06/03/2011 - New Gimbals From Wimberley: Wimberley have just sent out a news release, a full copy of which can be found below. Wimberley makes outstanding products, we've used their Sidekick and Telephoto Flash Brackets extensively in all weathers, and their Gimbal products are relied upon by many of the big-name pro's. The new product set introduces a Side-Mount Gimbal.
The case for using side-mounted gimbals is compelling: not only do you have to haul around less weight (the side-mount is about a full pound lighter), but it also has better vibration control (by eliminating an arm from a full gimbal setup, and thus the vibration associated with it). On the downside, you loose the height adjustment to perfectly balance your lens, and it can be harder to mount larger telephoto lenses in a side mount Gimbal.
In addition to the new Side-Mount Gimbal, Wimberley have also released a kit to convert your existing Wimberley Version II Gimbal into a Side Mount, and an arm to allow the Side Mount to be used as a full Gimbal, covering all the bases.
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