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Jobu Designs Announces Jobu Jr.3 now available with Deluxe Swing-arm


Polar bear YES, I'VE GOT MY EYES ON YOU! (Ursus maritimus, Ours Blanc) at Cape Tatnam Wildlife Management Area (south of Wapusk National Park) along the shores of the Hudson Bay in northern Manitoba. Image Copyright ©Christopher Dodds. Canon 1DX, 500mm F4 L IS , 1.4X Teleconverter III, Tripod & Jobu Jr. 3 (with Deluxe Swing-arm upgrade) ISO 800 f/9 @ 1/640s Manual Mode. PURCHASE A PRINT or LICENSE IMAGE FOR PUBLICATION HERE.


I have been using the Jobu Jr.3 since I first told you about it in April 2011 HERE. Then I told you of the long awaited design improvements to the swing arm when I announced the Deluxe Swing Arm upgrade HERE in August. Now I am delighted to announce that Jobu Designs has packaged the original Jobu Jr.3 with the new swing-arm and it is available and in-stock now. Follow the link below and be sure to use the coupon code "NATURE" while at the check-out to save 10% and help support this site.

This is the only Gimbal tripod head that I have used since I first installed it on my tripod; it supports all of the big glass that I use (500, 600 and 800mm), ensures fluid movement and most importantly, it is light and easy to pack in a world where airlines love to restrict luggage weight and size.

Order your HERE: Jr.3 Deluxe Kit (with HMJ3D upgrade)

Don't forget to use the coupon code "NATURE" to save 10%

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Reader Comments (2)

Contemplating a gimbal, can't figure out how to shoot vertical like the Polar Bear shot.


March 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterRobert Portnoff

Hi Robert,

Lots of lenses have a collar with a foot that rotates around the lens allowing vertical shooting from a tripod. Just attach to the gimabl head and rotate to vertical. This is not possible if your lens does not have the collar and you rely on mounting the camera body to your tripod head. If still not sure, google a lens like the Canon 70-300 f/2.8 IS L II and you will see the collar on the lens.

I hope this helps!

Very best,


March 25, 2013 | Registered CommenterChristopher Dodds

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