Jobu Gimbal Identification, History, and Basics

Posted by Jobu Tech Team on 11/5/2015

We are often asked about how to identify the various products Jobu Design has created over the years. So let's look at a brief history of what we made and where we are today!


Arca-Swiss is NOT a standard, time for a change

Posted by Administrator on 4/24/2014
Arca-Swiss is NOT a standard, time for a change
A quick overview of the Arca-Swiss style of clamps and plates. They are NOT part of any published standard. We highlight why we feel there should be a New Published Open standard for these plates and clamps.

Why use replacement feet?

Posted by Administrator on 11/5/2013
Replacement feet or lensplate? Which to choose, and why.

Jobu gimbals on travel-type tripods with center columns extended.

Posted by Jobu Tech Team on 9/25/2013
Should you use a Jobu Design gimbal head on a tripod with a center column, or something heavier? Most users start off with a lightweight tripod for landscape and travel, here we show you why this isn't necessarily a good idea when using one of our gimbal heads.

Heavy lenses and light cameras, how to balance them

Posted by Jobu Tech Team on 9/20/2013
A typical balance problem we see is a heavy lens coupled with a heavy camera unable to work on a gimbal head. We have several simple solutions.

Using Wide Angle Lenses in a Gimbal (or lenses with no collar)

Posted by Jobu Tech Team on 9/20/2013
Small lenses, or lenses otherwise without a tripod-collar foot) can still be mounted and used in gimbals. Here we illustrate a few different ways to achieve this.

What's the deal? Side-mount vs. Top-Mount

Posted by Jobu Tech Team on 9/19/2013
We often forget that the terminology we use in our shop and design offices doesn't make sense to our customers. One typical area is the top-mount vs. side-mount gimbal debate.

Tech Tip - Jobu Jr3 Kit vs. Jr.3 Deluxe Kit

Posted by Jobu Tech Team on 7/30/2013
A super common question - what is the difference between the Jobu Jr.3 kit (BWG-J3K) and the Jr.3 Deluxe (BWG-J3KDLX)?

Welcome to our new web site!

Posted by Jobu on 2/22/2013
Jobu Design launches their new website!