Newly updated for 2017! Lower weight and improved ergonomics!
The BWG-M1 Micro is the landscape and nature photographers dream
companion, opening endless possibilities for fluid motion with telephoto
lenses, while keeping your ballhead handy for wide-angle shots.
Considering that many photographers are already armed with a good
ballhead and tripod, the addition of the BWG-M1 benefits them by
converting their Arca-Swiss style ballhead to a fully functional gimbal head.
The perfect travel companion, it easily fits into small pockets of your
existing bags without adding undue weight. No tools required for installation!
Solid, one-piece CNC machined billet aluminum
Extreme stiffness for a small gimbal head
Includes Arca-Swiss compatible quick release
Needle roller bearings in tilt axis for smoothness
Rubberized knob for cold and wet weather usage
Easily adjustable variable tension settings for tilt-drag
Requires an Arca-swiss type of lens plate to attach to your lens (we recommend Jobu Design Surefoot Plates)
Requires a high-quality Arca-swiss compatible ballhead with independent panning functionality
Weighs 12.4oz (352g). 8” x 4” x 2.5” overall size. Almost 3oz saved with our new CNC machining profile.
ADPT-M1 adapter available for increasing offset from ballhead
70-200 F2.8/F4, 300mm F2.8/F4, 100-400 zoom, 150-500 zoom, 400mm F5.6, 400mm DO, etc.
Lens and camera recommended under 10lb total
Warnings and Technical Requirements:
We highly recommend a very good quality ballhead with smooth and
free-moving panning motion for this product. A cheap ballhead that is
very stiff in panning will make a lousy gimbal head.
Ballheads that incorporate push-button safety catches in the Arca-Swiss clamp will generally NOT WORK with this product.
Make sure your ballhead has a very securely attached quick-release
clamp and ball. Some ballhead clamps are attached with only a single
flimsy screw that makes the clamp pivot on the ball itself. This may
lead to damage or failure of the ballhead. Again, we stress that a high
quality ballhead is mandatory.
We do not recommend using Cam-Action quick releases with the BWG-M1.
Although we very precisely match the RRS quick release clamping system
in profile, we cannot guarantee that all cam-levers will actuate in the
same tolerance range in every situation. We highly recommend Arca-Swiss style clamps with regular screw-knobs.
Ballheads with Manfrotto, Bogen, or other Round, Hex, Square
or proprietary clamping plates WILL NOT WORK with the BWG-M1. We do not
recommend stacking adapters to make your own system.