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WimberleyWH-200 Gimbal Tripod Head II with Quick Release Base
 
4.9

(based on 283 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (266)

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    (17)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stable (215)
  • Large range of motion (193)
  • Attaches firmly (186)
  • Strong clamp (177)
  • Smooth movement (22)

Cons

  • Heavy (64)
  • Price (5)
  • Pricey (4)
  • Pricey / poor value (4)
  • Cost (3)

Best Uses

  • Wildlife (224)
  • Sports/action (145)
  • Landscape/scenery (85)
  • Night shots (45)
  • Travel (29)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (122), Semi-pro photographer (88), Pro photographer (32), Enthusiast (12), Professional (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (184), Yes (4)

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5.0

Wow is all I can say

By Pranav Narasimhan

from New York

Comments about Wimberley WH-200 Gimbal Tripod Head II with Quick Release Base:

Use this to support the 500mm on a gitzo series 3.once mounted I can pretty much move the lens with two fingers. Highly recommended.

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4.0

WH-200 Gimbal tripod head is smooth as butter

By Beth GC

from Visalia CA

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attaches Firmly
  • Good Stability
  • Large Range of Motion

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Wildlife

Comments about Wimberley WH-200 Gimbal Tripod Head II with Quick Release Base:

I have been handholding my camera for years because birding with a 400 mm its just to hard to get the tripod set right. I am very excited to have such a smooth moving tripod head to take all that frustration away. Only downside is weight, but I think that the plus of sharper images will more than make up for it.

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5.0

Awesome!

By Amber

from Stockton, CA

Comments about Wimberley WH-200 Gimbal Tripod Head II with Quick Release Base:

Very nice and easy to use tripod head! Movement is very smooth and great for having to quickly turn around.

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5.0

All it is cracked up to be!

By Rainman

from Washington

Comments about Wimberley WH-200 Gimbal Tripod Head II with Quick Release Base:

Sturdy, easy to set-up and use. Fantastic!

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5.0

great quality

By Bob D

from Orange County, CA

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attaches Firmly
  • Good Stability
  • Large Range of Motion
  • Strong Clamp

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Sports/Action
  • Wildlife

Comments about Wimberley WH-200 Gimbal Tripod Head II with Quick Release Base:

Everything I expected and more! Use it, for bird photography, with a 150 to 500 mm lens.

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  • No

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5.0

Worth it

By Joe

from Austin, TX

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Good Stability
  • Large Range of Motion

Cons

  • None so far

Best Uses

  • Night Shots
  • Wildlife

Comments about Wimberley WH-200 Gimbal Tripod Head II with Quick Release Base:

I use a Canon 5D Mark III with a 600mm f/4 II lens, on a Gitzo tripod. I reviewed what other people here had to say when I made my decision to purchase this unit. It works as described. Seems to be high quality and easy to use. B&H shipped it out pronto and it arrived sooner than I expected.

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  • No

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5.0

Very satisfied

By tevans9129

from Crossville, TN

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attaches Firmly
  • Good Stability
  • Large Range of Motion
  • Strong Clamp

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Wildlife

    Comments about Wimberley WH-200 Gimbal Tripod Head II with Quick Release Base:

    This was a replacement for another well know head that was a few bucks cheaper than the Wimberley. It seemed to be made well and I liked the looks of it and although the pan was very smooth, the tilt was not and the lens would stay in whatever position it was released in with the tension full released. I returned it and ordered the Wimberly. Have not found one thing that I can complain about, it is very smooth and balances easily. Well, that is not entirely true....I can complain about the price.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Best tripod head, hands down!

    By Bob

    from Gainesville, FL

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attaches Firmly
    • Easy to install
    • Good Stability
    • Large Range of Motion
    • Simple Attractive Design
    • Strong Clamp
    • VERY STURDY

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Sports/Action
    • Travel
    • Wildlife

    Comments about Wimberley WH-200 Gimbal Tripod Head II with Quick Release Base:

    I purchased the Wimberley WH-200 after researching several blogs, other user reviews, and web sites. All pointed to this head as being the best. I purchased it primarily for capturing shots of birds in flight. It's an amazing tool, smooth action horizonally and vertically, easy to tighten down when needed, and more importantly, easy to dismount camera for shooting the birds that fly directly overhead. THe WH-200 is worth the investment!
    In addition, B&H had the best price and quick shipping.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Perfect piece of equipment

    By Rhino

    from Syracuse, NY

    Comments about Wimberley WH-200 Gimbal Tripod Head II with Quick Release Base:

    This is a top of the line piece of equipment for my telephoto lens. I couldn't ask for anything more.

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    5.0

    Just what I expected

    By s.t.

    from Missouri

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attaches Firmly
    • Good Stability
    • Large Range of Motion
    • Strong Clamp

    Cons

    • None

    Best Uses

    • Video
    • Wildlife

    Comments about Wimberley WH-200 Gimbal Tripod Head II with Quick Release Base:

    I made the switch from a pan & tilt to the Wimberley Gimbal because I wanted a smoother, sturdier mount for my 200-400. This product is awesome! Well made, very sturdy, easy to use and it keeps the lens perfectly balanced. It is pricey, but definitely worth it.

