Vertical mount vs standard gimbal? - newbie question

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Rachael P
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Vertical mount vs standard gimbal? - newbie question

I am thinking about a gimbal head for my A7Riii/200-600mm combination, and have been taken by the "vertical" mount gimbals, like the Induro GHB1 and Movo GH600. It looks as though they should have most of the benefits of a standard gimbal, but be a little lighter.
The only thing I can see though is that unless you are lucky, the centre of mass of the camera/lens won't be exactly over the rotation axis of the tripod, but I don't know if that matters at all.
Is there any accepted wisdom about these things?  Thanks for any pointers.

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