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Sidemount Wimberley Head™- Compatibility  
Sidemount Wimberley Head WH-200-S mounted on tripod
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WH-200-S Sidemount Wimberley Head ($445.00)   

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Note: The WH-200-S has a built-in Arca-Swiss style quick-release clamp. In order to use the head, your lens must be equipped with an Arca-Swiss style lens plate.

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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.

Smaller Lenses: Many of our 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.

(Click Here if you already have a non-Wimberley lens plate or replacement foot.)

Lens Plate Recommendations

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CANON LENSES
Plate Recommendations for:
WIMBERLEY HEAD (WH-200)
And Non-Gimbal Heads (Ball Heads, etc.)
Plate Recommendations for:
SIDEKICK (SK-100)
Plate Recommendations for:
Sidemount Wimberley (WH-200-S)
65 2.8 1-5x Macro P-20 P-20 P-20
100 2.8 Macro IS & non-IS P-20 P-20 P-20
180 3.5 Macro P-20 P-20 P-20
28-300 3.5-5.6 IS P-20 P-20 P-20
35-350 3.5-5.6 IS P-20 P-20 P-20
70-200 2.8 non-IS P-20 P-20 P-20
70-200 2.8 IS P-20 P-20 P-20
70-200 2.8 IS II & IS III P-10 P-10 P-10
70-200 4.0 non-IS & IS & IS II P-10 P-10 P-10
70-300 4.0-5.6 IS P-20 P-20 P-20
80-200 2.8 P-20 P-20 P-20
100-400 4.5-5.6 IS P-20 P-20 P-20
100-400 4.5-5.6 IS II P-10 Mounted in reverse P-10 Mounted in reverse P-10 Mounted in reverse
200 1.8 P-20 P-20 P-20
200 2.0 IS I & IS II P-20 P-20 P-20
200 2.8 IS II P-20 P-20 P-20
200-400 4.0 IS Ext 1.4 P-40 or AP-603 P-40 + AP-900 or AP-603 P-40 or AP-603
300 2.8 non-IS P-20 P-20 P-20
300 2.8 IS I P-30 P-30 P-30
300 2.8 IS II P-20 or AP-603 P-20 or AP-603 P-20 or AP-603
300 4.0 non-IS P-10 P-10 P-10
300 4.0 IS P-20 P-20 P-20
400 2.8 non-IS P-50 P-50 + AP-900 (not compatible w/ Sidemount)
400 2.8 IS I P-40 or AP-604 AP-602 AP-602
400 2.8 IS II P-40 or AP-604 AP-602 AP-602
400 4.0 DO IS I P-20 P-20 P-20
400 4.0 DO IS II P-20 or AP-603 P-20 or AP-603 P-20 or AP-603
400 5.6 P-20 P-20 P-20
500 4.0 IS I P-40 P-40 P-40
500 4.0 IS II P-40 or AP-603 AP-603 AP-603
500 4.5 non-IS P-40 P-40 P-40
600 4.0 non-IS P-50 P-50 + AP-900 (not compatible w/ Sidemount)
600 4.0 IS ver. I P-40 or AP-604 (P-40 + AP-902) or AP-602 P-40 or AP-602
600 4.0 IS II P-40 or AP-604 (P-40 + AP-901) or AP-602 P-40 or AP-602
600 4.5 MF P-50 P-50 P-50
800 5.6 IS P-40 or AP-608 AP-608 AP-608
800 5.6 MF P-50 P-50 P-50

 

FUJI LENSES
Plate Recommendations for:
WIMBERLEY HEAD (WH-200)
And Non-Gimbal Heads (Ball Heads, etc.)
Plate Recommendations for:
SIDEKICK (SK-100)
Plate Recommendations for:
Sidemount Wimberley (WH-200-S)
50-140 2.8 WR P-10 P-10 P-10
100-400 4.5-5.6 WR P-30 P-30 P-30

 

