal Head
  • PX6 Double Dovetail Plate (6")
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
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    • 1Description
    Material of Construction Aluminum
    Load Capacity 50 lb (22.7 kg)
    Quick Release Arca-type
    Spirit Level Yes
    Separate Panning Lock Yes
    Tripod Mount Thread Size 3/8"-16
    Height 9.75" (24.7 cm)
    Width 3.1" (7.8 cm)
    Weight 2.4 lb (1.1 kg)
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 3.6 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 12.2 x 9.1 x 4.2"
    GKJr. Katana Junior Aluminum Gimbal Head is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 10.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Superb engineering, effortless smooth movement I will post again after field use, but given how little is online about this device I wanted to write something now. I had eyed the gimbal for a while based on its apparent marriage of quality construction and relative light weight. Yet, handling it in person revealed the GKJr. to be a true thing of beauty. It glides like a hot knife in butter and the tensioners are easy to set at any level of resistance. I put it on a Gitzo 2541 and mounted a Nikon D800 with a NIKKOR 200-400mm f/4--a fairly heavy payload. The combo felt solid and the head took all of a second to adjust so the camera/lens just hovered. Fluid movement with the touch of a finger and a return to the start position by letting go of the camera. Exactly how it is supposed to work. And again, the precision engineering is something you can sense in how refined the glide and movement is. More later, but for now I would say this is a gorgeous luxury item well suited for travel.
    Date published: 2017-02-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Every wildlife photographer should have one of these! This is the best gimbal head ever. Lightweight at just over 2 pounds, it will handle a 50 pound load with ease. Sealed bearings make operation so smooth and effortless. It is the perfect gimbal head for wildlife photography.
    Date published: 2017-03-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent piece of equipment! I backpack my equipment into the wilderness for my photos. This head is used in conjunction with my Canon 5D Mark II body and Canon 100-400mm lens. It is mounted on a Gitzo GT3453XLS platform with center column. The craftsmanship and design are excellent. Extremely smooth operation and solid locking. This is one of the most outstanding heads I have ever worked with. Highly recommended
    Date published: 2017-10-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfection. This head is gorgeous, surgical quality construction, smooth action. Does exactly what one hopes without compromise. Purchased after much research and deliberation, first use was in Costa Rican jungle with 200-400 f/4 Lens. Easy to balance when getting set up. Manageable weight.
    Date published: 2017-10-21
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Katana Junior Gimbal Head Used initially for the great eclipse with a 150 - 600 Tamron Zoom. Set-up was easy and very easy to use to track the eclipse from Kentucky. Haven't used much as yet for wildlife photography but this is the main purpose for the purchase.
    Date published: 2017-09-14
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Gimbal Head For any wildlife photographers out there this is a great light weight gimbal head. I've been using this for about 4 months now. I can't wait till my trip to Africa this very easy to set up. Now I just have to figure which lenses to take. Thanks B&H for prompt delivery as usual.
    Date published: 2017-07-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from A1 quality and it delivers This is a quality product,It's extremely smooth and takes the load
    Date published: 2017-03-23
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Katana Jr. Gimbal Head- Well made and worth the money I purchased the Katana Jr. to shoot the eclipse in late January.� I researched, read reviews, and looked at several videos before making my choice. The Katana Jr. is very well made, performed flawlessly, and was easy to set up. I was very impressed with the quality of Katana Jr. and the fact that it was made in the USA was very important to me. I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a great quality gimbal head.
    Date published: 2018-02-10
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