Oben GH-30 Gimbal Head

BH #OBGH30 • MFR #GH-30
Oben
Oben GH-30 Gimbal Head
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 44 lb
  • Height: 9"
  • Weight: 3.2 lb
  • Arca-Type Compatible
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Balance and maneuver large telephoto lenses effortlessly with the Oben GH-30 Gimbal Head. An ideal support for sports and wildlife photographers, this head is capable of handling a 44 lb payload and allows fluid movement on both vertical and horizontal axes. Because of the head's independent pan lock and 360° range of movement, it allows you to capture fast-moving objects.
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Oben GH-30 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Lens Compatibility
  • 3Weight Capacity
  • 4Smooth and Fluid Motion
  • 5Arca-type Mount
  • 6360° Panning with Independent pan Lock
  • 7Duplicate Set-Ups
  • 8Threaded Tripod Mount
  • 9Material of Construction

Balance and maneuver large telephoto lenses effortlessly with the Oben GH-30 Gimbal Head. An ideal support for sports and wildlife photographers, this head is capable of handling a 44 lb payload and allows fluid movement on both vertical and horizontal axes. Because of the head's independent pan lock and 360° range of movement, it allows you to capture fast-moving objects.

Lens Compatibility

70-200mm f/2.8 or f/4, 100-400mm, 150-600mm, 300mm f/4, 400mm f/5.6, 200-500mm, and other similar-sized lenses

Weight Capacity

The gimbal head can support, balance, and maneuver large telephoto lenses that weigh up to 44 lb

Smooth and Fluid Motion

Whether shooting birds, wildlife, or sports, the fluid motion and friction control built into the arm allows you to move your camera smoothly and effortlessly along either axis while tracking the subject

Arca-type Mount

The Arca-type compatible plate has two 1/4"-20 threaded mounts, but they are also supplied with two 3/8"-16 bushings

360° Panning with Independent pan Lock

The 9" tall head rotates a full 360° and locks into place with its independent pan lock

Duplicate Set-Ups

Numbered scales are located on the clamp and on the swing arm, so the telephoto lens can have a repeated set up on the gimbal head

Threaded Tripod Mount

The gimbal head mounts directly to tripods with a 3/8"-16 threaded mount, but a reducer bushing can be utilized for smaller 1/4"-20 threads

Material of Construction

The gimbal head is made of aluminum and weighs 3.2 lb
UPC: 847628007345

Oben GH-30 Specs

General
Head TypeGimbal Head
Base Mount3/8"-16 Thread
Camera Mounting Screw1/4"-20 Male & 3/8"-16 with Bushing
Quick Release Plate TypeArca-Type
Load Capacity44 lb / 19.96 kg
Number of Bubble Level(s)None
Friction ControlYes
Independent Pan LockYes
MaterialAluminum
Pan & Tilt Range
Panning Range360°
Physical
DimensionsH: 9.0 x W: 9.3" / H: 22.9 x W: 23.6 cm
Weight3.2 lb / 1.45 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.705 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)11.4 x 10.2 x 3.1"
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