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

(based on 339 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (320)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (19)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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    (0)

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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 339 customers

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5.0

Beautiful hardware

By Bob

from Boulder, Co

Verified Buyer

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

Smooth as silk

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wish I had bought it sooner!

By Deb

from Chesapeake VA

Verified Buyer

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

I use this for wildlife photography...and now... for any kind of photography. It is very "arthritis friendly" for my hands and much easier to use than my ballhead. Before I could not tighten the ballhead tight enough to prevent creeping even with only a 400mm. But the wimberley soft knobs barely need to turn to tighten sufficiently and easily un-tightens too. Its fast, and responds to precision angles. Love it!

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5.0

Best ever

By Lopaka

from Honolulu, Hawaii

Verified Buyer

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

I purchased the SIDEKICK prior to the WH-200 Tripod Head, and I still use it as a backup, however, This product is now permanently on one of my Tripods. Best purchase ever, I cannot believe I waited this long to get it. I checked many sources and plowed thru many youtube videos before ordering it and Im very happy I finally did. Its Strong, Very strong, well built yet simple to use, Super smooth operation.

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5.0

everything it says it is!

By jb

from ulster county, new york

Verified Buyer

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

It is so much fun to use. Love the versatility of movement. Helps me really enjoy my 500mm canon lens!

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5.0

One thing better than Really Right Stuff head

By Cali Capture

from Ojai

Verified Buyer

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

Most all my Support equipment is RRS gear, I think the Wimberley Gimbal product patent keeps them from making as good a Gimbal as this one. Asthetics, knob pacement, functionality all work great. I hang a Canon 400mm 2.8 w/ extenders, and it works like a dream

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5.0

Great product, meets all expectations!

By Larry

from Minneapolis Mn

Verified Buyer

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

Perfect for birding. Once the camera and lens are balanced, you can just point the lens in any orientation and it just stays where you point it. Very stable, no movement whatsoever once it is set. Well worth the extra money over less expensive options.

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(7 of 7 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Flawless design!!!!!

By Birdie

from Orlando, Fl

Verified Buyer

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

Like so many people, I didn't want to spend the money for this Tripod Head. So I bought three different heads hoping they would perform as well as their reviews. In hindsight, I should of saved that money and bought the best! It's no wonder people sing praises about this tripod head! It spins so easily vertically and horizontally, locks into place when needed, a flash bracket can be attached if your shooting in low light and need a flash. So easy to assemble, not too heavy. What's not to love...except the price:)

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Outstanding!

By kamradoc

from Chattanooga, Tn. USA

Verified Buyer

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

Love the quality and robust build of this "Made in America" equipment. Smooth operation, even for the small increments of movement up/down/sideways.

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

THE Head for Big Glass

By Eric

from Glendale Heights, IL

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

This head is perfect for big glass- in my case, a Sigma 300-800mm f/5.6 lens and a Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 lens.

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(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Bought Used - Looks and Feels New

By Joseph

from Washington, DC

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

I bought this used for $130 less than retail price. Let me say how massive this thing is. It is 9 inches by 9 inches and it is a solid metal piece that feels lighter than you think it should be. I bought this used and it looks and feels brand new. The base is easy to screw on to a tripod head and the dials move with ease. it was a cinch to clip my 70-200 VRII lens to the plate and it looks small compared to this gimbal head. I have the intention of later buying bigger faster teleconverters but could not pass up on this deal for the gimbal head.

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Works Well-Easy to set-up and Easy to Use

By North Jersey

from New Jersey

Verified Buyer

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

The control knobs are well positioned and work easily. The design is fairly robust making this well suited for use with a super telephoto lens like the Sigma 150-600mm Sport. We have not had too many opportunities to use this so far, but in the times we have tried it, we are pleased with the product.

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5.0

Smooth stable tripod head

By Gordon

from Rocklin CA

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

Just received my WH200 and took it a local air show. Tracking of 400mph P51s was very smooth and stable with a heavy telephoto. Head works well on birds and wild life. I highly recommend this head.

