Once I pick up a 200-400mm lens later this year, I am seriously considering purchasing a Jobu Heavy Duty MK III gimbal head. It is about 1 lb lighter than the Wimberly and their Pro model, yet handles up to a 600mm lens mounted on a D4. Reviews are very positive, up to the Wimberley standards. And I like the fact it is made in Canada.
Here is a video of their larger pro gimbal head ...
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#1. "RE: Jobu Gimbal Heads" | In response to Reply # 0landsurveyor Nikonian since 19th Feb 2009Wed 20-Jun-12 04:22 PM
I have the Jobu Junior for my Sigma 150-500, but now that I have a Nokkor 500 f4, I am also thinking of getting the HD MkIII. The quality of the Jobu Junior is exellent and I can truly recommend it.
#2. "RE: Jobu Gimbal Heads" | In response to Reply # 0jrp Charter MemberSat 23-Jun-12 09:27 AM | edited Sat 23-Jun-12 09:39 AM by jrp
Go for it. I have an earlier Jobu Pro and it is a real pleasure to use.
A bit bulky to transport but very effective.
I tested it with the 400mm f/2.8 and it worked like a charm.
Nikon D2X, 400mm f/2.8 Nikkor @ f/2.8, 1/80s, ISO 400 on a Series 3 Gitzo tripod, soon moving to a Series 4 Systematic based MAGICA (with TH-300 hub replacement)
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