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Due to the fact that the tilt swing arm assembly does not contain bearings nor fluid the weight of the camera and lens will not return to a horizontal level. Still, for the price, it still is very usable.
This is a viable alternative to much more expensive Gimbal heads on the market, however, a few things need to be changed to improve the design. The threaded insert adapter has a 2mm or so rim on it that prevents it from sitting flush with the tripod top(this allows it to wobble) and will cause problems(at least it did for me). The other issue is the 1/4 x 20 screw(this screws into the tripod socket on your camera) is made of too soft a metal and will enlarge over time as you tighten it with a screwdriver. Do not use the ring on the screw as it will not tighten down enough to secure to the arch style base. Both issues will require the consumer to add some inexpensive items to fix it. Having pointed this out, it is still much more inexpensive to buy and fix yourself while saving hundreds of dollars by passing on the expensive name brand gimbal heads.
I love the GH700 gimble head. It's sturdy and has good build quality. However, the two-day shipping took 5 days!!
Use this product while photographing wildlife and it works well. My only issue is the plate. I have had to replace it 3 times for the screw which attaches plate to camera had fallen off (the plate). Hopefully this current plate and screw will remain functional for a longer period of time.
I was very impressed with the product at first i experience a little be of stiffness but I use at first some WD40 and latter use a Silicone lubricant and it worked fine very
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Excellent head for the money. I was expecting something not quite right due to the price but I can’t find anything. Why get the more expensive heads?
Easy. Fast. And I love the Tripod head. I will be telling all my friends about you.
I'm highly impressed with the quality and workmanship. I've been using it every day since it arrived. Fantastic value for the money.
This is my very first gimbal and so far I like it. Seems like it is built strong except for the piece on the removable plate thread that broke off the first time I used it. No big dealxi always have a coin in my pocket to tighten the screw. Pans easily and all movements are fluid.
I am VERY pleased with my new GH700 gimbal tripod head. Very smooth action and high-quality construction. My only disappointment is that a travel/storage case is not included with the purchase, which really should be included as part of a quality, professional piece of photography equipment. Heads-Up MOVO team!