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Anyone bought one of these Wimberley style Tripod / Gimbal mount head for large telephoto lenses off Ebay at a mere £108 ? See Item number: 130239273051. Are they any good. I know some might say "buy cheap buy twice" but let's hear from those who have bought.
Is this a rip off Britain thing again as they are $499 (£1000) in the States.
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They're generally designed for the big telephoto lenses, i.e. the big, expensive telephoto lenses. I certainly wouldn't want to compromise on the safety and security of such a big investment by trying to save a few quid on the head that supports it.
Although very costly the Wimberley's don't cost £1000. Although saying that I've not checked Jessop's price
The Mk II Wimberley is £499 from Warehouse Express.
I bought one from ebay (india) solidly built, works fine but I don't have too much weight in the way of 5/600s, if you have, please look at and consider Jobu from the States or even the Manfrotto equivalent I think its the 393 approx £100.
Thanx Neils, I'll have a look at that. I have the Nikon 500 f4 so, heavy.
Would still like to hear from anyone who has a similar lens and gimbal from India.
Takes my 300-800mm!
I'm using a Manfroto 393 and find it a great alternative and I picked mine up for £105 retail in the UK. A quick google search on "Manfrotto 393" will find you loads of comments and reviews; it gets my recommendation but the biggest lens I've used with it is a 300mm f2.8.
Try a search on "gimbal" in the forums too as Cheryl (csurry) gave her opinions recently here: http://www.ephotozine.com/topic/t-60808/p-0#comm1627342
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