Inexpensive Gimbal


Link Posted 24/03/2020 - 21:04
For anyone who is in the market for a gimbal, these in this link are relatively inexpensive compared to some. They look the business but I've no idea about their quality.

C.O.L.B.A.S victim
(Compulsive Obsessive Lens Buying Addiction Syndrome)

What you need are lenses, more lenses, bigger lenses, better lenses, faster lenses, and when you have these, your pictures will be perfect!


Link Posted 24/03/2020 - 21:17
Looks very like the one I bought a few years ago - basically "OK", but with "stiff" adjustments, and not much use if you want to use it to pan/tilt quickly. Mine has thus been sitting in a cupboard since then!
K-3 II, K-3 and a K-70 from SRS (having now relegated the K-30 /"K-50" to a backup body), & some Sigma and Pentax lenses (and a lot of old 35mm gear!)


Link Posted 28/03/2020 - 14:36
It looks very much like the Beike BK-45 I got a week or so ago (for 27). Though the Beike does have an extra bubble level.
Looks good at first glance, but drag on the vertical swing tightens/loosens as it swings. The manual only covers it's use for panoramas (suggesting that's it's main function).

My only testing so far has been in the dark on a travel tripod where vibration made it quite useless for my 1000mm lens - which also wouldn't balance right on a 4" aria plate, somewhere I have a longer plate.

Hopefully I'll get the chance to try it with some other combinations.
Pentax:K5ii, K7, K100D, DA18-55, DA10-17, DA55-300, DA50-200, F100-300, F50, DA35 AL, 4* M50, 2* M135, Helicoid extension, Tak 300 f4 (& 6 film bodies)
3rd Party: Bigmos (Sigma 150-500mm OS HSM),2* 28mm, 100mm macro, 28-200 zoom, 35-80 zoom, 80-200 zoom, 80-210 zoom, 300mm M42, 600 mirror, 1000-4000 scope, 50mm M42, enlarger lenses, Sony & micro 4/3 cameras with various PK mounts, Zenit E...
Far to many tele-converters, adapters, project parts & extension tubes etc.

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Last Edited by petrochemist on 28/03/2020 - 14:42
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