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Wimberley CK-550 Soft-Touch Knob Conversion Kit

B&H # WITKCK Mfr # CK-550
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Product Highlights
  • For Older Sidekick & Wimberley Heads
  • Replaces Original Tilt Knob
  • Easier Operation with Better Ergonomics

The Wimberley CK-550 Soft-Touch Knob Conversion Kit enables you to replace the round tilt-adjustment knob on older Sidekick and Wimberley Heads with a five-lobe, soft-touch knob that boasts better ergonomics and can be operated more easily.

Wimberley CK-550 Soft-Touch Knob Conversion Kit
  • Knob
  • Bolt
  • Washer
  • 5-Year Limited Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    WimberleyCK-550 Soft-Touch Knob Conversion Kit
     
    4.8

    (based on 5 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

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      (4)

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      (1)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (5)
    • Solid/sturdy (4)
    • Fits well (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Wildlife (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Semi-pro photographer (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
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      5.0

      Better than original

      By Vic

      from Ohio

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fits Well
      • Improves Tripod Function
      • Solid/Sturdy

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Sports/Action
        • Wildlife

        Comments about Wimberley CK-550 Soft-Touch Knob Conversion Kit:

        Works like a charm. I think this can be used to replace the bottom knob also if you don't have a really big lens. I have the nikon 200-400 and there is plenty of room.

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        5.0

        Get a grip

        By Ford

        from NSW, Australia

        About Me Pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Fits Well
        • Improves Tripod Function
        • Solid/Sturdy

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Night Shots
          • Wildlife

          Comments about Wimberley CK-550 Soft-Touch Knob Conversion Kit:

          Easy to install.
          This knob gives a more positive feel when adjusting the camera/lens elevation on the Wimberley Sidekick.

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          4.0

          Could have been better!!!

          By Jose

          from Carrollton, VA

          About Me Semi-pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Solid/Sturdy

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Wildlife

            Comments about Wimberley CK-550 Soft-Touch Knob Conversion Kit:

            An improvement over the old hard plastic one. But still protrudes from the side more than needed.
            They could have reduced the profile sticking out for ease of transportation and to prevent catching in branches when walking in the forest.

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            5.0

            Better than the old disk style

            By Shenandoah Andy

            from Virginia

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fits Well
            • Solid/Sturdy

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Wimberley CK-550 Soft-Touch Knob Conversion Kit:

                Worth the money to change out the disk from the older version of the Sidekick. Better feel and easier to grip in bad weather. The cost is small and it get's caught on less in my camera bag.

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                5.0

                Nice retrofit

                By Martin

                from San Jose, CA

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Compact
                • Durable
                • Easy to Use

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Wimberley CK-550 Soft-Touch Knob Conversion Kit:

                    This conversion improves the Sidekick both functionally and cosmetically. The 5-lobe knob is easier to turn and you can see the movement. I also like the softer touch. The surface is of high density rubber. The old disc knob is of hard polymer. For my Sidekick I opted not to installed the newly included flat washer as shown on the left in the product picture. This allows my Sidekick to have full range of tension. So if you buy this, try with and without it and see which way you prefer.

                    For packing, this knob is thicker and so protudes more onto the side. However the diameter is smaller than the old disc knob. So overall it's a wash.

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