Jobu Heavy Duty MK IV
DMG - HD4

Jobu Heavy Duty MK IV

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Part Number:DMG-HD4

 

DMG-HD4 -  The Jobu Heavy Duty Mark IV Gimbal Head

The Jobu Heavy Duty Mark IV is our standard gimbal head. We highly recommend it for all customers - it hits the mark on all specs: lightweight, easy to pack, exceedingly stiff and fluid in its movements. Works with virtually every lens on the market.

It picks up where the HD3 left off. We're never happy with the status quo, so we took the top-selling HD3 head and tweaked, revamped, and redesigned everywhere we could. This work resulted in a stunningly light gimbal head, just barely over 1000grams. 

Here are some specs:

  1.  The DMG-HD4 is only 2lbs 2oz or 1010grams. Saving over 8oz on the BWG-HD3 - that is 1/2 a pound!
  2. Seriously stiffer! The new CNC swing-arm is upgraded with a solid billet aluminum horizontal arm offering fantastic stiffness and improved vibration control for big lenses.
  3. Smooth tilt action! We have implemented a needle bearing system similar to our Jr.3 to offer unparalleled smoothness in the tilt axis. Even with a large load of camera and lens, there is virtually zero friction.
  4. Easily adjustable friction levels with the main tilt-knob to find the sweet-spot for motion control.
  5. Easy to steer! Rubberized knobs are comfortable and easy on the hands and hold well under cold and wet conditions.
  6. Powdercoat finish on the main body and black anodizing on all the aluminum parts makes for long term weatherability and durability.
  7. NEW! Ships with the Surefoot SF-NXK kit lens plate for free. This 3.0" plate is suitable for smaller lenses or camera bodies, and is enough for most people to get practicing right away with their gimbal heads. We still recommend a custom-fit plate, but you will always find a use for this handy accessory. Includes allen keys and 1/4"-3/8" adapter bushing.
  8. New! Camouflage dust-bag is also included with the DMG-HD4

Recommendations:

  • Suitable for lenses and cameras weighing up to 15lbs (600mm F4 + Pro body - No problem!).
  • A stiff tripod recommended for up to 25lbs of load. 3/8"-16 mounting stud required. Like the Jobu Algonquin tripod, TCF-36
  • A Jobu Design lensplate or replacement collared-foot matched for your lens.
  • A lens with a rotating tripod collar. (Short lenses, or wide angles require the W.A.A. wide angle adapter, see Special Mounts)
5 Stars
Mr.
I purchased the Algonquin tripod two months ago prior to a trip to Utah, California, and Wyoming. We photographed in Rocky Mountain NP, Arches, Natural Bridges, Antelope Canyon, Zion, Bryce, Seqouia, Yosemite (got rained out), Death Valley, and Yellowstone. I had the chance to use the tripod at home for two weeks prior to the trip. All features of the tripod worked flawlessly. I bought a Really Right Stuff leveling head to use with the Mark IV gimbal head which I had also purchased from Jobu. On the trip, which lasted five weeks I took many land scapes, panoramas, and wild life images. I put some indexing marks on the gimbal head and was able to take double row panoramas. I used a nodal bar an could mount my camera on the gimbal head with a short lens. I used a Canon MarkIII with a 24-70 2.8, 24-105 and a 100-400. The Gimbal head was extremely smooth, locked down tight and was very light to carry. It was easy to balance my camera or spotting scope on the gimbal head. The Really Right Stuff leveling head made leveling the gimbal head quick and easy. I was able to easily set up for photos and the tripod and gimbal head were extremely stable and adaptable to all situations. I used the set up in Bryce in four inches of snow, Death Valley at over 105 degrees and in Yosemite in fog and rain. All of the equipment functioned flawlessly. The locks on the tripod were very secure and never slipped in any way. At one time after an 18 mile combination mountain bike ride and hike (tripod in a backpack) to photograph the Wahweep Hoodoos. I did get some sand in the tripod legs. Afterwards I was able to easily diasemble the locks and clean the sand from the legs. The tripod was extremely stable and my images turned out very well. Everywhere I went the tripod and gimbal head attracted attention from fellow photographers. All were greatly impressed with the quality and performance of the tripod and gimbal head. I would highly recommend this set up to anyone using either short or long lens setups.
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Reviewed by:  from Wisconsin. on 6/9/2015
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Ms
In 2011 I purchased a HD2 Jobu gimbal for my heavy 500mm lens. Ever since then I've been happy with the performance of the sHD2. . Recently I noticed that it was slipping. I called the company in Canada spoke with a nice young lady and she told me to send them to be. I returned it to them to be rebuilt. They contacted me as soon as they receive it and told me that they would be returning it as soon as possible. I received an email from them telling me when it would be delivered soon enough. Much to my surprise when I opened the box I did not see my five-year-old JJobu gimbal. But it was a brand-new HD 4. They told me that they no longer have parts for my old MD2. This is what I call excellent customer service. I look forward to using his mount and giving a proper review of this unit. However I am confident that the mark 4 gimble will work wonderfully. Thank you so much.
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Reviewed by:  from ENGLEWOOD. on 3/24/2017
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