Cartoni Focus 22 Fluid Head with H602 Tripod Legs & Mid-Spreader (100mm)

BH #CAKF222HC • MFR #KF22-2HC
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Cartoni Focus 22 Fluid Head with H602 Tripod Legs & Mid-Spreader (100mm)
Key Features
  • Focus 22 Fluid Head (100mm), 127 Parts
  • 6.6 - 48.5 lb Capacity
  • Heavy-Duty Aluminum 2-Stage Tripod Legs
  • Mid Spreader, Hooking Feet, & Carry Case
Featuring the relatively lightweight 100mm Focus 22 Fluid Head, which supports between 6.6 to 48.5 lb, this Cartoni Kit is intended for users who usually shoot with light loads and therefore need a lightweight head, but who sometimes need to add on a heavy lens or accessory. The Focus 22 provides perfect balance along its entire +/-90° tilt range, and features continuous counterbalance adjustment.
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Cartoni Focus 22 Fluid Head with H602 Tripod Legs & Mid-Spreader (100mm)


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Cartoni Focus 22 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Kit Contents
  • 3Focus 22 Fluid Head
  • 4H602 Tripod Legs

Featuring the relatively lightweight 100mm Focus 22 Fluid Head, which supports between 6.6 to 48.5 lb, this Cartoni Kit is intended for users who usually shoot with light loads and therefore need a lightweight head, but who sometimes need to add on a heavy lens or accessory. The Focus 22 provides perfect balance along its entire +/-90° tilt range, and features continuous counterbalance adjustment.

The kit also includes the H602 Heavy-Duty Dual-Stage Aluminum Tripod Legs, which feature 19 - 60" height adjustment and non-slip flip clamps; a mid-level spreader; hooking rubber tripod feet; and a soft carry case with a foam interior, leather handles, shoulder strap, and exterior pockets. Everything is designed, manufactured, and assembled at the Cartoni factory in Rome, Italy. The Focus 22 Fluid Head comes with the peace-of-mind of a five-year warranty, and all the other items retain their standard one-year warranty.

The Focus 22 consists of 127 parts, machined or cast to micro-metric precision and hand-assembled and adjusted to precision by one engineer at a time. A follow-up to the Cartoni Focus HD head and an evolution of the original Focus head, the Focus 22 incorporates the Sachtler Touch-and-Go 16 plate system, which is found on Sachtler's FSB and Video series heads, and integrates a new composite material in many parts that allows for a solid build while keeping the weight down. Of course, it also features Cartoni's renowned counterbalance and very smooth, "true" fluid drag. The Focus 22 uses the same patented spring-loaded counterbalance system used in the original Focus head. The Touch-and-Go 16 plate system will allow you to efficiently move your camera between compatible heads in a studio setting, and will also future-proof your head for such possible uses.

The new composite material that's used is a sophisticated non-metal that's much stronger than aluminum, and yet lighter. It replaces the brass parts in the counterbalance and is also used in the tilt fluid knobs, pan fluid gears, and other parts throughout the body. This composite is also highly resistant to the stress of weight, bending, rubbing, and extreme temperatures, so where it's used in the mechanisms of the head it actually provides for more stress endurance, in addition to saving weight. This composite is the result of a collaboration between Cartoni and the Department of Physics and Engineering at Sapienza University of Rome.

The Focus 22 features a Cartoni-patented labyrinth modular fluid drag system, which consists of individual pan and tilt modules. Each module contains two main sections that have thin concentric rings inside them. The rings in one section interact with the rings in the other, with aerospace industry silicon paste fluid between them that provides resistance. The two sections are never fully disengaged from one another, so movement is always smooth and with no play. With there being separate pan and tilt modules, pan drag and tilt drag are accordingly independent, yet work together to allow smooth, uninterrupted motion in any direction. Cartoni performs a laser-assisted, diagonal movement test on every head to ensure that there isn't even the slightest digression from a straight-line movement.

The pan drag control is a large ring in the center of the head that's easy to use even without looking. This and all other controls are designed with ergonomic grips that will feel secure between your fingers. There is also an illuminated bubble level that will be very helpful in dark settings. And a pan bar is included that can be attached to a rosette adapter on either side of the head. Additional pan bars are available and sold separately.

Kit Contents

  • Focus 22 Fluid Head (100mm)
  • H602 Heavy-duty aluminum dual-stage tripod legs
  • Mid-level spreader
  • Hooking rubber tripod feet
  • Soft carry case

Focus 22 Fluid Head

  • 100mm Ball base
  • Supports loads between 6.6 - 48.5 lb
  • Perfect balance along entire +/-90° tilt range
  • Sachtler Touch-and-Go 16 Euro-style plate system
  • Incorporates a sophisticated lightweight, extremely hard, and highly stress-resistant new composite material
  • Labyrinth modular "true" fluid drag system
  • Independent pan and tilt drag, with no play
  • Continuous counterbalance and drag
  • 127 Parts designed, manufactured, and hand-assembled at the Cartoni factory in Italy
  • Five-year warranty
  • Large pan drag ring in the center
  • Ergonomic grips on all controls
  • Illuminated bubble level
  • Includes a pan bar attachable on either side

H602 Tripod Legs

  • Heavy-duty aluminum dual-stage tripod legs
  • 176 lb Load capacity
  • 19" Minimum height
  • 60" Maximum height
  • 28" Folded length
  • Non-slip flip clamps with safety locks

Cartoni Focus 22 Specs

Focus 22 Fluid Head
Ball Diameter100 mm
Load Capacity6.6 - 48.5 lb (3 - 22 kg)
Pan Range360°
Tilt Range+/- 90°
CounterbalanceContinuous
Fluid DragContinuous
Camera AttachmentEuro-style quick release system, quick release system included
Bubble LevelYes, illuminated
MaterialMagnesium and lightweight composite
Temperature Range-40 to 140°F (-40 to 60°C)
Weight8.6 lb (3.9 kg)
H602 Dual-Stage Heavy Duty Tripod
MaterialAluminum
Bowl Diameter100 mm
Load Capacity176 lb (80 kg)
Minimum Height19" (48 cm)
Maximum Height60" (152 cm)
Leg Stages2
Leg Sections3
Leg Lock TypeNon-slip flip locks
Spiked/Retractable FeetSpiked
Folded/Transport Length28" (71 cm)
Weight8.8 lb (4 kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight26 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)44.5 x 9.5 x 9.5"
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