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Gimbal Head: Wimberley Vs Jobu
« on: April 21, 2014, 03:45:09 PM »
Hi guys
I would like to have your feedbacks on gimbal tripod head.

To support BIG WHITE, which Gimbal head you guys use? Any third party(low cost) out there?

At this time, I'm leaning to Wimberley + Wimberley - P10 Quick Release Plate: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/404536-REG/Wimberley_WH_200_Gimbal_Type_Tripod_Head.html

Thanks
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Gimbal Head: Wimberley Vs Jobu
« on: April 21, 2014, 03:45:09 PM »

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Re: Gimbal Head: Wimberley Vs Jobu
« Reply #1 on: April 21, 2014, 04:02:02 PM »
I have the RRS PG-02 LLR, and I've used the Wimberley II.  Both are excellent. 

The RRS setup allows multirow pano shots with regular lenses, and it breaks down into two pieces for easier transport.  Its side-mount design lets you reach 'under' the lens from either side to access rings/controls.

Regarding the Wimberley, I think the P-10 may be too small.  For superteles, you need a P-20 at least, longer ones for larger lenses (http://www.tripodhead.com/products/lens-plates-main.cfm).  Personally, I went with a RRS replacement lens foot.
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Re: Gimbal Head: Wimberley Vs Jobu
« Reply #2 on: April 21, 2014, 04:26:57 PM »
I like the Jobu stuff, the small and medium Gimbal heads are the best in the business. The Wimberley is also very good, as is their service.
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Re: Gimbal Head: Wimberley Vs Jobu
« Reply #3 on: April 21, 2014, 04:51:27 PM »
Mr. Morris raves about the Mongoose product.  Anyone have any experience with these heads?
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Re: Gimbal Head: Wimberley Vs Jobu
« Reply #4 on: April 21, 2014, 05:15:36 PM »
I have the RRS PG-02 LLR, and I've used the Wimberley II.  Both are excellent. 

The RRS setup allows multirow pano shots with regular lenses, and it breaks down into two pieces for easier transport.  Its side-mount design lets you reach 'under' the lens from either side to access rings/controls.

Regarding the Wimberley, I think the P-10 may be too small.  For superteles, you need a P-20 at least, longer ones for larger lenses (http://www.tripodhead.com/products/lens-plates-main.cfm).  Personally, I went with a RRS replacement lens foot.

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Re: Gimbal Head: Wimberley Vs Jobu
« Reply #5 on: April 21, 2014, 05:18:07 PM »
I like the Jobu stuff, the small and medium Gimbal heads are the best in the business. The Wimberley is also very good, as is their service.

Thanks Craig ;)
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Re: Gimbal Head: Wimberley Vs Jobu
« Reply #6 on: April 21, 2014, 09:04:45 PM »
love my  Wimberley II

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Re: Gimbal Head: Wimberley Vs Jobu
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2014, 09:50:52 PM »
I got the Wimberley II last year because I'd injured my left wrist and couldn't handhold the 100-400 + 5d3 without suffering a lot of pain. Worked like a charm.

I've given the RRS Pano-Gimball a look and to me it appears to be a better Gimball overall. If not anything the fact that you can knock it down for storage and transport gives it a big +1 in my book.
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Re: Gimbal Head: Wimberley Vs Jobu
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2014, 05:16:49 PM »
The Jobu BWG-Pro2 Professional Gimbal Head is simply an excellent head. However, having used one I can find no advantage over my old Wimberley 2. Even in the UK the Wimberley is competitively priced and simply does the job + it is lighter.
The Wimberley 2 is, currently, the industry standard by which others are judged. From my experience, if I had to choose again, I would get another Wimberley 2.
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Re: Gimbal Head: Wimberley Vs Jobu
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2014, 08:07:53 AM »
Happy with my Benro head.  Although I haven't tried (or even seen) a Wimberley.

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Re: Gimbal Head: Wimberley Vs Jobu
« Reply #10 on: May 02, 2014, 07:19:53 PM »
Hi guys
I would like to have your feedbacks on gimbal tripod head.

