The BWG-HD3 Heavy-Duty MK III Black Widow Gimbal Head from Jobu Design has been redesigned from previous generations to be stiffer and lighter than its predecessors. Perfect for nature photography with long lenses, the BWG-HD3 puts less strain on your shoulder as you lug your gear, while eliminating more of the vibrations that can plague shots captured at long focal lengths.
Comfortably supporting large DSLR bodies and telephoto lenses as large as 600mm f/4.0, the Heavy-Duty MK III gimbal carries with it all the key features and functions of earlier gimbal heads, such as horizontal mounting (which eschews the stress on the lens that's caused by side-mounting), a CNC-machined aluminum swing arm, and all-weather, glove-friendly rubberized knobs.
Another main area of enhancement is the head's action. The tilt axis now enjoys a needle bearing system that removes friction from the all-important tilt motion. On the flipside of that coin, the main tilt knob now enables you to adjust the friction level to find your own personal sweet spot for motion control.
Note! Jobu recommends the following for using the Heavy Duty MK III head:
1. Suitable for lenses and cameras weighing up to 15 lb.
2. A stiff tripod is recommended – one that can comfortably support 25 lb. A 3/8"-16 mounting stud is also required.
3. Jobu Design lens plate (or other compatible Arca-Swiss-style plate) for your lens.
4. A lens with a rotating tripod collar. (Short lenses or wide-angle lenses require the Wide Angle Adaptor Bracket 2.)
BWG-HD3 Heavy-Duty MK III Black Widow Gimbal Head
5 Year Limited Warranty