GT1 Tomahawk - Gimbal attachment for Ball Heads
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GT1 Tomahawk - Gimbal attachment for Ball Heads

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Your Price: $299.00
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Part Number:GT1
Tomahawk Gimbal Head is a great alternative not only to the full size Gimbal head but also works as a Monopod head.
Monopod Tripod Head

Tomahawk converts your ball head into a gimbal head. It is a more compact and lighter alternative to our Katana Gimbal Head. It attaches via Arca-Swiss style adapter (already included) in vertical or horizontal fashion (to better balance the weight center point). If you don't have an Arca-Swiss ball head (or compatible) then you can use the 1/4inch-20 threads inside the mounting foot to mount your quick release plate.

There are total of three 1/4inch-20 threads on the foot giving you ultimate flexibility. Your lens has to be equipped with a compatible Arca style plate and to mount the lens you simply slide it into the clamp adjust balance and lock it down tightly.

T6061 Aluminum, super solid, lightweight construction. Smooth as silk ball bearings.


Specifications:

  • Length: 5.25 inches
  • Width: 2.25 inches
  • Height: 8 inches
  • Weight: 1.9 lbs
  • Load Capacity: 25 lbs (11.3 kg)
  • Mount Thread: 1/4''-20 or Arca Type compatible
  • Mounts to Ball Heads, or Monopods
  • Compatible with QR plates from Gitzo, Manfrotto etc. (1/4"-20 thread)
  • 5-Year Warranty
5 Stars
Unsurpassed quality
I already own the Katana and wanted a more portable version for travel. I expected that the Tomahawk would be just as good but did not expect that it uses the same top rotation assembly as my excellent Katana! Needless to say the action is smooth as silk and is just as rock solid as its big brother. i am happy that now I have a gimbal that I can easily pack for travel and gives me the option to use a ball head if I need it. As usual attention to detail and build quality is second to none. Thanks ProMediaGear!
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Reviewed by:  from Los Angeles. on 12/4/2013
5
5 Stars
More versatile than a Gimbal attachment.
First of all the unite is of a great quality. The fit and finish is first rate. The functionality is even more impressive. As a wildlife and landscape photographer this attachment gives me the best flexibility. This unit can be mounted on the ball head in a normal side way but it also has a threaded 1/4-20 fitings on the bottom and it can be fitted to a monopod directly. I am discovering new ways to mount this unit every time I take it out. The unit is also very smoth operating. Anyway I liked it so much that I ordered another one for my wife. I also had to contact the company for service. I needed a different screw and washer to make the clamp on the unit compatible with RRS lens Plates. They took care of my issues with competent and no none-sense attitude. You may get cheaper units but the service and support as well as quality sets these guys a part.
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Reviewed by:  from USA . on 12/26/2012
5
5 Stars
Photographer,
The ProMedia Tomahawk Gimbal is a monster product. Beautifully machined and works like a charm. Heavy but then it holds long lenses and will balance any camera and lens combination in a sweet spot that is easily attained with the top locking knob. There are many other companies that make gimbals and I have several others but even with the extra weight I only use my Tomahawk these days. Will be using the Tomahawk this weekend with a Nikon 600mm f4D EDII and TC20EIII. No problem for this set up.
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Reviewed by:  from Richmond Virginia. on 9/5/2013
5
5 Stars
Photographer
This is a great gimbal. Initially, I bought it to use with my 200mm f2.0 in the field. Now I use it mostly in the studio with my 70-200 mounted to it and on a camera stand. The brake/friction lock is very adjustable. It's built like a tank as you can see.
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Reviewed by:  from Dallas, TX area. on 6/12/2013
5
5 Stars
I use it and I find it amazing...
I have bought your gimbal more to use it with TOKINA...I will do the better photos at end of month in Prague...Anyway I love your gimbal...it is really wonderful!! I have bought the TOMOHAWK because I needed to use my normal ballhead with any kind of lens, by MACRO to something like STREET LIFE, and to change it in a gimbal for a particular type of photos, by DETAILS to WILDLIFE... Very happy to have met this solution,
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Reviewed by:  from Italy Codroipo. on 1/20/2012
5
5 Stars
Versatile Gimbal Attachment
I use the Tomahawk with an Italian Hydrostatic head with a ProMediaGear clamp replacing the the Italian head. This arrangement makes a very stable, yet moveable platform for my Canon 300mm, plus 2x Extender, or for my 70-200mm, with or without the extender. Mounting the Tomahawk on the ball head is actually more versatile than many solid full gimbal heads because one has the movements of the head as well as the gimbal. Beautifully made, and easy to carry.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from Chicago Area. on 1/25/2014
5
5 Stars
Travel and Landscape Photographer
I just received my Tomahawk a few days ago. I was immediately impressed by the fact that the unit far exceeded my expectations as to looks and design, it's very sturdy and relatively light weight. I took it out and put it through its paces and , indeed, it operates with a smoothness that is amazing! Thanks Tom.... Pete Block
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Reviewed by:  from Dublin, CA. on 6/14/2011
