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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.

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