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V2 gimbal from MK-V / - first impression

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#1 flemming laybourn

flemming laybourn

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Posted 08 February 2004 - 05:20 AM

Hello out there..!

I just got my V2 gimbal the other day... had a few spins with it but no working situation
yet. First impression is good though...
My background is a master film gimbal, and then the "standard" MK-V gimbal.

First impression when opening the package and holding it is good craftsmanship. All metalwork is very nice. Its a bit bigger than the standard gimbal ( I also have a thicker post ) and the handle is somewhat longer that I´we been used to. A special feature to this gimbal-by the way, is that you can change the handle after your own specs..... haven´t tried that yet though.....

Mk-V stated that there should be no play in any axis.... and this is.......true..!
When doing the dynamic balance, there were no funny noises or any friction felt what
so ever... ( might just be me but I sometimes been a bit worried when small shreats of metal dropped to the floor, when I adjusted the drop time.... ;-)

I think that this gimbal should be the standard gimbal on the MK-V (no offense Howard)
because In my opinion it is a much better construction than the standard model.


- wery good design / craftsmanship
- No play
- No friction
- good grip.
- very "neutral" in all positions.


- handle is a bit long...takes a little getting used to.
- Insertion to armpost is shorter, gimbal ends up a bit higher on the arm
( in connection with monitor view..)

I will return with pictures and more feedback when I have tested it "live"

Best regards

Flemming Laybourn
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