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Introduced in April of 2014, the Plamp II is an updated version to our widely popular Plamp. It features a more robust, sturdier, articulating arm and a redesigned thumbscrew activated clip with jaws that allow for precise opening and closing for delicate work and stronger clamping force when required. Use the Plamp to stabilize windblown subjects, adjust the position or angle of your subject, or move obstructing foliage. You can also use the Plamp to hold reflectors and lens shades. One day in the field with a Plamp and you will begin to realize its full potential. https://www.tripodhead.com/products/plamp-main.cfm Wimberley is a father-son partnership dedicated to the design and manufacture of the highest quality professional photography equipment. We make tripod gimbal heads for large telephoto lenses, macro accessories, modular flash brackets, Arca-Swiss style quick-release clamps & plates, and more... http://www.tripodhead.com/
The Wimberley ...Introduced in April of 2014, the Plamp II is an updated versio...
Wimberley Plamp II
The Wimberley Plamp II is a helpful accessory to use in the field or studio for a variety of uses including stabilizing windblown subjects, moving foliage, and adding creative elements.
Wimberley Plamp II is great when you could use an extra set of hands to hold objects like reflectors, diffusers, or small flashlights. When setting up the shot, use the Wimberley Plamp II to move your subject in the right angle for lighting, move distracting elements, or make a background in the scene more desirable.
How it Works
One end of the Wimberley Plamp II clamps to your tripod while the other firmly grasps the object.
Why You’ll Love the Wimberley Plamp II
- Redesigned thumbscrew activated clip jaws allow for precise opening and closing for delicate work but stronger clamping force when needed.
- Foam jaw inserts grip delicate objects without damage.
- ZytelST super-tough nylon offers unbreakable clip jaws in the most extreme conditions.
- Holding notch in the clip grabs the steel rim on small and large cloth reflectors with a steel ring hoop, offering secure slip-free attachment.
- Clip’s arched recess grips larger cylindrical objects like branches and flashlights with ease.
- Robust articulating arm featuring LocLine elements for sturdiness and durability while still able to accurately position heavier objects.
- Articulating arm vibrates less, reducing valuable wait time with each movement.
- Large arm diameter so you can clamp to another Wimberley Plamp for more versatile positioning and extension.
- High-quality pony clamp for adjustable clamping tension featuring custom beveled jaw pads to grip cylindrical objects like tripod legs without slipping.
See the Specifications tab below for more information on tripod and lens compatibility.
- Limited 5 year warranty from manufacturer
Please see the Specifications tab below for additional information.
Wimberley Plamp II Dimensions and Weight
- Length: 23″ (58.5 cm)
- Weight: 7.9 ounces (224 g)
- Maximum Holding Capacity: Approximately 8 ounces (227 g) depending on its position; details below.
- Maximum Clip Jaw Opening: 1″ (2.54 cm); details below.
Wimberley Plamp II can attach to tripod legs with diameters between 0.9″ and 1.4″ (23 mm to 35 mm). This includes Gitzo Series 1, 2, and 3 tripods and nearly all commonly used Bogen (Manfrotto) tripods.
Wimberley Plamp II is 23″ long, which is perfect for 100 mm and smaller macro lenses.
Uses for the Wimberley Plamp II in the Field
Wimberley Plamp II is a great accessory for outdoor and macro photographers or when working in the studio. Below is a list of ideas, but the creative opportunities are endless!
- Steady wind-blown plants for ambient light photography.
- Hold reflectors, diffusers, or small flashlights.
- Make small adjustments in your subject to align with film plane.
- Move your subject into the desired angle for lighting (back lighting, side lighting, and front lighting).
- Change your subject’s orientation to make an impossible camera angle possible.
- Move your subject so it’s in front of the desired background.
- Move distracting background or foreground elements out of the way.
- Move desirable background or foreground elements into the picture.
- Hold a small shade to block light from hitting your lens and causing flare.
Maximum Holding Capacity
- Wimberley Plamp II will hold 12″ reflectors and diffusers in any position without problem.
- 20″ reflectors, which are generally held in a relatively vertical position and not fully cantilevered out, can be held and positioned confidently with a single Wimberley Plamp II.
- 20″ diffusers can be cantilevered above your subject using one Wimberley Plamp II, however it’s pushing the limits of it’s holding capacity. It might take some experimentation to find a position that will hold. Aggressively bending the joints of the Wimberley Plamp II back and forth until they make a louder squeaking noise will temporarily increase its holding power.
- For diffusers larger than 20″ in diameter we suggest using two Plamps.
Maximum Clip Jaw Opening
If You Have a 180 mm or 200 mm Lens
If you need more reach if you are using a 180 mm or 200 mm macro lens, you have three options.
- Attach the Wimberley Plamp II to an object other than your own tripod.
- Extend one of the tripod legs toward your subject and then attach the Wimberley Plamp II further down the leg of your tripod and thus closer to your subject.
- Extend the length of your Wimberley Plamp II by adding extra links to its arm with one of the Wimberley Plamp II Extensions. The trade-off to adding extra length is that it becomes less rigid.
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