My original Jobu BWG-Pro tripod head was a great piece of gear however I recently upgraded to the newly redesigned Jobu BWG-Pro2 tripod head and man what a difference. I wasn’t really expecting huge benefits but it really is so much smoother on the pan and the tilt side, I mean seriously noticeable that I have to take my hat off to the engineers at Jobu Design. The new 100% CNC swing-arm is 400% stiffer in bending and twisting which translates into less vibration through your lens and more in focus shots. They also integrated the arca-swiss compatible quick release clamp saving valuable weight and aligning themselves with the gold standard for camera mounts in Arca Swiss so I was glad to see that continue.
Weighing in at 3lbs 10 oz the Jobu Design Pro2 tripod head is heavy but I would expect that given it is rated for a maximum capacity of 35 lbs. Having said that if you are hiking or traveling internationally I would look at the Jobu HD3 tripod head as it is just a little bit lighter but can still handle the load. I love the big rubber knobs which can be worked easily with mitts on during cold winter shoots and the mechanism locks down tight through the full range of motion so there is absolutely no creeping when you have your heavy lens mounted and are trying to focus on a static object over a longer period of time. There is also a locking mechanism for safe transport which you’ll appreciate when you are carrying a $10,000 lens over your shoulder.
I love the Jobu Design Pro2 tripod head so much I decided to do a video to showcase it for you. During the video I will show you the features of the head along with a few tips and tricks to help you with your landscape photography.
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