Wimberley AK-100 Sidekick Adapter

Wimberley AK-100 Sidekick Adapter for RRS Lever-Style Quick Release Heads

Wimberley AK-100 Sidekick Adapter for RRS Lever-Style Quick Release Heads

B&H # WISA MFR # AK-100
Top seller

Show MoreLess


Now Viewing:

In Stock
Order in the next 0:00:00 to ship today

B&H $500 Gift Card Dash

Share for a chance to win a $500 B&H Gift Card!

Share on Twitter

Share a favorite product for chances to win one of eight $500 B&H Gift Cards!
1 new winner announced every Monday starting Nov 5th!
Limit 1 entry per day: Come back every day to increase your chance of winning.

Be sure to mention #BHWishList when you share!

Congrats to our winners so far:

Next winner: Nov 19th

James Z. (Wk 1)

Official Rules


NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. The B&H $500.00 Gift Card Dash (the "Sweepstakes") is void where prohibited by law and is sponsored by B&H Foto & Electronics Corp., 440 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10001 ("Sponsor"). It is not sponsored or endorsed by Facebook or Twitter in any way.

Entry Period/Methods of Entry. The Sweepstakes will run from on or about October 28, 2018 until on or about December 23, 2018 (the "Entry Period"). Entries received outside the Entry Period are void. Enter the Sweepstakes via either one of the following methods. (1) Share any product found on the B&H website (the "Website") on Facebook or Twitter via the dedicated links contained on the website using the hashtag #BHWishlist; or (2) Mail a postcard (postmarked during the Entry Period) containing your name, address, phone number, and email address, and indicate the subject(s), if any, about which you are interested in receiving future emails from B&H (e.g. photo, video, audio, computers, home theater, portable entertainment ) (optional) to: B&H $500.00 Gift Card Dash Sweepstakes, c/o B&H Foto & Electronics Corp., 440 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10001 (either option, an "Entry"). Entries must not, in the sole and absolute discretion of the Sponsor, contain obscene, provocative, defamatory, sexually explicit, or otherwise objectionable or inappropriate content. Entries deemed by Sponsor to be inappropriate will be disqualified. Entries owned by a third party, or the use of any trademarks, service marks, logos, brands, or products owned by a third party are not acceptable for entry into the Sweepstakes. Limit 1 entry per person, per day.

Winner Selection/Prizes/Odds. The B&H Social Team will randomly select a winner from among all eligible entries every Monday during the Entry Period, for a total eight (8) winners (each a "Winner"). Each Winner will receive a B&H Gift Card pre-valued in the amount of $500.00. No cash or other substitutions will be offered. Winner selection is in the sole and absolute discretion of the B&H Social Team. Any taxes are the sole responsibility of the winner. Winners will be notified and receive their prize at the email address associated with the account to which their Entry was posted or the email account provided with a mail-in entry. The odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.

Identity of Winners/Eligible Participants. Winners will be identified by the email account associated with the Facebook or Twitter account from which their Entry was submitted or the email account provided with a mail-in entry. An email account holder shall mean the natural person assigned to such email account by the internet access or online service provider or other organization responsible for assigning email addresses for the domain associated with such email account. Any issues regarding the identity of a Winner shall be resolved by Sponsor in its sole discretion. The Sweepstakes is only open to residents of the United States that are at least eighteen (18) years of age on their entry date and is not open to employees of Sponsor, their immediate family, any person domiciled with such employees, or any affiliates or subsidiaries of Sponsor.

Entry Ownership/Entrant Agreements. Entrants retain full ownership and copyrights to their Submission. However, by entering the Sweepstakes entrants grant Sponsor permission to use their Entries for promotional purposes on their respective social media channels with proper credit. Entrants also agree: (a) to be bound by these Official B&H $500.00 Gift Card Dash Sweepstakes Rules; (b) that any claims related to this Sweepstakes shall be resolved individually without resort to any form of class action and that awards, shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred in entering the Sweepstakes, and shall not include incidental or consequential damages or attorneys fees; and (c) that any actual or perceived ambiguities in these rules shall be interpreted by Sponsor in their sole discretion.

Limitation of Liability/Sponsor Modification/Cancellation Rights/ Choice of Law/ Venue/ Winners List. Sponsor is not responsible for incomplete entries or for failure to receive entries due to technical failures or human error of any kind. Winners agree that Sponsor will have no responsibility for losses or damage of any kind resulting from the acceptance, possession, or use of the prizes. Except where prohibited, participation in the Sweepstakes constitutes entrant's consent to the publication of his or her name by Sponsor in any media for commercial or promotional purposes without limitation or further compensation subject to Sponsor's respective Privacy Policies. Sponsor may modify or discontinue the Sweepstakes at any time and may disqualify from the Sweepstakes any person it determines, in its sole discretion, to have attempted to or actually tampered with or otherwise abused any aspect of the Sweepstakes. Entrants agree that in the unlikely event a dispute arises in connection with this Sweepstakes, it will be governed by the laws of the State of New York and heard exclusively in a court of applicable jurisdiction in the County and State of New York irrespective of any choice of law provisions to the contrary. To receive names of the winners by U.S. mail, please mail a self-addressed stamped envelope to: B&H Foto & Electronics Corp., Attn: B&H $500.00 Gift Card Dash Sweepstakes, 440 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY 10001. Any Winners List request must be received by B&H within one (1) year of the date the Sweepstakes is conducted.

