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  1. #1
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    Bill16's Avatar

    Anybody using a gimble head on their tripod?

    I've just come a crossed the gimble heads thinking about my 80-400mm lens! For quick shots that are impossible on a ball head. I'm not the steadiest hand, and I'd like to take better critter shots, like squirls and such. So this type of head intrigued my curiosity!

    I'd appreciate and info you would be able to share with me, and what's the best brands to focus on if I do eventually try one.



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    ------------------------Tripods-------------------------------
    GITZO GT2541EX 6X carbon fiber tripod and ARCA SWISS Z1 DP ball head
    GITZO G2220 aluminium tripod and ARCA SWISS Z1 SP ball head
    ------------------------Backpacks----------------------------
    Tamrac Expedition 8X, Tamrac Expedition 8,Tamrac Expedition 5



  2. #2
    The Dude
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    Re: Anybody using a gimble head on their tripod?

    I have a Wimberly gimbal head, works beautifully.
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  3. #3
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    Re: Anybody using a gimble head on their tripod?

    What's the cost for one like yours my friend?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave_W View Post
    I have a Wimberly gimbal head, works beautifully.
    ------------------------Tripods-------------------------------
    GITZO GT2541EX 6X carbon fiber tripod and ARCA SWISS Z1 DP ball head
    GITZO G2220 aluminium tripod and ARCA SWISS Z1 SP ball head
    ------------------------Backpacks----------------------------
    Tamrac Expedition 8X, Tamrac Expedition 8,Tamrac Expedition 5

  4. #4
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    Re: Anybody using a gimble head on their tripod?

    i am seeing $150 to $599 Bill on a quick google search
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    D500, D7000. SB700.

    Nikkor 18-105mm, 35mm, 70-300mm and Sigma 50-500.

    LowePro 202 Slingshot bag, Wimberley Gimbal head, Benro Carbon Fiber Tripod.

    Vanguard Alta 263 Tripod with SBH-250 ballhead, Vanguard AM 263 Monopod with SBH-100 ballhead.

  5. #5
    The Dude
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    Re: Anybody using a gimble head on their tripod?

    $150 for a Wimberly is an insanely good price. I'd suggest buying asap!
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    with a Cinnamon girl...."

    AF-S NIKKOR 14-24mm f/2.8G ED; AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G IF-ED; AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED; AF-S NIKKOR 28mm f/1.8G; AF-S NIKKOR 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VRII; AF-S NIKKOR 85mm f/1.8G; AF-S Micro-NIKKOR 105mm f/2.8G IF-ED VRII; AF-S NIKKOR 300mm f/2.8G ED VRII;

  6. #6
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    Re: Anybody using a gimble head on their tripod?

    ok i missed the wimberly, just googled gimble heads
    Learn to laugh at yourself, everyone else is.
    D500, D7000. SB700.

    Nikkor 18-105mm, 35mm, 70-300mm and Sigma 50-500.

    LowePro 202 Slingshot bag, Wimberley Gimbal head, Benro Carbon Fiber Tripod.

    Vanguard Alta 263 Tripod with SBH-250 ballhead, Vanguard AM 263 Monopod with SBH-100 ballhead.

  7. #7
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    Re: Anybody using a gimble head on their tripod?

    I found a wimberley WH200 on eBay I'll keep an eye on. But I imagine it will go up higher than I can afford. At least it will get me an idea on what kind of money I would need to save up if I decide to get one!
    ------------------------Tripods-------------------------------
    GITZO GT2541EX 6X carbon fiber tripod and ARCA SWISS Z1 DP ball head
    GITZO G2220 aluminium tripod and ARCA SWISS Z1 SP ball head
    ------------------------Backpacks----------------------------
    Tamrac Expedition 8X, Tamrac Expedition 8,Tamrac Expedition 5

  8. #8
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    Re: Anybody using a gimble head on their tripod?

    Wimberley seems to be the ARCA swiss of gimble heads, with prices to match. Lol

    This might have to be something for the future for me, but it does look like something that would work very well for my wildlife critters shots!
    ------------------------Tripods-------------------------------
    GITZO GT2541EX 6X carbon fiber tripod and ARCA SWISS Z1 DP ball head
    GITZO G2220 aluminium tripod and ARCA SWISS Z1 SP ball head
    ------------------------Backpacks----------------------------
    Tamrac Expedition 8X, Tamrac Expedition 8,Tamrac Expedition 5

  9. #9
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    Re: Anybody using a gimble head on their tripod?

    Hi Bill,

    I'm using a Jobu Jr. 2 Gimbal with my 80-400mm and am Very pleased with it !

    The current model is the Jobu Jr. 3 @ ~ $350 and you will need a plate for the lens collar @ ~ $50.

    Off shore knock offs are going for ~ $100 on ebay and have been getting good reviews on another forum.

    I just happened to be in a camera store when the first Jobu Gimbal arrived and asked the salesperson to set it up with a camera/lens.

    Just like a kid in a candy store, I was calling over complete strangers to "look at this thing"

    Once balanced you can move the combo with next to no pressure with one finger.

    Walked out with it that day...

    Cheers, Don

  10. #10
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    Re: Anybody using a gimble head on their tripod?

    I use a Calumet gimbal.





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