LEICA LENSES
(APO-TELYT-R Modular System)
Plate Recommendations for:
WIMBERLEY HEAD (WH-200)
And Non-Gimbal Heads (Ball Heads, etc.)
Plate Recommendations for:
SIDEKICK (SK-100)
Plate Recommendations for:
Sidemount Wimberley (WH-200-S)
90-280 2.8-4 P-30 P-30 P-30

 

NIKON LENSES
Plate Recommendations for:
WIMBERLEY HEAD (WH-200)
And Non-Gimbal Heads (Ball Heads, etc.)
Plate Recommendations for:
SIDEKICK (SK-100)
Plate Recommendations for:
Sidemount Wimberley (WH-200-S)
70-180 4.5-5.6 AF Macro P-10 P-10 P-10
200 4.0 Ai-S Macro P-10 P-10 P-10
200 4.0 AF Macro P-10 P-10 P-10
70-200 2.8 VR I P-20 P-20 P-20
70-200 2.8 VR II P-20 P-20 P-20
70-200 2.8 E FL VR P-20 P-20 P-20
70-200 4.0 AF-S VR P-20 P-20 P-20
80-200 2.8 AF P-10 P-10 P-10
80-200 2.8 AF-S P-10 P-10 P-10
80-400 4.5-5.6 AF VR P-10 P-10 P-10
80-400 4.5-5.6 AF-S VR P-10 P-10 P-10
180-400 4.0 FL VR TC 1.4 P-40 or AP-551 AP-551 AP-551
200-400 4.0 VR (I & II) P-40 or AP-551 AP-551 AP-551
200-500 5.6 E VR P-30 P-30 P-30
200 2.0 Ai & Ai-S P-10 P-10 P-10
200 2.0 VR (I & II) AP-552 AP-552 AP-552
300 2.8 Ai-S & Ai P-10 P-10 P-10
300 2.8 AF P-20 P-20 P-20
300 2.8 AF-I P-20 P-20 P-20
300 2.8 AF-S (I & II) P-30 P-30 P-30
300 2.8 VR (I & II) P-30 or AP-551 P-30 or AP-551 P-30 or AP-551
300 4.0 AF P-10 P-10 P-10
300 4.0 AF-S P-10 P-10 P-10
300 4.0 E PF VR P-20 P-20 P-20
300 4.5 Ai-S P-10 P-10 P-10
400 2.8 Ai-S & AF-I P-50 P-50 + AP-903 (not compatible w/ Sidemount)
400 2.8 AF-S (I & II) AP-452 (Mandatory for use w/ WH-200) AP-452 AP-452
400 2.8 VR (I & II) AP-452 (Mandatory for use w/ WH-200) AP-452 AP-452
400 2.8 FL VR P-40 or AP-555 AP-555 + AP-900 (not compatible w/ Sidemount)
400 3.5 MF P-30 P-30 P-30
400 5.6 Ai-S P-20 P-20 P-20
500 4.0 Ai P P-30 P-30 P-30
500 4.0 AF-I P-40 P-40 + AP-902 (not compatible w/ Sidemount)
500 4.0 AF-S (I & II) P-40 or AP-554 AP-554 AP-554
500 4.0 VR (I & II) P-40 or AP-554 AP-554 AP-554
500 4.0 FL VR P-40 or AP-551 AP-551 AP-551
600 4.0 Ai-S P-50 P-50 + AP-900 (not compatible w/ Sidemount)
600 4.0 AF-I P-50 P-50 + AP-902 (not compatible w/ Sidemount)
600 4.0 AF-S I AP-652 AP-652 + AP-900 (not compatible w/ Sidemount)
600 4.0 AF-S II AP-452 (Mandatory for use w/ WH-200) AP-452 AP-452
600 4.0 VR (I & II) AP-452 (Mandatory for use w/ WH-200) AP-452 AP-452
600 4.0 FL VR P-50 or AP-555 AP-555 + AP-901 (not compatible w/ Sidemount)
600 5.6 Ai-S P-30 P-30 P-30
800 5.6 MF P-50 P-50 + AP-900 (not compatible w/ Sidemount)
800 5.6 FL VR P-40 or AP-555 AP-555 + AP-901 AP-555