5
5 Stars
Mr.
The Tomahawk is beautiful to behold and works as good as it looks, it is simply the best idea anyone ever had for a Gimbal. If I could give it more than 5 stars I would. It is very rigid and built like a tank which works perfectly with my BH-55PCPRO ball head holding my Canon 5Dmk2, with the SIGMA 150-600 Sport lens rock steady when locked down. When balanced and unlocked it will track and move like a feather with the simple touch of a finger. It can be quickly mounted when I want to use the SIGMA and just as quickly taken off for the regular use of the ball head. The Tomahawk is very light and packs easily in the side pouch of my tripod bag. Without such an attachment I would be constantly changing heads or dragging around a large gimbal headed tripod for small lens/camera combinations. The Tomahawk will give you the very best support for your big lens/camera combinations without the weight and look good doing it.
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Reviewed by:  from Glen Carbon, IL. on 5/14/2015
5
5 Stars
pro-photographer
Over the years, I've bought a couple of different types of gimbal heads. I use them with a 300m F4 and 70-200 2.8 Nikkor lens. I wanted a head that I could use with a monopod. In the short time that I've had it, this Tomahawk model is by far and away, the best Model I've ever used. The build quality is excellent. High quality parts used throughout. The ability to balance the camera body/lens is very smooth. Excellent price to performance ration.
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Reviewed by:  from Cape Cod. on 2/20/2015
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5 Stars
Owner
I was particularly interested in the Tomahawk because it could be easily used on my monopod as well as my tripod. I find it both rugged and smooth to use. It was a bit larger than I anticipated and I've joked when showing it to other photographers that it has a bit of a 19th century, steam punk look about it. I'm using it in the field for nature photography as well as for shooting fast moving sports with long-focal length lenses. I'm very pleased so far with the Tomahawk and the service I received from Promediagear handling my order.
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Reviewed by:  from Bloomfield, NY. on 3/13/2015
5
4 Stars
none
Workmanship and quality are 5star. I give it a 4star only because the shape does not support the lens or camera body over the mid-line of the tripod/monopod which makes it slightly unbalanced when using large telephotos.
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Reviewed by:  from Colorado. on 4/8/2015
4
5 Stars
blogger
Great product for a good price.
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Reviewed by: (Verified Buyer)  from NY. on 4/17/2015
5
5 Stars
Love the Tomahawk!
The ProMedia Gear Tomahawk Gimbal has been in invaluable aid in my photographic projects that involve rapid movement of subject matter, mounting it on a monopod for flexibility in positioning and control. An example of how I am currently using it would be photographing Ospreys diving into and flying back out of water to capture fish. Love it. High quality at a very reasonable price.
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Reviewed by:  from Thomaston, ME. on 5/19/2015
5
5 Stars
It's lonely at the top.
Hi Tom, Thanks for your follow up concerning my Tomahawk purchase. It solved the problems I was dealing with, it arrived very quickly, & so well designed that I leave my rig set up just to look at it.
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Reviewed by:  from Manassas. on 5/21/2015
5
5 Stars
Businessman
The tomahawk Gimble head has outstanding build quality and provides a fluid yet stable platform for shooting with my Nikkor 400mm 2.8 FL
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Reviewed by:  from Pittsburgh. on 2/12/2015
5
5 Stars
Mr
I just loose a BIG review because the site didn't allow URLs (should have informed me)... Sorry but I will not re-write the whole thing... Just what I concluded with: Excellent Quality, Amazing Value...
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Reviewed by:  from Brisbane - Australia. on 6/16/2014
5
4 Stars
OLD
Tom really like the product, well made and very smooth.Only item or part I would like to see changed is the tightening knob on the lens plate.The weather in Montana as you know can get very cold so gloves are a necessity. Even though the knob is neural it is hard to grasp with gloves. Also being bare metal would be very cold to the touch with a bare hand. Would like to see a none metal knob or coated knob for easier control of the tightening and loosening the lens plate. Have tried it with some large lenses and works well.Other than that a terrific product and sure stores nicely when using the ball head by itself. Tony
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Reviewed by:  from 480 ryans way Corvallis MT. on 9/3/2014
4
5 Stars
Photographer
Beautifully built and engineered, a mechanical work of art
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Reviewed by:  from Lakewood, Colorado. on 12/15/2014
5
5 Stars
Mr.
I got the Tomahawk because I did not want to carry 2 heads and keep taking them on and off my tripod .When I first took it out of the box was I impressed with the quality and detail .If you have a real good ball head I would put it up against any gimbal at any price. when other photographers see it the say that they should have got it instead of the one they have .ProMediaGear gets thumbs up .
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Reviewed by:  from Brick ,N.J.. on 12/25/2014
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