Jobu Design DMG-HD4 Heavy Duty Gimbal Head MK IV

Jobu Design DMG-HD4 Heavy Duty Gimbal Head MK IV

Jobu Design DMG-HD4 Heavy Duty Gimbal Head MK IV

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Product Highlights

  • Load Capacity: 25 lb
  • Max Height:
  • Weight: 2.2 lb
  • Arca-Type Compatible QR Plate Included
  • Needle Roller Bearings
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The Jobu DMG-HD4 Heavy Duty Gimbal Head MK IV employs smooth friction adjustment to provide optimal control and ease of use with cameras and telephoto lens combinations up to 25 lb. A smaller overall form factor and lower weight over previous generations makes this gimbal easy to pack and carry. A 3" long plate is included for use on telephoto lenses or camera bodies, and a drawstring dust bag is also included with the gimbal.

Arca-type compatible quick release
Needle roller bearings for smoothness
Rubberized knobs for cold and wet weather usage
Powder-coat finish and black anodizing for durability
3/8"-16 female bottom thread
UPC: 728795730123
In the Box
Jobu Design DMG-HD4 Heavy Duty Gimbal Head MK IV
  • SF-NXK Kit Quick Release Plate
  • Carrying Bag
  • Limited 5-Year Warranty
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    Jobu Design DMG-HD4 specs

    General
    Head Type Gimbal Head
    Base Mount 3/8"-16 Thread
    Quick Release Plate Type Arca-Type
    Load Capacity 25 lb / 11.3 kg
    Friction Control Yes
    Independent Pan Lock Yes
    Physical
    Dimensions H: 9.4 x W: 8.7 x L: 1.4" / H: 24.0 x W: 22.0 x L: 3.5 cm
    Weight 2.2 lb / 1.0 kg
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 3.3 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 11.7 x 10.4 x 4.4"

    Jobu Design DMG-HD4 reviews

    DMG-HD4 Heavy Duty Gimbal Head MK IV is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 11.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth every cent. This was purchased for my D800 and older Nikon AFS 300 f2.8 which I often use with a 2x extender. The 300 f2.8 is the heaviest one that Nikon made but it works beautifully. It doesn't have vibration control so the Jobu gimbal head makes it much easier to handle the weight of the lens and camera. As as to the gimbal head it works great and moves a smooth as silk. I see no reason to hesitate on buying this model unless you can get buy with the lighter weight version. It's very well made and of high quality materials.
    Date published: 2016-06-16
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from After a year of usage I use this mount to shoot equestrian events, stadium, cross country, speed, and flatwork. Since I am essentially in the portrait business, tracking a horse and rider galloping, clearing jumps, doing banks, and barrel racing and pole bending, and doing it with a 300mm lens, a well balanced, smooth, and frictionless mount is absolutely important. In my photography environment, dust and water and a combination of the two are common. My Jobu Mk IV has come through 50 plus trips to the field now, and all it has ever needed was a blow down with compressed air and a damp towel to keep it looking and working like new. My rig is heavy, a big lens and a big camera, and when balanced, it returns to level and swings effortlessly. The build quality is second to none,there aren't even any tool marks on the metal parts. That is the kind of attention to detail and care that has been put into the making of this gimbal head.
    Date published: 2016-02-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Makes shooting telephoto lenses easy! I shoot a lot of wildlife and birds. My go-to lens is a Nikon 200-400 because of its versatility. I sometimes put a 1.4X or 2X teleconverter if conditions warrant. For years, I have been satisfied with using a ball head with this lens. It worked and I got many great shots using the ball head. Then, I got together with some friends and we did a side-by-side shoot out of my 200-400 against their 500 f4 and 600 f4. (The lenses were all great and I am not tempted to give up the flexibility of the 200-400.) But they both had gimbal heads. I left with a serious I gotta have one moment. After a lot of research, I went for the Jobu DMG-HD4 MK IV. It will easily handle my 200-400 and can easily support up to a 600 f4. The other selling point was the weight. It is considerably lighter than most competitive products. I spend a lot of time hiking away form my car and every ounce is important. I finally got a chance to shoot with the new Jobu head outside of my back yard today. We were out birding and seeing mostly mountain and western bluebirds. Small birds, skittish, and moving around a lot in the brush. 200-400 with 2X teleconverter to get sufficient image sizes. It is so easy to track flying birds with a gimbal head. I got many tack-sharp images, including several of flying birds challenging for purchase on perches. The Jobu was solid and smooth and the results were excellent. I have not extensively used competitive products. I almost did an experiment with one of the in-expensive gimbal mounts. Still might, but I am very pleased with my purchase. I don't often write reviews, but I found so much helpful reviews that guided this purchase, that I wanted to contribute.
    Date published: 2015-03-29
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Worth the price One of the few gimbal heads I have found with all bearing pivots, this head is so smooth, effortless to use. It is rather large, substantial, but extremely solid. Set up was easy. Mounted on a Benro carbon fiber tripod, balanced each lens, ready to go. I found other gimbals to be stiff when used in colder weather and tend to ooze lubricant in warmer weather. This has worked very well so far with neither of the previous issues. I am using this primary for wildlife with 400-600mm lenses. Very happy with the purchase.
    Date published: 2017-03-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Must have for any Serious photographer with a long lens. First Gimbal head I have ever owned. Love it. I don't know why I waited so long. This is a good one and is so simple to operate.
    Date published: 2016-11-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smooth and easy to operate Very smooth to operate as you would expect. Works well (as advertised), easy to use with large knobs and came with a plate as a bonus.
    Date published: 2015-05-27
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works Great With Sigma 150-600 Sports Lens Have a Wimberley Sidekick, which works great on my 300mm 2.8 lens, but not so great with the front heavy Sigma Sports lens when fully extended. I did not have the chance to compare to the Wimberley WH-200 head, but the Jobu Heavy Duty was nearly one pound lighter. The Jobu Heavy Duty is basically the same weight as my BH-55, just a couple of ounces heavier. I do wish the rubber knobs were slightly larger, but that is the only thing I can think of that I would want improved.
    Date published: 2016-10-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Jobu designs Jus revived my jobu design MK4 I am testing it out with my canon 200/400 mm lens and 1DX all up about 11 LB The jobu performed excellent and with the needle bearings it had Extremely smooth movement in all directions. very stable well-made and very strong I would recommend it to anyone Cheers John.
    Date published: 2016-11-13
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