FA-11 Flash Bracket Adapter ($19.00) What's Included
Since the Nikon SC-29 Cord is dimensionally larger than previous Nikon flash cables, the FA-11 adapter allows you to attach the bottom of the Nikon SC-29 cord to the M-3 module, making it compatible with any Wimberley telephoto bracket.
It is also compatible with older style pre-SNAP QR Really Right Stuff, and pre-QR-FP Kirk Flash brackets.
Once the FA-11 is installed, you can attach your SC-29 cord to our flash brackets just as you would with older Nikon cords. You can leave the FA-11 permanently attached to the SC-29 cord.
The "Arca-Swiss Style" Quick-Release Geometry
The "Arca-Swiss Style" Quick-Release Geometry refers to the open-cavity dovetail quick-release system developed decades ago by Arca-Swiss for use with their Monoball ball heads and large format cameras. After the extreme popularity of the Arca-Swiss B-1 ball head in the 1990s, other companies began manufacturing custom camera-body and lens plates using this geometry. Since then, this geometry has become the industry standard for high-end tripod heads (particularly in the nature photography industry). The figure below shows the basic dimensions of the dovetail used in this system:
The Wimberley Head Version II, Sidekick, and other clamps use this quick-release system, so any lens that you wish to connect to our heads must be equipped with an Arca-Swiss style lens plate or replacement foot.
Manufacturers that use the Arca-Swiss Style Quick-Release Geometry include:
Giottos (only on their most recent line of ball heads & plates)
Novoflex (only on some of their products)
Really Right Stuff
This bracket consists of modules M3 & M9. It attaches directly to the Arca-Swiss style dovetail on the swinging arm of the Wimberley Head Version II. Since it is attached to the head and not your lens, it remains in place when you switch lenses. The bracket folds flat for easy storage.
Note: The Nikon SC-29 Cord is not compatible with this bracket unless you use the FA-11 Adapter.