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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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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.

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