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Hrm, awesome find and thank you for posting it.
I've been wanting to get the gimbal experience with my old Rokkor 600mm f/5.6 (on a NEX 5N no less), but I really didn't want to buy a gimbal head that costs more than the damn lens does.
This might just convince me to try it out.
So, if I have a big lens and I buy this, would I need to buy a special lens plate, or does this gimbal also come with that plate?
It comes with one short plate. That may or may not work depending on the center of balance when your camera is attached. So, attache the camera and balance the lens in your hands. Where is the center? If it's within an inch (either way) of the lens's tripod mounting foot bolt hole then you don't need a different plate. If it's much more than that then you will. If you do scan e-bay - I was able to get the longest Wimberley original plate for $17 used - and there are cheaper alternatives too.
You're looking at this from a very elevated level of awareness. But IMO that doesn't apply here. HK knock-offs are cheaper, crappier, direct and somewhat mindless copies of anything and everything they can figure out how to copy with the sole purpose of gouging out a chunk of someone else's profits. It's quite the opposite of egalitarianism or any way of attempting to better the marketplace, the product, or the world.
Itsra rearry simpuh - we'a see'a you shit, we'a copy you shit, we'a sell #1 #1 we'a takea alla ra money! We'a take ovah ra world! China #1
And I am not kidding AT ALL. I've been in it and done business with'em and that's it exactly or damn close!