The Wimberley WH-200 Wimberley Head Version II is a gimbal-type tripod head that incorporates an elevated tilt mechanism and adjustable platform to make the camera/lens' center of gravity and tilt axis of the head be perfectly aligned.
Things once thought of as impossible with a ballhead are nothing short of mundane with a Wimberley, because a weightless camera/lens combo (even a 600mm f/4 w/ large body) can literally be controlled with one finger. Point the rig where you want and take the hand away, and it stays exactly where you put it.
The Version II head is more compact and lightweight, features a redesigned panning base, "soft-touch" knobs, and includes a built-in Arca-type quick release base.
Please see lens-plate reference chart to find the recommended plate for your particular lens.
Wimberley's quick release plates for lenses are made of silky-smooth anodized aluminum. They fit all the Arca-type quick release adapters, made by many different companies such as Arca-Swiss, Foba, Graf/Studioball, Gitzo, NPC and of course Wimberley. The plate has drilled holes to accept flash brackets from Wimberley, Kirk & Really Right Stuff.
Note: The following lenses have 3/8" threads, and require a "reducing bushing" (#ST651) to fit the plate:
Canon 400mm f/2.8 IS
Canon 600mm f/4 IS
Canon 600mm f/4
Minolta 600mm f/4
- Maximum Camera Supported
- All telephoto lens/camera combinations
- Load Capacity
- Any 35mm camera with even the longest telephoto lens
- 9.3" (23.6 cm) [lens platform adjustable between 3.5-7.1"]
- Quick Release
- Yes (Arca-Swiss type)
- Spirit Level
- Tension Control
- Tripod Mount Thread Size
- 3.15 lb (1.4 kg)