To support BIG WHITE, which Gimbal head you guys use? Any third party(low cost) out there?

At this time, I'm leaning to Wimberley + Wimberley - P10 Quick Release Plate: http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/404536-REG/Wimberley_WH_200_Gimbal_Type_Tripod_Head.html

Thanks
Dylan

My WimberleyII Arrived today....AWESOME ;) Thanks everyone.

I bought the WIMBERLEY II and a cheap gimbal head on amazon(not as smooth as the Wimberley)

I'm going to return the cheaper  version: http://www.amazon.com/Opteka-GH1-Heavy-Gimbal-Supports/dp/B0071BIQZC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1399066268&sr=8-1&keywords=gimbal+head
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Re: Gimbal Head: Wimberley Vs Jobu
« Reply #11 on: May 02, 2014, 09:45:33 PM »

My WimberleyII Arrived today....AWESOME ;) Thanks everyone.

I bought the WIMBERLEY II and a cheap gimbal head on amazon(not as smooth as the Wimberley)

I'm going to return the cheaper  version: http://www.amazon.com/Opteka-GH1-Heavy-Gimbal-Supports/dp/B0071BIQZC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1399066268&sr=8-1&keywords=gimbal+head

Good choice Dylan. The Wimberley II is a great gimbal. So now we can look forward to more BIF photos from you  ;)

I too tried out a cheaper gimbal but it didn't look very reassuring. There are a few hacks which sell here in India for cheap but there is no point if you are mounting gear worth + $6K on it - Safety first! Better to spend a few hundred more and get one of the best gimbal that exists.
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Re: Gimbal Head: Wimberley Vs Jobu
« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2014, 02:43:28 AM »

My WimberleyII Arrived today....AWESOME ;) Thanks everyone.

I bought the WIMBERLEY II and a cheap gimbal head on amazon(not as smooth as the Wimberley)

I'm going to return the cheaper  version: http://www.amazon.com/Opteka-GH1-Heavy-Gimbal-Supports/dp/B0071BIQZC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1399066268&sr=8-1&keywords=gimbal+head

Good choice Dylan. The Wimberley II is a great gimbal. So now we can look forward to more BIF photos from you  ;)

I too tried out a cheaper gimbal but it didn't look very reassuring. There are a few hacks which sell here in India for cheap but there is no point if you are mounting gear worth + $6K on it - Safety first! Better to spend a few hundred more and get one of the best gimbal that exists.

agree JR ;)

Since you mentioned BIF, I caught this one in front of my house when I was testing out my new tripod and gimbal head. He was quick and I didn't even have time to change the shutter speed ;D

 
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Re: Gimbal Head: Wimberley Vs Jobu
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Re: Gimbal Head: Wimberley Vs Jobu
« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2014, 06:06:41 PM »
I had the Wimberley Gimbal II, but sold it. I had the RRS sidekick, which is excellent too. But I must admit that I miss the Wimberley. My memory is getting weaker, but I am sure the Wimberley was more stable than the RRS. But I have now ordered what I need for the full gimbal from RRS, so I´ll find out if that makes me happy.
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Re: Gimbal Head: Wimberley Vs Jobu
« Reply #14 on: May 04, 2014, 09:39:43 AM »
I had the Wimberley Gimbal II, but sold it. I had the RRS sidekick, which is excellent too. But I must admit that I miss the Wimberley. My memory is getting weaker, but I am sure the Wimberley was more stable than the RRS. But I have now ordered what I need for the full gimbal from RRS, so I´ll find out if that makes me happy.

The RRS seems very nice Eldar. The price tags are little high for me @ this moment.

I bought this Oben tripod with the Wimberley II. After couple tries, I do not like the "twist locks" feature. The rubber covers feel very cheap. I'm going to return it.
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/864596-REG/oben_ct_2381_3_section_carbon_fiber.html

I'm going back to flip locks and ordered this one:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/754168-REG/Manfrotto_MT057C3_G_3_Section_Carbon_Fiber_Tripod.html
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Re: Gimbal Head: Wimberley Vs Jobu
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