Gimbal Heads for Telephoto Lenses wildlife photography

You know it.  Once you have that big lens, a whole lot of weight comes with it.  How do you handle such a beast?  How do you shoot for extended time without getting tired, and with great results?  You can use a traditional ball head but that's not ideal as the range of motion is limited and it tends to drop down away from leveled plane. 

The solution is the gimbal head.  With gimbal head you can balance the lens/camera perfectly so it's weightless and can stay pointed in the direction you're shooting with minimal friction.  Hence it's easy to maneuver since there is no friction and the whole system stays put once you let go (provided its balanced of course). 

ProMediaGear has three different types of Gimbal Heads, a big one #GK, Katana, and a smaller one #GKJr, which only weight in at 2.4 pounds and it's a full featured gimbal head for any tripod with 3/8inch-16 thread mount.  So any tripod on the market today.   Then PMG also has a Tomahawk, but that's like a sidekick that you attach to your ball head to make "poor mans" gimbal head.

Check out the pictures below.  ProMediaGear Katana Junior is the smoothest gimbal in it's class.  Due to compact size and weight it can also be easily traveled with.  You can now take your equipment on the plane and not worry about carrying excessive loads.  

Let's take a look at some of the pictures below:


ProMediaGear launches new Travel Sized Professional Tripod - Tripod you can take places.

ProMediaGear's bold entry into the tripod market had to be done with something revolutionary.  An average tripod just wouldn't do.

You've got state of the art quality carbon fiber, large diameter legs, for added strength and rigidity.  CNC precision machines components out of T6061 Aluminum.  Super clamps for tripod angles, accessible from inside and outside.  Aluminum Leg Locks.  Hidden Spikes in tripod feet.  All that in travel size.  This is the tripod you can take places.

PMG has taken all it knowledge, best brains, designs and materials and manufactured the 34mm  Series Pro-Stix Carbon Fiber tripod.  Let me give you some quick specs:

#TR343 Specifications: 

• Leg Sections: 3 (34mm top leg diameter)
• Leg Material: 10x Layer Carbon Fiber
• CNC Machined Apex: T6061 Aluminum
• Mount: 3/8-16 (Flat Center Disk)
• Max Height: 50.90 in. / 130 cm
• Min Height: 3.80 in. / 9.70 cm
• Folded Length: 22.10 in. / 56 cm
• Weight: 3.70 lbs / 1678g 
• 3 Locking Leg Angle Positions
• 3 Stainless Steel Spikes ($75 value included)
• Max Load Capacity: 60 lbs.

Let's look at some pictures, click link below to the website:



Carbon Fiber tripod, at Photokina 2016 by ProMediaGear

Hey so if you know us you know we manufacture all sorts of stuff.  Just recently we have introduced a pro line of carbon fiber tripods.  These beauties are made right here in good old Chicago.  So they're made in USA by definition.

Carbon fiber has cross weave pattern 10x layers, of that incredibly rigid material.  So yes it's very very stable and probably best in class.  The legs are whopping 42mm diameter, figure that our if you're in imperial system, but that's about 1.65 inches.  Now that is crazy thick.

Tripod is rated at 125 pounds, but it will hold much more, but alas it's not recommended.

Of course the top screw is 3/8inch standard thread, and apex has removable top plate, and can also be equipped with 75mm or 100mm bowl adapters, also sold by ProMediaGear.

Now the apex is a thing of beauty, truss bridge design, saves weight without sacrificing strength.  So for about $1000 you can have a tripod that's the best in class with weight of only 6 pounds.

Take a look at our Photokina Video, although some of the things Matt says are not 100% accurate, as it's a 10x layer now.


Identifying the Boomerang Flash Bracket

The Boomerang Flash bracket has been around for about 7 years now.  It has gone through a number of revisions and current models are BBX and BBGv2.  The BBX requires prongs to be inserted into the plate to mount, the BBGv2 doesn't.  There are two types of Prongs we have used on the BBX.  The older model has thin prongs whereas the newer has shorter thicker prongs.  In the picture below you can identify which model you have.  When inquiring for the prongs please let us know if you have the BBS or the BBX model.