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King Cobra vs. Wimberly
« on: February 01, 2012, 10:58:15 PM »
Hi Everyone! I know that this may be posted in the wrong place, but I couldn't figure out where to post to...

I am looking to get a gimbal head: should I pony up and get the wimberly, or save a few bucks, and get the King Cobra?

Has anyone ever used the King Cobra? How is it?
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King Cobra vs. Wimberly
« on: February 01, 2012, 10:58:15 PM »

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Re: King Cobra vs. Wimberly
« Reply #1 on: February 01, 2012, 11:42:26 PM »
Hi Everyone! I know that this may be posted in the wrong place, but I couldn't figure out where to post to...

I am looking to get a gimbal head: should I pony up and get the wimberly, or save a few bucks, and get the King Cobra?

Has anyone ever used the King Cobra? How is it?

Since I am using a Manfrotto Tripod for my 400 f/2.8L  I did get the Manfrotto 393 head which offers the same functionality as a gimbal head but at a much lower price.

I am very satisfied with it and do highly recommend it.
1DX | 14 2.8L II | 16-35 2.8L II | 24 1.4L II | 24-70 2.8L II | ZE 35 2.0 | ZE 50 2.0 | 85 1.2L II | 100 2.8L IS | 135 2.0L | 70-200 2.8L IS II | 200 F2.0L IS | 300 2.8L IS II | 400 2.8L IS II | 500 4.0L IS

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Re: King Cobra vs. Wimberly
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2012, 11:45:56 PM »
Hi Everyone! I know that this may be posted in the wrong place, but I couldn't figure out where to post to...

I am looking to get a gimbal head: should I pony up and get the wimberly, or save a few bucks, and get the King Cobra?

Has anyone ever used the King Cobra? How is it?

Since I am using a Manfrotto Tripod for my 400 f/2.8L  I did get the Manfrotto 393 head which offers the same functionality as a gimbal head but at a much lower price.

I am very satisfied with it and do highly recommend it.

That's the U-looking one?
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Re: King Cobra vs. Wimberly
« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2012, 11:52:05 PM »
Yes, it is called a Gimbal Head.
Manfrotto makes great tripod heads. They're the only heads I've ever needed to purchase, without a single problem for years!

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Re: King Cobra vs. Wimberly
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2012, 11:53:17 PM »
Hi Everyone! I know that this may be posted in the wrong place, but I couldn't figure out where to post to...

I am looking to get a gimbal head: should I pony up and get the wimberly, or save a few bucks, and get the King Cobra?

Has anyone ever used the King Cobra? How is it?

Since I am using a Manfrotto Tripod for my 400 f/2.8L  I did get the Manfrotto 393 head which offers the same functionality as a gimbal head but at a much lower price.

I am very satisfied with it and do highly recommend it.

That's the U-looking one?

Exactly! Although the official manufacturer instruction is to use as 'O' and not 'U'.

I haven't tried out the 'O' yet as I am very happy with the 'U'. Some people claim that the lens' switches could not be accessed easily anymore but I do not agree to that, never had any problem to quickly change a setting on the lens.
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Re: King Cobra vs. Wimberly
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2012, 03:14:40 AM »
Thanks guys! I went and got the Wimberly Sidemount. I realized that I could either pony up for it, or buy a cheaper one then pony up for the expensive one later...  ;D
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Re: King Cobra vs. Wimberly
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2012, 03:24:35 AM »
Thanks guys! I went and got the Wimberly Sidemount. I realized that I could either pony up for it, or buy a cheaper one then pony up for the expensive one later...  ;D

You mean you got the 'Wimberley Sidekick'? I wanted to get that one in the first place but could not source it locally so I opted for the Manfrotto 393 instead...
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Re: King Cobra vs. Wimberly
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2012, 03:24:35 AM »

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Re: King Cobra vs. Wimberly
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2012, 05:00:24 AM »
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« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2012, 07:15:13 AM »
I got my self one of these

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/BENRO-GH-A-Gimbal-Head-PL-85-Plate-Tele-Lens-/260946605117?pt=UK_Tripods_Heads_Stablisers&hash=item3cc1a1343d

fits great on my Ball head uses the arca swiss plate as well - supports my 400 F5.6 and have tried it with a 500 F4 works with that as well. It give you a bit more flexibility than the standard wimberly type.
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Re: King Cobra vs. Wimberly
« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2012, 07:15:13 AM »