 

OLYMPUS (ZUIKO/M.ZUIKO LENSES)
Plate Recommendations for:
WIMBERLEY HEAD (WH-200)
And Non-Gimbal Heads (Ball Heads, etc.)
Plate Recommendations for:
SIDEKICK (SK-100)
Plate Recommendations for:
Sidemount Wimberley (WH-200-S)
35-100 2.0 Zuiko P-20 P-20 P-20
40-150 2.8 M.Zuiko P-10 P-10 P-10
50-200 2.8-3.5 Zuiko P-20 P-20 P-20
90-250 2.8 Zuiko P-40 P-40 P-40
150 2.0 Zuiko P-20 P-20 P-20
300 2.8 Zuiko P-30 P-30 P-30
300 4.0 M.Zuiko P-20 P-20 P-20

 

PANASONIC LENSES
Plate Recommendations for:
WIMBERLEY HEAD (WH-200)
And Non-Gimbal Heads (Ball Heads, etc.)
Plate Recommendations for:
SIDEKICK (SK-100)
Plate Recommendations for:
Sidemount Wimberley (WH-200-S)
100-400 4-6.3 OIS P-30 P-30 P-30

 

PENTAX
LENSES
Plate Recommendations for:
WIMBERLEY HEAD (WH-200)
And Non-Gimbal Heads (Ball Heads, etc.)
Plate Recommendations for:
SIDEKICK (SK-100)
Plate Recommendations for:
Sidemount Wimberley (WH-200-S)
60-250 4.0 SMC DA P-20 P-20 P-20
80-200 2.8 SMC FA P-20 P-20 P-20
150-450 4.5-5.6 D-FA AW P-40 P-40 P-40
200 4.0 Macro SMC A P-20 P-20 P-20
250-600 5.6 SMC P-FA P-50 P-50 P-50
300 2.8 MF SMC P-A P-20 P-20 P-20
300 2.8 AF SMC P-FA P-30 P-30 P-30
300 4.0 SMC-DA P-30 P-30 P-30
400 2.8 SMC A P-30 P-30 P-30
560 5.6 DA AW P-50 P-50 P-50
600 4.0 SMC P-FA P-50 P-50 P-50

 

SONY
LENSES
Plate Recommendations for:
WIMBERLEY HEAD (WH-200)
And Non-Gimbal Heads (Ball Heads, etc.)
Plate Recommendations for:
SIDEKICK (SK-100)
Plate Recommendations for:
Sidemount Wimberley (WH-200-S)
28-135 4.0 FE PZ G OSS P-20 + BS-100 P-20 + BS-100 P-20 + BS-100
70-200 2.8 G SSM I & II P-20 + BS-100 P-20 + BS-100 P-20 + BS-100
70-200 2.8 GM OSS P-20 P-20 P-20
70-200 4.0 G OSS P-20 + BS-100 P-20 + BS-100 P-20 + BS-100
70-400 4-5.6 G SSM I & II P-20 + AP-903 + BS-100 P-20 + AP-903 + BS-100 P-20 + BS-100
100-400 4.5-5.6 FE GM OSS P-20 P-20 P-20
300 2.8 G SSM I & II P-30 + BS-100 P-30 + BS-100 P-30 + BS-100
400 2.8 GM OSS P-40 or AP-609 AP-609 AP-609
500 4.0 G SSM P-40 + BS-100 P-40 + BS-100 P-40 + BS-100

 

