ProMediaGear GKJr Katana Pro Gimbal Head Green - Kevin Dooley Safari Edition Overview
The ProMediaGear GKJr Green Katana Pro is a lightweight aluminum gimbal head. It is created for wildlife and sports photographers. This tripod gimbal head is perfect for photographers who are always on the go.
Cameras and huge telephoto lenses fit the GKJr Katana Pro perfectly. Moreover, the included 6" PX6 Double Dovetail Plate works on the majority of telephoto lenses. But, if you need a larger gimbal head. Then, the ProMediaGear GK Katana is the one for you.
As mentioned earlier, the Green Katana Pro is made of aircraft-grade aluminum. ProMediaGear ensures that the materials used are lightweight and durable. In the end, the company settled with 6061 CNC aluminum.
The design looks hollow with its holes. Yet, because of this aluminum, this gimbal tripod head supports up to 50 lbs of gear. The material does not compromise durability. Better yet, it makes the Katana Pro Gimbal Head easier to carry at only 2.4 lbs.
This ProMediaGear gimbal head works the same as the regular Katana Pro. Only the color is different. Besides, the company has perfected everything. From smoothness to durability, it all works well.
The Katana Pro functions like any gimbal head out there. Even so, the advantage of the GKJr gimbal head is its fluid movement. The large control knobs are easy to use even with gloves.
Gimbal heads are associated with outdoor photography. Thus, the Green Katana Pro has an anodized coating to reduce scratches. The matte paint also prevents reflections from distracting wild animals. Moreover, the lightweight material makes it the perfect travel gimbal.
Lastly, the ProMediaGear GKJr Green Katana Pro has sealed ball bearings. It is maintenance-free and will work in any condition. In addition, it comes with a 5-year warranty.
- Length: 8.48 inches
- Width: 3.10 inches (including knob)
- Height: 9.75 inches
- Weight: 2.40 pounds
- Load Capacity: 50 lbs (22.68 KG)
- Mount Thread: 3/8-16
- Mounting Base: 2.36 inches
- (1) GKJr. Katana Junior Gimbal Head with Arca Type Cradle
- Lens Plate (PX6) (FREE Promotional Item)
- 5-year Warranty
Who is Kevin Dooley?
Kevin Dooley is an award-winning wildlife and portrait/wedding photographer who grew up in Placitas, New Mexico. You may know him more by visiting his ProMediaGear Ambassador profile via this link.
He is a long-time partner of ProMediaGear and his photography vision is aligned with what ProMediaGear believes in.
Super smooth gimbal that supports my Z9 and the big lenses. Easy to use, well designed and engineered. Deductions for minor cosmetic issues from manufacturing and assembly. There are small dings that likely occurred at or before the anodizing. There is also a small defect through the anodizing under the top knob as if the assembly person gouged it with a wrench. Furthermore the included arca plate had an anodizing defect that was covered up using a black sharpie. Despite those issues, this is the best functioning gimbal on the market.
Really enjoying using the Katana Junior. Super smooth, easily adjustable, well-engineered and stable. Feels very strong and secure, inspiring confidence when toting camera and 600mm f4 lens over the shoulder when attached to the tripod.
I love this gimbal and tripod. Very easy to use and very high quality!
The hinges are smooth. Good hand feel of the knobs. Well build and sturdy. The metal on metal slide feel and sound not good. It will be great if the cradle can be dismount easily for packing into a backpack.
Delivery was fast and smooth. Item was perfect. The gimbal is super smooth and way better than the ph-20 gimbal which i owned. Definitely worth the price difference