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Manfrotto launch Hydrostat ball & socket head range

Manfrotto launch Hydrostat ball & socket head range - This lightweight but heavy-duty load capacity ball head is Manfrotto's most advanced ball & socket head range yet.

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The six-strong Hydrostat range has been specifically designed to meet the demands of professional photographers for a lightweight but heavy-duty load capacity ball head. So while it has similar features to Manfrottos standard range of ball and socket heads, such as independent pan and tilt locks and +90/-90 tilt movement, it also employs a revolutionary friction and locking mechanism.

Designed for camera and lens loads up to 16kg, the head has a magnesium die cast body and a 2 Teflon-coated aluminium ball with specially designed tension surfaces that provide incredibly smooth movement. A calibrated adjustable control allows users to preset the ball tension to suit their camera weight and give fingertip control, while the oversized lock knob hides a Patent pending mechanism that locks the camera so securely it gives the impression it is a solid part of the head.

To give professional photographers every chance of working with this new technology, Manfrotto has developed a ball head for every quick-release camera plate it manufactures as well as a fixed version for photographers who prefer this option.

Weighing between 0.65kg and 0.84kg and between 12cm and 13cm tall, the Hydrostat range starts at 200.

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JJGEE
9 6.4k 18 England
14 Apr 2005 12:02AM
' Designed for camera and lens loads up to 16kg '

With the trend towards digital cameras does this imply they are heavier?

My heaviest medium format combination can be no more than 7 / 8 kg at most.

Would this maximum weight be more related to ' video ' type equipment.

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ZenTog e2
12 7.9k 1 England
15 Apr 2005 1:08AM
ADD my 600mm f4 6kg weight plus the weight of the eos 1d thats heavey enough , iwould like the reduntant capacity of built in extra strength
BertieP e2
7 25 Scotland
8 Mar 2007 7:26AM
I am using this head with a Gitzo 1228LVL which has a load capacity of only 8kg but the lock off and stability for off centre loads is much more robust because of the design

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