SIGMA
LENSES
Plate Recommendations for:
WIMBERLEY HEAD (WH-200)
And Non-Gimbal Heads (Ball Heads, etc.)
Plate Recommendations for:
SIDEKICK (SK-100)
Plate Recommendations for:
Sidemount Wimberley (WH-200-S)
Lens with a TS-41 Collar & foot P-40 P-40 P-40
50-500 4.5-6.3 APO P-40 P-40 P-40
70-200 2.8 APO P-10 P-10 P-10
80-200 2.8 P-10 P-10 P-10
80-400 4.5-5.6 APO OS P-40 P-40 P-40
100-300 4.0 APO P-10 P-10 P-10
120-300 2.8 DG P-30 P-30 P-30
120-300 2.8 DG OS P-30 P-30 P-30
120-300 2.8 DG OS Sports P-40 P-40 P-40
120-400 4.5-5.6 DG OS P-30 P-30 P-30
135-400 4.5-5.6 P-10 P-10 P-10
150 2.8 OS Macro P-20 P-20 P-20
150-500 5-6.3 APO P-50 P-50 P-50
150-600 5.0-6.3 Contemporary P-30 P-30 P-30
150-600 5.0-6.3 Sports P-50 or AP-608 P-50 or AP-608 P-50 or AP-608
170-500 5.0-6.3 APO P-10 P-10 P-10
180 2.8 OS Macro P-10 P-10 P-10
300 4.0 P-10 P-10 P-10
300 2.8 APO P-20 P-20 P-20
300-800 5.6 APO P-50 P-50 + AP-900 (not compatible w/ Sidemount)
400 5.6 APO P-10 P-10 P-10
500 4.0 OS Sports P-50 (or AP-602) P-50 (or AP-602) P-50 (or AP-602)
500 4.5 non-HSM P-30 P-30 + AP-900 (not compatible w/ Sidemount)
500 4.5 APO P-50 P-50 + AP-900 (not compatible w/ Sidemount)
800 5.6 APO P-50 P-50 + AP-900 (not compatible w/ Sidemount)

 

TAMRON
LENSES
Plate Recommendations for:
WIMBERLEY HEAD (WH-200)
And Non-Gimbal Heads (Ball Heads, etc.)
Plate Recommendations for:
SIDEKICK (SK-100)
Plate Recommendations for:
Sidemount Wimberley (WH-200-S)
70-200 2.8 Di VC P-20 P-20 P-20
70-200 2.8 AF Macro P-20 P-20 P-20
70-210 2.8 P-10 P-10 P-10
180 2.8 AF Macro P-10 P-10 P-10
150-600 5-6.3 VC P-30 P-30 P-30
150-600 5-6.3 VC G2 P-30 P-30 P-30
200-400 5.6 P-10 P-10 P-10
200-500 5-6.3 P-10 P-10 P-10
300 2.8 P-20 P-20 P-20

 

TOKINA
LENSES
Plate Recommendations for:
WIMBERLEY HEAD (WH-200)
And Non-Gimbal Heads (Ball Heads, etc.)
Plate Recommendations for:
SIDEKICK (SK-100)
Plate Recommendations for:
Sidemount Wimberley (WH-200-S)
50-135 2.8 P-10 P-10 P-10
70-200 4.0 P-20 P-20 P-20
80-200 2.8 P-10 P-10 P-10
80-400 4.5-5.6 P-20 P-20 P-20
100-300 4.0 APO P-10 P-10 P-10
100-400 4.0 APO P-10 P-10 P-10
150-500 5.6 P-20 P-20 P-20
300 2.8 P-20 P-20 P-20
300 4.0 P-10 P-10 P-10
400 5.6 APO P-10 P-10 P-10

About this Guide

The charts above list the lens plate and additional hardware(if necessary) that we recommend for some of the most common collared lenses. If your lens is not on the list, please contact us and we will be happy to help you find the proper plate. A lens not listed has not been tested.

We try to suggest a plate that will work for all scenarios, but this is not always possible. The balance point of the lens/camera combination is affected by the weight of the camera body and other accessories attached to the lens and each set up is different.

The plates that we recommend should be long enough to:

   1.) Properly balance the lens when using our gimbal heads

   2.) Allow room to attach a flash bracket to the plate.
  In some cases, this means that the plate is significantly longer than the foot of the lens.

NOTE: Other manufacturers' plates may not be long enough or dimensionally compatible in order to properly balance your setup. Check the length of the recommended plate in our charts for comparison. If your particular setup does not balance properly using our suggested plate, please contact us right away so that we can help you find a more suitable plate.

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

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