Induro GHB1 GH-Series Aluminum Gimbal Head for Size 1 & 2 Tripods

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About Induro GHB1

The Induro GHB1 GH-Series Aluminum Gimbal Head is ideal for very long, heavy telephoto lenses used in sports or bird/nature photography. Vertical and horizontal tracking of fast moving objects is quick and easy. And balancing a camera/lens system on a gimbal head makes it essentially "weightless" providing freedom of movement not possible with any other support system. It includes an Arca-Swiss compatible Quick Release Plate. It fits Size 1 & 2 Tripods.

The Induro GHB1 is commonly used for Wildlife and more.

Summary of Customer Reviews

(4)
Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Attaches firmly (3),Large range of motion (3),Stable (3)
Best Uses:
Wildlife (4),Sports/action (3)

Induro GHB1 Features

  • Gravity Balanced Operation provides essentially "weightless" movement and positioning for long lens/camera systems
  • Arca-Swiss Compatible Quick Release interchangeable industry standard QR system
  • Oversized Lock Knobs provides secure locking of camera angle and rotation, even with bulky gloves

Induro GHB1 Specifications

Height
7.6 in (192 mm)
Width Including Knobs
6.5 in (164 mm)
Tilt Range
+90°/-90° Front
Panning Range
360°
Separate Panning Lock
Yes
Quick Release (QR) Plate
Dovetail (Arca-Swiss Compatible)
QR Plate - Top Mount Surface
50mmL x 48mmW
Bubble Level
Yes
Head Mount Thread Size
1/4"-20
Base Mount Thread
3/8"-16
Weight
1.7 lbs (0.8 kg)
Warranty
Induro 2 years + additional 3 years after registration warranty

Induro GHB1 Reviews

Reviewed by 4 customers

 
5.0

Well made and easy to set up

By

from Cleveland  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Have used this head with large and medium length telephotos. Great for wildlife photography.

 
5.0

Excellent Product

By

from South Mississippi  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I use this gimbal with a 300 f2.8 and 2X tc and it works really well. I am very pleased with the quality of this gimbal and the price is right.

 
5.0

Good product

By

from Crossville, TN  -  Casual Photographer

Easy to use and very sturdy

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Perfect match for mid-sized telephotos

By

from Concord, MA  -  Photo Enthusiast

I studied several gimbal heads before selecting the Induro. The control layout (both knobs on the same side) and quality of the knobs (all metal) are excellent. This is one of those products that is a pleasure to use. It is smaller than I was expecting but it is extremely strong and I view the compact size and light weight as a BIG plus (my glass is heavy enough). I will be using regularly with a Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 lens for which it is a perfect match. I have also tested it with and plan to use with my Sigma 300-800mm f/5.6 lens (13 pounds). While it is undersized for this application the solid construction leaves me confident it can handle the load. The controls engage over a 1/4 to 1/2 turn which makes them very fast to operate but you should not assume they provide any measure of controlled tension (like a fluid head does). Fit and finish are extremely good as is the general design aesthetic. The clamp is minimalist but inspires confidence. The clamp plate is well designed with several rubber grips to ensure secure attachment to the lens without damage to the foot. I plan to add a bubble level to the base and feel this would have been a very useful feature to have included in the design. Induro would do well to redesign the shipping package. The flimsy plastic tray had collapsed during transit allowing the lens plate to bang around in the box, slightly marring the gimbal finish before it arrived. I debated with myself about getting a side mount gimbal. Having now used it I am confident I made the right choice. My concerns about mounting a heavy lens were unfounded. You certainly do not want to do this carelessly but it is not at all difficult. Simply engage the lower dovetail (which now carries all the weight) and tilt the plate into the clamp while securing with the knob. Sliding the plate within the clamp to find the balance point requires a bit of finesse but is not at all difficult. The side mount design provides automatic alignment with the lens center line and does not need to be changed from lens to lens. With less joints and arms it is clearly going to be more stable when locked up than a horizontal style gimbal of equal size.

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Shopper  Is there a Lenscoat cover for this Induro head?
WILLIAM S  Lenscoat cover: None that know of. It is a well built and quality piece of equipment. Highly recommend.
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