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Kit Bag – Kenro KENGHC1 Gimbal Head


The Kenro KENGHC1 Gimbal Tripod Head is manufactured in carbon fibre and aluminium and is designed for Use with large telephoto lenses and DSLR cameras. It features an elevated tilt mechanism and height-adjustable platform that enables the user to perfectly align the tilt axis of the head with the camera / lens centre of gravity.

The Gimbal design makes it easy to manipulate very large lenses around the centre of gravity.

The 360 degree smooth panning base and the swinging arm come with separate locks, making the Kenro Gimbal Head ideal for sporting events, nature and long-distance photography, especially fast-moving subjects.

Field Test ;

We pared the gimbal head with Kenro’s heavy duty tripod ( KENTR501C ) and headed to Bushy Park for a day photographing the annual stag rut. First impressions of the gimbal head , well packed great looking product an easy to assemble. It was easy to attract to the lens , the locks work well and it has a smooth action . Once you find the centre of gravity for you lens the whole head works perfectly. The head provides a stable platform for your longer length lens reducing camera shake and can also be locked in position. Overall a fab piece of kit and value for money as well.


Technical Stuff ;

Maximum load: 15Kg

Maximum dimensions: 23.5 x 8.9 x 24.7cm

Base diameter: 65mm

Tripod bush: 3/8”

Camera plate:150mm Quick Release Arca Swiss Style

Dial indicators: Dial indicators on the panning movement and swinging arm

Manufacturing materials: Carbon fibre and aluminium

Product code:  KENGHC1


Should you buy one;

This is a simple no brainier , if you use a long focal length lens the answer is YES.

2 replies »

  1. I have a Neewer Gimbal head, also of carbon fibre construction which looks almost identical in design but cost approximately £70 less than the Kenro model.
    I use this all the time and it is excellent. I have attached mine to the centre column of my tripod and this in turn is fitted with a hide clamp which attaches to the windowsill inside a bird hide – avoids using the tripod itself which can really get in the way in a hide ( and is actually banned in some RSPB hides because of the space they use up when the hide is busy)


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