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Header image for article Hands On: Balancing a Fluid Head Tripod

Hands On: Balancing a Fluid Head Tripod

It may seem like a simple topic, but a properly balanced fluid head is a necessity for getting that perfect shot. The process of balancing a camera on a fluid head can be quite simple, or rather time consuming, depending on your camera setup.

Using a Libec RS-250M tripod and a Sony EX1R, I put together a quick example of how to balance with just the camera, and then again with more accessories added. Watch the video above to see the process.

Ian McCausland
Camera Tech Specialist / Lead Trainer, AbelCine LA

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