DSLR Sensor Cleaning Made Easy

DSLR Sensor Cleaning

DSLR Sensor Cleaning

Let’s face it DUST is the photographers four letter word.  If you’re like me you follow the DSLR sensor cleaning protocol as taught to us by the guru’s of photography.  Phase one begins with a blower, when that fails you move on to an electro-static brush and finally the dreaded wet swab as a last resort hoping all the while not to leave streaks on the sensor or worse damage it.  And of course I needed to have different solutions and sensor swab sizes for FX and DX bodies so it was expensive and a lot to carry on trips.   Many photographers simply throw their hands up and send the camera off for a professional cleaning but at the rate dust gets on the sensor that really isn’t a viable solution either due to expense and down time.

If all this sounds all too familiar read on because I’m about to introduce you to the Cadbury secret of DSLR sensor cleaning.

It’s called the sensor gel stick by Eyelead and it works on virtually any interchangeable lens digital camera – from a compact mirrorless to a full-frame DSLR. And it is as easy as 1-2-3 to use as follows:

1/ Set your camera to “Mirror Lock-Up” mode (with the battery fully charged) to expose the sensor.

2/ Remove the gel stick from its protective case and walk the whole sensor with the gelled side of the stick.

3/ Work a grid pattern across the entire sensor until you’ve covered 100% of it then use the provided sticky adhesive paper (included inside the metal case) to remove the dust from the gel. Once cleaned, the sensor gel stick can be reused over and over again. Repeat this process as many times as necessary to clean your sensor.

4/ Once completed turn off the camera, mount your lens, set it to the smallest aperture like f/32, then take a picture of a white surface. When you analyze the image, there should be no spots left.  I use the VisibleDust Sensor Loupe to look inside at the sensor saving the step of taking a picture and easily identifying where the dust spots are so I cheat and only apply the sensor gel stick where the dust is physically located on the sensor.

I will tell you that I was skeptical when I was first saw the sensor gel stick from Eyelead however when I found out this is the product Leica uses in their labs along with many other service centers as part of their professional cleaning I was sold.

And once you’re convinced and you wish to learn how to use the Eyelead sensor gel stick I highly recommend you watch the following video, this is the one that gave me the confidence to try it myself.  

Sensor Gel Stick

I’ve used the Eyelead gel stick now on three of my cameras and in all three cases it worked beautifully.  On my D3s I had to take two or three passes at a few tough spots but in the end it left my sensor dust free.   I’m sure there may still be a need at some point for a really tough bit of baked on dust to require the old wet swab so I am keeping them around just in case.

My new DSLR sensor cleaning protocol consists of the blower brush first followed by the sensor gel stick and that’s it – Easy Peasy – Lemon Squeezy. DSLR Sensor Cleaning







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CamRanger – Toy or Tool for Wildlife Photography?


If you own an iPad,  iPhone or iPod Touch and you have a need to control your Nikon or Canon DSLR remotely the CamRanger may just be exactly what you’re looking for.  I’ve always used a remote trigger and it works just fine for shots where I can pre-focus on a spot and sit back and wait for my subject to arrive.  However if the subject did not end up where I expected I was unsuccessful at capturing the image and of course I had to run back and forth to make adjustments to exposure, f-stop, etc. which further disturbed my subject and delayed my shooting.

Introducing the CamRanger.  This handy little device is very portable at 4″ x 2.5′ x .5′ and 3.5 ounces and comes in its own neoprene carrying case and a carabiner clip which takes up very little room in my camera bag.


Setting up the CamRanger

Installation was a breeze and I was up and running literally in ten minutes by following the simple steps below.

Step 1: Install the battery which is provided into the CamRanger

Step 2: Download the CamRanger App from the App store.

Step 3: Register your CamRanger using the serial number on the back of your unit.

Step 4: In the iOS settings from your iPad or iPhone go to WiFi settings make sure it is turned on and choose the CamRanger network

Step 5: Connect your camera to the CamRanger using the provided USB 2.0 cable. My D800 required a USB 3.0 cable which was not included.

Step 6: Turn your camera on and launch the CamRanger iOS app from your iPad or iPhone

I also performed a firmware upgrade which went off without a hitch so I’m now ready should I decide I absolutely have to have the new motorized head that allows you to move the position of the camera from the iPad app in addition to the other controls you have available.

