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MILLIREHM

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Re: For gimbal dudes
« Reply #15 on: October 26, 2016, 17:58:12 »
Thanks Pedro for enabling us to keep the overview in this growing gimbal zoo. IIRC correctly at the beginning there was Wimberley, Manfrotto and Nill and nearly nothing else.

I have seen the EKI, also the double version but I am still in doubt that this will give a unit that is really useful
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Re: For gimbal dudes
« Reply #16 on: October 26, 2016, 23:13:12 »
Thanks  :)

Another one that I have used for some time
http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Reviews/Custom-Brackets-CB-Gimbal-Tripod-Head-Review.aspx

Built quality in line with Custom Brackets, but some flaws in design, so went away quickly

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Re: For gimbal dudes
« Reply #17 on: October 26, 2016, 23:17:29 »
And some ideas that I cannot find any solid rational behind them...
http://www.birdsafield.com/migration/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/MH01-animated.gif

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Re: For gimbal dudes
« Reply #18 on: October 26, 2016, 23:18:45 »
And some ideas that I cannot find any solid rational behind them...
http://www.birdsafield.com/migration/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/MH01-animated.gif

Maximising instability??

PedroS

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Re: For gimbal dudes
« Reply #19 on: October 26, 2016, 23:20:50 »
Maximising instability??

If it was the goal, it's a winner !!

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Re: For gimbal dudes
« Reply #20 on: October 26, 2016, 23:28:50 »
I cannot imagine a viable alternative usage, thus this design *must* be a winner !!

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Re: For gimbal dudes
« Reply #21 on: October 26, 2016, 23:45:17 »
Here's one of my old setups.
Can you find the flaws on this setup?
Some are not really apparent...

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Re: For gimbal dudes
« Reply #22 on: October 27, 2016, 12:24:39 »
More food for the thought...

Worn down bearings on a cheap gimbal head base

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Re: For gimbal dudes
« Reply #23 on: October 27, 2016, 21:52:54 »
And some ideas that I cannot find any solid rational behind them...
http://www.birdsafield.com/migration/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/MH01-animated.gif
ouch that hurts
a portrait tilt mechanism besides an L- Bracket
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Re: For gimbal dudes
« Reply #24 on: October 27, 2016, 22:10:14 »
Has some one feedback on the RRS gimbal ? I have some equipment from them (but no gimbal). Very impressed about the overall quality.

http://www.reallyrightstuff.com/Heads/Pano-Gimbal-Heads
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Re: For gimbal dudes
« Reply #25 on: October 27, 2016, 22:22:03 »
Has some one feedback on the RRS gimbal ? I have some equipment from them (but no gimbal). Very impressed about the overall quality.

http://www.reallyrightstuff.com/Heads/Pano-Gimbal-Heads

Yes RRS is high quality stuff.

I have used the fluid variant.
Refer to my view on it on the 1st page of this thread.

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Re: For gimbal dudes
« Reply #26 on: October 27, 2016, 22:33:59 »
Here's one of my old setups.
Can you find the flaws on this setup?
Some are not really apparent...

Here we go:
- the tripod is too small for the rig
- The tripod leg spread, at the top, is not enough to maintain the necessary rigidity
- The tripod plate, especially on older models, is just supported by friction and thru a single screw and it could pop-out, when carried on shoulder, throwing all the gear to the ground... ouch
- The gimbal head is a CB which have wobble on the locking system and not stiff enough for the rig
- I have noted over the time that the flash, per se, is a font of vibrations, and even with an RRS flash bracket should not be used !! I use, now, an off-camera one. It took me a long time and experiments to realize where those vibrations come from...
- If a flash should be used, use elastic bands to refrain balancing, and do NOT let the wire connecters free (like in the photo)
- In this particular lens the foot is very good, but try to find a camera support as well when speeds went to the red range... <1/125s

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Re: For gimbal dudes
« Reply #27 on: October 27, 2016, 22:37:22 »
Thanks, you are using the FH for video or also for photography? More: is a FH suitable for action shooting e.g. fast moving planes / cars ?
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Re: For gimbal dudes
« Reply #28 on: October 27, 2016, 22:41:55 »
Thanks, you are using the FH for video or also for photography? More: is a FH suitable for action shooting e.g. fast moving planes / cars ?

Sorry I mixed threads.
Please refer to
http://nikongear.net/revival/index.php/topic,1915.0.html
to see my review on the RRS fluid model

Yes, I use the FH for wildlife and sports. It just needs more attention to setup and a little of practice.
I don't do much video...

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Re: For gimbal dudes
« Reply #29 on: October 28, 2016, 22:08:58 »
Maximising instability??

Excuse my ignorance as I don't own a gimbal but I always thought they were designed to aid in handling a lens that's too heavy to hand hold. I never thought photographers would try to use them for longish exposures in the danger zone but rather keep shutter speeds high while tracking moving subjects.

My longest lens is a 400/5.6 ED AI and I use it on a 2-way Sinar pan tilt head originally intended for an 8x10" view camera.

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