Gimbal Head Question

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Loren Charif
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Gimbal Head Question
Aug 29, 2013

Although I've been using a Feisol 3402 tripod and Manfrotto 486RC2 ball head for several years with my 7D and various lenses up to 100-400, I tend to prefer handheld shooting, so haven't used it a lot.   Now that I've added a 300 f2.8L IS to the lineup, I know I'll be using the tripod a lot more.  The Feisol is rated to 19.8 lbs, so I think I'm ok there, but the ball head is only rated to 13 lbs, and my rig, with grip, 300 f2.8, and 2x TC is about 11 lbs.  So I think it's time to move up to a gimbal.  Or another solution, if there is one, at a reasonable price.  I can't really afford top-of-the-line, and, again, since it's really going to be occasional use, wouldn't make financial sense.

I can get a good deal on a demo Induro GHB1, but I don't really understand how I would attach the camera to it (it's a side mount gimbal) when using a shorter lens (e.g. 17-55) for landscape shots.  It would seem that I either need to switch heads (seems cumbersome), use a 2nd tripod (seems expensive), or use a different type of gimbal head with a swing arm so the attachment plate is underneath the rig instead of side.

Am I missing something here?  Any recommendations?

Thanks in advanceĀ 

Loren

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