CamRanger in protective pouch shown here attached to my D800 camera with 24-70mm lens..  Note: The neoprene pouch does not provide full weather proofing as the zipper will not close fully with the cable entering the pouch.  You will also note that the USB 3.0 cable that connects the camera to CamRanger runs through my L-bracket which disables the ability to shoot on the vertical axis.  I’ve ordered a right angle USB cable which will solve this issue.

Camranger on camera

The Field Test
So the big question I wished to answer was whether the CamRanger was just another new shiny toy or a useful tool in the wildlife photographers bag.  So with that objective in mind I setup my Nikon D800 on a tripod one cold February day, threw down a little bird seed in front of the camera and headed in doors to my couch where I could stay warm and put this little device through its paces.

When you press the eye on the CamRanger interface the wireless network transmits the image to your iPad in Live View mode so you’re seeing what the camera sees which of course is way better on an iPad than the 3 inch display on the back of the camera.  Focus is achieved by a tap anywhere on the screen of the iPad with a double tap to zoom in on your subject which is great for checking whether the subject’s eye is in focus both before and after taking a picture.  Fine focus controls are also available should you need to further define your focus point.  Best of all there is no need for the camera to also be in Live View so this saves a ton of battery life on the camera which is a very thoughtful design.

The interface is very intuitive with everything I’d want to adjust available on screen.  It wasn’t long and I had a red squirrel heading down my big oak tree for the seed I had placed in front of the camera. I had set the camera to take 3 shots when I pressed the capture button but you can set that as high as 18 continuous shots if your camera can manage it.  I shoot in Raw and those 36MP images take approx 27 seconds to download so you can preview them which of course is a life time.  Switching to RAW + JPEG basic had those images downloading for preview in 2-3 seconds which is very acceptable.

Res SquirrelBelow are the adjustments you have at your ready:

  • Shutter Speed
  • Aperture
  • ISO
  • Metering Mode
  • Drive/Shooting Mode
  • White Balance
  • Image Format
  • Focus Mode (Nikon only)
  • Auto Exposure Mode (Nikon only)
  • Exposure Compensation & Bracketing
  • Software Auto-Focus toggle to toggle AF/MF

From my iPad I was able to see how each setting that I made an adjustment to changed the histogram and the image I was viewing on screen.  The same was true when I flipped over to movie mode where I quickly moved to a manual exposure and shot a few minutes of two red squirrels arguing over a very tasty walnut.   The focus point took about 1 second on average to register and there was a slight delay on screen between what I was seeing through my window and what I was seeing on screen so for fast moving subjects coming in and out of the frame or changing the focal plane constantly this application would not be ideal.  Where I would find it incredibly useful is for slower moving subjects and certainly static subjects.  Example: Setting up the camera at the edge of a marsh and waiting for a moose or other critter to come into the frame from a safe and undetectable distance.

The Distance Test:  So  just how far can you be from the CamRanger?  From an unobstructed view I was able to get 270 feet before the wireless connection was broken, however the picture taking process does take longer at these long distances.  With the CamRanger behind my cedar hedge that range was cut down to about 85 feet, which might be somewhat limiting for those shy creatures.  One thing that did surprise me during my tests, my wife went to take a look out the window to see the red squirrel and got between the direct line of site from the CamRanger  to my iPad and I lost my signal.  I will want to perform a few more tests out in the bush to see if trees between the device and the iPad affect the signal.

As for being able to make every possible adjustment on your camera remotely the CamRanger works beautifully.  Heck you can even do HDR, time lapse and focus stacking and the histogram really allows you to nail down your exposures.    Battery life is stated to be 5-6 hours which should work for most wildlife photography sessions although I will likely carry a backup battery for those uncooperative subjects that want me to put in a full day.   Images can be downloaded automatically during shooting or reviewed singly with the ‘Auto Save’ function switched off. I recommend reviewing images singly for wildlife photography so you can keep shooting without the added delay required for the preview to appear on screen.  

Conclusion:  My final verdict is that the CamRanger is a very useful tool and it has earned  a place in my camera bag, not a big one mind you, but that’s a good thing as we wildlife photographers often have weight restrictions.  I see it as an incredibly useful tool with subjects that are not approachable or macro photography where one can setup a camera on a tripod and use the iPad to really zoom in on the focus point to get sharp images or produce sharp video content.

