Wimberley Sidekick Tripod Heads and Accessories

5 star rating
                      5 / 5 (1 Reviews)
MSRP : $250.00


Product Description

The Sidekick converts your ball head into a gimbal head. The Sidekick''s elevated tilt mechanism and side mounted quick release allow the lens to rotate around its center of gravity. This provides the same action and ease of use found in the Wimberley Head at greatly reduced size, weight, and cost.


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Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by mkwhitley a Expert from New Haven, CT

Date Reviewed: November 14, 2002

Strengths:    Lightweight, easy to pack and travel with, makes a lens almost float, reduces neck and shoulder strain, makes flight shooting a breeze!

Weaknesses:    Expensive, adds more weight to rig, requires rebalncing with the addition/removal of accessories such as teleconverters/tubes.

Bottom Line:   
The Wimberley Sidekick is a blessing for those using long telephoto lens (especially those interested in tracking fast maving subjects such as birds in flight). I use this device with a Canon 500mm F4 IS, a Kirk BH-1 Ballhead, and a Gitzo 1325 CF Tripod and it works flaslessly. The Sidekick makes using a long telephoto a dream... when properly balanced, the lens almost floats. My flight shooting has improved by leaps and bounds! I have written a full review of the Sidekcik here:
http://www.mkwphotography.com/Sidekick.htm

I love it!

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Duration Product Used:   2-5 years

Price Paid:    $250.00

Purchased At:   Direct From Wimberle

Similar Products Used:   None

Type of photography:   Outdoor



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