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WimberleyF-9 Flash Bracket for Head Version II
 
4.6

(based on 21 reviews)

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89%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attaches firmly (7)
  • Easy to use (7)
  • Stable (7)
  • Strong clamp (6)
  • Fits well (5)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Wildlife (16)
    • Sports/action (5)
    • Portraits (4)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Photo enthusiast (10), Semi-pro photographer (6), Pro photographer (3)
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No (10)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Useful in many ways

    First of all I use it with a SB900 with the SC-29 cable together with Nikon 500mm f4. Works superb.

    However, to extend the usability of the F-9...Read complete review

    First of all I use it with a SB900 with the SC-29 cable together with Nikon 500mm f4. Works superb.

    However, to extend the usability of the F-9 bracket, I drilled a hole in the upper arm in order to attach a standard hot shoe for my remote control receiver (since the flash shoe on the camera is occupied by SC-29).

    Moreover, since I have a Kirk L-plate on my camera, I can attach the Wimberley F-9 on the L-plate (both under the camera and on the side of the camera) as well. This is useful when I do portraits or macro (on a Kirk-head on a tripod) using the Wireless Speedlight Commander Unit SU-800 attach to the SC-29 cable together with the remote control receiver. In this way it is easy to use the Right Angle Viewfinder DR-6 since the SU800 is not in the way for my head anymore.

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    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Needs modification for adjustability...

    The bracket is of superior quality to be sure. When using a Better Beamer on my Canon 580EX II, the flash body sags a bit but enough to need adjustment to get it back...Read complete review

    The bracket is of superior quality to be sure. When using a Better Beamer on my Canon 580EX II, the flash body sags a bit but enough to need adjustment to get it back to level. Unfortunately, Wimberley choose to use cheap phillips screws to align the base with the arm. In order adjust the tilt of the flash, you need to unscrew either phillips screw, then re-tighten the base. They should have put small thumbscrews or a completely different design so that it is adjustable in the field without a phillips screwdriver.

    For as much as they're charging for this, I would have expected much more. It's incredibly overpriced for basically a couple pieces of aluminum.

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    4.0

    A little pricey for what it is.

    By Jim

    from Farmingville, NY

    Comments about Wimberley F-9 Flash Bracket for Head Version II:

    Well made and light weight. At first I planned to make something myself because it is pricey for what it is, but I would have had to spend more than half of what this costs on material and would at least still had to buy a clamp and it wouldn't be as nice as this so I bought it.

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    5.0

    Performed as advertised

    By Endoman

    from Philly

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

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    Pros

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

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Portraits
      • Wildlife

      Comments about Wimberley F-9 Flash Bracket for Head Version II:

      used with my better beamer for hummingbird photography; nice modular design allows for addition of extra segment for additional height, etc. Well designed and constructed. Worked perfectly with my Wimberley II head.

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      5.0

      wimberly wins

      By Kim

      from Florida

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

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      Pros

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

      Cons

        Best Uses

          Comments about Wimberley F-9 Flash Bracket for Head Version II:

          Fantastic modular flash bracket. Easy to use. Adjustable. Breaks down easily and packs well for travel.

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          5.0

          Lightweight and excellent

          By Fern T.

          from Northern NJ

          About Me Pro Photographer

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          Pros

          • Attaches Firmly
          • Good Stability
          • Lightweight
          • Strong Clamp

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Sports/Action
            • Wildlife

            Comments about Wimberley F-9 Flash Bracket for Head Version II:

            I originally used a bracket to attach Flash and Better Beamer to the camera body itself, the weight would sometimes cause the camera body to come undone from either the lens or the extender. This simple, and very effective adaptor attaches directly to the Wimberley Gimbal head very securely and is adaptable for height.Definitively worth the money.

