I shoot with a Fuji and the 100-400mm lens with and without the 1.4 teleconverter. It has image stabilization. I’ve always handheld as this is not a markedly heavy setup. The few times I’ve used a gimbal, I’ve felt restricted in following BIFs. Shutter speed of 1600 to 2500 for snow geese and sandhills, faster for pintails etc. My issue is these speeds at edge of day push my iso higher than I want.
Do any of you feel you are getting markedly sharper images of BIF with a gimbal?
Are you able to use slower shutter speeds with a gimbal?
I’m assuming both of the above would be a yes for relatively stationary birds.
Mulling over the options for an upcoming trip.