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dolina

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Re: Gimbal heads - Benro or Wimberley?
« Reply #15 on: June 25, 2013, 01:51:22 PM »
I retract my statement. :)
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Re: Gimbal heads - Benro or Wimberley?
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brad-man

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Re: Gimbal heads - Benro or Wimberley?
« Reply #16 on: June 25, 2013, 04:47:26 PM »
Benro is a Chinese company. They are not affiliated with Wimberly in any way. While I have used two of their ballheads with no problems whatsoever, they have never been my primary heads and so have been exposed to limited use.

I can recommend the Jobu Micro Gimbal with a 300 f/2.8 or lighter lens. It is Jobu's version of the sidekick and it is terribly convenient...

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Re: Gimbal heads - Benro or Wimberley?
« Reply #17 on: June 28, 2013, 11:28:10 AM »
If you already have a Ballhead that you like, you might consider the Wimberly Sidekick.

http://www.tripodhead.com/products/sidekick-main.cfm

I use the Sidekick with my RRS BH-55 LR(Full-sized ballhead with LR) for my 500/F4.

The attached picture shows the set-up.  I was playing around with an EOS-M behind a 500mm w/ a 2X extender.

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