Quick Release Type
The Wimberley Sidemount Head Version II 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.