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  • With its lightweight and small profile, the Junior 3 Gimbal Head is perfect for photographers who travel
  • Shown attached to camera lens and flash set-up (not included)

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Jobu Jr3 vs Jobu Jr3 Deluxe differences and comparisons 04:18

This video illustrates the differences between the popular Jobu Design gimbal heads: The Jobu Jr.3 Kit (BWG-J3K) and the Jobu Jr.3 Deluxe (BWG-J3D). Also, we illustrate how to convert the gimbal into a side-mount kit, to save even more weight and space.

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Junior 3 Lightweight Gimbal Head for Bird and Wildlife Photography

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Product Description

If you’re looking for a very small gimbal head you will be thrilled with the Junior 3 Gimbal Head by Jobu Design. It’s is the perfect companion for the traveling photographer, easily fitting into small pockets of your existing photography equipment bags.

The Junior 3 Gimbal Head (BWG-J3K) is smaller, lighter, smoother, and more compact than Jobu Design’s earlier model, the Junior 2 (BWG-J2K).

  • Needle roller bearings allow smoother tilting under heavy loads and better adjustment of friction.
  • Smooth panning and tilting for better motion control and damping of lenses.
  • Lockout force improved by 200%.
  • Overall durability improved in all aspects with 9″ x 8″ profile.
  • Load capacity is up to 12 pounds (5.40 kg).

Recommended For

  • 70–200 ƒ2.8/ƒ4, 300mm ƒ2.8/ƒ4, 100–400 zoom, 150–400 zoom, 400mm ƒ5.6, 400mm DO, etc.
  • Lens and camera weights under 10 pounds total

*Vertical movement is limited for heavier pro DSLR cameras and shorter lenses that balance close to the camera body (such as a 70–200 zoom with a pro body).

What’s Included

  • Removable swing-arm (HM-J2)
  • Arca-Swiss compatible quick release

Please see the Specifications tab below for additional information.


Dimensions and Weight

  • Dimensions: 9″ x 8″ (22.9 x 20.3 cm)
  • Load Capacity: 12 pounds (5.4 kg)
  • Maximum capacity is up to 15 pounds (6.80 kg) when used occassionally
  • Tripod Mount: 3/8″-16
  • Weight: 1.7 pounds (771 g)


  • One piece hollow, cast, heat-treated body
  • Extreme stiffness for a small gimbal head

Compared to the Jr. 2 Gimbal Head

  • Overall 1″ reduced height from the Jr. 2 gimbal head
  • 30 grams lighter than the Jr. 2 gimbal head
  • Rubberized knobs for cold and wet weather usage
  • Standard ⅜″ tripod mount

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