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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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Jobu Design HD3 – Voted Best Tripod Head


Jobu-Design.com HD3 Head

Jobu Design out of Canada really nailed it with what I consider to be the best tripod head on the market today.  If you’re looking for a gimbal head that’s the perfect balance between weight and support for your longer lenses this is a gimbal head that should be at the top of your shopping list.  In my opinion Jobu Design has been outpacing the competition, namely the Wimberley tripod heads, with engineering marvels and features for some time now.

This head weighs 0.5 lbs lighter than the Jobu Pro2 gimbal head and is rated for a maximum payload of 25 lbs meaning it can easily support your Nikon 600mm lens or Nikon 800mm lens when it is released.   Needle bearings make the movement of the base and swing arm effortless so that 15-20 lbs of camera and lens can be maneuvered with one finger, it really is pretty amazing.

If you’re shopping for a gimbal head or you’re currently trying to use a ball head to manage your longer lenses then it is well worth your time to check out the video review below where I show you some of the features of the Jobu Design HD3 tripod head and just how easy it is to maneuver my Nikon D800 and Nikon 600mm lens combo.

I will also point out some tips and tricks along the way and show you how you can switch back and forth from long lens support to landscape photography using just one Jobu Design HD3 gimbal head.

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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Best Tripod Head Maker Jobu Design Provides Low Cost Upgrade Path

Just when I thought it couldn’t get any better Jobu Design surprises its customers once again with a level of customer service that is quite frankly unheard of.  At the beginning of the year I wrote about an upgrade program that best tripod head maker Jobu Design put out to the market.  In a nutshell it offered the ability for a customer who had purchased a legacy Jobu Design product to upgrade to a newly released product for the low cost of an upgrade.  At the time my interpretation was that you could upgrade from like product to like product.  Example: If you owned a BWG Pro gimbal head you could upgrade to the new Jobu Design Pro 2 gimbal head.

This week I learned from first hand experience through someone who read my initial blog and contacted Jobu Design that they allow you to cross those lines and upgrade from one product line to another.  Example: This particular customer had ordered the Jobu Jr.3 and found that he wanted a heavier duty tripod head to handle his 500mm lens.  When he reached out to the Jobu Design customer service team he was advised that he could upgrade his Jr.3 to the Jobu Pro 2 for the difference between the two.  He was so impressed that he received full credit for his used tripod that he contacted me to tell me how he was floored by the offer and utterly impressed by their outstanding customer service.

I honestly don’t expect a company to give me full credit for a used item towards the purchase of a new item but I am pleased as punch that I can tell the world that it is possible and Jobu Design has made it a reality.  The best tripod maker in the business just took another step in the right direction.  If you are a current Jobu Design customer rejoice, if not here’s another compelling reason to join the best tripod head maker and experience the value of excellent customer service for yourself.

Jobu Pro 2

Jobu Pro 2 Gimbal

Do yourself a favour if you’re in the market for a new gimbal head for use with a big lens you’ll want to check out the new Jobu Pro 2.

>As an added bonus when you place your order for any Jobu product if you enter the code “coolwildlife” you’ll get a 15% discount off your order.

(Not applicable to upgrades)

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