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Jobu DesignPro2 Gimbal Head
 
4.7

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5.0

SOLID, EASY TO USE!

By well1008

from Union City

About Me Pro Photographer

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        Comments about Jobu Design Pro2 Gimbal Head:

        So glad I made this purchase.

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        4.0

        Almost, but not quite..

        By Yukihyo

        from Tokyo, Japan

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Pros

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

        Cons

        • Poor quality control

        Best Uses

        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Sports/Action
        • Travel
        • Wildlife

        Comments about Jobu Design Pro2 Gimbal Head:

        Having used Wimberley gimbal heads for some years, I was intrigued by what I heard about this particular Jobu model's capabilities; especially with a lens as large and heavy as a 600mm f/4. The locking button on the vertical axis was the selling point for me, as I've often had heads flop loose when slung over the shoulder. Quite disconcerting!
        There is no doubt that if the support plate is left at the bottom position, it can easily handle the bigger lenses, but unlike the Wimberley, it doesn't seem to matter where else you place the support plate; you just cannot get it to stay in the appointed direction (unlike the Wimberley). It just seems to want to return to the horizontal every time. It is most unusual, as the systems seem very similar in concept. Maybe it's to do with the different styles of bearings. I have one or two other gripes that need addressing. 1/ the two main retaining knobs can be screwed out completely, so you need to keep some tension on them to ensure you won't lose one. 2/ The machining is nowhere near Wimberley's level, and a few rough spots and machining marks are quite visible to both sight & feel. Overall, it just doesn't feel as refined as the WH-200. I'll keep it, but only because it offers such good support to the big 600mm. Shame.....it has potential to be great.

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        5.0

        Rock solid and heavy as rock also.

        By Bear

        from Bratislava, Slovakia

        About Me Photo Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Stability
        • Large Range of Motion
        • Strong Clamp

        Cons

        • Heavy

        Best Uses

        • Sports/Action
        • Wildlife

        Comments about Jobu Design Pro2 Gimbal Head:

        Bought it to replace Custom Brackets gimbal LS. Jobu stability is rock solid. It's also bigger and heavier. I recommend to buy foot replacement for your lenses (from Jobu or Really right stuff). This will reduce weight, height and increase stability of your setup.

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