britt777 wrote in post #7330026
Thanks Tim, I read this on Arthur Morris site :
F-9 Wimberley Head Flash Bracket
(for Wimberley Head Version II)
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.
The F-9 bracket has been designed to clamp to both the swing arm of the V-2 Wimberley and to the plates so it can be used when working on the ground or from the car, but I still prefer the F-1 to the F-9 in these situations as it gives you more flexibility.
I would like more flexibility.
They're both equally flexible. It all depends on what type of flexibility you want. If you have an L-plate for your camera, the F-9 provides a little more flexibility than the F-1 does because the F-9 can be mounted on the L-plate and allow the use of any lens you have. The F-1, by itself, can only be mounted on the plate attached to the foot of a lens tripod collar so you won't be able to use the it with regular lenses unless you get the M-8 perpendicular plate ($85).
If you don't have an L-plate, then you'd need to get the M-2 upright ($44) for the F-9 but that's still cheaper than the M-8 that would be required for the F-1.
Anyway, that's just my take on it. The reason I like the F-9 so much is because the M-9 that comes with it is so flexible to use. Most clamps mount perpendicular to the plate. That's why the F-1, when mounted to the camera plate, requires the M-8 perpendicular plate to realign the F-1. The clamp on the M-9 can be pivoted so that you can mount it to a plate in parallel, or perpendicular to the plate, or at any angle in-between.