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InduroGHBA Gimbal Head
 
4.7

(based on 26 reviews)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stable (13)
  • Attaches firmly (12)
  • Large range of motion (11)
  • Easy to use (10)
  • Strong clamp (10)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Sports/action (18)
  • Wildlife (14)
  • Landscape/scenery (7)
  • Travel (7)
  • Wildlife photos (7)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (14), Semi-pro photographer (6)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (16)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Great product & value

I bought the INDURO GHBA Gimbal Head to use with my Nikon 200-500mm lens on a MeFOTO RoadTrip Aluminum Travel Tripod and it works great.

No need to remove the...Read complete review

I bought the INDURO GHBA Gimbal Head to use with my Nikon 200-500mm lens on a MeFOTO RoadTrip Aluminum Travel Tripod and it works great.

No need to remove the ball head on the tripod. Just put the Induro GHBA Gimbal head into the Arca-type quick-release ball head.

It's a good compromise between stability and weight.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

GHBA gimbal head

Bought this for a canon 500/4 IS. Sturdy product but the "Universal" lens plate that came with it did not fit the tripod foot of my 500. Called Induro...Read complete review

Bought this for a canon 500/4 IS. Sturdy product but the "Universal" lens plate that came with it did not fit the tripod foot of my 500. Called Induro to ask for an exchange. Rep was only interested in selling the full gimbal. No resolution. Exchanged it for a wimberly Sidekick.

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5.0

Really Happy with it.

By Boot

from Northeastern PA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Induro GHBA Gimbal Head:

I saw this advertised and thought it would be what I needed. I was completely blown away by the way it works. It saved me over $500. If I would of bought a Wimberly Gimbal it would of set me back over $600. I think this GHBA does exactly what the more expensive one does. I already had a Sirius Ball Head Tripod and this matched up with the ball head like it was made for it. I use it with a 150 x 600 Tamaron lens and it is completely adjustable when mated on it. What a great savings and a great Gimbal head. Keep up the great products.

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5.0

Good Value

By Bird Shooter

from Joliet, IL

Verified Buyer

Comments about Induro GHBA Gimbal Head:

First used the GHBA Gimbal Head during a photo field trip at a birding festival in May. The pro-photog/trip leader let me put my Canon 7D MK II on his Canon 500mm prime lens mounted on the GHBA head and an unknown Induro tripod. I had been using a ball head on my own Induro tripod with my 7D MKII and my Canon 100-400 II and I decided I needed to upgrade to the GHBA Gimbal. It is a snap to put on and take off the current ball head and locks up solid. With the gimbal head I get a much smoother and quicker subject acquisition and I don't have to fiddle with locking on the subject as the gimbal head stays put when properly balanced for the lens/camera combination.

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5.0

Perfect for my needs

By Vince

from San Jose, CA

Comments about Induro GHBA Gimbal Head:

Paired this gimbal head with AS Monoball Z1 and you got yourself a portable gimbal for use with telephoto lens. I use it with Canon 70-200mm IS2 w TC 1.4 and my tamron 150-600mm and your set for serious wildlife photography. Planning to get canon 500mm f4 prime next year and I feel that this gimbal head could handle it. Save me money by not getting the sidekick and just upgrade to a real gimbal head by wimberley if I get my 500 or 600mm prime, but I doubt I will need it for just the 500mm. This set up could confidently handle a 500mm per my assessment. Smooth finish and looks tough....Buy it and you wont feel youre gonna need more.

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5.0

It works!

By JakubJ

from Clarks Summit, Pa

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Easy to Use
  • Lightweight
  • Steady

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Sports/Action
    • Wildlife Photos

    Comments about Induro GHBA Gimbal Head:

    This is a low cost and low weight way to get into the gimbal tripod head system, assuming you already have a compatible (e.g. Induro) ballhead. Tested with 300mm f/2.8 + 1.4xTC I am pleased with the results. Compared to a standard ballhead, it allows for a quicker reaction to the subject movement. With the panning control on the ballhead and the gimbal control half-open the lens stays in plays and with little effort I can follow the subject.

