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Old 16th December 2014
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Re: Gimbal head advice & experience

I have also considered getting a gimbal head for much the same applications although birding is the one that would make me get one. So I shall be interested in hearing what folk are recommending.

However I would not have thought that any tripod/head combination would be of much use for motorsports or game drives. I consider these applications to be the domain of monopods and handheld. I have tried motorsports and game drives using tripods and they are just too limiting unless you are after one special effect. Their bulkiness however is quite restrictive. On a game drive you need the freedom to swing your camera in any direction as you can rarely predict where the game is coming from. Bean bags would be my option here.

It would be interesting what others have found or are using.

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