CamRanger Controls



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Tripod Head News – Jobu Design Adapters Transform 3 in 1 Gimbal Head


Jobu Wide Angle Adapter

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Choosing the perfect tripod head can be daunting given how many are on the market and given the cost of these tripod heads you want to choose the right one the first time around.  Finding the perfect gimbal head may seem like an elusive quest however the folks at Jobu Design have crafted a few clever adapters that allow photographers the best of all worlds.


Adapter 1: The wide angle lens adapter (Jobu WAA2) which attaches to your tripod head shown here with the Jobu Pro2 gimbal head.  Throw a bubble head on top of your camera and you’ve got a near perfect landscape head at the ready.  A more complete blog on this adapter can be found here on the Jobu Blog Wide Angle Lenses On A Gimbal .  You’ll also require an Arca-Swiss camera plate (Jobu ADPT-AS250 or AS375) for the bottom of your camera to complete this setup.


Jobu Arca-Swiss Camera Plate

Jobu Arca-Swiss Camera Plate

Adapter #2 The top-mount to Side-mount adapter. (Jobu QRR-Pro) – When every pound counts such as small regional flights to remote areas a side-mount can save the weight of a swing arm.  This clever little adapter turns your top-mounted gimbal head into a side-mounted head with the turn of two screws.  For the complete story on top-mount vs side-mount gimbal heads visit the Jobu Blog Top-Mount vs Side-Mount.

Jobu top-mount to side-mount

Jobu top-mount to side-mount

With just two adapters you get a full on gimbal head capable of not only supporting your long lenses but also landscape photography with wide angle lenses and a side-mounted tripod head for those missons where weight is critical. Ian and the design team at Jobu Design really have made the quest for the perfect tripod head a no brainer so now you just need to decide on whether you want the Jobu Pro2 or the Jobu HD3 tripod head to go with those adapters.

Coolwildlife did a full video review of these two tripod heads so for those of you wanting a more in depth review visit CoolwildlifeTV – Tripod Head Reviews.

When you are ready to purchase use the “Coolwildlife” coupon code and save 15%.

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Wildlife Photography Awards – The Winning Formula

You’ve read the title of this blog and perhaps you’re now thinking that finally someone is going to give you an easy to follow winning formula for taking award winning National Geographic wildlife images.   Truth is there is no easy step by step guide, it takes a lot of time in the field to master the craft, understand your subjects and you require the patience of Job. Let’s face it you wouldn’t sign up to an online gaming site like Castle Jackpot unless you already knew how to play because you know the odds of winning are better if you know what you’re doing.  Capturing winning wildlife images is no different.

Sure there will always be those one in a million lucky moments when magic presents itself and you just happened to be in the right place at the right time.  However I would argue that luck is certainly not a repeatable process for success. Professional wildlife photographers like Canadian John Marriot have a well thought out plan and thought process.  So what is it?

Wolf Picture in snowLet’s use this image I took of a timber wolf shaking snow off of himself to demonstrate what went into the making this image.  Note: I planned ahead to get this specific image and the steps below detail the thought process behind capturing it.

1/ Research to find a location where timber wolves reside and can be photographed.

2/ Use The Weather Network to find a day when it will be snowing heavily at the location where the wolves are.

3/ Pack the right photography gear, below was my checklist;

  • Shoot with long lens to fill the frame as much as possible.
  • Bring fast frame rate camera to improve odds of capturing that decisive moment.
  • Heavy snow conditions means low light and long lenses with slower shutter speeds require the use of a tripod. I brought along the Gitzo GT5542 LS with a Jobu Pro2 Gimbal Head.
  • Pack rain/snow cover to protect camera and lens.  Tip: Spare batteries are a must in cold weather shooting.

4/  Research wolf behavior.  Ever notice how a dog shakes when it comes out of the water or has snow on its coat, wolves are no different. I observed this wolf sleeping for about two hours as the snow built up on his coat, knowing when he did finally get up he would shake.  Yes two hours to capture 2 seconds so you have to be ready when the magic occurs.  Being ready means just that, eyes on the subject at all times.  Watch for tells on when he/she might stand up.  If another wolf approaches, a bird lands nearby, a branch breaks due to snow build up and makes a loud noise, etc. these are all things that may trigger activity.

