Review: Zenelli Carbon Fiber Gimbal Tripod Head

One of the more impressive pieces of gear that I’ve been using as of late is the Zenelli CARBONZX Carbon Fiber Gimbal Head. I can’t say I’d have ever thought of myself being excited over a tripod head, but Zenelli has made one of the sexiest pieces of equipment I’ve seen and used. As you’d imagine any product that is Carbon Fiber is going to come with a hefty price tag and this gimbal head is no exception, but for those in need of cutting the weight of their gear for remote trips this could be worth the spend. It’s important to note that the fact this gimbal head is carbon fiber is not the only reason to consider it. The engineers at Zenelli have come up with very innovative features to protect high value super telephoto lenses with the Save Lens Lever®, Pin Save Tablet® and SaveLook® lever.  The Save Lens Lever ensures the lens remains balanced and does not fall when changing gear or leaving your gear unattended. The Pin Save Tablet is a mechanism that ensures the arm of the gimbal head cannot uncouple accidentally.  The Save Look lever ensures that the gimbals quick release can’t be accidentally released allowing your camera and/or lens to fall plus it allows for preset tightening of your Arca-type lens plates. I was also impressed the manufacturer thought to support panoramic photography by engineering the head so the lens plate mount is perfectly centered atop the rotational axis of the tripod head base. I demonstrate all of these features in my review video and with out a doubt the Zenelli CARBONZX Carbon Fiber Gimbal Head  gets my highest rating.

Order your Zenelli CARBONZX Carbon Fiber Gimbal Head at B&H

Key Specifications
Height: 9.25″ (23.5 cm)
Width: 3.58″ (9.1cm)
Depth: 9.33″ (23.7 cm)
Weight: 2.6 lb
Distance from Center of Lens to Vertical Arm: 3″ (7.6 cm)
Arca-Type Compatible
360° Pan & Tilt Ranges
Quick-Release Lever
Save Lenses Lever (Home Bar)
Bubble Level
(optional) Camouflage Cover



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