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Wimberley WH-200 Gimbal Tripod Head II with Quick Release Base

Wimberley WH-200 Gimbal Tripod Head II with Quick Release Base
Key Features
  • Gimbal-Type Tripod Head
  • Supports Wide, Medium & Telephoto Lenses
  • Arca-Type Compatible Quick Release Base
  • Required QR Plate Available Separately
The Wimberley WH-200 Gimbal Tripod Head II with Quick Release Base is a gimbal-type tripod head that incorporates an elevated tilt mechanism and adjustable platform to make the camera/lens' center of gravity and tilt axis of the head be perfectly aligned.
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Wimberley WH-200 Overview

The Wimberley WH-200 Gimbal Tripod Head II with Quick Release Base is a gimbal-type tripod head that incorporates an elevated tilt mechanism and adjustable platform to make the camera/lens' center of gravity and tilt axis of the head be perfectly aligned.

Things once thought of as impossible with a ball head are nothing short of mundane with a Wimberley, because a weightless camera/lens combo (even a 600mm f/4 w/ large body) can literally be controlled with one finger. Point the rig where you want and take the hand away, and it stays exactly where you put it.

The Version II head is more compact and lightweight, features a redesigned panning base, "soft-touch" knobs, and includes a built-in Arca-type compatible quick release base. An Arca-type quick release plate is required and is available separately.

The built-in industry-standard Arca-type quick release clamp makes it compatible with the many different plates available from Arca-Swiss, Acratech , Kirk, Wimberly, Really Right Stuff, Foba, etc.
The head does not have separate controls for tension and locking, but the locking controls deliver smooth resistance with diminished "stick-slip".
The overall height of the head is 9.25", with the lens platform adjustable from 3.5 to 7.1". The centerline of a balanced lens will be approximately 8.4" above the bottom of the head.
Distance from the mounting surface of the platform to the tilt axis: Adjustable from 1.1 to 4.8".
The head's redesigned panning base has zero play and the pan locking knob has been moved to the side of the head; this allows the user to easily operate both knobs with the same hand.
Lobed "soft-touch" knobs provide a more comfortable grip and perform better when using gloves.
Powder coated/anodized finish.
Made in the U.S.A.
UPC: 753182834412

Wimberley WH-200 Specs

Head TypeGimbal Head
Base Mount3/8"-16 Female
Quick Release Plate TypeArca-Type
Number of Bubble LevelsNone
Friction ControlYes
Load CapacityNot Specified by Manufacturer
Weight3.1 lb / 1.4 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight4.085 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)11.65 x 10.65 x 3.7"

Wimberley WH-200 Reviews


By Theodoros
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2023-01-12


Best $$$ I've spent

By Michael
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-03

Needed this for more stability when shooting astro photo. There're many products to choose from but this has the highest reviews and it's made in the US (if there happened to be a problem - there has not). The price is more than competitive, beats all in it's class.

simply the best

By harsha
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-08-10

performance comes with a prize tag

great gimbal

By John
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-25

I wish I had known about this gimbal tears ago. It is extremely stable and perfect for holding long and short lens. I have used it on windy days and it is rock solid. It has allowed me to keep more photographs than I had using a different tripod head. I take it every where I go. I do not leave home without it. I considered other gimbals, but choose the best. Others might try copy it, but they can not match the quality and workmanship of this Wimberley WH-2000. Thank you, Thank you for this excellent product. It has made a great difference in my photography.

Far better than cheaper models.

By Steven
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-19

I had purchased a cheaper model made by another company here and I had nothing but problems with it, especially while using my 300mm lens on it. This Wimberley however has performed flawlessly. It is much easier to get balanced that the cheaper model, stays in the position you put it in once you have it balanced even after extended the lens completely. I purchased directly from Wimberley and the customer service was impeccable, very polite, answered all my questions, (and there were many) when I thought I needed items to use the gimbal that I did not they told me I did not instead of trying to make more money off me and treated me with the utmost respect before and after the sale. I would highly suggest this company and this gimbal. If there is one thing I would like more from this company it is that they would make this in carbon fiber so it was a bit lighter, other than that no complaints. Sorry for quality of product picture, my cell phone is a piece of junk.

Excellent gimbal head!

By Richard
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-05-18

This Wimberley head is very well made, solid and smooth. Perhaps a bit pricey but you certainly get what you pay for! What a bonus for bird and wildlife photography!


By Steve
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-12-02

Wimberley doesn't disappoint. Great upgrade from the Sidekick!

Quality, smooth gimbal head

By David
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-10-08

It's a quality, strong, smooth gimbal head. All knobs are easily adjustable to provide minute movements as needed. I expect it will outlast me.

