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Sidemount Wimberley Head WH-200-S


A compact yet versatile alternative to the full Wimberley Head


Sidemount Wimberley Head WH-200-S

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The new Sidemount Wimberley Head is a lighter, more compact alternative to the full Wimberley Head.

The main casting and pan and tilt mechanisms are identical to the Wimberley Head, however the swing arm and adjustable platform are replaced by a sidemounted quick-release clamp.

This shaves nearly a pound off the weight and requires mounting the lens sideways as is done with the Wimberley Sidekick.

The same dual screw mounting configuration is used to attach the sidemounted quick-release as is used to attach the swing arm of the full Wimberley Head.

Thus, it is simple to convert the Sidemount to the full Wimberley Head or vice versa. Conversion kits for both options are available.


Sidemount Head Features:

  • Height**: 9.25” (23.5 cm)
  • WIdth: 2.5” (6.4 cm)
  • Depth: 8.0” (20.3 cm)
  • Weight 2.30 lb (1.04kg)

**Height of Sidemount Wimberley Head is measured with Q.R. knob down

Lens Compatibility Guide

The Sidemount Wimberley Head is ideally suited for lenses similar in size to a 300 f/2.8 or 500 f/4.

We try to keep the list updated as much as possible but if your lens is not listed please check Wimberley website for any updates, just click the link below.

Sidemount-Compatibility

Smaller Lenses:

Many Wimberley customers use smaller collared lenses on the Sidemount; however, when used in conjunction with a large, heavy camera body (e.g. a pro body with vertical grip), these lenses can be difficult to balance properly.

Generally, 400 f/5.6 and 300 f/4 fixed or zoom lenses with medium-weight camera bodies work well.

Heavier camera bodies on theses lenses can be problematic (even more so on 70-200 f/2.8 and smaller lenses).

Larger Lenses (e.g. 600 f/4, 400 f/2.8 & 800 f/5.6):

The Sidemount will safely carry the weight of a very big lens; however, in some cases it is necessary to replace the foot of the lens with a low-profile Lens Replacement Foot. Use the guide below to determine if your lens has special requirements.

All Makes:

300 2.8 lenses Compatible using the recommended Arca-Swiss style lens plate.
Collared lenses smaller than a 300 f/2.8——————- See “Smaller Lenses” above

Nikon:

200-400 AF-S VR I ................. Requires AP-554 (or AP-902 + P-40)
200-400 AF-S VR II ................ Requires AP-554 + AP-900
400 2.8 AF-I….......................... Requires AP-903 + P-50
400 2.8 AF-S I ........................ Requires AP-452
400 2.8 AF-S II ....................... Requires AP-452
400 2.8 VR ............................. Requires AP-452
400 3.5 MF ............................. P-30
500 4.0 AF-I ........................... Requires AP-902 + P-40
500 4.0 AF-S I .........................Requires AP-554 (or AP-900 + P-40)
500 4.0 AF-S II ....................... Requires AP-554 (or AP-900 + P-40)
500 4.0 AF-S VR .................... Requires AP-554 (or AP-900 + P-40)
500 4.0 MF ............................. P-30
600 4.0 MF ............................. Requires AP-900 + P-50
600 4.0 AF-I ........................... Requires AP-902 + P-50
600 4.0 AF-S I .........................Requires. AP-900 & AP-652
600 4.0 AF-S II ....................... Requires AP-452
600 4.0 AF-S VR I&II .............. Requires AP-452
600 5.6 MF ............................. P-30
800 5.6 MF ............................. Requires AP-900 + P-50
800 5.6 VR ............................. Requires AP-452 (or AP-900 + P-50)

Canon:

200-400 4 IS Ext 1.4x ............. Requires AP-900 + P-40
400 2.8 .....................................Requires AP-900 + P-50
400 2.8 IS I & II ....................... Requires AP-602 (or AP-902 + P-50)
400 4.0 DO ............................. P-20
400 5.6 ................................... P-20
500 4.0 IS ............................... P-40 + BS-100
500 4.5 .................................... P-40
600 4.0 .....................................Requires AP-900 + P-50
600 4.0 IS ............................... Requires AP-602 (or AP-902 + P-50)
800 5.6 MF ............................. Not Compatible
800 5.6 IS ............................... Requires AP-602 (or AP-902 + P-50)

Sigma:

120-300 2.8 ............................ P-20
150-500 5.6 ............................ P-50
300-800 5.6 ............................ Requires AP-900 + P-50
500 4.5 NON-HSM ................. Requires AP-900 + P-30
500 4.5 HSM .......................... Requires AP-900 + P-50
800 5.6 HSM .......................... Requires AP-900 + P-50