The Leofoto PG-1 is a lightweight machined aluminium gimbal head that allows effortless movement with large super telephoto lenses like a 400mm f/2.8. If you are new to gimbal heads, they allow you to perfectly balance a super-telephoto camera setup, which allows you to move it around quickly and effortlessly so its easy to track moving objects.
Gimbal heads are large and heavy by nature due to the need to balance and support rigs that can weigh up to 10kg. Making a gimbal head that is solid and strong, yet light enough to travel with is the great challenge that tripod manufacturers have to deal with. Some go the carbon fiber route and some just give up at the 1.5kg mark. Leofoto's engineers have managed to get the PG-1 down to just 1kg by pushing their mills to the limit to remove as much material as possible without compromising strength or aesthetic. It is a massive 300g lighter than some competitors' carbon fiber equivalent.
This results in the perfect marriage of strength, weight and function to deliver a class-leading gimbal head.
Premium Japanese ball bearings guarantee smooth pan and tilt and large knurled control knobs make it quick and easy to lock and unlock. The cradle has a 60mm long arca clamp and the head includes a 100mm dual-pin lens plate. A big bright spirit level makes it easy to level your tripod for horizontal panning.
One of the unique features of the PG-1 is 1/4" accessory ports that allow you to mount a secondary camera like a cellphone or gopro, so you can do cool BTS recording.
Combine this head with one of Leofoto's super tele lens supports for the ultimate balance and stability
- Weight: 1kg
- Height: 255mm
- Base Diameter: 60mm
- Mounting Port: 3/8"
- Max Recommended Load: 8kg
*Please note that this head does not have friction control, but the panning bearing offers a nice amount of resistance to prevent any wild swing movement. As with many gimbals, it has extremely fine teeth in the panning mechanism that start to engage when almost locked down, so at a certain point it will start to "click", but this happens at a point where its so hard to move the pan axis that you can't pan anyway.