For the past number of years I have been noticing that when I shoot with my Pentax K10D DSLR the photo’s seem to come out a bit on the blurry side. It usually happens when I use one of my bigger Lens’s, such as the Phoenix 28-210mm Lens, and my Tamron 80-300mm Lens. I don’t have a real expensive Tripod, but I do use it when necessary.
I have noticed that while “out there” that many photographers use these Gimbal Heads that will support your camera and Lens much better. I did some “snooping around” and asked some questions about them. I was told that they are very good for better camera support so your Lens’s don’t get any shake when you press the button.
So, with all that in mind I decided to order one last week and it came today just like the one you see above. I mounted it on my Tripod and found that it is a bit heavy and does seem to work well, so far. Another thing is going to be having to carry the Tripod and Head around from one place to another. It will get on the heavy side. I have not had the chance to use it quite yet, but as soon as I can I’ll give it a go.
I also found out that Gimbal Heads come in different makes, prices, and brands. Depends on how much you want to spend. You can spend hundreds of dollars on these things. I didn’t think that I needed anything fancy, so I stayed with one that is cheaper, but will do the job. I like photography, but I don’t get over-board with buying gear.