The Jobu Design BWG-J2 Jobu Jr. is a compact-size gimbal head that puts the user in full control of his shooting experience. Our newest head utilizes the best overall design layout, best materials, and best user-friendly experience over any other comparable tripod head.
The cast aluminum arm is tough, rigid and, best of all, extremely light! The whole complete gimbal head weighs only 1.3lbs!!! That is less than 1/2 the weight of our next lightest head, the BWG-LW. All parts are polished and anodized to give the smoothest operation and toughest clamping force -- with minimal effort. The knobs are very soft overmolded rubberized plastic, very easy to turn and easy on your hands.
This sidemount design is purposefully compact to allow it to fit into a small backpack with the rest of your equipment. The intended uses of this gimbal head are for small-medium telephoto lenses such as: 100-400mm f/4, 300mm F4, 70-200mm F2.8, 50-500mm, etc.
Yes the Jr.2 is physically strong enough to hold a 300 F2.8 or a 500mm F4 although if these (or other large lenses) are your primary glass, we suggest you move up to the BWG-LW or HD as the size and stiffness of the bigger gimbal are a big improvement. The primary usage for this lightweight gimbal is to create a Lightweight Hiking/Travelling kit - so please do not underbuy, ask us if you are uncertain.
A top-mount design adapter (an L-shaped bracket to convert the sidemount to a perfectly centred top-mount is available now for users who want to utilize the benefits of such a layout. See our HM-J2 under Gimbals.
The Jobu Jr. II Compact Gimbal head is for small-medium telephoto lenses as well as spotting scopes. It features a simple no-compromise design, the Jobu Jr. compact gimbal head is suited for shooters using: