Wimberley custom made low-profile replacement feet replace the factory foot on the rotation collar of your lens and also serve as the Arca-Swiss style quick release plate for your lens.
No additional quick-release plate is needed.
It makes your lens handle better on a conventional tripod head, such as a ball head, and also makes it easier to pack.
Using a Wimberley replacement foot on your large lens decreases the overall height of the lens, lowering the center of gravity so that it achieves proper balance when used on a gimbal head such as the Wimberley Head or the Sidekick.
Replacement feet are specifically designed to allow for optimal gimbal head performance and may be required when using specific lenses on The Wimberley Sidekick.
The replacement feet are milled to slide right into an Arca-Swiss style quick-release clamp, and also have 1/4” and 3/8” tapped holes for mounting to non quick release tripod heads and monopods.
They have the same dual safety stops and flash bracket compatibility as Wimberley lens plates.
Arca-Swiss Style QR Foot : AP-554 Replacement Foot (Qty 1)
Mounting Screws: M3 x 12mm Socket Head Cap Screw (Qty 4)
Safety Stop Screws: M3 x 6mm Socket Head Cap Screw (Qty 2)
Hex Key: 2.5mm T-Handle (Qty 1)
Hex Key: 2.5mm (Qty 1)
Product Information Sheet:
The AP-554 replaces the stock foot on the above lenses. It is an alternative to the AP-553 plate.
It has the advantage of greater clearance between the body of the lens and the foot, making it easier to use the foot as a handle for your lens.
In addition, it is longer, allowing you to balance your lens properly when using light-weight camera bodies.
It will allow you to balance your lens with all pro and pro-sumer Nikon camera bodies, even when using teleconverters (see chart below for details).
It is the only replacement foot on the market for these lenses that allows this comprehensiveness in balancing.
Wimberley used finite element analysis to design the foot with the proper balance of weight savings and stiffness.
Other manufacturers have removed material to make the product lighter; however, Wimberley found that doing so reduces its rigidity below their quality standards.
Lowers the overall height of the 500mm lens by 1” and the 200-400mm lenses by 0.1”.