5/ Knowing your camera and its settings is critical, practice until it is second nature.  The moment you want may only happen once and very quickly so determine exposure, white balance, ISO and shutter speed requirements in advance and visualize the motion blur you want in the image.  I wanted a tack sharp eye but a blurring of the fur and snow so I went with a slower shutter speed intentionally.  Experiment with 1/15th to 1/60th for motion blurs.

6/  The truth of the matter is even the best thought out plan won’t always get you the award winning shot you were looking for, in fact the odds are in the houses favor which takes us to the final and perhaps most important tip of all, lucky number 7.

7/ The more you play, the more chance you have of winning.  Simply put, the more you get into the field and put yourself in a situation that has the potential to yield success the more likely you are to hit the jackpot and capture a publishable image.

There you have it, no magic, no secret winning formula, just good planning, lots of practice, plenty of patience and willingness and desire to get out there and shoot.

Bonus Tip: Never leave one subject to find another.  I can’t tell you the number of times I have been shooting with an impatient fellow shooter who leaves in pursuit of a better opportunity only to have the magic unfold 20 minutes after they’d left. PATIENCE PAYS.



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Gura Gear Photography Bag | Best DSLR Camera Bag

Gura Gear 32L photography bag

I’ll get right to the point, with the hundreds of available photography bags on the market how do you know which is the best camera bag for your needs?  When I bought the Gura Gear Kiboko 30L I thought I had found perfection and believe me I have a closet full of not so perfect DSLR camera bags.  I will call it near perfection as there were two  things I did not like about the Gura Gear Kiboko 30L. One was that it would not swallow my Nikon 600mm lens with the lens hood reversed.  Two, it only allowed me to access one half of the bag at a time,  given the butterfly flap design, and I often want access to all of my gear at once.

So I always said if Gura Gear came out with a larger bag that could handle my 600mm and a design which  permitted  access the entire bag while still maintaining the butterfly flap,  they would have perfected the photography bag once and for all.

Introducing the Gura Gear Bataflae 32L which hits both of my requirements above and a whole lot more so I am giving it my “Winner Best DSLR Camera Bag Award.”  Below are the features I wanted in my camera bag:

  • Large bag that can handle a 600mm (and the 800mm just in case I won the lottery)
  • Swallows Pro Body DSLR’s with L-brackets attached
  • Whole camera bag opens at once to access all camera gear
  • Butterfly flaps to access only half the camera bag (great for dusty shoots like safari’s)
  • Airline carry-on compliant photography bag
  • Gura Gear 32L photography bag with 500mm and bodyBack pack carrying straps with stowable harness design
  • Waist belt that is removable
  • Many, many dividers for multiple lens configurations
  • Wow A DSLR Camera Bag available in more than black.  Comes in black, grey or a limited-edition desert tan
  • Light weight coming in at 5.3 lbs
  • Tripod carrying syste
  • Waterproof rain fly which doubles as a ground cover in dirty settings


So if it is so darn perfect what would prevent you from buying one.  In a word “cost”.  The Gura GearBataflae 32L photography bag is expensive.  So if your Scottish like I am dropping big bucks on a camera bag requires careful thought.  That is until you frame it up correctly.  I drop tens of thousands of dollars on cameras, lenses, tripods and they all get carried and protected by…..yes my camera bag.  So why the %$#@ wouldn’t I buy the best damn photography bag money can buy rather than compromising on a camera bag that does not meet all of my needs just to save a hundred bucks?  Seems kind of silly when you put it that way.

It’s a no brainer decision, if you travel for photography adventures or hike into the field with your gear, especially with larger lenses, the Gura Gear Bataflae 32L delivers quality, is feature rich and is well worth the extra money.  Buy it directly from Gura Gear and save on closet space as it is the last bag you’ll ever buy.

Gura Gear 32L photography bag three colors

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Largest Print Size for Nikon D3s

Swans In The Mist PhotoI recently had a client from Switzerland request a large canvass print, we’re talking 9 feet on the longest side, of a swan image that was published in Digital SLR Photography Magazine in April 2012.

My first reaction of course was one of euphoria having made the sale but my second was one of horror.  The image that had been requested was taken with my Nikon D3s which is a 12 MP camera.  According to the charts as depicted below the biggest picture size is 9×14 inches which is a far cry from the 108 inches being requested.  Well I am writing this to let you know that the largest print size for a Nikon D3s or any other 12MP camera I expect can in fact be pushed to at least 9 feet.