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    • No

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    5.0

    Great for long lens

    By Tommy

    from Williamsburg, VA

    About Me Casual Photographer

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    Pros

    • Attaches Firmly
    • Good Stability

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Wildlife

      Comments about Wimberley WH-200 Gimbal Tripod Head II with Quick Release Base:

      Great construction does the job

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      • No

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      5.0

      Quality

      By Melcat

      from Kentucky

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Firmly
      • Good Stability
      • Large Range of Motion
      • Strong Clamp

      Cons

      • Heavy

      Best Uses

      • Sports/Action
      • Video
      • Wildlife

      Comments about Wimberley WH-200 Gimbal Tripod Head II with Quick Release Base:

      This gimbal is supporting a Canon 600mm, Canon 7d M2 and a 1.4 teleconverter and does it beautifully. It is smooth, strong, well built. I highly reccomend this regardless of the size of lens you may have. Although it is a tad heavy, that is a small price for such a great piece of equipment.

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      • No

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      5.0

      A Great Product

      By Billy Bob

      from Menifee, CA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attaches Firmly
      • Good Stability
      • Large Range of Motion
      • Strong Clamp

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Night Shots
        • Portraits
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife

        Comments about Wimberley WH-200 Gimbal Tripod Head II with Quick Release Base:

        Wonderful for night shots, landscape and wildlife shots. Great stability!

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        • Yes

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        5.0

        Excellent Product

        By taow2350

        from Sydney, Australia

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Firmly
        • Good Stability
        • Large Range of Motion
        • Strong Clamp

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Wildlife

          Comments about Wimberley WH-200 Gimbal Tripod Head II with Quick Release Base:

          I use the Gimbal Head Tripod with a 70-200 f2.8 and 500mm f4. I was a little unsure when purchasing, however, upon using I am sold excellent product worth the expense. Highly recommended.

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          5.0

          Love it

          By Photogirl

          from San Diego, CA

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Wildlife

              Comments about Wimberley WH-200 Gimbal Tripod Head II with Quick Release Base:

              I got this for use with my long wildlife lens. If you want more flexibility and less hassle, this is it.

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              • No

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              5.0

              The best!

              By Michael

              from New york

              Comments about Wimberley WH-200 Gimbal Tripod Head II with Quick Release Base:

              I'm glad to purchase this Wimberley after using my CB Gimball head , now the wimberley stays on and comes with . And I'll be ordering another one for my mono pod .

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              5.0

              Have to have for a big lens

              By Wildlife Bio

              from Monroe, Oregon

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Firmly
              • Good Stability
              • Large Range of Motion
              • Strong Clamp

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Wildlife

                Comments about Wimberley WH-200 Gimbal Tripod Head II with Quick Release Base:

                Just purchased a 600mm lens. This is a indispensable item to use with this lens to take good quality photos and adjust to the every moving wildlife.

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                • No

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                5.0

                A Beast

                By Krazy Kajun

                from Ladys Island, SC

                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Large Range of Motion
                • Strong Clamp

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Sports/Action
                  • Wildlife

                  Comments about Wimberley WH-200 Gimbal Tripod Head II with Quick Release Base:

                  Great for wildlife photography with a big lens.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Best gimbal head available!

                  By SteveB

                  from Atlanta, GA

                  About Me Pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attaches Firmly
                  • Good Stability
                  • Large Range of Motion
                  • Strong Clamp

                  Cons

                  • Heavy

                  Best Uses

                  • Wildlife

                  Comments about Wimberley WH-200 Gimbal Tripod Head II with Quick Release Base:

                  I use the Wimberley WH-200 to better control super telephoto lens from 400-600mm in focal length and have owned a WH-200 for 4 years. When I decided to buy a second gimbal head there was no hesitation about buying another Wimberley. This product has the best quality materials and workmanship, but the bottom line is it simply works perfectly every time I use it. I do wish they could find a way to shave a half pound or so off the weight though.

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                  5.0

                  Wimberley WH-200, Great Product

                  By Eagle Roost Productions

                  from Port Orchard, WA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attaches Firmly
                  • Good Stability
                  • Large Range of Motion
                  • Strong Clamp

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Sports/Action
                    • Wildlife

                    Comments about Wimberley WH-200 Gimbal Tripod Head II with Quick Release Base:

                    I am doing a lot of bird photography using a Canon 100-400 mm lens (often with Canon extenders), and while it isn't the largest or heaviest telephoto lens, I have become extremely frustrated using this setup mounted to a ball head tripod mount for this application. After a lot of research, reading reviews and ratings, I decided that a gimbal head mount was the ideal choice, and that the Wimberley WH-200 II was the correct choice. Sure, at the cost of the WH-200 it is intimidating, and reason to give pause, for spending that much; but after receiving and using it, I have been more than satisfied that I made the correct choice. The WH-200 is extremely well constructed, and performs flawlessly. Once set up, the camera moves freely; but holds its position for taking a photo...truly almost unaffected by gravity. This unit will be in my camera kit, and probably my sons's kit as well, for a lifetime. It is money well spent f you are using large telephoto lenses, shooting moving subjects.

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                    • No

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