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            5.0

            solid product by solid company

            By birder

            from alberta canada

            About Me Photo Enthusiast

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            Pros

            • Attaches Firmly
            • Good Stability
            • Strong Clamp

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Wildlife

              Comments about Wimberley F-9 Flash Bracket for Head Version II:

              good fit with flash. Well thought out. Wish others had the same idea

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              1.0

              Needs easier tilt adjustment...

              By Scott Story

              from Seattle, WA

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attaches Firmly
              • Good Stability

              Cons

              • Expensive
              • Small Range

              Best Uses

              • Wildlife

              Comments about Wimberley F-9 Flash Bracket for Head Version II:

              There's no way to adjust the tilt of this without a phillips head screwdriver. When you load it up with a flash and better beamer, the flash head tilts down a little. Not enough to be overcome by tilting the flash up enough for the first click adjustment on the flash itself, but enough to tilt the coverage out of the picture when using an 800mm.

              They should have used thumbscrew or some other way of adjusting it properly in the field.

              Also, it's way too expensive for what it is.

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              2.0

              Needs modification for adjustability...

              By sumowondertoad

              from Seattle, WA

              About Me Pro Photographer

              Pros

              • Lightweight
              • Strong Clamp

              Cons

              • Expensive
              • Poor adjustability
              • Small Range

              Best Uses

              • Wildlife

              Comments about Wimberley F-9 Flash Bracket for Head Version II:

              The bracket is of superior quality to be sure. When using a Better Beamer on my Canon 580EX II, the flash body sags a bit but enough to need adjustment to get it back to level. Unfortunately, Wimberley choose to use cheap phillips screws to align the base with the arm. In order adjust the tilt of the flash, you need to unscrew either phillips screw, then re-tighten the base. They should have put small thumbscrews or a completely different design so that it is adjustable in the field without a phillips screwdriver.

              For as much as they're charging for this, I would have expected much more. It's incredibly overpriced for basically a couple pieces of aluminum.

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              • No

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              5.0

              joan esteve dura serral

              By exotic63

              from deltebre-tarragona-España

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Night Shots
                • Sports/Action
                • Wildlife

                Comments about Wimberley F-9 Flash Bracket for Head Version II:

                Hello, for my experience this support is of very great value, because equal you it can use with short lenses that with long lenses, in my case I use a lens of canon 500mm with one a5D mark II, i it me goes perfect I still have the flash in the middle of the lens, briefly it is brilliant,

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                5.0

                Solid build

                By JayTee

                from Ontario, Canada

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attaches Firmly
                • Good Stability

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Wildlife

                  Comments about Wimberley F-9 Flash Bracket for Head Version II:

                  Very stable with flash attached. Easy to attach to gimble head. The modular design means I can modify it in the future.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  Quality Bracket

                  By Mr. Ed

                  from Houston

                  About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Wildlife

                    Comments about Wimberley F-9 Flash Bracket for Head Version II:

                    Using the bracket with an F4 600mm telephoto. Very well made and gives the added flash I need! Very adjustable and light weight.

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                    5.0

                    Very good

                    By prof. Crokawa

                    from Tokyo. Japan

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

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                    Pros

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Portraits

                        Comments about Wimberley F-9 Flash Bracket for Head Version II:

                        Very good Wimberley quality: excellent parts I have.

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                        • No

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                        5.0

                        Works just like it is supposed to

                        By HD

                        from Oklahoma City, OK

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Sports/Action
                          • Wildlife

                          Comments about Wimberley F-9 Flash Bracket for Head Version II:

                          I am using this on the Wimberly II to get my flash off the camera. It does the job just like it is supposed to. The pieces fit together easily and seems to be sturdy.

                          Cons, just the high price

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                          • No

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                          5.0

                          Great Bracket

                          By davesworld

                          from Fort Worth TX

                          About Me Photo Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Sports/Action
                            • Wildlife

                            Comments about Wimberley F-9 Flash Bracket for Head Version II:

                            Outstanding bracket

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                            4.0

                            Makes my Winberley complete

                            By Olof

                            from Göteborg, Sweden

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Fits Well

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Wildlife

                              Comments about Wimberley F-9 Flash Bracket for Head Version II:

                              A good addition to my Wimberley gimbal head. Makes it easier for me to have the flash at the right position for every shot.