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Hi, everyone!First of all, sorry for my english.Last year, I made the acquisition of a Sigma 120-300 Sport lens and I've been using it until now with a Davis & Sanford Carbonlite Transporter tripod and its FZ10 head.The thing is the FZ10 head doesn't seem to be the best head for such a heavy lens.I actually experienced its limits just last sunday to monday night, during the moon eclipse.So I've been searching the web a little bit since yesterday and it appears the Wimberley gimbal head could be a perfect choice.I consider to add a Wimberley QR plate to it but I have not determined yet which one between P40 and P50.My question is: does anyone know if the Wimberley gimbal head will be compatible with my actual D&S tripod (instead of the FZ10 head)?Thanks alot for your forthcoming help.
Asked by: Anonymous
At 7.5 pounds, the Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 lens is quite heavy. I certainly agree that the FZ10 pan head supplied with your D & S Carbonlite Transporter tripod is not the best choice for such a heavy lens and camera combination. I have used the Wimberley WH-200 gimbal head for nearly two years with a Sony 500mm f/4 lens that weighs 9 pounds with lens hood and quick release plate attached. You will be very pleased with the Wimberley head. The P-40 quick release plate is recommended for your lens however I am using the P-50 plate which is a little longer and provides more room for adjustment to balance the system when using a tele-converter, flash bracket or a different camera body. Either plate should work with your lens.I am not familiar with the D & S tripods but was able to find your tripod on the web. Reviews that I read indicate that it is a very sturdy tripod so it should be more than adequate for your new lens. The FZ10 head is rated to handle a 12 pound load. Im sure the tripod will handle that and more. The only thing you need to check is the head attachment. If the FZ10 head will screw off your tripod, the Wimberley gimbal head will screw on. The Wimberley head requires a 3/8 inch screw. If your tripod has a inch screw, the Wimberley head can still be attached with a to 3/8 adapter.
Answered by: Dennis H.
Date published: 2018-08-27

Any way to attach a handle to use it as a video ...

Any way to attach a handle to use it as a video head like Gitzo Gimbal fluid head?
Asked by: Adam
Unfortunately, you can not attach a Pan Bar to a Gimbal Head. We will recommend using Fluid head for Video recording.
Answered by: llinelva
Date published: 2021-08-18


Which tripod (cost is NOT a factor) would you reccomend for this Wimberley WH-200 Gimbal tripod head? I will be mounting a Nikkor 400mm, f2.8 or a Nikkor 600mm, f 4 lens (both of which I recently purchased from B&H) with a Nikon D4 body onto the rig. I need a compatible tripod that will allow me to just drop the Wimberley head directly into the top of the tripod and tighten it down without any additional adaptors or anything else. I'm just not sure which tripod (legs) are compatible with this head. Can you give me a recommendation or recommendations ? Thanks so much for your assistance. You guys at B&H are the BEST!
Asked by: Anonymous
I use this head on a Gitzo GT5543XLS as well as a Manfrotto 058 and both are workhorse tripods that come without a head of their own. People want light tripods (the Gitzo GT5543XLS) is light despite its giant capabilities and the Manfrotto is one of the heaviest tripods made - people will tell you it is a studio tripod, which it is, but I have taken this sucker to China for magazine work and it never let me down (I wasn’t carrying it on my back either). The Wimberley head is heavy and it needs a solid tripod under it for it to perform at its best.
Answered by: Barrie
Date published: 2019-11-01

If I am using a Nikon D7200 and a Sigma ...

If I am using a Nikon D7200 and a Sigma 150-600mm, will I need to purchase anything special in order to use this??? Thank you
Asked by: Carrie
I shoot Canon, but the principles are the same regardless of your lens. The Wimberly gimbal comes with an Arca-Swiss style clamp made by Wimberly. The clamp is used to hold a specially designed "plate" that mates with the clamp (gets clamped by the clamp). There are multiple manufacturers of clamps and plates, but as long as they are Arca-Swiss style they should fit. You'll want a plate to fit on your Sigma 150-600 tripod foot unless it aleady has one. However there are multiple lengths of plates, so you'll need to research Sigma or Wimberly or someone to determine what size plate is best for your 150-600. Do a Google search for "lens plate for Sigma 150-600" or similar for more info. I don't know if the Contemporary and Sports lenses would use different plates. Good luck.
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2019-03-19

Hi, I am looking at purchasing the Wimberley ...

Hi, I am looking at purchasing the Wimberley WH-200 Gimbal for use with a Really Right Stuff tripod - and I am wondering if there is a tripod bag that would work to transport the tripod with the head attatched?
Asked by: Donnette
I have a Benro tripod with a Wimberley WH-200 Gimbal. The answer from Lenny looks like a great possibility. Depending on how long your tripod is, this one is very similar and may work - Manfrotto MBAG90PN Padded Tripod Bag. But, since you have a RRS tripod, I'd go for the RRS bag!
Answered by: Crystal
Date published: 2019-06-23


DearsI have a manfrotto 055PROB. The question is: This head is compatible with 055PROB?I need to use any interface?The equipment together work?Thanks for reply.
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, the Wimberly Gimbal head will work together with the Manfrotto 055PROB legs. They are compatible.
Answered by: Matthew C.
Date published: 2018-08-28


I have a Canon 100-400 and a 500 F/4 IS. What plates would be required with the WH 200?
Asked by: Anonymous
According to Wimberley's website and catalog, the recommended plate for the Canon 100-400 IS 1 version is the P-20. For the Canon 100-400 IS 2 version, it is a P-10 mounted backwards or in reverse. For the Canon 500 f/4 IS ver 2, the recommended plate is the P-50 lens plate. For the 500 IS ver 1, the plate is the P-40.
Answered by: Andrew C.
Date published: 2018-08-27

Would the Wimberly WH-200 be my best choice for ...

Would the Wimberly WH-200 be my best choice for shooting surfing competitions?
Asked by: John
Yes, that would be a perfect choice for surfing shots.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2021-02-17
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