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(13 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Outstanding support for large telephoto rigs

By Matthew Schwartz

from Washington

About Me Photo Enthusiast

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Pros

  • "Smooth as butter" motion in all directions
  • Perfect solution for large lenses
  • Renders camera and lens "weightless"
  • Superb materials and construction

Cons

  • Heavy
  • Large

Best Uses

  • Wildlife

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

Before my Wimberley, I owned a cheapo gimbal that cost 1/3rd the price. There's no comparison between the two. The cheapo one has slop all over and doesn't pan smoothly. The Wimberley is consistently smooth and solid. "You get what you pay for" is true here.

This gimbal is a superb product. Nice materials, precision construction. Every motion is smooth - you forget you're using it. The rubber knobs are easy to use, even wearing thick gloves in cold weather.

The Wimberley is perfect for my 500 f/4 lens, but the trade-off for this amazing support is that it's large and heavy.

I use this mostly for wildlife, where it has good freedom of movement. But for serious action, such as fast flying birds, I prefer to handhold my camera. It also locks super tight so it's great for static shots such as moon photography or telephoto landscapes.

If the tripod isn't level, the camera will be tilted, and it will rotate as you pan the gimbal. Therefore I loosen the lens collar lock so I can manually level the camera as I am panning and composing.

Be aware that different lens, camera, and accessory combinations will require re-balancing!

I would recommend an RRS lever-release cradle clamp to replace the wimberley screw knob clamp. Five seconds less time per mount or dismount is HUGE when wildlife action is happening!

Be careful in windy conditions. If the gimbal knobs are loose and you're not paying attention, your gear can spin around.

Also be sure to lock both knobs before picking up the entire support rig with camera attached.

Buy the highest quality, beefiest tripod you can afford. (I use the Gitzo Systematic 4542LS). Don't skimp on support and end up with toppled and broken gear or unstable shooting conditions.

Overall I would highly recommend the Wimberley if you need a gimbal head. I have never regretted buying it, and would obtain another in a heartbeat if something bad happened to my current one.

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5.0

super nice action

By bob

from gig harbor, wa

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attaches Firmly
  • Good Stability
  • Large Range of Motion
  • Strong Clamp

Cons

  • Heavy

Best Uses

  • Night Shots
  • Sports/Action
  • Video
  • Wildlife

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

very nice but its heavy

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

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(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Rock Solid!

By Kricket

from Plano, TX

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attaches Firmly
  • Good Stability
  • Large Range of Motion

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Wildlife

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

    I use this gimbal head with my Nikon D500 and Nikkor 200-500 lens. The set-up is rock solid and the motion of the head is extremely smooth. I highly recommend this - Wimberley is the best!

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    • No

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    5.0

    Amazing Gimbal

    By jd nye

    from NYC

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attaches Firmly
    • Good Stability
    • Large Range of Motion
    • Strong Clamp

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action
      • Travel
      • Wildlife

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

      I use this with my macro lens and my Sigma 150-600 lens. Perfect balance and rapid adjustments make photography a treat.

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      (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Great gimbal head

      By Deb

      from Pelham, AL

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Stability
      • Large Range of Motion
      • Strong Clamp

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Wildlife

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

        I use this gimbal head for bird photography. It is perfectly balanced and rotates very smoothly. Helps with bird flight photography. I now have more keepers.

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        • No

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        5.0

        Great product

        By Jason

        from 26554

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

        Product was everything I expected. Great build and smooth panning. Very easy to set up.

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        5.0

        I like this product very much

        By Strider

        from Long Island, NY

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attaches Firmly
        • Good Stability
        • Large Range of Motion
        • Lens Mount Quickly
        • Strong Clamp

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Wildlife

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

          I purchased it for use with my D3 and 500mm f/4 AF lens on wildlife photo shoots. I need something sturdy yet easy to use. The snap on mount works like a charm. It pans with the animal easily. I recommend it.

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          • No

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          (2 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Gimbal Head

          By Jack

          from Pa.

          About Me Photo Enthusiast

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attaches Firmly
          • Good Stability
          • Large Range of Motion
          • Strong Clamp

          Cons

          • Heavy

          Best Uses

          • Sports/Action
          • Wildlife

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

          Don't know why I waited so long. This thing is great.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • No

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