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Jobu Jr3 Plate Help

 
Steve ­ Campbell
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Nov 08, 2013 04:36 |  #1

I just picked up a used Jobu Jr3 Gimbal head in a local sale. It did not have an attachment plate so I will need one. It looks like this might be the one I need:

http://www.jobu-design.com/Surefoot-NX2--45_p_27.html (external link)

My question is, is this indeed what I need and does it just screw onto the base of a camera body or tripod ring on the lens and then attach to the gimbal head? Also, is this the type of plate that I can use if I want to attach one of those RRS L plates?

I guess if this works I'll get the Jobu made one, even though I have seen cheaper ones on Amazon. I'll be using it with a 300 2.8 IS and a 70-200 2.8 IS II.


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Nov 09, 2013 04:08 |  #2

Steve Campbell wrote in post #16434116 (external link)
I just picked up a used Jobu Jr3 Gimbal head in a local sale. It did not have an attachment plate so I will need one. It looks like this might be the one I need:

http://www.jobu-design.com/Surefoot-NX2--45_p_27.html (external link)

My question is, is this indeed what I need and does it just screw onto the base of a camera body or tripod ring on the lens and then attach to the gimbal head? Also, is this the type of plate that I can use if I want to attach one of those RRS L plates?

I guess if this works I'll get the Jobu made one, even though I have seen cheaper ones on Amazon. I'll be using it with a 300 2.8 IS and a 70-200 2.8 IS II.

The heads don't come with plates as standard. Any Arca-Swiss plate will work with the head (including the Jobu one you've shown). Some people prefer to stick with branded plates or even plates of the same brand as the head to ensure quality/compatibility but I think this is more of an issue with heads fitted with a quick-release clamp. The Jobu has a traditional screw clamp so will work with anything.

I would recommend getting a plate for each of your lenses: (a) you need a hex key to swap them over, and (b) you can get plates that are optimised for the type of lens/camera they attach to.

An L-plate attaches directly to your camera and fits directly into the head. No other plates are required. You will only need one if your lens doesn't have a tripod collar and you need to attach your camera to the head instead.


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Nov 09, 2013 05:40 as a reply to  @ Scott_online's post |  #3

I have the NX-2 for both the 300/4 and 400/5.6. Works well. I love the Jobu. I removed the sidearm though and use it as a sidekick.


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