Hi Guys, well for the past few weeks I have been toying with the idea of buying a Gimble Mount Head for my Manfrotto Tripod, to carry a very large and heavy Canon Lens.
However after much research I found them much to expensive, with the one that I was looking at being $699.00, US
and that is mid range for these things, so I decided to make one.
Although it may not look that professional it dose the job perfectly,
and was tested with a 25kg load on the mounting plate, so I'm sure it will carry a large Lens.
It was built from scrap steel that I had in the shed, and the purchase of 4 Lawnmower wheel bearings, all up it cost $27.50 in bought parts, and some deep thought, and a bit of welding.
Anyway I reckon it come up pretty well.
The first pic is of the Gimble Mount Head that I was considering buying, and the next ones speak for themselves.