Above is the canvass print proudly displayed in the clients home and they have reported that the quality is stunning.  Of course I am sure a well researched and knowledgeable printer is a mandatory part of this equation as one does need the facility in which to process this large print size.  I am sure that a sophisticated enlargement software was also used to extrapolate the image to the final size while still maintaining image quality.  Point here is it can be done, so don’t shy away from big picture sizes.

You may view the original “Five Swans In The Mist” image without the living room in our waterfowl gallery.

For reference sake the chart below provides suggested large print size by camera resolution.  Each colored box represents a certain number of megapixels. The numbers along the top and left side are print dimensions in inches at 300ppi (pixels per inch). Most books and magazines require 300ppi for photo quality. For example, the chart shows that you can make a 5″ x 7″ photo quality print from a 3 megapixel camera.

Megapixel for print size

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Nikond800 Firmware Update Announced April 2013

Nikon Logo

Today Nikon announced a Nikon d800 Firmware Update. The latest Nikon d800 software upgrade includes the following fixes:

  • Support for the AF-S NIKKOR 800mm f/5.6E FL ED VR has been added.
  • Subject tracking performance in AF-C (continuous-servo autofocus) autofocus mode with framing using the viewfinder has been improved.
  • Gamut for Adobe RGB images displayed in the camera’s monitor has been changed. This enables more vivid display of images.
  • With live view photography in [M] (Manual) exposure mode, exposure preview was always on.  This issue has been resolved.
  • In some very rare cases when certain memory cards were used, movie recording would stop, even when the time remaining display indicated remaining recording time.  This issue has been resolved.
  • With shooting at an image quality setting of TIFF (RGB) and an image size setting of Small, the right edge of images contained a purple line.  This issue has been resolved in the latest d800 firmware.
  • In some rare cases, images recorded in JPEG format could not be opened by some software applications.  This issue has been resolved.
  • In some very rare cases, colors would change with shooting when white balance was set to a specific color temperature, as with Preset manual or Choose color temp.  This issue has been resolved.

I downloaded and installed the Nikon d800 Firmware Update without any issue.  The download and installation instructions are included on the Nikon site.



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Waterproof iPhone Case by Hitcase

waterproof iphone case

For those of us into wildlife photography we don’t often think of our iPhone for photography, or at least we don’t take of it as a serious tool for photography.  I will have to include myself on that list until now.  In addition to my DSLR’s I carry a Canon s110 pocket camera for those moments when life happens and I don’t have my DSLR with me, sound familiar?  I also recently sprung for a Go Pro to capture those spur of the moment video’s.  However all too often we don’t have the pocket camera or Go Pro’s with us and we miss a great opportunity as a result.  My wife tells me to take a picture in my head but somehow that just isn’t as satisfying as capturing the moment.

Now if you are like 99% of the people on the planet, you have your iPhone glued to you 7/24 365 which make the iPhone your new best friend for photography the way I see it.  The iPhone is no slouch when it comes to its capabilities.  The iPhone 4 and iPhone 5 camera has an 8-megapixel, five-element lens with f/2.4 aperture.   And I love the new Panorama mode which stitches together multiple photos in real-time producing pictures at a full 28 megapixels.  Not too bad at all except the iPhone is neither waterproof nor shockproof ….that is until now.

Introducing the Hitcase Waterproof iPhone case which doubles as an iPhone shockproof case.  The Hitcase makes your iPhone waterproof to 30 feet and was built for sports like motocross and autoracing so it makes your iPhone shockproof as well.  And I love this line of thinking, the folks at Hitcase designed the case such that it comes standard with a GoPro® compatible mounts so if you own accessories for your Go Pro there’s no need to buy additional accessories, well done Hitcase.   Hitcase waterproof iPhone case accessories such as heavy-duty mounts for your motorbike and suction cup mounts for your car are available just in case you feel adventurous.  Every case comes with tripod mount included.

And yes you can still make and receive calls on your phone, use your touch screen and send your pics off to your friends all without taking the iPhone out of the Hitcase.

waterproof iPhone case

waterproof iPhone case

Some hard core photographers will still not consider the iPhone a serious tool for photography, but I for one am tired of taking pictures in my head so the thought of having 8MP strapped on my hip 7/24 365 is a winner. Priced from $89 – $129, even a cheap Scott like me will bite on that price.:))

Be sure to check out the the Hitcase video and pic gallery for further cool applications.

