Even though we ARE Nikon lovers,we are NOT affiliated with Nikon Corp. in any way.

English German French

Sign up Login
Home Forums Articles Galleries Recent Photos Contest Help Search News Workshops Shop Upgrade Membership Recommended
members
All members Wiki Contests Vouchers Apps Newsletter THE NIKONIAN™ Magazines Podcasts Fundraising

Question about separate ball head versus L-bracket for ...

MEMcD

US
31603 posts

Click to send email to this author Click to send private message to this author

"RE: Question about separate ball head versus L-bracket for WH-200"

MEMcD Moderator In depth knowledge in various areas Nikonian since 24th Dec 2007
Thu 02-Aug-12 06:36 PM

Hi Gail,

An L-Bracket has two Arca-Swiss plates, one on the bottom of the camera (landscape orientation) and one on the left side of the camera (portrait orientation).
The Wimberley M8 combined with an L-Bracket will allow you to mount the camera in your Wimberley II in either portrait orientation or landscape orientation, though due to the design of the Gimbal mount movement will be more cumbersome than if you were using an L-Bracket with a Ball Head.
In other words while Gimbal mounts are superb for use with long lenses that can be easily balanced in the mount, using a short lens that does not have a tripod foot makes it front heavy and more difficult to balance. The sweet spot provided by a quality ball head will allow much more control and stability. The down side is you must change the head or buy another set of legs.
Good Luck and Enjoy your Nikons!

Best Regards,
Marty

A topic tagged as having a question Question about separate ball head versus L-bracket for ... [View all] , gg987 Gold Member , Tue 24-Jul-12 03:42 PM
Subject
ID
Reply message RE: Question about separate ball head versus L-bracket ...
1
Reply message RE: Question about separate ball head versus L-bracket ...
2
Reply message RE: Question about separate ball head versus L-bracket ...
3
Reply message RE: Question about separate ball head versus L-bracket ...
4