GK Katana Professional Gimbal Tripod Head


ProMediaGear GK Katana Overview

Key Features

  • Maximum weight capacity: 150lbs
  • Smooth panning and stable balance
  • Tight locks
  • Aircraft-grade 6061 aluminum alloy build
  • Arca-swiss type compatible clamp
  • Repositionable oversized knobs
  • Separate adjustment and locking mechanisms
  • Sealed stainless steel ball-bearings
  • Standard 3/8-16 thread tripod mount
  • Built-in bubble level

ProMediaGear GK Katana Gimbal Head Overview

ProMediaGear prides itself on the GK Katana Gimbal Head. It is the result of innovating from the ground up. The company's goal is to create a gimbal head that is smooth and durable. This is the result of our hard work.

The GK Katana gimbal head operates smoothly without sacrificing durability. It works well with large super-telephoto lenses without any problems. Definitely, it handles beastly lenses from Canon, Nikon, and other manufacturers easily. You name the camera setup, and this bad boy can handle it.

More than that, it is durable. ProMediaGear researched the finest materials available in the market. In the end, we ended up using aircraft-grade aluminum. It is lightweight, durable, and gets the job done.

The ProMediaGear Katana supports camera setups of up to 150 lbs. It has an Arca-swiss clamp for any compatible quick-release plate.

Moreover, there are separate locking and adjustment mechanisms available for precise movements. In addition, it is even possible to adjust the camera and lens position with just one hand. This makes it easier to use outdoors.

Why choose the GK Katana gimbal head?

Essential for Outdoor Photography - This gimbal head helps in taking beautiful photographs with your telephoto lens. Shooting moving subjects such as wildlife with the Katana is more stable. Besides that, a gimbal head provides better control when shooting outdoors.

Precise and Smooth Panning - The ProMediaGear Katana is one of the best tripod heads in the market. This gimbal moves smoothly when tracking subjects. Panning is easier too with its tight locking mechanism.

As mentioned earlier, the smooth and precise movement does not falter even with a heavy setup. The friction and locking mechanisms adjust with ease. Clearly, it does not cause any instability or loosening of its lens mounts.

Perfect for any setup - Gimbal heads are often used by wildlife and sports photographers. But it is not exclusive to them. You may use the GK Katana with any setup. Also, it is compatible with any camera brand with an Arca-compatible quick-release plate.

Built to last - ProMediaGear creates the Katana out of lightweight aircraft-quality aluminum. The hard-anodized finish is scratch-resistant too.

The steel ball bearings last a long time as well. Basically, you can consider this product maintenance-free. Just wipe it clean after every use and it is good to go for another shoot.

Shop with confidence - ProMediaGear offers a 5-year warranty on its products. If you are not satisfied with our product, we offer a full refund.

However, you may feel free to reach us as well for problems encountered. This product is completely made in the USA.


Full Specifications

  • Length: 10.5 inches (including knob)
  • Width: 3.0 inches /4.3 inches (including knob)
  • Height: 13.0 inches (including knob)
  • Weight: 5.58 pounds / 2534grams
  • Load Capacity: 150 lbs (68 KG)
  • Mount Thread: 3/8-16
  • Mounting Base: 2.98 inches
Items Included:
  • (1) GK Katana Gimbal Head with Arca Type Cradle
  • Lens Plate (PX6) (FREE Promotional Item) 
  • 5-year Warranty

Customer Reviews

Based on 33 reviews
Jérémie R. (Millau, FR)
Perfect gimbal in every way ! A real feat !

I am really very happy and more than satisfied with my purchase. Excellence at all levels ! Comfort of use, very high-end finish, irreproachable quality, smoothness and precision of the mechanisms. Everything is perfect ! The centering and balance of my equipment, the firmness of the safe tightenings, the absence of vibrations, the fluidity of the panoramics... The pinnacle ! BRAVO to the whole team for this marvel of engineering.

Katana Gimbal Head

It colors my world. I wish I had this head a long time ago. It's my first gimbal head and I will never leave home without it. The first time I've installed my Nikkor 500mm f/5.6 on it with my D-850, many other photographers came close to me and even give it a try. Thanks again!

Dawei Chen (Madison, US)
A high quality and versatile gimbal head

For the past 15 years I have tried and used several gimbal heads to support my long lenses to photograph birds in flight. When I tried the Katana Gimbal Head owned by a friend, I was immediately impressed and decided to purchase one myself. Now I have used this gimbal head for a dozen of times under various shooting conditions. The ProMediaGear Katana gimbal head has uncompromising build quality and easy to set up and use. The operation is very smooth, making it almost effortless to track wildlife or any objects in motion. It’s large enough to support super telephoto lenses and definitely a very versatile gimbal head for outdoor and sports photographers. ProMediaGear’s excellent customer services make owning the product a peace of mind.

Gregg Taylor (Dallas, US)
Fabulous Product

I’ve had a cheap Gimbal Head for some time and decided I needed something more sturdy. The GK Katana is heavy but extremely well built. I love it of my old Nikkor 2.8 400mm and new 5.6 200-500. The fit and finish is perfect. The ease of use is spectacular compared to the cheap one. I love it and can’t believe I was too cheap to buy it in the first place.

Mark Robinson

Great quality. Smooth action. Love it.