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Wimberley AP-554 Replacement Foot for Nikon 500mm f/4 AF-S (I, II & VR) and 200-400mm f/4 AF-S (VR) Lenses

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Product Highlights
  • Replaces Stock Foot on Rotation Collar
  • Lower-Profile, Lower Center of Gravity
  • Better Balance for Gimbal Head Use
  • Shaped for Use as Lens Handle
  • Serves as Arca Swiss-Style Plate
  • Tapped Holes: 1/4"-20 & 3/8"-16

The Wimbereley AP-554 Replacement Foot replaces the stock foot on the rotation collar of the Nikon 500mm f/4 AF-S (I, II & VR) and 200-400mm f/4 AF-S (VR) lenses. The low-profile foot creates a lower center of gravity for your long lens & camera body, making for a better balance when you use the lens with a gimbal head (such as the Wimberley Head or the Sidekick).

Taller than the Wimberley AP-553, the AP-554 provides enough clearance between the lens body and the foot so you can use it as a lens handle. Its longer 5.1" length makes it better balanced with smaller DSLR camera bodies, and it's compatible with all Nikon professional and prosumer bodies – even as the lenses are used with teleconverters (see Compatibility below). In designing this replacement foot, Wimberley used finite material analysis to determine the best balance between stiffness and weight savings. While keeping the foot as light as was appropriate, the manufacturer refused to sacrifice any necessary rigidity.

The bottom of the foot is milled to accept an Arca Swiss-style quick-release clamp, and it also features tapped holes for direct attachment to both 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 studs on tripod heads and monopods.

Note! Check Nikon lens/body compatibility below.

Nikon 500mm f/4 AF-S (I, II, & VR) Compatibility
Compatible Bodies: Camera + battery 25 oz or heavier (including D300, D90, & D7000)
Incompatible Bodies: Camera + battery lighter than 25 oz (e.g. D5000 & D3000)
Nikon 200-400mm f/4 AF-S (VR) Compatibility
Compatible Bodies: All Nikon SLRs
Incompatible Bodies: None
Dimensions (HxWxD) 1.7 x 1.7 x 5.5" (4.3 x 4.3 x 13.0 cm)
Weight 6.1 oz (173 g) includes plate, mounting screws & safety-stop screws
Wimberley AP-554 Replacement Foot for Nikon 500mm f/4 AF-S (I, II & VR) and 200-400mm f/4 AF-S (VR) Lenses
  • Mounting Screws
  • Safety-Top Screws
  • All Necessary Tools
  • 5-Year Warranty
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    WimberleyAP-554 Replacement Foot for Nikon 500mm f/4 AF-S (I, II & VR) and 200-400mm f/4 AF-S (VR) Lenses
     
    4.8

    (based on 13 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Attaches firmly (8)
    • Stable (7)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Wildlife (10)
      • Sports/action (5)
      • Landscape/scenery (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Photo enthusiast (7), Semi-pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
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      5.0

      Fits the 300 f2.8 VR perfectly. Buy it!

      By NikonKid90

      from Pittsburgh, PA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Stiffer And Lighter

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Wimberley AP-554 Replacement Foot for Nikon 500mm f/4 AF-S (I, II & VR) and 200-400mm f/4 AF-S (VR) Lenses:

          Fit on mounting holes is perfect. Use the included screws with a dab of BLUE loctite. The Nikon screws are too short.

          The plate is stiffer and fits the Wimberley gimbal heads perfectly. It's lighter than adding an adapter plate on the foot. This is the foot Nikon should ship with the lens.

          Stop reading this and buy it now. You will be really pleased.

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          5.0

          Easy

          By CCC

          from Miami, Fl

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          Pros

          • Easily Adjusted
          • Lightweight
          • Locks In Tight

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Wildlife

            Comments about Wimberley AP-554 Replacement Foot for Nikon 500mm f/4 AF-S (I, II & VR) and 200-400mm f/4 AF-S (VR) Lenses:

            I got it for a 200-400mm lens.
            I initially hesitated tinkering with the original parts of the lens, but installation was incredibly easy
            I no longer have to rely on flimsy plates that would become lose over time
            I'm very happy

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            5.0

            perfect craftsmanship.

            By Mike

            from Canada

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

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            Pros

            • Can Be Used As A Handle
            • Good Footing
            • Lightweight
            • Locks In Tight
            • Safety Screws

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Outdoors
              • Portraits
              • Sports/Action
              • Travel
              • Video
              • Weddings/Events
              • Wildlife

              Comments about Wimberley AP-554 Replacement Foot for Nikon 500mm f/4 AF-S (I, II & VR) and 200-400mm f/4 AF-S (VR) Lenses:

              This is my second AP-554. I had one on my 200-400mm lens and this one will go on a 300mm f/2.8 This should be standard on the heavy Nikon glass. It's much better than the stock foot which is too short and too flimsy plus there is no need for a tripod plate since it has the arca-swiss groove built in. You can also install 2 small hex safety screws at the ends of the plate to prevent the lens from falling off your ball head. It can also be used as a handle to transport the lens comfortably. I think it's cheap considering how much better it is than the regular Nikon footers.

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              4.0

              Should have known

              By BigTriangle

              from Australia

              Comments about Wimberley AP-554 Replacement Foot for Nikon 500mm f/4 AF-S (I, II & VR) and 200-400mm f/4 AF-S (VR) Lenses:

              How good the Wimberley replacement foot would be.Fit and finish, great.Its shorter than the Nikon foot but still tall enough to easily use for a handle.Because its shorter than the Nikon foot it should be more ridged.Nice smooth profile, easy on the hand with the weight of camera and lens.Much better solution than an add on lens rail when it comes time to mount my 500mm on to the Wimberly gimball head.

