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OConnor 1030D Fluid Head & 30L Carbon Fiber Tripod + Mid-Level Spreader + Rubber Feet & Case

Abel Code: OC-C1030D-30L-M
Mfr. Code: C1030D-30L-M
Estimated to Ship – 5-10 Business Days
Special Order Only
This is a special order item. You will be charged upon placing your order, which is non-cancelable and non-returnable.
This system includes the Ultimate 1030D 100mm Ball Fluid Head, 30L 100mm Bowl Carbon Fiber Tripod with Mid-Level Spreader and Rubber Feet, and a Soft Case.
Key Highlights
  • Includes 1030D Fluid Head
  • Includes 30L CF Tripod
  • 100mm Ball / Bowl System
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This system includes the following items:

  • OConnor Ultimate 1030D Fluid Head - 100mm Ball Package (C1237-0001)
  • OConnor 30L Tripod (C1251-0001)
  • Mid Level Spreader (C1252-0001)
  • Feet (7004)
  • Case (C1254-0001)


The OConnor Ultimate 1030D Fluid Head - 100mm Ball offers a wealth of features that have been borrowed from the larger OConnor 2575 and 2065 heads, enabling cinematographers to seamlessly transition from heavier to lighter payload camera setups. 

This head features stepless, ultra-smooth pan and tilt fluid drag that is specifically enhanced to provide ultimate control and stability, as well as the patented OConnor Sinusoidal Counterbalance system, providing true, accurate balance at any point in the tilt range.  Users will appreciate that the system counterbalances down to zero, a handy advantage considering the trend toward lighter weight cameras.

The new ergonomic crank-style counterbalance control simply pulls out of the rear of the head. The Action Brakes for pan and tilt unlock through a single-handed squeeze, and the new sideload platform enables rapid attachment of the camera as well as an extended range of movement for balancing front-heavy setups. For today's versatile shooter, the transition from larger to smaller payloads has never been easier. And, most importantly, the familiar OConnor "feel" remains the same, regardless of payload.

The OConnor 1030D supports a payload up to 30 lb (13.6 kg) at a 6" (15cm) center of gravity and a +/-90° tilt range.

Like the rest of the OConnor Ultimate heads, the 1030D has interchangeable bases (e.g. 150mm or Mitchell), accepts the same front box mount as larger heads, and offers full compatibility with other OConnor 1030 accessories.

NOTE: OConnor's new 30L carbon fiber tripod system (sold separately) offers an expanded payload range in a lighter weight package which makes it the perfect companion for the 1030D.


  • Counterbalances down to zero with an infinitely adjustable, ergonomic crank-style counterbalance control that simply pulls out of the rear of the head
  • Stepless, ultra-smooth pan and tilt fluid drag specifically enhanced to provide ultimate control and stability
  • Controls located on the left-hand side of the head for intuitive cine-style shooting
  • Sideload platform enables rapid attachment of the camera as well as an extended range of movement for balancing front heavy setups
  • Action Brakes for pan and tilt unlock through a single-handed squeeze


  • Capacity:
    • @ 4": 39 lb (17.7 kg)
    • @ 6": 30 lb (13.6 kg)
    • @ 8": 24 lb (10.9 kg)
  • Platform: mini Euro
  • Handle(s): 30°
  • Base: 100mm
  • Tilt: +90° / -90°
  • Height: 6.6" (16.8 cm)
  • Width: 7.6". (19.3 cm)
  • Depth: 4.6" (11.7 cm)
  • Weight: 8.7 lb (3.9 kg)


The OConnor 30L Carbon Fiber Tripod combines the benefits of cutting edge materials and precision engineering in a lightweight yet stable support system, ideal for the newest generation of Ultimate 1030D & 1030Ds Fluid Heads. This tripod effectively replaces the legacy 25L & 35L lines of tripods.

Weighing just 8.8 lb (4 kg) the 30L features a double extension design that ensures it can support payloads of up to 209 lb (95 kg), even at its maximum height of 63.4" (161cm). Even with this generous height range, the tripod folds down to just 29.5" (75cm) for easy storage and transport.

A quick clamping system provides visibly secure locking action, and the 30L's Mid-level Spreader system (C1252-0001) offers intuitive stability. Rubber Feet (7004) can be quickly removed to expose spikes for better traction on soft or uneven surfaces.


The OConnor Soft Carrying Case features padded construction, durable zipper closure, and two carry handles. This case stores, protects, and transports your 1030 series fluid head and 30L tripod. 


What's in the Box

  • Soft Case (C1254-0001)
  • Rubber Feet (7004)
  • Mid Level Spreader (C1252-0001)
  • OConnor 30L Tripod (C1251-0001)
  • OConnor Ultimate 1030D Fluid Head - 100mm Ball Package (C1237-0001)


Key Highlights

  • Includes 1030D Fluid Head
  • Includes 30L CF Tripod
  • 100mm Ball / Bowl System
  • Includes Mid-Level Spreader
  • Includes Rubber Feet
  • Includes Soft Case

Bags & Cases / Covers

Bag Shape:
Bag Physical Type:
Soft Bag
Bag Handle Type:
2 x Handle


Spreader Position:


Tripod Materials:
Carbon Fiber
Tripod Max Height Range:
61.8" - 157cm
Tripod Size:
100mm - Bowl
Tripod Type:
Tripod Min. Height Range:
22" - 56cm
Transport / Folded Length:
29.5" - 75cm
Tripod Feet:
Tripod Stage:
Tripod Max Payload:
209 - 95kg

Tripod - Heads Only

Head Max Payload:
24-39 lb
Head Mount Type:
100mm Ball
Head Tilt Range:
+90° / -90°
Head Type:
Fluid Head
Panoramic Rotation:
Head Weight:
8.7 lbs
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