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Accessories : Sirui and Argraph Debut “World’s First Ultra Strong” Carbon Fiber Gimbal Head

August 21, 2012
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Carlstadt, NJ—Recognizing that when using a long, fast telephoto or zoom lens, it can be almost impossible to hand hold the equipment and frame images, Argraph is distributing Sirui professional-grade tripods and the Sirui PH-20 gimbal head.

The Sirui PH-20 is engineered to make a heavy camera and lens system fast handling and weightless. With the lens attached to the PH-20 gimbal head, users can “smoothly and precisely” track fast-moving subjects and preset compositions.

From its lightweight but rugged carbon fiber arm to its Arca-compatible quick-release system, calibrated quick-release platform and included quick-release plate, the Sirui PH-20 was designed with the photographer in mind. By using cross-patterned, multilayer carbon fiber in the arm and forged aircraft aluminum for the L bracket, the PH-20 is built to hold up to 44 pounds yet is lightweight at 2.4 pounds. And the carbon fiber is said to provide reduced vibrations and better tolerance to temperature changes.

With the camera and lens balanced on the gimbal head, there’s no need to lock any controls, reports Argraph. Users can smoothly move the camera in any direction (horizontally 360° and tilt +150° to -60°) with the slightest amount of force. For added convenience, the Sirui PH-20 can be converted from an L-bracket unit into a simpler side-mount system with the included quick-release platform and tools.

As with all Sirui professional photographic products, the Sirui PH-20 gimbal head comes with Sirui’s six-year warranty.


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