The Wimberley Head is a special, gimbal-type tripod head for large telephoto lenses from 300mm or bigger. The idea is to have the axes of rotation of the head running through the center of gravity of the lens-camera system, so it can be handled without effort in a fluid movement. The head incorporates an elevated tilt mechanism and an adjustable platform to perfectly balance your lens. Thus, even the heaviest lens becomes practically weightless - it could be moved around with a single finger, and when you let go of it, it will remain in the same position where you have stopped. Lobed, rubber-coated knobs for adjusting friction in horizontal and vertical motion are on the same side of the head, so they can be comfortably operated with one hand, and even with thick gloves.
The head is manufactured from cast aluminium and stainless steel, it is very sturdy and comparatively light. The panning base has absolutely no play, even when the head is unlocked.
- Weight (lbs): 3.15
- Max. Dimensions: Height: 9.28" Width: 3.50" Depth: 9.87"
The following lenses require special consideration:
||Special Requirement (one of the following)
|Nikon 600mm f/4 AF-S version I
||AP-652 Wimberley Replacement Foot or
LP-50 Kirk Replacement Foot
|Nikon 600mm f/4 AF-S version II
Nikon 600mm f/4 AF-S VR
Nikon 400mm f/2.8 AF-S version I
Nikon 400mm f/2.8 AF-S version II
Nikon 400mm f/2.8 AF-S VR
|AP-452 Wimberley Replacement Foot or
LP-46 Kirk Replacement Foot
The Wimberley Head II has a built-in Arca-Swiss style quick-release clamp. Therefore, lenses need to be equipped with an Arca-Swiss style lens plate. (lens plates are available from Wimberley, Kirk Photo and several other manufacturers.)