Let us know how to reach you if you win!

Privacy 100% guaranteed; email address for contact purposes only


Already have a B&H account? Just log in tomorrow to enter again!

$0 VA Sales Tax Collected on This Item
Add to Wish List Item in Wish List
Other Buying Options
Used from $31.95

Wimberley AK-100 overview

  • 1Description

The Wimberley AK-100 Sidekick Adapter makes it possible for the Sidekick to be attached to a Really Right Stuff (RRS) head with the lever-style quick release mechanism. The adapter is necessary for these heads since the lever-style system is of a slightly different size than the standard Arca Swiss-type fitting used for the Sidekick mount. Traditional twist-knob clamps will work with the AK-100 as well.

The plate also features a stop-screw, which assures that the Sidekick will not slip out of the quick release clamp by mistake.

UPC: 753182834009
In the Box
Wimberley AK-100 Sidekick Adapter for RRS Lever-Style Quick Release Heads
  • 2 x 1/4"-20 Mounting Screws
  • 5-Year Warranty
  • Table of Contents
    • 1Description

    Wimberley AK-100 specs

    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.15 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.3 x 4.2 x 0.5"

    Wimberley AK-100 reviews

    AK-100 Sidekick Adapter is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 18.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good Addition to Sidekick While I had not seen any clamping issues with the sidekick on my RRS BH-55 I do not want to take a chance with my NIKKOR 200-400mm lens coming loose. The AK-100 was easy to install but you need to make sure you have a later edition Sidekick to make sure it is drilled and tapped for the adapter. There is no noticeable bulk or weight added to the Sidekick with the adapter installed. If you have the lever lock clamp heads from RRS or Arca Swiss this is a valuable accessory. If your heads have screw clamps the adapter is not needed. It would be nice if the Wimberley Sidekick was manufactured with this already included but being able to add it is a plus.
    Date published: 2010-01-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Works as advertised As other reviewers have posted, this adapter works as advertised. My Sidekick already perfectly fit in my RRS BH-55, so I don't think I needed this adapter. A friend of mine with a Sidekick and RRS BH-55 also has a perfect fit without the adapter. According to Wimberley there is manufacturing variation on the powder coat on the Sidekick, such that some are a little too wide and some a little too narrow for the RRS BH-55 with a quick-release plate. I bought this for insurance, in case the powder coat compressed over time or in case my tugging the Sidekick/BH-55 without the plate was not an adequate test of compatibility. In other words, I got the plate for insurance and because it is recommended, not because of perceived need. That said, It is a perfect fit and also adds the little screw at the bottom that prevents the Sidekick from sliding out, similar to other base plates from RRS and others.
    Date published: 2014-02-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from AK1-- Sidekick adapter Gives me peace of mind that my 500/4 won't fall from my Sidekick. I use a RRS BH-55 with a quick release clamp and the adapter gives it space to clear the clamp.
    Date published: 2010-04-07
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Improves security with lever style clamp Definitely improves the security of the connection between my Wimberley Sidekick and my RSS lever style clamp. Well made but rather expensive. Unfortunately there isn't any competition.
    Date published: 2008-06-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from AK-100 Sidekick Adapter by Wimberley Used with a 200-400mm f4 VR Nikon lense with RRS replacement foot. Centers the lense over the tripod for perfect balance. Great quality and great service from B&H.
    Date published: 2008-07-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fits perfectly!!!! It really holds so good. It's long enough that it's easy to slide back and forth to balance the camera and lens so that it's perfectly balanced!! I was concerned the way the foot for the lens is sideways and it scares you at first afraid it's going to fall but I can tell you......it's solid and holds right where you put it. Thanks Wimberley!!!!!
    Date published: 2010-07-21
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from an unfortunate necessity Don't you just hate a product that's necessary to properly attach to another to ensure safety of your equipment instead of designing the original product properly to begin with. Can't fault this one but the designers of the sidekick shouldn't have needed to have this even as a possibility. Shame on you RRS.
    Date published: 2016-02-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gives great peace of mind Provides a better fit with Really Right Stuff Lever clamp systems. There is no slippage when clamped fully. Only problem is the mount holes in older Sidekicks do not match in size for this plate. Older Sidekicks have 2 different size mount holes. Check yours befor ordering!
    Date published: 2009-06-24
    • y_2018, m_11, d_8, h_15
    • bvseo_bulk, prod_bvrr, vn_bulk_2.0.8
    • cp_1, bvpage1
    • co_hasreviews, tv_0, tr_18
    • loc_en_US, sid_487161, prod, sort_[SortEntry(order=RELEVANCE, direction=DESCENDING)]
    • clientName_bhphotovideo
    Be the first to review this item

    Wimberley AK-100 Q&A

    See any errors on this page? Let us know.