Gimbal for bird photography – Beike-45

If you like wildlife photography and especially bird photography then eventually you might need a gimbal on your tripod.

The gimbal makes it easy to follow the bird when it flies by you. It is easy to use, it rotates the way I want it to. I can easily follow fast moving objects with this gimbal.

I can recommend Beike-45. Why?

Because it is great! It is also good value for your money. It only cost 70 US dollars nowadays. Normally similar kind of gimbals cost around 300-450 US dollars. I bought mine in 2015 at Aliexpress from China, then it cost me 78 US dollars. I got it delivered in 3 weeks. So if you are planning to go somewhere for wildlife photography order it in time for it to be delivered before you go on a trip.

I used to always have this Gimbal ready on my tripod when I was going somewhere for bird photography and I knew I would be there for a while. It is not that heavy to carry. It weighs around 1 kilo. On the above picture I have a Canon 70D and Tamron 150-600mm attached to the Gimbal. I dont have to worry that it might tip over, it is very stable and it is easy to rotate.

When you use a gimbal make sure that you have the level meter on your camera. Usually it will look like a red/green line that gives you direction on which way to turn to make the camera straight.

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Posted on January 14, 2017, in Camera accessories and tagged , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Is there a flash extension bracket that I can use on the Beike-45?

    • Hi David, you can always remove the plate where the lens is suppose to be attached and then use a flash extension bracket instead. The lens would then be attached to the flash bracket and the flash bracket would be attached to the gimbal. Anything is possible as long as there is a will, there is a way. There are lots of examples online. Good luck!

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