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Wimberley MH-100 MonoGimbal Head for Monopods

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Wimberley MH-100 MonoGimbal Head for Monopods
Key Features
  • Adds Fluid Tracking Movement to Monopods
  • Load Capacity: 50 lb
  • Height: 3.4"
  • Weight: 0.77 lb
When speed and fluid movement matter, the MH-100 MonoGimbal Head for Monopods by Wimberly brings the functions of a full-sized gimbal head to your monopod with a fraction of the weight and bulk. Its new and unique design allow you to balance the center of gravity of your lens over your tripod, preventing lens flop while maintaining the full range of movement. The solid aluminum and steel construction of the MH-100 means that its only weight limitation is the strength of the monopod. It can be mounted directly on a 3/8"-16 threaded stud or can also mount securely on an Arca-Swiss style quick release receiver clamp.
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Wimberley MH-100 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Compact, Portable Gimbal Solution
  • 3Large Tilt Knob with Tension Adjustment
  • 4Compatibility
  • 5Installation Versatility
  • 6Requirements and Precautions

When speed and fluid movement matter, the MH-100 MonoGimbal Head for Monopods by Wimberly brings the functions of a full-sized gimbal head to your monopod with a fraction of the weight and bulk. Its new and unique design allow you to balance the center of gravity of your lens over your tripod, preventing lens flop while maintaining the full range of movement. The solid aluminum and steel construction of the MH-100 means that its only weight limitation is the strength of the monopod. It can be mounted directly on a 3/8"-16 threaded stud or can also mount securely on an Arca-Swiss style quick release receiver clamp.

The MH-100 is designed to provide years of maintenance-free use and is built with pride in the USA.

Compact, Portable Gimbal Solution

The compact, self-contained design centers the combined camera and lens weight over the monopod while allowing fluid movement

Large Tilt Knob with Tension Adjustment

The tilt knob can be tightened to lock the lens in position, or loosened slightly to allow movement with enough resistance to prevent lens flop. The large knurled knob is easily handled, even while wearing gloves

Compatibility

Compatible with Arca-Swiss style quick release plates, long lens plates, or lens replacement feet.

Installation Versatility

Mount directly to a tripod's 3/8"-16 threaded stud, or the dovetail-shaped base can be clamped directly into an Arca-Swiss style quick release receiver clamp. Included removable safety stop screws prevent accidental release from the receiver.

Requirements and Precautions

  • The lens must have a rotation collar in order to quickly switch from vertical to horizontal
  • The lens must have an Arca-Swiss style quick release plate or lens replacement foot
  • For heavy-duty monopod use only. Monopod load capacity rating must be three times the weight of the combined camera and lens set
  • Use of a reducer bushing to mount the ML-100 to a monopod with a 1/4"-20 threaded stud is not recommended
  • UPC: 753182835914

    Wimberley MH-100 Specs

    General
    Head TypeGimbal Head
    Base Mount3/8"-16 Female
    Quick Release Plate TypeArca-Type
    Load Capacity50 lb / 22.68 kg
    MaterialAluminum
    Physical
    DimensionsH: 3.4 x W: 2.5 x L: 4.4" / H: 8.6 x W: 6.3 x L: 11.2 cm
    Weight0.77 lb / 349 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight1 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.2 x 4.7 x 4.5"

    Wimberley MH-100 Reviews

    Huge weight difference.

    By Bob
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2022-08-01

    I recently went bear hunting (with a camera) in eastern NC. Bought this Wimberley mini-gimbal head to replace my old Manfrotto 393 gimbal. Used it to support my Sigma 150-600mm sport super telephoto lens. The difference in weight was HUGE (I'm 81 years old). The lens collar allows portrait and landscape orientation. MAJOR difference in weight, especially over my shoulder in the field.

    Bob form Brooklyn

    By Robert
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2022-06-07

    Excellent little gadget. Works very well to balance Nikon d500 and nikon 200- 500. Too pricey.

    Does exactly what it's supposed to!

    By Mark
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2022-05-25

    I paired this head with a Benro monopod and the combo was simply awesome for the past 3 weeks of spring migration bird photography. I was carrying this around for 5 or 6 hours each day this month. The head functions perfectly and is lightweight; the knob is grippy and allowed me to quickly release the lock. The clamp to hold the arca plate never loosened or gave me any trouble. My rig is a Nikon D850 with grip and battery with a 600mm f/4 prime lens. Before I tried this setup, I assumed that the entire thing would constantly lean to the left due to the design of the gimbal, but honestly I never experienced any issues with leaning. Highly recommended!

    This is great!

    By John
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2022-05-24

    For years I've resisted buying a head specifically designed for monopods because they haven't provided enough of an improvement to justify the cost. The Wimberley MH-100 has changed that. It makes using a monopod a joy!

    Working fine

    By Valter
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2022-05-23

    Yes working fine but the main think is that he use less room in my backpack, so I can care with me with my monopod, almost always, while the Sunwayphoto I used with my tripod.

    Gimbal head for Monopod

    By Kathleen
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2022-05-19

    I have been using for a couple of weeks and I like it very much. I am a bit shaky and a tripod is not always practical. I find this to be so much better than a ballhead. Since the camera is not sitting directly over the monopod it did take a little getting use to it.

    Off center weight makes it impractical.

    By M.A.
    Rated 1 out of 5
    Date: 2022-06-22

    Tried using with my Canon 300 f2.8, Canon 200-400 f4, and Canon 400 f2.8 on R3 bodies after several youtubers exclaimed the benefits of the MH-100. These lenses are too heavy to hand hold for my 8 to 12 hour long photo events. Using regular Arca-Swiss attachment, it's easy to balance any of these lenses on a monopod. Not so with this side mount gimbal. The weight of the lens/camera is held 6 to 7 inches off center from the monopod. It's was almost as much work keeping the monopod from falling over as it was to just hand hold. Can see a few rare cases, for me, where the extra axis of swing might be worth it for a short while. Overall too much risk using it for 8+ hours where at any moment the monopod might tip over or the side mount Arca-Swiss attachment might come loose.

    A game-changer that makes a monopod truly useful

    By Thomas
    Rated 5 out of 5
    Date: 2022-06-15

    I've endured years of frustration while using a monopod - fighting to keep it level as I follow the action. Every time you shift a little, you have to lift and reposition the foot to keep the camera more or less pointed straight ahead. This changes everything. Loosen the knob and let the tripod ring on the lens spin freely, and the camera can track steadily while the monopod stays firmly planted to support the weight. I used this in a bouncing Zodiac boat while photographing wildlife along the shore. With a heavy Nikon 180-400 lens I could easily sway and pitch with the water, letting the monopod support the weight and stabilize my shots - staying on target with the next best thing to a full-on tripod and gimbal. If you own a monopod and don't have this on top, you're cheating yourself.

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