The Wimberley MonoGimbal Head is a new style of monopod head. It allows you to balance your lens, preventing lens flop. The end result is a hand-held experience with the added stability of a monopod.
The offset nature of the head compared to a tilt or ball head intuitively seems like it would be a problem for handling, panning, and maintaining a level horizon. One may fear that the whole rig will want to fall over or slip out underneath or that all of your pictures will be tilted. However in practice your hands have no problem automatically compensating without thinking.
The MonoGimbal Head is a game-changer when it comes to portability. The offset nature allows easy carrying with the weight of the lens and camera resting on your back. With traditional tilt-heads you often end up with a monopod digging into your shoulder when you try to carry the rig. Also the head itself, weighing in at .77lbs, is a very light and compact unit.
Wimberley MonoGimbal Head MH-100
The MonoGimbal Head is capable of handling any lens with a rotating collar with the limiting factor being the strength of the monopod.
Note: The MH-100 has a built-in Arca-Swiss style quick-release clamp. In order to use the head, your lens must be equipped with an Arca-Swiss style lens plate.