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WimberleyWH-200 Gimbal Tripod Head II with Quick Release Base
 
4.9

(based on 364 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (344)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (20)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stable (254)
  • Large range of motion (229)
  • Attaches firmly (223)
  • Strong clamp (209)
  • Smooth movement (22)

Cons

  • Heavy (74)
  • Price (5)
  • Pricey / poor value (5)
  • Pricey (4)
  • Cost (3)

Best Uses

  • Wildlife (262)
  • Sports/action (168)
  • Landscape/scenery (96)
  • Night shots (53)
  • Travel (36)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (144), Semi-pro photographer (100), Pro photographer (39), Enthusiast (12), Professional (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (222), Yes (6)

Reviewed by 364 customers

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5.0

Opens new areas for wildlife photography

By Robert

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Coupled to a Manfrotto 290 tripod, the rig seemed a bit cumbersome at first. Once in the field, it made using my 600mm a whole lot easier. Don't know how I got along without it.

 
5.0

I love it!

By Bob

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

The Wimberly Head really rocks! I should not have waited this long to purchase this head. It makes photographing wildlife much easier for me. I love it!

 
5.0

Love it!

By Terri

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

I've only had the opportunity to take this out once so far, but that was enough to know that I love it! Wow, what a relief it is not to have to hand hold my 200-500. I do think a gimbal slightly restricts movement that you'd otherwise get with hand holding. On the other hand, the gimbal prevents the shake I get from tired arms, so it's a well-worth it trade-off .

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Very solid, and easy to set up and use.

By Doug

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

I'm very happy with this purchase. I bought this to use with my Nikon 300mm f2.8 mounted on a D810, either by itself or with a 1.4x or 2x teleconverter. It's very easy to balance the lens/camera with all these combinations, and with the tensioning knobs tightened correctly the head will hold the camera & lens in practically any position. It's very easy to move and adjust, and very solid. I'm using it mounted on an Induro Grand Series 5 Stealth Carbon Fiber Tripod, and the combination is rock solid.

 
5.0

Great- exactly as I had hoped...

By wylie

from Plano, Tx

Verified Buyer

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

As in almost every review I read, this unit lives up to it's 5 star rating. After watching the YouTube movie that explained how to unpack and set up- it was a cinch. Hadn't used the Sigma 150-600 sport very much because of the weight but this has given me a renewed desire to get out and shoot anything that flies or even great landscape shots. Really enjoying the lens and the gimbal now.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Greatest product EVER!

By LJ from NY

from New York

Verified Buyer

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

I'm a wildlife photographer and needed a good gimbal and boy did I pick a good one! Whimberely makes stable, safe and comfortable gimbal. It pairs perfectly with my Manfrotto 055 tripod. I took it out in the field using my Tamron 150-600 lens and got great shots. I'd recommend this to anyone especially if you can no longer hand hold larger lens.

 
5.0

great

By Bradley

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

replaced one of those cheap gimbals, what a difference. Expensive but worth every penny

 
5.0

Highly recommended

By Richard

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Works perfectly, no complaints

 
5.0

What can I say? It's a Wimberley.

By David

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

What can I say? It's a Wimberley. Smooth, solid and versatile. I've mounted my Tamron 150-600 on a 70D with battery grip and it balances out completely in under 20 seconds from bag to mount to click. Highly recommended piece of gear.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Smooth, Stable, Simple

By Ronald

from Undisclosed

Site Member

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

I wish I had purchased this head years ago. Instead I purchased an Induro Pan Head and later a ball head. There is nothing wrong with those heads, but the Wimberley Gimbal head is an order of magnitude better.

Once the camera and lens are balanced, this head is the smoothest vertical/horizantle panning head available. It is incredibly stable and simple to adjust.

I just can't get over how easy it is to use and how stable the head is even with the soft touch knobs unlocked.

The price may be off-putting, but believe me, this head is worth the money.

 
5.0

A must have item.

By Jay

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Great piece of equipment,well engineered and manufactured. It is exceptionally smooth.

 
5.0

amazing

By Sultan

from Undisclosed

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

WOW! I had the head kicking around for a couple of weeks and was debating why I spent so much and was I going to use it, etc. Had some awesome spring bird opportunities develop from my deck and quickly figured out why people pay so much for this head...it's AMAZING! I couldn't believe the ease with which I was able to adjust for quickly moving birds shots as they flitted from tree to tree! I got lazy and tried to leave it on for some panoramas on a sloping grade vs putting my ball-head back on. Ball-head is definitely not going anywhere anytime soon as this Wimberley definitely meets a specific need. Still, for birds, it is fantastic and I'm very glad I dropped the $ for it!

 
5.0

I would buy this product again ~~~

By Michael

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

After much research I decided the WH-200 Gimbal tripod Head II was the item best suited for my needs--- After receiving / using the WH-200 it exceeded all expectations and preformed far above what was expected of it ---- A product to make your photos achieve excellence with the least effort !

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

As Advertized

By Russel

from La Veta, CO

Verified Buyer

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

I had contemplated buying the CB gimbal primarily because of the graduations. However, as CB weren't supplying (at the time) to B&H, AND, as I had a $396 B&H Gift card from my purchase of a Canon 500mm f/4, I chose the Wimberly. No regrets whatsoever. Easy to set up and select some reference marks once balanced. I can remove and replace the 500mm f/4, perfectly balanced in seconds. Beautifully smooth operation in both pan and tilt.

 
5.0

outstanding item

By Don from Hamburg

from Hamburg,NJ

Verified Buyer

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

Just bought a Nikon 200-400 f4 and this wimberly head makes it so easy to move this big lens effortless and quickly. Looked at others but this seems by far the best,only drawback is the price but it is worth it,it should allow you to get more good photos by the fast, smooth operation.

(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great tripod head

By Paski

from Lewistown, PA

Verified Buyer

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

This is a great tripod head. Very flexible movement. Smooth movement. The only problem, you need to constantly change the quick release plate between lens and cameras. They are pretty expensive so I could only get one.

 
5.0

Once I used it, I was sold.

By John

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

Fantastic quality, smooth action.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Gimbal

By Stella

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

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

OM Gosh love it wow so much easier to shot moving animals and birds.

 
5.0

Well designed

By Gareth

from Hawaii

Verified Buyer

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

Bought this to use with my Nikon 400mm f/2.8. Well constructed and smooth movements to get the perfect shot.

 
5.0

Great with the Nikon 200-500mm

By Geoffrey

from Oella, Maryland

Verified Buyer

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

Bought this for my new Nikon 200-500mm. Works great! Thirty seconds to mount and balance the camera and lens. Take two fingers to move in any direction. Smooth as butter. Used it all day birding and it's a joy.

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