GKJr RED Katana Pro Gimbal Head

SKU: GKJr - Red

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

ProMediaGear GKJr Red Katana Pro Overview

The ProMediaGear GKJr Red 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 Red 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 Red 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 Red 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.


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
Items Included:
  • (1) GKJr. Katana Junior Gimbal Head with Arca Type Cradle
  • Lens Plate (PX6) (FREE Promotional Item)
  • 5-year Warranty

Customer Reviews

Based on 7 reviews
Peter Lee

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.

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.

Gary Miyata

This gimbal is really great for big lens. Used it with my Canon 600mm F/4 lens for surfing photography. Real smooth panning and easy light to carry. I recommend this gimbal.


I've not a lot to add to the superlatives already written--an excellent gimbal, both functionally and aesthetically. Probably will not need to buy another one, but highly recommended. Do love the red...


Absolutely love this gimbal. Had been searching for a gimbal head and was leaning towards a Wimberly when I came across ProMediaGear. Called them directly and after a few conversations with Tom was convinced this was the one for me. I have been using it for about a month (mostly BIF) and have no doubt I made the correct decision. Don't be dissuaded but the "junior" name. I use it with the Sony A7Riv and the 200-600 zoom with or without the 1.4 tele and it is rock stable. Easy to set up and beautifully smooth. Absolutely top end materials and construction. Great customer service and very quick shipping. It comes in black but the red looks great. Less expensive than the WImberly and it includes a plate as well