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Wimberley Gimbal Head WH-200 Mk II

Wimberley Gimbal Head WH-200 Mk II

Product Code: 9372002N

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The Wimberley Head is a specialized gimbal tripod head for telephoto lenses. Its gimbal-type design allows you to rotate your lens around its center of gravity and thus easily manipulate very large lenses.

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The Wimberley Head is a specialized gimbal tripod head for telephoto lenses. Its gimbal-type design allows you to rotate your lens around its center of gravity and thus easily manipulate very large lenses.

The Wimberley Head Version II offers the same stiffiness, capacity, and fluid movement of the old version in a more compact and lightweight package (it is one pound lighter and about two inches shorter). The head's redesigned panning base has zero play, and the pan locking knob has been moved to the side of the head, thus allowing the user to easily operate both knobs with the same hand. New lobed "soft-touch" knobs provide a more comfortable grip and perform better when using gloves.

  • Fits virtually any telephoto lens with a rotation collar
  • Will fit virtually and tripod, monopod, window or ground pod with a 2" (5cm) or larger flat mounting platform and 3/8" - 16 mounting stud.
  • Built in arca-swiss quick release clamp
  • Can be used with F-9 Wimberley Flash Bracket 

Note: The WH-200 has a built-in Arca-Swiss style quick-release clamp.
In order to use the head, your lens must be equipped with an Arca-Swiss
style lens plate.

Design Improvements for Version II

In addition to the above improvements, Wimberley has examined all aspects of the head, tightening tolerances, improving friction materials and so forth.

Their goal has been to make this head functionally and aesthetically better in every way than the old version and competing products.

Version II Head Features:

Specifications

  •     Height: 9.25” (23.5 cm)
  •     Width: 3.50” (8.9 cm)
  •     Depth: 9.73” (24.7 cm)
  •     Weight: 3.15 lb (1.4 kg)

Lens Compatibility

The Wimberley Head Version II will adjust to fit virtually any telephoto lens with a rotation collar.
It is ideally suited for large lenses (300mm f/2.8 or bigger).

The following lenses require special consideration due to the fact they have taller than normal feet:

    Nikon 600mm f/4 AF-S version I AP-652 Replacement Foot
    Nikon 600mm f/4 AF-S version II AP-452 Replacement Foot
    Nikon 400mm f/2.8 AF-S version I AP-452 Replacement Foot
    Nikon 400mm f/2.8 AF-S version II AP-452 Replacement Foot

Tripod Compatibility

The Wimberley Head Version II will fit virtually any tripod, monopod, window or ground pod with a 2 inch (5 centimeter) or larger flat mounting platform and 3/8”-16 mounting stud.

The bottom mounting surface of the panning spool is approximately 1.94 in (5 cm) in diameter.

If your tripod has a ¼”-20 mounting stud, you can purchase our 3/8”-1/4” brass reducer bushing (part BS-100) to insert into the mounting hole of the Wimberley Head, and this will allow you to mount the Head to your tripod.

For large lenses (300mm f/2.8 or bigger), the Wimberley Head is ideally mated with the Gitzo line of professional Systematic tripods for maximum stability (see our tripod recommendations).

Tripods with center columns are not recommended because they tend to introduce additional flex into the system, which can compromise image quality especially at longer focal lengths.

If your tripod has a center column, we recommend that you do not extend the column when using the Wimberley Head.

Quick-Release Specification

The Wimberley Head Version II has a built-in, Arca-Swiss style quick-release clamp; It is not available in a non-quick-release model.

In order to use the head, your lens must be equipped with an Arca-Swiss style lens plate.

We sell a comprehensive line of such plates that have unique advantages over competing products.

Flash Bracket Compatibility

The F-9 Wimberley Head Version II Flash bracket is made specifically for the new head.

It attaches directly to the Arca-Swiss Style dovetail on the arm of the Wimberley Head Version II.

If you already have the F-4 Bracket for the Old-Style Wimberley Head, you have 2 options:

1) You can replace the main upright module of your F-4 bracket with Module M-9.

2) You can purchase the FA-9 Flash Bracket Adapter. This adapter slides onto the swing arm of the Wimberley Head II, and allows you to use you old-style (F-4) bracket.

Why does my old bracket not fit ?

The dovetail on the swinging arm of the new Wimberley Head, which allows you to adjust the platform up and down, has the Arca-Swiss geometry. This was not true of the old version of the head.

 

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  • Excellent – The equipment should be close to being ‘Like New’ but there may be some small cosmetic blemishes that lower its grade. The product has been fully tested and is in perfect excellent order.
    • Cameras – Should have no marks on the LCD screen
    • Lenses – Should have no marks on the elements or dust within the lens
  • Very Good – The equipment may have some slight cosmetic wear to the paintwork and cosmetic blemishes  with only light signs of use and the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – The LCD screen may have small signs of wear that does not affect its display
    • Lenses – The mount of the lens will start to show signs of wear
  • Good – The equipment is showing more obvious signs of cosmetic wear and blemishes, but the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – LCD screen may have scratches or wear that is starting to affect the display.
    • Lenses – May have slight dust inside that does not affect images. The mount shows signs of use.
  • Well Used – The equipment will show significant signs of wear. The paintwork will be coming away in large areas exposing the metal work, but the product has been fully tested and is in great working order.
    • Cameras – LCD screen is heavily worn either by de-lamination or has scratches to it. Rubber grips are starting to come away from the body.
    • Lenses – The lens has dust inside that may affect images. The rubber zoom/focus ring is coming away from the barrel of the lens.

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