I've got one of these. When I first mounted it on the tripod it turned fine but after five minutes it was making a grinding sound. I had to take it apart and clean out sand that had been left over from the casting of the arm.
Once it had been cleaned and lubricated with some of the teflon lubricant I use for my bicycle chain it worked fine.
It doesn't have the finish of the wimberley and it may not be quite as smooth at panning
but it is a good deal for the price, even if you do have to clean some sand out of it.
I got the full gimbal from India via ebay and have been very happy with it.....delivery was excellent and product works well. I have not doubts that the premium priced ones are far better quality/finish and there is an arguement for getting one of those but mine does the job.
There was one for sale on BF a few weeks ago (from a reputable BF member) and I dont think it was sold so scroll back and have a look.
Hi there! back again in doubts. Im looking for a gimbal for my Skywatcher 80ED + Nikon D90. Im not sure wich one... wimberley is out of my range, so indian options were in sight until I see this post. Lensmaster looks fine. Indian gimbals have bearings too?