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                              5.0

                              It is very useful for my Wimberley head

                              By Gary

                              from Waco,TX

                              About Me Photo Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Fits Well

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Home
                                • Night Shots
                                • Portraits
                                • Wildlife

                                Comments about Wimberley F-9 Flash Bracket for Head Version II:

                                I bought for my birding photography. And it is very usefule for my wimberley head and nikon SB-900 light.
                                And it is so light.

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                                5.0

                                As good as it gets

                                By Randy

                                from Lexington, SC

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Compact
                                • Easily Adjusted
                                • Lightweight

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Weddings/Events
                                  • Wildlife

                                  Comments about Wimberley F-9 Flash Bracket for Head Version II:

                                  What can I say, it places the flash above the axis of the lens and since I use my Wimberley WH-200 backwards it doesn't get in the way. Easy pack and much more compact than the RRS flash bracket I previously tried to use.

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                                  5.0

                                  Useful in many ways

                                  By Tommy

                                  from Stavanger, Norway

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Compact
                                  • Easily Adjusted
                                  • Good Footing
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Locks In Tight
                                  • Smooth Movement

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Home
                                    • Outdoors
                                    • Portraits
                                    • Sports/Action
                                    • Weddings/Events
                                    • Wildlife

                                    Comments about Wimberley F-9 Flash Bracket for Head Version II:

                                    First of all I use it with a SB900 with the SC-29 cable together with Nikon 500mm f4. Works superb.

                                    However, to extend the usability of the F-9 bracket, I drilled a hole in the upper arm in order to attach a standard hot shoe for my remote control receiver (since the flash shoe on the camera is occupied by SC-29).

                                    Moreover, since I have a Kirk L-plate on my camera, I can attach the Wimberley F-9 on the L-plate (both under the camera and on the side of the camera) as well. This is useful when I do portraits or macro (on a Kirk-head on a tripod) using the Wireless Speedlight Commander Unit SU-800 attach to the SC-29 cable together with the remote control receiver. In this way it is easy to use the Right Angle Viewfinder DR-6 since the SU800 is not in the way for my head anymore.

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                                    5.0

                                    Perfect

                                    By FDC

                                    from Puerto Rico

                                    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easily Adjusted
                                    • Locks In Tight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Wildlife

                                      Comments about Wimberley F-9 Flash Bracket for Head Version II:

                                      Perfect in the way it attaches, allows for quick installation. Great improvement over attaching to lens plate.

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                                      5.0

                                      Got to have it for over the lens flash

                                      By doug

                                      from Ohio

                                      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Fits Well

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Wildlifebirds

                                        Comments about Wimberley F-9 Flash Bracket for Head Version II:

                                        Easy to use and works perfectly. not much more to say.

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                                        5.0

                                        Solid construction; easy to use; costly

                                        By Bob N

                                        from Menlo Park, CA

                                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

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

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Landscape Mode
                                          • Macro Photography
                                          • Photography
                                          • Portrait Mode
                                          • Telephoto Flash
                                          • Wimberley Head

                                          Comments about Wimberley F-9 Flash Bracket for Head Version II:

                                          This flash bracket attaches to the vertical swinging arm of the Wimberley Head version II via the Arca-Swiss style dovetail on the arm. The bracket uses a quick-release attachment so its fast and easy to install. Installation allows attachment of an off camera shoe cord (purchased separately) and your flash. The shoe cord is then attached to your camera on the Wimberley Head. Since the bracket is attached to the head and not directly to your camera or lens, it and your flash, remain in place above your camera and independent from your lens whether the camera is in the landscape or portrait mode. Fast, easy, solid, well-designed, and folds flat for storage.

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