Pro-Style Control with Manfrotto Gimbal Accessories


If you’re a vlogger or independent video creator, you already know that nothing beats a gimbal stabilizer to help capture smooth, professional-looking video footage. Long established as a major source of tripods, Manfrotto recently entered the gimbal market and has now announced a trio of gimbal accessories to complement its gimbals.

Already available as part of select Manfrotto gimbal kits, ­the Gimbal Remote Control, the Gimbal Follow Focus Motor, and the Carbon Fiber Gimbal Extension can be now be added independently to your Manfrotto Gimbal 220 or Gimbal 460, letting you choose the options you want for even greater control while filming.

Remote Control

Today’s gimbals offer an amazing level of control, and Manfrotto’s Remote Control can help you fine-tune those options by splitting control between the gimbal itself and the controller. This slim remote unit offers an on/off switch and control of the operating mode and of all the gimbal’s remote functions. When paired with the Follow Focus Motor, it enables you to focus with one hand while controlling the gimbal with the other or to hand focus off to an assistant. This Bluetooth controller features an operating range of 33-49' and both power and signal LCD status displays.

Manfrotto Gimbal Remote Control
Manfrotto Gimbal Remote Control

Follow Focus Motor

Compatible with both your gimbal’s multi-function knob and the Remote Control, the Follow Focus Motor provides precise focus control. This motor meshes with your compatible lens gear, enabling you to track focus in real time as the action unfolds.

Manfrotto Follow Focus Motor
Manfrotto Gimbal Follow Focus Motor

Carbon Fiber Extension

Increase the reach of your gimbal or grab low-angle POV shots with the 10" Carbon Fiber Extension. Thanks to a bottom 1/4"-20 thread and top 1/4"-20 stud, this extension is compatible with both Manfrotto gimbals and most stabilizers from other manufacturers.

Manfrotto Carbon Fiber Extension
Manfrotto Carbon Fiber Gimbal Extension

Now that you have an idea of what these components can do, if you already own a Manfrotto 220 or 460, treat yourself to any one of or all of these Manfrotto gimbal accessories and see how your gimbal capture improves. If you’re new to using a stabilizer, be sure to explore the complete line of Manfrotto gimbals available on the B&H Photo website or in the B&H SuperStore.

Which of these Manfrotto gimbal accessories will you be adding to your kit? Let us know in the Comments, below.


Is the control software built in Italy by Manfrotto engineers, or does it come from a supplier? If the latter, does Manfrotto review the source code and run the builds themselves, or are they handing customers binaries the supplier gives them without being able to review how those binaries were built?

Insofar as one of their competitors has been found to have an out-of-band update mechanism that could be abused as a backdoor in some of their other products, I'd like to see concrete differentiation here.