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paulbk

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Wimberley Tripod Head, no roll axis?
« on: May 17, 2007, 07:15:10 AM »

I am considering the Wimberley Tripod Head II for use with Canon EF 400mm f/2.8 L IS USM. The Canon 400 weighs about 12 pounds. From the photo, it appears the Wimberley has pan and pitch axis, but no roll axis (tilt left/right).
Is this true? That means must use the lens collar to roll, or the tripod must be ‘near level’ with the horizon.
Anyone find this to be a problem?

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Wimberley Tripod Head, no roll axis?
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2007, 08:37:15 AM »

I use the Gitzo leveling post on my 1325. That takes care of the problem with minimum hassle.
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Wimberley Tripod Head, no roll axis?
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2007, 04:25:55 PM »

No problem.
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Wimberley Tripod Head, no roll axis?
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2007, 05:40:07 PM »

Thanks all..!
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Wimberley Tripod Head, no roll axis?
« Reply #4 on: June 11, 2007, 07:51:49 PM »

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I use the Gitzo leveling post on my 1325. That takes care of the problem with minimum hassle.
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Me too.

Using the Wimberly head without it could be rather annoying too. The Leveling post is one of those things I would not want to do without.
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