GKJR RED Katana Pro Gimbal Telephoto Lens Support Head

$699.95 USD

Elevate your photography with the ProMediaGear GKjr Katana Pro gimbal head. It's the perfect companion for your wildlife and sports adventures!


Free shipping for orders $100 above (USA)

KEY FEATURES

  • Max load capacity: 50 lbs
  • Arca-type compatible clamp
  • Standard 3/8"-16 tripod mount
  • Large control knobs
  • Smooth panning
  • Sealed ball bearings
  • Aircraft-grade aluminum alloy construction
  • Rated below freezing (-40 Celsius) for smooth operation without motion freeze
  • Scratch-resistant anodized red finish
  • PX6 Double DoveTail Plate included
Overview

The ProMediaGear GKJr Katana Pro Red Gimbal Head is a versatile and lightweight solution for capturing smooth and stable shots with your telephoto lens.

Whether you are shooting wildlife, sports, or landscapes, the GKJr Katana Pro Red Gimbal Head allows you to easily track and follow your subject with precision and accuracy.

The GKJr Katana Pro Red Gimbal Head features a CNC-machined aluminum body with a sleek red finish, a robust Arca-Swiss compatible clamp, and an adjustable counterbalance system.

The gimbal head can support up to 50 lbs of gear and can be mounted on any standard tripod with a 3/8"-16 thread. It also has a built-in bubble level, a panning lock, and a tilt lock for added control and stability.

The GKJr Katana Pro Red Gimbal Head is designed to provide you with the best possible performance and comfort while shooting with your long lens. The gimbal head is easy to set up and use and offers smooth and fluid movements in any direction.

This is the perfect companion for your telephoto photography needs.

What's Included
  • (1)Red GKJr. Katana Junior Gimbal Head with Arca Type Cradle
  • PX6 Lens Plate
  • 5-year Warranty
Full Specifications
  • 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

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the difference between the GKJr Katana Pro and the GK Katana GImbal Head?

The main difference between the two models is the size. The Katana Pro is more portable due to its smaller footprint.

If you have extremely large lenses and heavy setup, then the GK Katana is for you. But, if you value portability, then the GKJr Katana Pro is the one.

Will the clamp work with other brands?

Yes, the GK Katana and GKJr Katana Pro has a regular Arca-swiss clamp that allows you to use any camera accessories that has an Arca-swiss plate.

What is a side clamp gimbal?

It works by having the camera pivot up and down by its side while panning left to right through the gimbal mount.

Customer Reviews

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Fred S. (Beaverton, US)
Fantastic gimbal

This review is long overdue, but I finally had a chance to give my GKJr Katana Pro a test drive over a week in Florida. I am truly impressed. It is rock solid, like all PMG products, and silky smooth. Dialing in resistance is a breeze on the fly and I was able to catch images of birds in flight (like the pelican below) that I was unable to pre-gimbal. This gimbal is small and light enough that I can carry it in my pack easily enough when I travel. The anodized red looks GORGEOUS on my TR344 with red apex.

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jeff birmingham (Corpus Christi, US)
Best gimbal I have ever owned!!

We own 3 of these and everyone of them works wonderful never a problem. I have used them in temps from -48 /117* from Alaska to Africa with no problems at all even in the sub zero temps with no freezing up. They are super smooth built super strong but still light weight and holds every lens no matter the size i put on it rock solid (400f2.8, 600F4, 800F5.6)!!! But better yet is the customer service that comes with owning gear from PMG. I had TSA drop one of my Katana Junior Gimbal Head on my way to a 3 week long trip to Teton/Yellowstone and break off a knob. I called PMG and talked to Tom I explained what happened. Tom ask me if i had any tool i told him did not. He said he would have everything i needed to fix it parts and tool overnighted to me and that he would personally drive them over and ship them out to make sure i got them. The next day I had all the parts and the tools to fix my gimbal saving my 3 weeks trip in Yellowstone. Try getting that with a Cheap Chinese company.

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Robert C. (Orlando, US)
Great and easy to use

I was having issues with another head that I was using for pano shots and began looking for a alternative. I have used it with the nodal/slide rail and half ball leveler for pano shots thus far. I have not put any of my big lens on yet to use as gimbal, but I have no concerns cause the build is great. I turned to looking at the Katana Jr. because I have been pleased with the other PMG products that I own. I originally thought about the original Katana but watched a video comparing them and the Jr. seemed a better suited size for my use.

It is very well built and is easy to locate the knobs in the dark to adjust things. I have only had the opportunity to use it once thus far but I am pleased so far. It is not as light and compact as some of the other heads out there but I am good with that, because it seems more durable than the others. While this equipment may be overkill for what I needed and is priced a little higher, but the saying, “you get what you pay for,” holds true here.

I almost lost a camera due to a poor piece of equipment several months back. The equipment broke and luckily I caught it. I don’t see this breaking at all. Maybe If it got ran over by a tank???

Worth the money and great build quality to protect and utilize my cameras.

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Peter Lee
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Holding almost an 8lb camera and trying to photograph birds high up in a tree is extremely difficult ending up with hundreds of useless pictures. That was until I bought this very well engineered Gimbal Head. It is nothing short of being fantastic allowing me to capture birds effortlessly. The attached files are of a Phainopepla, a flycatcher noted for its red eye. I have processed this as both color and monochromatic. This was taken using Canon EOS 5DS-r camera + 200-400 lens mounted on my new ProMedia Red Katana Gimbal Head. If you too photograph birds or other wild animals then you must buy this Gimbal. You will not be disappointed.

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Brian Crosby
More than happy

Received my new gimbal head three days after ordering. Stunning addition to my kit. The head is a dream and has already been used photographing puffins and gannets on the Yorkshire Coast. Smooth and do steady.