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11/24/2018 08:52:47 AM · #1
So Tangy has created a problem...

I'm finishing up shooting portraits for a scout troop, and I have some money that I'd like to put back into some new equipment.

It's now down to either a Gimball head or a Benq monitor.

My passion is definitely wildlife, but the gimball head would probably only get used about 6 times a year. However, I'm not as steady as I used to be and if it gets me better photos on those 6 times... Especially since I'm going to get a teleconverter, hoping that it works and gives me more reach.

But I'm using a monitor for everything. The monitor that I have is not too bad at all. The thing that bothers me is if I have a white background, anything that's just a tad shadowed shows up as blue on the monitor instead of a dirty white.

So my question is: Would a gimball give me better wildlife photos (less blurry, better chance of capture)? I'm going out to Nebraska to shoot the migration of the Sandhill cranes in march. Or do I do the monitor?

Opinions appreciated! I'll probably ignore the ones I don't like. ;)
11/24/2018 10:57:39 AM · #2
I bought a Benq PD2700q for my recent PC build. Very happy with it. I can discern all the subtleties in my images. From the price listed in your link, the one you are looking at is a higher end model than what I purchased. I've never used a gimbal so I can't give you firsthand experience on that.

Message edited by author 2018-11-24 11:05:46.
11/24/2018 11:04:06 AM · #3
For those few times you might want to use a gimbal, you can rent it. The monitor is something you use all the time
11/24/2018 11:05:02 AM · #4
The gimball would help stabilize your shots, but it looks like a lot of extra crap to carry around on top of an already large camera and lens setup. Take that opinion for what it's worth, since I'm someone who has been getting smaller and lighter with my gear for travelling.

Message edited by author 2018-11-24 11:06:26.
11/24/2018 01:09:52 PM · #5
I was thinking about the renting bit, but I didn't know if you needed practice with it to be successful. I've never used one before...
11/24/2018 05:24:48 PM · #6
What about buying a less expensive, but usable gimball as well as the super-screen?
11/24/2018 05:43:49 PM · #7
Originally posted by Yo_Spiff:

What about buying a less expensive, but usable gimball as well as the super-screen?


That is less expensive than most of the good ones. I'd been doing some searches and the wimberleys are the ones that come out on top, but they're twice as much. This one still rates pretty high. I don't think the action would be as good on anything cheaper.

I'm going for the monitor. Going to see if B&H is open yet. :)
11/24/2018 05:53:19 PM · #8
Benq seems to have established themselves as a top tier monitor manufacturer since their spinoff from Acer. I'm seeing a fair amount of discussion about that brand in these forums.
11/24/2018 06:14:51 PM · #9
Originally posted by Yo_Spiff:

Benq seems to have established themselves as a top tier monitor manufacturer since their spinoff from Acer. I'm seeing a fair amount of discussion about that brand in these forums.


It's tangy's fault. A new monitor wasn't on my wish list
11/28/2018 02:08:52 AM · #10
Originally posted by vawendy:

Originally posted by Yo_Spiff:

Benq seems to have established themselves as a top tier monitor manufacturer since their spinoff from Acer. I'm seeing a fair amount of discussion about that brand in these forums.


It's tangy's fault. A new monitor wasn't on my wish list


mwaaahahahaha
11/28/2018 12:25:26 PM · #11
Originally posted by tanguera:

Originally posted by vawendy:

Originally posted by Yo_Spiff:

Benq seems to have established themselves as a top tier monitor manufacturer since their spinoff from Acer. I'm seeing a fair amount of discussion about that brand in these forums.


It's tangy's fault. A new monitor wasn't on my wish list


mwaaahahahaha


trouble maker!
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