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Wimberley Sidekick™
[SK-100]

"The Wimberley Sidekick™ converts your ball head into a gimbal head in seconds. Its design allows you to rotate your lens around its center of gravity and thus easily manipulate very large lenses. Weight (lbs): 1,3; Max. Dimensions: Height: 9" Width: 4,85" Depth: 2,5""

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The Wimberley Sidekick™ has been developed for the use with large telephoto lenses and a ball head. The Sidekick is attached to the quick-release clamp of your ball head, and a separate quick release plate holds your lens. So, when you are working with smaller and larger lenses at the same time, you don't need to remove the ball head, while still having the comfort of a special, gimbal-type tripod head for heavy lenses. Similar to the Wimberley Head, the axes of rotation run through the center of gravity of the lens, allowing for smooth and effortless panning. At the same time, the Sidekick is smaller, lighter, and quite a bit cheaper than the Wimberley Head.

Requirements on your ball head:

  1. The ball head must be able to hold the weight of your lens without creeping or slipping.
  2. It needs to be equipped with an Arca-Swiss style quick-release clamp (available from Arca-Swiss, Kirk, Really Right Stuff, Markins, Acra-Tech, Foba, Studioball etc.) NOTE: Most Bogen/Manfrotto ball heads are not compatible.
  3. It must have a panning base with separately adjustable friction.
  4. Important: Wimberley recommends the use of a quick-release clamp that is not using a lever-activated clamp (as the ones from Really Right Stuff), but a twist-knob instead. To ensure secure fastening if you use lever clamps, you should use an AK-100 Adapter Plate below the Sidekick.
  5. Attention: A number of Arca-Swiss Z-1 Ball Heads (those manufactured between late 2007 and June 15, 2008) have a 2-part stem that can potentially slip or separate, particularly when used with the Wimberley Sidekick.

Requirements on your lens:

  1. The lens needs to have a rotation collar.
  2. It needs to be equipped with an Arca-Swiss style lens plate, or replacement foot with dovetail cross-section.

Weight (lbs): 1,3; Max. Dimensions: Height: 9" Width: 4,85" Depth: 2,5"

Lens Compatibility Guide

Nikon

  • 200-400 AF-S -------Requires AP-553 (or AP-902 + P-40)
  • 400 2.8 AF-I --------- Requires AP-903 + P-50
  • 400 2.8 AF-S I ------ Requires AP-452
  • 400 2.8 AF-S II ----- Requires AP-452
  • 400 2.8 VR----------- Requires AP-452
  • 400 3.5 MF ---------- P-30
  • 500 4.0 AF-I --------- Requires AP-902 + P-40
  • 500 4.0 AF-S I ------ Requires AP-553 (or AP-900 + P-40)
  • 500 4.0 AF-S II ----- Requires AP-553 (or AP-900 + P-40)
  • 500 4.0 AF-S VR -- Requires AP-553 (or AP-900 + P-40)
  • 500 4.0 MF ---------- P-30
  • 600 4.0 MF ---------- Requires AP-900 + P-50
  • 600 4.0 AF-I --------- Requires AP-902 + P-50
  • 600 4.0 AF-S I ------ Rqrs. AP-900 & AP-652
  • 600 4.0 AF-S II ----- Requires AP-452
  • 600 4.0 AF-S VR--- Requires AP-452
  • 600 5.6 MF ---------- P-30
  • 800 5.6 MF ---------- Requires AP-900 + P-50

Canon

  • 400 2.8 ---------------- Requires AP-900 + P-50
  • 400 2.8 IS ------------ Requires AP-602 (or AP-902 + P-50)
  • 400 4.0 DO ---------- P-20
  • 500 4.0 IS ------------ P-40 + BS-100
  • 500 4.5 ---------------- P-40
  • 600 4.0 ---------------- Requires AP-900 + P-50
  • 600 4.0 IS ------------ Requires AP-602 (or AP-902 + P-50)
  • 800 5.6 MF ----------- Not Compatible
  • 800 5.6 IS ------------ Requires AP-602 (or AP-902 + P-50)

Sigma

  • 120-300 2.8 --------- P-20
  • 150-500 5.6 --------- P-50
  • 300-800 5.6 --------- Requires AP-900 + P-50
  • 500 4.5 NON-HSM --- Requires AP-900 + P-30
  • 500 4.5 HSM --------- Requires AP-900 + P-50
  • 800 5.6 HSM --------- Requires AP-900 + P-50

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