Saturday, March 31, 2007

Sidekick in action

Couple of week ago I wrote about my purchase of the Wimberly Sidekick. I received it within a few days and it works very well. I did end up ordering a longer plate to attach to my 400mm lens so that I could balance the lens & camera with the 1.4x or 2x converters attached. The 2x is quite heavy and without the longer plate I could not move the lens forward enough to achieve good balance. Now, when it is in balance, I can move the lens & camera either up/down or sideways with a very light, smooth touch. This comes in particularly handy when I'm trying to shoot birds in flight.
The two pictures below will give you an idea of how it all works. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to e-mail me.