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Re: Gimbal Head: Wimberley Vs Jobu
« Reply #60 on: May 10, 2014, 06:05:45 AM »
Seems like flip locks aren't as popular on high end tripods, afaik they are more prone to failure in certain situations.

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Re: Gimbal Head: Wimberley Vs Jobu
« Reply #61 on: May 10, 2014, 08:11:44 AM »
Do you know RRS makes carbon tripod with flip locks? I didn't see any on their site.

They don't.  Having used both, I find twist locks faster and easier to use, particularly in cold weather.  They're also easier to clean out after use in sand/mud/salt water. 
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Re: Gimbal Head: Wimberley Vs Jobu
« Reply #62 on: May 10, 2014, 10:11:03 AM »
Do you know RRS makes carbon tripod with flip locks? I didn't see any on their site.

They don't.  Having used both, I find twist locks faster and easier to use, particularly in cold weather.  They're also easier to clean out after use in sand/mud/salt water.

Got it Neuro. For some reasons, I like flip more than twist.

Have you ever encounter flip locks gone bad? I have a much cheaper Oben tripod with flip, so far, it works excellent.

I plan to add a tripod dolly. I like the idea of having bigger casters, 4" or 5". I'm thinking one of these unit:
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/815993-REG/Davis_Sanford_W4DX_W4DX_Deluxe_Dolly.html

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1009524-REG/davis_sanford_w4ds_professional_dolly.html/prm/alsVwDtl
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Re: Gimbal Head: Wimberley Vs Jobu
« Reply #63 on: May 10, 2014, 10:33:09 AM »
Got it Neuro. For some reasons, I like flip more than twist.
Have you ever encounter flip locks gone bad? I have a much cheaper Oben tripod with flip, so far, it works excellent.

The flips are better than cheap twist locks (without anti rotation legs). 

I've had the lever tension go loose - don't lose the Manfrotto clip-on wrench, or carry a spare.

No experience with dollies, sorry.
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Re: Gimbal Head: Wimberley Vs Jobu
« Reply #64 on: May 10, 2014, 11:04:46 AM »
Got it Neuro. For some reasons, I like flip more than twist.
Have you ever encounter flip locks gone bad? I have a much cheaper Oben tripod with flip, so far, it works excellent.

The flips are better than cheap twist locks (without anti rotation legs). 

I've had the lever tension go loose - don't lose the Manfrotto clip-on wrench, or carry a spare.

No experience with dollies, sorry.

Will keep that in mind Neuro :)
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Re: Gimbal Head: Wimberley Vs Jobu
« Reply #65 on: May 10, 2014, 11:44:05 AM »
Congratulations on the Wimberley WH-200.  I use one also.  I did replace the stock cradle and clamp with the RRS PG-CC though:

http://www.reallyrightstuff.com/s.nl/it.A/id.7528/.f

Just makes it a bit easier to lock in the lens foot, especially since I have the RRS foot on my big white.

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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

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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 #66 on: May 10, 2014, 07:56:33 PM »
Got it Neuro. For some reasons, I like flip more than twist.

Have you ever encounter flip locks gone bad? I have a much cheaper Oben tripod with flip, so far, it works excellent. [/quote]

I am in the twist lock camp, but it doesn't really matter that much! On a large tripod, like yours, the flip locks will have plenty of area to grip so they should be fine. As to them going bad? Well yes they will but it is not an issue - as Neuro says - keep that box spanner that came with the tripod handy. They will slacken after a while but an 1/8th of a turn (often less) will sort that out. If you are using it in sandy/dusty environments then just strip it down every so often, give it a good clean and all should be fine. I know a man who has used the Aluminium predecessor of this tripod for more years than he cares to admit - he is quite happy with it, a bit heavy but it does the job at a sensible cost.

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Re: Gimbal Head: Wimberley Vs Jobu
« Reply #67 on: May 11, 2014, 12:21:41 PM »
Thanks John & Jason.
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Re: Gimbal Head: Wimberley Vs Jobu
« Reply #68 on: May 12, 2014, 01:12:09 PM »
I like my Wimberley- strong enough for the heavier combinations.
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Partly off-topic:
Oh, the Celestron! I've been thinking of something like that for digiscoping birds in a setup with a Manfrotto 393 (the best gimbal setup I can afford currently). Keith, do you have any shots through that Celestron posted, and how's the image quality out of it?

It's pretty easy to search in Flickr.

Keith's photos tagged with the Celestron.
https://www.flickr.com/search/?w=50428479@N06&q=celestron

Everyone's photos tagged with digiscoping and celestron. 
https://www.flickr.com/search?sort=relevance&text=digiscoping%20celestron

There is also a group Astro Telescopes for Digiscoping
https://www.flickr.com/groups/1511445@N22/

Thanks for your ideas and suggestions, dcm.
I only had time (then) to do a quick browsing through the Flickr-stream of Keiths shot, and had no luck in landing on shots taken with, or tagged with Celestron. However, I'm not totally daft, and can manage to do extensive searching, but a direct question to a user can provide feedback that cannot be easily seen in a series of photos. Using this forum to establish a contact, and ask a friendly question, was, to me, the smart way to get to relevant information. Information that even might be of interest to others.
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Re: Gimbal Head: Wimberley Vs Jobu
« Reply #68 on: May 12, 2014, 01:12:09 PM »