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Jobu Design Lightweight MK III Gimbal Head, Up to 15 lb Load Capacity

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About the Jobu Design MKIII

The Jobu Design BWG-LW3 Lightweight MK III Gimbal Head is a gimbal-type tripod head that allows the entire weight of the camera and lens combination to be hung rather than balanced. Major improvements have been made to the original BWG-LW2 that includes a significant reduction in overall weight.

The new version is a half-pound lighter than its predecessor. This weight loss comes with a stiffening of the chassis, resulting in a much stronger gimbal that's less prone to flex. Additionally, a ball-bearing pivoting system has been introduced that makes the action on this gimbal much smoother than before.

This gimbal design allows the camera to be side-mounted rather than to be placed on top of a ball head. This is especially useful for larger telephoto lenses or spotting scopes. This way the lens can rotate around its center of gravity, dramatically improving handling and vibration dampening.

Jobu Design MKIII Features

  • Seriously stiffer! Heat-Treated construction ensures extremely stiff components for maximum vibration reduction
  • Seriously smooth! A new roller bearing design allows for 100% variable friction control, from full lock-out to barely perceptible drag, it's all there
  • Heavy camera and lens combinations still have extremely smooth motion. Same performance in hot/cold conditions
  • This new head also uses new rubberized knobs, which are comfortable and easy on the hands
  • Powder coat finish on the main body and black anodizing on all the aluminum parts makes for long term weatherability and durability
  • The Arca-Swiss type quick release base allows it to be used with any of the many "Arca-Swiss type" plates, available from Arca-Swiss, Foba, NPC, Novoflex, etc
  • Ergonomically designed thermoplastic clamping knobs. These feature a wide grip and smooth contours that are easy on the hands. The high-profile 6-lobe design allows for ease of use and strong clamping, even with gloves on
  • Requires no maintenance. Nylon bushings will not wear out and heavy-duty waterproof grease is used to create the silky-smooth operation

Jobu Design MKIII Specifications

Load Capacity Up to 15 lb (6.8 kg)
Height 11.4
Quick Release Yes (Arca-Swiss type)
Spirit Level No
Tension Control No
Tripod Mount Thread Size 3/8"
Weight 1.8 lb (822g)
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