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Header image for article Explore the OConnor Fluid Head Lineup

Explore the OConnor Fluid Head Lineup

OConnor fluid heads have long been considered a standard for professional cinematographers. Used on almost every Hollywood feature and episodic TV drama since the early 1990s, OConnor heads have been a staple of the industry since 1949.

With their renowned reliability, durability, and ease of use, OConnor has kept their product quality consistent, even as they continue to improve upon their existing models.

Each of their fluid heads also employ OConnor's patented sinusoidal counterbalance system for reliable, true balance at all tilt range points. All OConnor Ultimate heads also include interchangeable bases and are fully compatible with other OConnor-made accessories. To help you choose the right sized fluid head to support your camera payload needs, we have put together this overview of the OConnor line.

OConnor Ultimate 2575D Fluid Head

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The 2575D is not only the flagship for the fluid head range, but it has become the industry standard for film and digital cameras. As the next-generation head of the highly successful 2575 series, the 2575D improves upon its original features as well as including new ones. Throw in OConnor's true balance system along with their stepless, ultra-smooth pan and tilt fluid drag, and you've got the best of all possible combinations.

Key Features

  • Supports up to 133 lb and weighs 22.9 lb
  • Platform release lever with a one touch finger actuated safety release catch - allowing for one finger or hand action to undo the safety catch and open the lever
  • Dual platform scales, plus platform with 4 handle rosettes
  • Soft hand rest on left-hand side

OConnor 2560 Fluid Head

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The 2560, replacing the popular 2065, joins the top-of-the-line fluid heads for cinema use. The 2560 is an excellent mid-range tripod head -- it still maintains the weight capacity of its predecessor despite being significantly smaller and seven pounds lighter. If the 2575D is too large, but the 1030D can't handle the payload, the 2560 is the perfect choice from OConnor's fluid head lineup.

Key Features

  • Supports up to 83 lb and weighs 16.2 lb
  • Adjustable OConnor sinusoidal counterbalance and fluid drag provide that ultra-smooth OConnor feel for the largest payload range
  • Ideal for most lightweight digital cinema cameras (from Sony, Canon, ARRI, Panasonic, Vision Research, RED, and more) in their bulkiest studio configuration
  • Perfectly suited to the adaptable, a la carte configurations of accessorized digital cinematography

OConnor Ultimate 1030D Fluid Head

  1030d-head_01-1The Ultimate 1030D fluid head offers a wealth of features combined from the larger OConnor 2575D and 2065 heads to allow cinematographers to seamlessly transition from heavier to lighter payload camera setups as needed. Perfect for the cinematographer who needs to work with multi-sized payloads, the 1030D allows for counterbalances down to zero, a handy advantage considering the trend to lighter weight cameras. The new sideload platform enables rapid attachment of the camera as well as an extended range of movement for balancing front heavy setups.

Key Features

  • Supports up to 30 lb and weighs 8.7 lb
  • Stepless, ultra-smooth pan and tilt fluid drag specifically enhanced to provide ultimate control and stability
  • New ergonomic crank-style counterbalance control simply pulls out of the rear of the head
  • Action Brakes for pan and tilt unlock through a single-handed squeeze

OConnor Ultimate 1030DS Fluid Head

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The OConnor Ultimate 1030DS offers everything its counterpart the 1030D offers, but with with a heavier payload support. Perfect for the cinematographer who needs to work with multi-sized payloads, the 1030DS is a mid-sized head featuring OConnor's stepless, ultra-smooth pan and tilt fluid drag. Its patented sinusoidal counterbalance system provides true, accurate balance at any point in the tilt range.

Key Features

  • Supports up to 54 lb and weighs 8.7 lb
  • Stepless, ultra-smooth pan and tilt fluid drag specifically enhanced to provide ultimate control and stability
  • Offers interchangeable bases and offers full compatibility with other OConnor 1030 accessories
  • Action Brakes for pan and tilt unlock through a single-handed squeeze

OConnor 120EX Fluid Head

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The 120EX is ideal for the cinematographer that needs a fluid head to not only be reliable and sturdy, but offer extended capacity as well. Touting OConnor's EX-technology, the 120EX offers all of the classic OConnor features but with the exciting addition of having the largest capacity range on the market -- supporting anywhere from 30 - 240 lb. Perfect for those shooting with larger lenses, the 120EX patented stepless counterbalance mechanism can be boosted into EX-mode to achieve a whole new realm of support. The 120EX also provides an ultra-smooth pan and tilt fluid drag designed for film-style shooting.

Key Features

  • Supports up to 240 lb and weighs 34.1 lb
  • Digital readout
  • Collapsible counterbalance crank knob with digital readout
  • Easy-to-use sideload mechanism to adjust platform fore and aft

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