How to balance a lens on a gimbal head - Steve Perry

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Steve's the man. See Karen, the 600 E isn't THAT big.:)
LOL!
When shooting with Steve, he and I compared the weight of my 500mm lens versus his 600mm lens. Same camera - D5.

His 600mm seemed LIGHTER than my 500mm. We couldn't believe it! We finally decided it must be the balance of the new 600mm...and a few minor differences. For instance, I had an L bracket and he just had a plate. Still.........amazing. Afterwards I checked the specs. The new 600mm is actually the same weight as my old 500mm!
 

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Back when I was shooting all the time, I adjusted all my friends set up. Many never bothered to read their gimbal manuals. Long sigh.....good vid for this visual era of folls who never read. Thanks for sharing Karen.
 
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Interesting video! It might help after initial set up, to put a drop of durable paint at the balance point(S) to aid in subsequent set up. Of course, if you have more than one lens, different color spots would lessen confusion.
 
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Interesting video! It might help after initial set up, to put a drop of durable paint at the balance point(S) to aid in subsequent set up. Of course, if you have more than one lens, different color spots would lessen confusion.
I do that with my tripod legs so it it fast and easy to set up. I'll have to do it to my long lens plate too. Thanks for the idea.
 
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