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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" (23.5cm), with the lens platform adjustable from 3.5 to 7.1" (8.9 x 18cm). The centerline of a balanced lens will be approximately 8.4" (21.3cm) 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" (2.8 to 12.2cm).
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 Thread
Quick Release Plate TypeArca-Type
Number of Bubble LevelsNone
Friction ControlYes
DimensionsH: 9.2 x W: 3.5 x L: 9.7" / H: 23.5 x W: 8.9 x L: 24.7 cm
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

Meets the Hype

By James
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-18

Needing a gimbal head for my recent purchase of a 600 f4 lens, I researched all of the industry leaders. Word of mouth and great reviews led me to purchase the Wimberley WH-200. When it arrived, I could tell the great workmanship that went into the product. The instructions for installation and setup were clear and easy to follow and my new lens balanced perfectly within 5 minutes. Trying the head on some birds-in-flight made me ask why I hadn't invested in this sooner. So much easier to track birds. The movements of the head are smooth and I can't ask for better results. The WH-200 lives up to all of the great ratings and reviews.

Smooth and stable rest

By Daniel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-09-30

The Wimberly gimbel is a smooth, stable platform and greatly helps to keep the camera focused on rapidly moving birds or wildlife. The quality is top notch, which is a given, and this is echoed by many professional photography reviewers. Can't compare the Wimberly to the cheaper imported brands, but you usually get what you pay for. No regrets regarding this purchase and anticipate this will not change in 10 years when the "knock-off"brands are resting in a landfill. The unit is not light or compact so it is not the ideal carry on long hikes.

Why? Oh Why Oh WHY?

By Thomas
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-05

Why did I wait sooo long to bite the bullet and purchase this Gimbal Head?? WHY??? ... Probably because it was six hundred smack-a-roonies! I purchased one from a much cheaper competitor for a fraction of the price years ago. Filled with grease and very junky, I used it not even once. You know what they say about buying right and buying once? This is the sure way to go! After my unfortunate experience years ago, I decided to just haul my wildlife lenses around or attempt the old ballhead routine. Man, what I have been missing?! I use this with a Sony A9ii and the Sony 200-600 lens. Getting older I feel it in my wrists, arms, back. This Wimberley Gimbal makes birding fun again! I'm sure it will work for sports and anything that requires quick action. Once set up and balanced correctly on the gimbal and a good tripod, this thing sings! No more shaky lens from my arms about to give out or aching joints for a couple days. Sure you got to carry it all wherever you go, but then it's like warm peach pie! move with a pinky finger! The Wimberley WH-200 is ahhhh so rewarding and refreshing to use!! It's worth every penny!! The best thing I have purchased for my serious hobby / semi-pro / photography / Sony slinging ways since maybe ever?!! If you shoot wildlife / sports / even your kids' little league or soccer, it's worth every smack-a-roony!

This is the best except for one thing

By Norman
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2021-07-28

The slide for the camera is not centered over the bottom pivot. This complicates thing if you want to do panos. You need another slide device to move the camera over the pivot. Everything else is of highest quality.

Easy install

By Eric
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-17

Quick to instal, smooth operation. Balance adjustment was easy by following the instructions. Should have bought one years ago


By Irving
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-12-05

I set up my new tripod with the Gimbal head and made sure it was balanced when I mounted my camera/lens. No more having to hold the camera to make sure it doesn't move. With the right adjustment to the locking knobs I can track my subjects with one hand, and when I release the camera it stays put. No more unwanted travel.

Smooth and secure.

By Lovick
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-11

Wow - this Wimberley Gimbal head is so smooth and machined with precision. The camera movement when photographing flying birds is incredibly fluid. Expensive, but worth it. I should have bought one years ago.

Better than the Benro GH2

By Thane
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-06

I originally got the Benro GH2, which seems like a knockoff version of this. I ended up returning it because it felt like it was sticking a little when I would rotate it horizontally. This one costs twice as much but it does feel like better quality. Unfortunately this one also doesn't include an adapter plate so I had to spend another $90 to get an ARCA style foot for the Sony 200-600mm lens. If you don't want to spend all that money to get a little smoother movement, the Benro GH2 is probably fine.

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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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