The Wimberley MonoGimbal Head is a new style of monopod head. It allows you to balance your lens, preventing lens flop. The end result is a hand-held experience with the added stability of a monopod.
The offset nature of the head compared to a tilt or ball head seems like a problem for handling, panning, and maintaining a level horizon. However in practice your hands intuitively do all these things without even thinking about it.
The MonoGimbal Head is a game-changer when it comes to portability. The offset nature allows easy carrying with the weight of the lens and camera resting on your back instead of applying all that weight to the monopod which then digs into your shoulder. Also, weighing in at .77lbs, it is a very light and compact unit.
Lastly the MonoGimbal Head is capable of handling any lens with a rotating collar with the limiting factor being the strength of the monopod.
1- Your lens must have a rotation collar.
2- Your lens must have an Arca-Swiss style quick-release plate or a Lens Replacement Foot with an integrated Arca-Swiss style dovetail.
1- Your Monopod should be rated for 3 times the weight of your setup.
2- An Arca-Swiss style quick-release clamp if you plan on mounting using the arca-swiss dovetails on the MonoGimbal Head
Weight: 0.77 lbs (347 grams)