Lightweight gimbal options for traveling with?

3 months 2 weeks ago - 3 months 2 weeks ago #761965 by Victoria A
Hey everyone,

So, my family and I are planning a trip to Panama early next year, and I'm super excited about photographing all the cool birds there. But here's the thing, it's a family trip, so I can't bring all my usual photo gear with me. I've decided to leave my big Nikon 300mm and 200-400mm and just take my Simga 150-600mm.

Now, I've got a bit of a dilemma. I usually use this big gimbal head for my bird photos because it makes taking shots a lot smoother, but it's just too bulky for this trip. I really need something lighter but still good for bird photography.

Does anyone have suggestions for a lightweight gimbal head that works well but won't break my back or the bank? I still want to get some awesome shots without carrying around too much heavy stuff.

Thanks a bunch for any tips or advice you can share. Really looking forward to this trip and hoping to come back with some great bird photos!Cheers!


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3 months 1 week ago #762036 by Stacy Craig
Check out the aluminum ones from 3 Legged Thing 


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