Len­sMaster Gim­bal RH2 £148, $230

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At less than half the price of any of our other gim­bal op­tions, Len­sMaster ap­pears to be on to a win­ner with the RH2. You still get solid, air­craft-grade alu­minium con­struc­tion with a choice of two pow­der-coated fin­ishes. Pay­load ca­pac­ity is also very re­spectable at 45 kilo­grams, yet the gim­bal’s 1.21-kilo­gram weight is only beaten by the Nest head (right).

How­ever, there are some cost-cut­ting com­pro­mises. Most ob­vi­ous is the lack of ver­ti­cal ad­just­ment, which, although not a ma­jor draw­back, does mean you can’t get the per­fect weight­less bal­ance that other heads pro­vide. The pan and tilt lock­ing clamps are slightly flawed, too. The lat­ter doesn’t lock es­pe­cially tightly and the de­sign of both clamps means un­do­ing them also sep­a­rates the joints be­tween com­po­nents.

There’s no ver­ti­cal ad­just­ment here, but it’s a bar­gain nonethe­less

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