REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
WimberleyF-9 Flash Bracket for Head Version II
 
4.6

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (21)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

87%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (10)
  • Attaches firmly (7)
  • Lightweight (7)
  • Stable (7)
  • Strong clamp (6)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Wildlife (16)
  • Sports/action (6)
  • Portraits (4)
  • Wildlife photos (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (12), Semi-pro photographer (8), Pro photographer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (14)

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.

VS

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.

Reviewed by 26 customers

Displaying reviews 1-20

Back to top

Previous | Next »

 
5.0

Perfect

By Marty

from Port Orchard WA

About Me Semi-pro Photographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Compact
  • Easy to Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Travel
    • Wildlife Photos

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

    I need this to mount my flash to my Wimberely side mount

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Share this reviewHelp Icon

     
    4.0

    Good, but the F1 is more useful

    By bryan

    from Banks, OR

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

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

    This bracket is well-made, light, and compact. However, since it must attach to the Wimberley Head, and not the camera, there's pretty much only one place it can go. It blocks access to the focus ring on my big lens. If you're undecided, purchase the F-1 bracket, and you'll be able to adjust placement a bit more.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No

    Share this reviewHelp Icon

     
    5.0

    Small and sturdy piece of gear

    By MikSwe

    from Sweden

    About Me Photo Enthusiast

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Compact
    • Durable
    • Easy to Use
    • Lightweight

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Wildlife Photos

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

      Fits arca system as well as wimberley and Benro gimbal heads. That means that one easy can switch from a tripod to handheld shooting. --------------------------

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

      Share this reviewHelp Icon

       
      5.0

      Flash Bracket

      By Bob D

      from Orange County, CA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Compact
      • Durable
      • Easy to Use
      • Lightweight

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Sports/Action
        • Wildlife Photos

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

        Works great with Wimberley Head.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No

        Share this reviewHelp Icon

         
        5.0

        Perfect

        By Mugs

        from Oregon

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

        Just what I ordered perfect for the gimbal 2. Great job BH

        Share this reviewHelp Icon

         
        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.

        Share this reviewHelp Icon

         
        5.0

        Performed as advertised

        By Endoman

        from Philly

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        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.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

          Share this reviewHelp Icon

           
          5.0

          wimberly wins

          By Kim

          from Florida

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          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.

              Share this reviewHelp Icon

               
              5.0

              Lightweight and excellent

              By Fern T.

              from Northern NJ

              About Me Pro Photographer

              See all my reviews

              Verified Buyer

              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.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                Share this reviewHelp Icon

                 
                5.0

                solid product by solid company

                By birder

                from alberta canada

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                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

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Share this reviewHelp Icon

                  (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  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.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Share this reviewHelp Icon

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  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.

                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No

                  Share this reviewHelp Icon

                   
                  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,

                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No

                    Share this reviewHelp Icon

                     
                    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.

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • No

                      Share this reviewHelp Icon

                       
                      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.

                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • No

                        Share this reviewHelp Icon

                         
                        5.0

                        Very good

                        By prof. Crokawa

                        from Tokyo. Japan

                        About Me Photo Enthusiast

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Portraits

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

                            Very good Wimberley quality: excellent parts I have.

                            • Was this a gift?:
                            • No

                            Share this reviewHelp Icon

                             
                            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

                              • Was this a gift?:
                              • No

                              Share this reviewHelp Icon

                               
                              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

                                Share this reviewHelp Icon

                                 
                                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.

                                  Share this reviewHelp Icon

                                   
                                  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.

                                    Share this reviewHelp Icon

                                    Displaying reviews 1-20

                                    Back to top

                                    Previous | Next »