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Wimberley Sidekick

Small enough to be easily packed, the Wimberley Sidekick converts your ball head with an Arca-style quick-release clamp into a gimbal head in seconds. Simply slide the Sidekick into the quick-release of your ball head. The elevated tilt mechanism and side-mounted quick-release enable the lens to rotate around its centre of gravity. This provides the same action and ease of use found in the original Wimberley Head at greatly reduced size, weight, and cost. Remove the Sidekick and your ball head is ready to use with smaller lenses.

  • Converts Ball Head to Gimbal Head
  • Easily Reposition Big Telephoto Lenses
  • Quick and Easy to Attach
  • Ideal for 300mm, 500mm, etc. Lenses
  • For Lenses With Tripod Collar
  • Weighs 0.6kg

Get this accessory to support your wildlife photography lenses.

Wimberley Sidekick

Compact enough to pack, the Arca Sidekick Ball to Gimbal Head Adapter from Wimberley quickly converts any ball head with an Arca-style quick-release clamp into a gimbal head. This allows the lens to rotate around its centre of gravity, dramatically improving handling and vibration dampening.

Your percentage of 'keeper' shots will definitely go up using this device with telephotos with a tripod collar. Ideal for 300mm f/2.8 or 500mm f/4.5 lenses, but also works great with 70-200/f 2.8 telephoto zooms or macro lenses with tripod collars such as the 180mm f/3.5 & 400mm f/5.6's made today. When the tripod collar is fitted in the Sidekick properly, you will have perfect 50/50 weight distribution, making the movement of the lens and camera finger-light!

The Sidekick, when combined with an appropriate ball head with an Arca-type quick release clamp & independent panning lock as well as an appropriate quick-release plate (required and available separately), makes for an incredible combination to provide control of spotting scopes. This is likely the best possible scenario for tracking a bird in flight but will require a spotting scope with a rotating tripod collar in order to be ergonomically practical.

A quick-release plate is required when using this adapter.


0.6 kg
R 5,795 Awaiting Stock
Payment plans available
Delivery Truck Free Standard shipping included. Faster options available

What's in the box

  • Wimberley Sidekick
  • Limited 10-Year Warranty

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