The Sirui PH-20 Gimbal Head is a great solution to the problem of
shooting moving subjects with a long telephoto lens. Ball heads and
3-way heads can be cumbersome in fast-moving situations, but the gimbal
head makes your camera and heavy lens seemingly weightless, and you can
smoothly and precisely track fast-moving subjects.
Cross-patterned, multi-layer carbon fiber in the arm and forged aircraft
aluminum alloy in the L-bracket make the PH-20 very strong--it can hold
up to 44 lb, but it weighs only 2.4 lb. Carbon fiber also reduces
vibrations and provides better tolerance for temperature changes.
With the camera and lens perfectly balanced on the gimbal head, there’s
no need to lock any controls. You can quickly and easily move your
camera in any direction with a very light amount of force. In fact, a
correctly aligned system can be controlled with one finger.
Exceptionally strong carbon fiber and aluminum alloy gimbal head
Supports up to 40 lb, but only weighs 2.4 lb
Reduced vibrations and better tolerance for temperature changes due to
carbon fiber construction
Arca-compatible quick release system, calibrated quick release platform,
and included quick release plate
Horizontal 360° range, and tilt of +150° to -60°
Ideal for using long telephoto lenses to photography moving subjects
Load Capacity 44 lb (20 kg)
Quick Release Yes
Spirit Level Not specified by manufacturer
Tension Control Not specified by manufacturer
Separate Panning Lock Yes
Head to Tripod Mounting Thread 3/8"-16 Female
Camera Mount Thread Size 1/4"-20
Dimensions 9.1 x 4.7 x 9.1" (23 x 12 x 23 cm)
Weight 2.4 lb (1.09 kg)
Package Weight 5.0 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 12.6 x 12.1 x 4.0"