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    5.0

    It works perfect for my use

    By CJ

    from Redding, CA

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Sports/Action
      • Travel
      • Wildlife Photos

      Comments about Induro GHBA Gimbal Head:

      As I already had a Induro BHD2 ball head I was looking for economical gimbal head for use with my Nikkor 200-500 f/5.6 lens for wildlife and bird photography. I've had the GHBA Gimbal Head for 2 weeks now and am very impressed with the ease of operation.

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      4.0

      Well made, but no for me

      By Jeffrey

      from Florida

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Best For Video Cameras
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Video
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Induro GHBA Gimbal Head:

        This gimbal add-on came in a foam-lined box, with a carry bag and extra-long Arca-Swiss plate. It is extremely well made, but I decided I needed a true gimbal device, so I returned this one. For those who need a video gimbal, I can recommend this Induro product without hesitation.

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        5.0

        Great for the money!

        By Grindstone

        from Columbia, MO

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Durable
        • Easy to Use
        • Lightweight

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Sports/Action
          • Travel
          • Wildlife Photos

          Comments about Induro GHBA Gimbal Head:

          I occasionally shoot 300mm or more for wildlife but not enough to justify the top of the line. This gimbal has exceeded my expectations! More than adequate for my occasional use.

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          5.0

          Great product & value

          By JL

          from Montreal, QC

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Compact
          • Easy to Use
          • Lightweight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Sports/Action
            • Travel
            • Wildlife Photos

            Comments about Induro GHBA Gimbal Head:

            I bought the INDURO GHBA Gimbal Head to use with my Nikon 200-500mm lens on a MeFOTO RoadTrip Aluminum Travel Tripod and it works great.

            No need to remove the ball head on the tripod. Just put the Induro GHBA Gimbal head into the Arca-type quick-release ball head.

            It's a good compromise between stability and weight.

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            5.0

            The best of both worlds

            By praying mantis

            from Rio Rancho, New Mexico

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Compact
            • Durable
            • Easy to Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Sports/Action
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about Induro GHBA Gimbal Head:

              I already have two tripods each with a ballhead.
              One of these I recently purchased from B and H.
              That was a Benro tripod with Benro B2 ballhead.
              I wanted a gimbal head for shooting wildlife such as birds in flight but didn't want to spend $400 for a good gimbal head. With the GHBA sidearm mounted on the Benro ballhead I now am able to
              use a ballhead or switch to the gimbal set up in
              a very quick fashion. With my Sony A7R2 and Sony
              70-400mm zoom lens mounted on the Induro gimbal
              I find the movements to be silky smooth in all
              directions. I wouldn't hesitate to use this set
              up with a 500mm f4 lens which I hope to own some
              day.

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              5.0

              versatility when needed

              By Shark

              from San Mateo, CA

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Reviewer

              Pros

              • Compact
              • Durable
              • Easy to Use
              • Lightweight

              Cons

              • None

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Sports/Action
              • Travel
              • Wildlife Photos

              Comments about Induro GHBA Gimbal Head:

              This is quality product that gives you the versatility of using your tripod with ball head + Gimbal head or just the ball head. It's lighter than the full size gimbals therefore it is ideal to use it in an event or travel. Most of the time I use it with my Tamron 150 - 600 mm lens and occasionally use it with my Canon 400 mm (f2.8). It worked well for both setup. Definitely recommend this.

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              5.0

              Amazing Piece of Gear!

              By Budding Bird Whisperer

              from Houston, TX

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Sports/Action
                • Wildlife Photos

                Comments about Induro GHBA Gimbal Head:

                I love this product! I use it for BIF photography with my Canon 400mm prime - that lens is just too heavy for me to handhold with any level of accuracy. The gimbal head has allowed me to greatly increase my captures of BIF. It has a very fluid swivel yet will lock in place securely if/when needed. I can follow birds all over the sky with it very easily. When locked, it holds the weight of my 6D with that lens without shifting. Very happy with this equipment!

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                4.0

                A practical alternative

                By Njardar

                from Springfield, IL

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Easy to Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Induro GHBA Gimbal Head:

                    A practical alternative to a full gimbal head. Allows me to use my current ball-head without having to remove it every time I want to use my Tamron 150-600 mm. Well made and panning is very smooth. The BIG advantage over a higher priced similar model is that the Induro GHBA comes with a quick release plate. I would of given it five stars except I could not read the serial number label so I could register it online for and extra 5-years added to the warranty.

