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About Jobu Design BWG-J3K

Photographers looking for a high performance tripod head in a very small package will be thrilled with the new BWG-J3K gimbal head from Jobu Design. This new head has a one-piece hollow, cast, heat treated body making it extremely stiff. It is smaller, lighter, smoother and more compact than our earlier BWG-J2K head. Needle roller bearings allow smoother tilting under heavy loads and betteradjustment of friction. Lockout force has been improved 200%, and overall durability has been improved in all aspects. The perfect travel companion it has an overall profile of 9" by 8" and easily fits into the small pockets of your existing bags.

• Includes removable swing-arm (HM-J2)
• Includes Arca-SwissTM compatible quick release
• Rubberized knobs for cold and wet weather usage
• Standard 3/8" tripod mount
• Requires an Arca-SwissTM type of plate
• Weighs 725 g/1.4 lbs

Recommended for:
70-200 F2.8/F4, 300mm F2.8/F4, 100-400 zoom, 150-400 zoom, 400mm F5.6, 400mm DO, etc. Lens and camera recommended under 10 lbs total. Maximum capacity up to 15 lbs for occasional use.

The Jobu Design BWG-J3K is commonly used for Sports/action, Wildlife and more.The Jobu Design BWG-J3K is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Semi-pro photographer among others.The Jobu Design BWG-J3K is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Jobu Design BWG-J3K: Attaches firmly, Large range of motion, Stable and Strong clamp

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Large range of motion (7),Stable (7),Strong clamp (7),Attaches firmly (6)
Best Uses:
Wildlife (7),Sports/action (6)
Reviewer Profile:
Semi-pro photographer (4)

Jobu Design BWG-J3K Reviews

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Most Liked Positive Review


Dynamite gimbal. I own two!

I use Jobu Design BWG-J3K Junior 3 Gimbal Kit with Swing-arm HM-J2 on a Cullman 525c tripod for my spotting scope and for my large Canon telephoto lenses. I would recomend the gimbal and tripod without hesitation.

Reviewed by 7 customers


Dynamite gimbal. I own two!


from Colville, WA  -  Photo Enthusiast

I use Jobu Design BWG-J3K Junior 3 Gimbal Kit with Swing-arm HM-J2 on a Cullman 525c tripod for my spotting scope and for my large Canon telephoto lenses. I would recomend the gimbal and tripod without hesitation.


Jobu Design BWG-J3K Junior 3 Gimbal Kit


from Ilion, NY  -  Pro Photographer

Perfect for my needs.


does it all as needed !


from Florida, New England, in between...  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Use it with Sigma 150-500 Bigma on D700. Balances nice with supplied foot on lens, even fully extended (lens +). Light weight for hauling around. Smooth movement for action shots, locks solid for still life. Cost was reasonable.


best accessorie I've bought period


from ocala, fl  -  Photo Enthusiast

i replaced my ball head with this device because my ball head wasn't firm enough for my gear. and this is so much smoother when panning eagles in flight


Excellent head


from Sister Bay, WI  -  Semi-pro Photographer

This head has been an excellent value. I use it with my Nikor 300mm f4, sometimes with a 1.4x teleconverter added. Re: customer question. Mine came with an Arca Swiss style clamp. I have a Kirk photo plate on the lens, all works perfectly.


Outstanding Gimbal Head


from Indianapolis  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I have used this product with a digital body and lens up to 500mm f4.5 although more generally on a 400mm f5.6. Provided the lens mount is well placed the opperation is a dream. Very smooth. Very lightweight. Top rated product made in Canaga. The only issue some may have is the base is small as are the knobs. I love it, but if you want larger knobs it might be an issue for you.


Excellent product


from Florida Space Coast  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Excellent gimbal head. Very secure , very smooth, very stable. Works very well with my 150-500 zoom lens.


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Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
JOHN R. N  This gimbal kit and lens plate fits my Canon L series 100-400 lens perfect and works well. I am not familiar with her lenses.
mike a  oe does this model differ from the Deluxe model?
GAIL C  I really love the Jobu I purchased -
mike a  Hey Gail thanks for the input. I bough the Jobu deluxe and it's great. Thanks again..
Ken K  The product overview says "-includes Arca-Swiss TM compatible qucik release" Can this plate be used to mount a medium telephoto lens such as a Sigma 50 - 500mm zoom lens? (also does it actually include a quick release plate as is describe and it would be unnecessary to buy anothe quick release plate?
JOSEPH O  Please disregard my answer; I thought I was still dealing with the Flashpoint gimbal. Sorry!
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