Custom Made finish for Katana Gimbal Head

This is what we call shiny.  This is custom finish for our Katana Gimbal Head.  Polished Aluminum.  Shiny as heck.  We are only offering these now on custom basis.  Please inquire at www.ProMediaGear.com


Nikon D7000 MB-D11 grip plate is available for sale

We have just put out a flat pricing for most of our plates at under $40 you can purchase an arca-swiss compatible plate with free shipping in the US.  This is a great deal to get into an awesome system for fraction of competitors price and at the same quality components.  Actually the plate that fits MB-D10 is the same as MB-D11 although the contacts and the top part of the grip are different, overall shape of the grip is the same.  There are some knock offs being sold on ebay and if they follow the same guidelines they will probably fit too.


Video Link - Moose's first thoughts about Katana Gimbal Head

I wish I could have linked to the video directly.
Video Moose Peterson Katana/Wimberley Comparison

In any case.

Moose likes:
  • Design - CNC construction, Lightweight Aluminum Alloy Rigid as heck
  • Stability - Separate Tension/Locking mechanism, provides ultimate smoothness without any play
  • Silky Smoothness - Real Ball Bearings

Doesn't like:
  • Shininess - we will be coming out with matte finish
  • Weight/size - We build it purposely to work with larger lenses, use hefty ball and over sized construction (if you're looking for smallest most portable Gimbal head then you might want to take a look at Tomahawk)
  • Knob - Moose doesn't cover the part that we can move knobs to opposite side, provided it's not entirely like Wimberley where they are close together but you can still only use one hand to adjust them.  You can also swap for shorter knobs.
Katana provides you with customizable solution.

Tomahawk Gimbal in pre production stage

Tomahawk Gimbal is almost here. Our answer to the ball head gimbal attachment. What you need to make this work is: a very massive lens/camera combination, and robust ball head. We are working on our own ball head design and will have it in few months time. 
This will take anything you throw at it, within reason of course.  It will handle 600mm lens without a problem.  Made from Air Craft Quality Aluminum, meaning that its very light and very rigid.  This isn't a mere copy but something the industry hasn't seen yet.  We hope you'll enjoy using it as much as we enjoyed making it.

The benefits of this over a full featured Gimbal are that its much more mobile (smaller, lighter).  The drawback is that full Gimbal gives you better balancing, conventional mount with lens foot on the bottom, it is easier to install a lens onto full Gimbal like our Katana then Tomahawk because you install it onto the side.  With Tomahawk you're limited to center point of lens mount (which really isn't a big problem since that is where you want it to be) because you are mounting the Lens to the side (you'll need a rotating lens collar).  You also need a solid ball head which can hold the weight of the Tomahawk and Lens/Camera combination with separate panning option (most good ball heads feature separate panning).  Tomahawk tilts and ball head pans.

For added safety, safety stops will be installed by default on the Arca-Swiss type mounting plate. The plate has a 90degree rail system, mountable at 90degrees to the side of Ball Head or on top of Ball Head, depending on the distance from lens foot to lens center, whichever balances it better.

The plate is included and fully featured Tomahawk Gimbal will be selling for $295 with free shipping in Continental US.

Our flash brackets are compatible with both Tomahawk and Katana Gimbal heads.  The Guillotine flash bracket is recommended for Gimbal attachments because it can rotate flash in respect to camera sensor orientation.


Upcoming product updates

Wanted to talk to you about new things that are happening.

We are close to final stages of developing our own DSLR RIG.  Lightweight and based on standard 15mm rods.  Similar to all of our products it will be a CNC machined piece.  We took a different turn then most other established manufacturers, as we want to be a little different.  We will incorporate our arca-swiss type mounting mechanism as an upgrade.  Handles will be self tightening.  Everything will be very high quality as all our customers agree, and will also feature rock bottom industry pricing for such quality design. 

However and I we think you will welcome this.  We're not going to offer you lifetime accident warranty, because we don't think you should you pay higher price premium for someone else's negligence.

L-brackets are coming:
We're finishing design and machining of L-brackets for Canon 60D and Nikon D7000 DSLRs.  They will be 
two piece designs with optional cable box to hide away cables.  Made as always from T6061 lightweight aluminum and black anodized for scratch resistance.