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Nature Photography Blogs – Your Access To A Professional Photographer

Coolwildlife BlogWhen I started in photography oh so many years ago you had to rely on books and magazines to acquire knowledge and get better at the craft there were no such things as nature photography blogs.  (Yes I am that old)

Flip forward to 2013 and there are endless resources that photographers can use to expand their skills and answer their questions.  We still have the traditional books and magazines however with the advent of social media there has been an explosion of data availability.  You can follow well known photographers like Art Wolfe and Moose Peterson on Facebook and Twitter, you can Google articles and any aspect of nature photography you like.

One  of my favorite ways to learn, which is often over looked, is to subscribe to nature photography blogs or wildlife photography blogs which will push information to you each and every time the author of the photography blog writes an article.

I highly recommend, whether you are a new to wildlife photography or a seasoned veteran, that you subscribe to a few nature photography blogs from photographers whose images inspire you.  Most photographers will have information about workshops and tours they offer as that is their bread and butter.  This isn’t a bad thing, I’ve taken trips based on those reviews and been very pleased.  It can help you weed out the good trips from the bad ones as people often comment within the blog.  Many will also share with you valuable shooting tips for a variety of conditions, etc so again it is a great way to learn.  Often times the nature photography blog becomes the means by which you, yes little old you, gets to engage in a dialogue with a professional photographer.   How cool would it be to open a dialogue with Moose Peterson or Art Wolfe, seriously that’s way cool in my books.

Here’s a few nature photography blogs to get you started, you’ll want to look for a subscription link or text box and subscribe so you begin to receive the content to your email:

Art Wolfe Nature Photography Blog – Art Wolfe is an icon in wildlife and landscape photography as far as I am concerned.  In addition to his blog be sure to check out his PBS TV Series entitled “Travels to the Edge” where Art visits hot photography spots.  It is his shoe on the Brown Bears of Alaska that was the catalyst for my Brown Bear photography trip this past summer.

Andy Rouse Nature Photography Blog – Andy is an award winning photographer out of the UK.  His blog offers great tips and a host of tours that you may be interested in taking to capture your own images.

COOLWildlife Nature Photography Blog – You knew the shameless plug for my own blog was coming right?  What the heck you just might get a tip on a great photography book, a gimbal head review or a shooting tip that’s worked for me so sign up and become linked to my world of wildlife photography.

Enjoy the learning and who knows one day you may even be inspired to begin your own nature photography blog and share your experiences with fellow photographers.  If you ever get to the point where you wish to create your own photography website or start up a wildlife photography blog I highly recommend you review the offering from Photocrati as they offer photography website & blog templates which is what my COOLWildlife site is designed on, it’s very simple to manage and no previous skills are required.

Happy Shooting




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Jobu Design Pro2 Tripod Head – Serious Long Lens Support

Jobu BWG-Pro2 Gimbal Head

I recently upgraded my original  Jobu BWG-Pro tripod head to the newly redesigned Jobu BWG-Pro2 tripod head and man what a difference.  The head is so much smoother on the pan and the tilt side, I mean seriously noticeable so my hats off to the engineers at Jobu Design as the original BWG Pro was a serious piece of gear and this new Jobu Pro2 tripod  head surpasses the original in every way.  The new 100% CNC swing-arm is 400% stiffer in bending and twisting which translates into less vibration through your lens and more in focus shots.  They also integrated the arca-swiss compatible quick release clamp saving valuable weight and aligning themselves with the gold standard for camera mounts in Arca Swiss so I was glad to see that continue.

The Jobu Design Pro2 tripod head is rated for a maximum capacity of 35 lbs and weighs in at 3lbs 10 oz.  I love the big rubber knobs which can be worked easily with mitts on during cold winter shoots and the mechanism locks down tight through the full range of motion so there is absolutely no creeping when you have your heavy lens mounted and are trying to focus on a static object over a longer period of time.  There is also a locking mechanism for safe transport which you’ll appreciate when you are carrying a $10,000 lens over your shoulder.

I love the Jobu Design Pro2 tripod head so much I decided to do a video to showcase it for you.  During the video I will show you the features of the Jobu Design Pro2 tripod head along with a few tips and tricks to help you with your wildlife photography.

As an added bonus, at time of purchase enter or mention the code “coolwildlife” and you’ll receive a 15% discount.

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