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05-25-2012, 04:07 PM   #1
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Katana Gimbal Head

Here is a write up I did for the Katana Gimbal Head

I put the write up here, because a previous write up I did was put here too.

I don't know where these sorts of postings should go.

Katana Gimbal Head Review

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05-25-2012, 04:32 PM   #2
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Nice review. Well done.

Should it not go into Tripods and Rigging - Pentax Camera Accessory Review Database at PF?
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Nice review. Well done.

Should it not go into Tripods and Rigging - Pentax Camera Accessory Review Database at PF?
No idea. I never know what a moderator will do.
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Thanks - valuable read

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Thanks - valuable read
Thanks! It's an amazing piece of kit!!!

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QuoteOriginally posted by LaurenOE Quote
No idea. I never know what a moderator will do.
You could always use the Contact Moderator function and ask us.

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Nice review. Well done. Should it not go into Tripods and Rigging - Pentax Camera Accessory Review Database at PF?
That would have been the appropriate place, but as the thread has had replies I can't move it there. Since it's about an accessory and not about a K5, I've moved it to the Camera and Field Accessories forum.

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QuoteOriginally posted by LaurenOE Quote
Originally posted by hcc Nice review. Well done.
Should it not go into Tripods and Rigging - Pentax Camera Accessory Review Database at PF? No idea. I never know what a moderator will do.
I say make another post there with the same info. I know some people frown on extra posts but this is helpful information and two posts would increase the chances of someone finding it if they are looking for reviews on the product.

Gimbals are indispensable and I can't believe I waited as long as I did to get one. mine didn't cost that much but the functionality is the same.
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I say make another post there with the same info. I know some people frown on extra posts but this is helpful information and two posts would increase the chances of someone finding it if they are looking for reviews on the product.
In this case, a re posting into the above mentioned review database would be just fine.

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Don't have one, would love to have one, but here are the 'instructions' from Promedia's home page:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3444905/ProMediaGear/Instructions/Katana/Katana.pdf
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Don't have one, would love to have one, but here are the 'instructions' from Promedia's home page:
http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3444905/ProMediaGear/Instructions/Katana/Katana.pdf
Awesome! I like the first line in the care section "Eventhough this is built like a tank".

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I say make another post there with the same info. I know some people frown on extra posts but this is helpful information and two posts would increase the chances of someone finding it if they are looking for reviews on the product.

Gimbals are indispensable and I can't believe I waited as long as I did to get one. mine didn't cost that much but the functionality is the same.
I can't believe I didn't buy one sooner either! I agree 100%, Gimbals ROCK!!
I'm sorry I waited this long (25+ years).
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Here are some shots from this weekend.

K5/Bigma at "750mm"/tracking with the Katana. Very smooth motion!

Camera: PENTAX K-5
Lens: K or M Lens
Software: K-5 Ver 1.13
Dimension: 4928 x 3264*px*(16.1 MP, 3:2)
Focal length: 500*mm*(equiv. 750*mm)
Aperture: F8
Exposure time: 1/1000"
ISO speed rating: 400/27
Program: Program AE
Metering Mode: Pattern
White Balance: Daylight
Focus Mode: 273
Image Stabilizer: stabilized
Noise Reduction: Off
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mod



Camera: PENTAX K-5
Lens: K or M Lens
Software: K-5 Ver 1.13
Dimension: 4928 x 3264*px*(16.1 MP, 3:2)
Focal length: 500*mm*(equiv. 750*mm)
Aperture: F8
Exposure time: 1/1000"
ISO speed rating: 400/27
Program: Program AE
Metering Mode: Pattern
White Balance: Daylight
Focus Mode: 273
Image Stabilizer: stabilized
Noise Reduction: Off
Flash: Flash did not fire, compulsory flash mode


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Love the second one, Lauren, with the hint of body; just the wings.
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Love the second one, Lauren, with the hint of body; just the wings.
Thanks! I'm not a "birder", and that was my first day out with the Bigma and Gimbal, so I'm happy to have come away with "something".

The Katana Gimbal, tracking a bird in flight, at 750mm with a HUGE crop, is something else!
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The Katana Gimbal, tracking a bird in flight, at 750mm with a HUGE crop, is something else!
Bet you never got a high like that on one of those crotch rockets!!!(slight sarcastic undertone)
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