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

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Wimberley AK-100 Sidekick Adapter

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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
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Wimberley AK-100 Sidekick Adapter for RRS Lever-Style Quick Release Heads
  • 2 x 1/4"-20 Mounting Screws
  • 5-Year Warranty
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    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.15 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 7.3 x 4.2 x 0.5"
    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
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