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12-30-2015, 11:35 AM Terry Mieger
Ok so I broke down and bought a Nikor 200mm-500mm, Although I find it fantastic to handhold even with a 1.7 converter. It is enough of a "beast" that the use of a tripod and a gimbaled head is in the future. I noticed in the past the Tom Redd recommended the Jubu Jr3 head and $380 sounds a lot better than the Wimberley at almost $600. Does this still go or are there any other recommendations? I want to stay as light as possible for travel.
12-31-2015, 12:39 PM Christopher & Robyn Loffredo
Terry.

Wimberley makes great products but they are pricey. For many years I used the Wimberley Sidekick to turn my large ball head into a gimbal type head with my large tripod and a 500mm lens. This was a great combo that was easy to travel with and allows use of the ball head very easily too. While not a true gimbal head it worked very well for me. If you want to be able to switch from ball head to gimbal type functionality, this is a great option.

Eventually I got a much lighter midweight tripod that I now use for landscapes and everything up to the 100-400mm. So my large tripod is dedicated only to the 500mm, I bought the Induro GHB1. This is a small gimbal head. Great balance of size, weight, quality and price.

Good luck.

Chris
12-31-2015, 01:19 PM Charlie Summers
Here is a used Wimberley in nice condition. This seems to be the top gimbal available.

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1398497

Charlie
12-31-2015, 01:19 PM Charlie Summers
Here is a used Wimberley in nice condition. This seems to be the top gimbal available.

http://www.fredmiranda.com/forum/topic/1398497

Charlie

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