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              4.0

              Perfect for use with Wimberely Sidekick

              By Montereyman

              from Monterey, CA

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Firmly
              • Has Safety Stops

              Cons

              • Length

              Best Uses

              • Sports/Action
              • Wildlife

              Comments about Wimberley AP-554 Replacement Foot for Nikon 500mm f/4 AF-S (I, II & VR) and 200-400mm f/4 AF-S (VR) Lenses:

              Well made and it positions the lens directly over the ball head when used with the Wimberley Sidekick. It is a little shorter than I would prefer as it limits placement of a bracket for a flash.

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              5.0

              Great

              By John R

              from Kansas City MO

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Firmly
              • Good Stability

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Sports/Action
                • Wildlife

                Comments about Wimberley AP-554 Replacement Foot for Nikon 500mm f/4 AF-S (I, II & VR) and 200-400mm f/4 AF-S (VR) Lenses:

                I bought this to replace the standard foot on the Nikon 200-400mm. It works great - solid & comfortable to use as a handle. It's the quality you expect from all Wimberley products.

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                5.0

                Excellent Adapter!

                By Dont know Jack

                from Garbage Grove, CA

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attaches Firmly
                • Good Stability
                • SOLID
                • Strong Clamp

                Cons

                • Expensive
                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Night Shots
                • Portraits
                • Sports/Action
                • Video
                • Weddings/Events
                • Wildlife

                Comments about Wimberley AP-554 Replacement Foot for Nikon 500mm f/4 AF-S (I, II & VR) and 200-400mm f/4 AF-S (VR) Lenses:

                This adapter is not only longer, but also already has the Arca-swiss style grooves built in, which eliminates the extra step of screwing on a plate onto your foot of your heavy/ hard to manage long lens. Also, it has the screw holes already built into it so that you can directly mount your lens to a monopod. A must if you have these lenses and want to eventually invest in a sidekick.

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                5.0

                good investment in stability.

                By Jeremy

                from Wilkes Barre, PA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                Pros

                • Attaches Firmly
                • Good Stability

                Cons

                • Heavy

                Best Uses

                • Wildlife

                Comments about Wimberley AP-554 Replacement Foot for Nikon 500mm f/4 AF-S (I, II & VR) and 200-400mm f/4 AF-S (VR) Lenses:

                I mounted this foot on my 500 VR before I put the lens on the camera. The foot appears to be stiffer than the OEM foot which makes for a more stable lens that is less prone to vibration.

                The foot also allows the lens to have a lower profile, especially considering the milled slots for the QR does not require the added weight and height of an accessory plate. The foot itself is heavier than the OEM foot, but add a plate, and you are going lighter with the replacement foot.

                The foot is long enough to allow my D700 sans battery pack to balance on my gimbal head. There is no issue at all with heavier cameras (D2x/F5).

                The plate is high enough to allow the foot to be used as a handle for carrying the lens.

                Despite it's cost, it is a worthy accessory for the 500 VR.

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                5.0

                Perfect foot for 500VR

                By Everglades Shooter

                from South Florida, USA

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                Pros

                • Attaches Firmly

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Wimberley AP-554 Replacement Foot for Nikon 500mm f/4 AF-S (I, II & VR) and 200-400mm f/4 AF-S (VR) Lenses:

                    When the heck lens manufacturers are going to realize that Arca Swiss is the standard? Every one I have seen in the field buys a similar foot or a plate for their big lenses. Every one seems to know this but Nikon, Canon, Sony, ect.

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                    4.0

                    GREAT WITH GIMBAL HEAD

                    By nic_sacco

                    from Charlotte, NC

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                    Pros

                    • Attaches Firmly
                    • Good Stability
                    • Strong Clamp

                    Cons

                    • Lens hood won't fit

                    Best Uses

                    • Birding
                    • Wildlife

                    Comments about Wimberley AP-554 Replacement Foot for Nikon 500mm f/4 AF-S (I, II & VR) and 200-400mm f/4 AF-S (VR) Lenses:

                    Works great mounting Nikon 500mm f/4 direct to gimbal head (the one that starts with a W).
                    Only problem is soft lens hood that came with lens will not fit under lens and foot. Makes for small problem, but not insurmountable.

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                    5.0

                    A necessity

                    By Ed R.

                    from New Delhi, India/Fairfax, VA

                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attaches Firmly
                    • Good Stability
                    • Great construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Wildlife

                      Comments about Wimberley AP-554 Replacement Foot for Nikon 500mm f/4 AF-S (I, II & VR) and 200-400mm f/4 AF-S (VR) Lenses:

                      The Nikon foot is useless (really, for 8000 smackers they couldn't include a usable foot?). This foot is all you'll want, stable, low-profile, and of course it mates perfectly with the Wimberley head.

                      The only problem I've had with it is that the screws will occasionally loosen, so keep that Allen wrench handy when you go in the field.

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                      5.0

                      great Product

                      By Nino

                      from Argentina

                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Good Stability

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Wildlife

                        Comments about Wimberley AP-554 Replacement Foot for Nikon 500mm f/4 AF-S (I, II & VR) and 200-400mm f/4 AF-S (VR) Lenses:

                        It gives strength and stability to my lens, indispensable

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                        5.0

                        Works well

                        By David

                        from Cork Ireland

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attaches Firmly
                        • Good Stability

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Sports/Action
                          • Travel
                          • Wildlife

                          Comments about Wimberley AP-554 Replacement Foot for Nikon 500mm f/4 AF-S (I, II & VR) and 200-400mm f/4 AF-S (VR) Lenses:

                          This replacement foot works great on the wimberley heads and being longer than the nikon standard is easyer to grab.

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