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                    4.0

                    Quality product but could be taller

                    By RMCR

                    from Sydney, Australia

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attaches Firmly
                    • Good Stability
                    • Strong Clamp

                    Cons

                    • Could Be Taller

                    Best Uses

                    • Wildlife

                    Comments about Induro GHBA Gimbal Head:

                    This is a very well made product and I'm overall very pleasaed with it. I wish it was about 1 inch taller so I could get a steeper angle when using my D700 with a battery grip. The grip hits the ballhead which limit the angle that can be achieved, so needs to be removed to take photos of subjects up high. Regardless, I'm very happy with the purchase.

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                    5.0

                    Quality Produt... Excellent Value...

                    By Terry V.

                    from Maryland

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

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

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Landscape/Scenery
                      • Wildlife

                      Comments about Induro GHBA Gimbal Head:

                      I purchased this product after seeing it in an online review. The GHBA is a quality product that exceeds expectations. Combined with the BHD3 Ball head, it provides a stable platform that allows you to take your photography to the next level. I would highly recommend it.

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                      5.0

                      Great piece of equipment

                      By Bob in Tucson

                      from Tucson, az

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

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

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • All
                        • Landscape/Scenery
                        • Night Shots
                        • Sports/Action
                        • Travel
                        • Video
                        • Wildlife

                        Comments about Induro GHBA Gimbal Head:

                        I shot pictures of small hydroplane boats flying around the lake and this gimbal head made it possible to track them and shoot some really great shots. It is the best piece of equipment to have if you are shooting moving objects with a heavy lens.

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                        5.0

                        Worked as well as I'd hoped.

                        By boaboa

                        from Texas

                        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 GHBA Gimbal Head:

                          I bought the GHBA Gimbal Head to use with a Sigma 150-500. I use it with a Giotto's MH-1300 ballhead. I have quick release plates for the Giotto's head on both my cameras so all I have to do is remove the GHBA and put my camera on the ballhead if I want to use a shorter lens. I used this head on a trip to photograph migrating Sandhill Cranes and was very satisfied with it. It works just like I'd hoped.

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                          5.0

                          Don't pay more .....

                          By Alaskason

                          from Pretoria, South Africa

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Sports/Action
                            • Travel
                            • Wildlife

                            Comments about Induro GHBA Gimbal Head:

                            I use this with a Benro Ball Head B3. This is the best versatile combination to own. No swopping of heads - just add the gimbal when needed. Works out of the box - Just add to ball head.

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                            5.0

                            Smooooth Track

                            By Border Shooter

                            from westAReastOK

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Sports/Action
                              • Wildlife

                              Comments about Induro GHBA Gimbal Head:

                              I will be using the GHBA Gimbal Head for nature photography with Canon 300 f/2.8 with and w/o extenders. Currently I use it with a 400 f/4. Man, that is nice and smooth- easy following, like it is weightless. The only thing (and I was aware) as others have mentioned since the mount is vertical not horizontal (sitting on the shoe) there is risk in mount and dismount. Just get familiar and take it slow, especially on mounting. I love how with a ball head I can carry one tripod for all types of situations out in the field.

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                              5.0

                              Great option

                              By Tamas

                              from APO, AE

                              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 GHBA Gimbal Head:

                                I mount this sidekick on a Gitzo 3541LS with Arca-Swiss Z1 head. My longest lens is a 400 f5.6L on a 7D and with this light setup I couldn't justify the full gimbal head. With the included long plate it can be balanced easily and makes the tracking effortless. Great build quality and also great value - compared to the Wimbeley Sidekick since this one is cheaper and includes a mounting plate. I am very happy with it, highly recommended.

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                                4.0

                                Induro GHBA Gimbal Head

                                By sharkman

                                from Cleveland Ohio

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

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

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Sports/Action
                                  • Wildlife

                                  Comments about Induro GHBA Gimbal Head:

                                  I am currently using this gimbal head with my RRS B55 ball head. I purchased it to use with my Nikon 70-200 with a Nikon TC 20Elll teleconverter to shoot wild life. It is a great size and easy to travel with, my only comment is that it is a little ackward to attach lens due to the fact the the bracket is on vertical instead of horizontal. That being said I would recommend this product.

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