A carbon fiber gimbal with an excellent strength-to-weight ratio and separate locks & tension controls for both the swingarm and panning base. The GH31C uses a lightweight, high-strength carbon fiber material for its main body and CNC-machined aluminum for other parts. The result is a lightweight unit with an impressive maximum load of 33 lbs / 15 kg.
The carbon fiber design also helps to reduce vibrations when compared to an all-metal gimbal and is easier to handle in freezing temperatures. Separate tension controls and locks at both the arm and base provide a wide range of options for precise control. The tension controls allow you to use the gimbal traditionally with loose, free motions or smooth, fluid-like, controlled motions. The locks enable you to lock in either or both movements independently. The included, optional smooth-control handle does a great job of counterbalancing a camera rig for more effortless movements and tracking of moving objects.
The included Dovetail (Arca-compatible) quick release plate has 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 mounting bolts and a removable spring-loaded anti-twist pin. Since many long lenses have two tripod ports (one of each size), connecting both drastically improves stability and eliminates any possible twisting on the plate.
A locating mark on the plate aligns with a laser-etched scale on the gimbal, allowing you to repeatably mount a rig to the GH31C in precisely the correct spot for proper balance. The entire GH31C kit breaks down and fits into an included soft, protective travel case. Impressive 33 lb / 15 kg maximum load. Weighs just over 2 lbs. Cold weather rated to -13 F / -25 C.
Adjustable tension controls at arm and base. Locks at both arm and base. Smooth-control handle achieves exceptional maneuverability. Includes a QR plate that is Dovetail, Arca-type compatible.
Dimensions: 9" H x 9" W x 3 3/8 D (22.9 cm x 22.9 cm x 8.6 cm). Weight: 2 lbs 3 oz (992 grams). Maximum load: 33 lbs / 15 kg.
Cold weather performance: -13 F / -25 C. Note: Dimensions and weight do not include QR plate or smooth-control handle.
1 3398 Quick Release Plate. 1 Soft fabric carry case with shoulder strap.