Really Right Stuff FH-350 Fluid Head with Flat Dovetail Base

BH #REFH350FLDHE • MFR #FH-350 FLUID HEAD WITH FLAT DOVETAIL BAS
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Really Right Stuff FH-350 Fluid Head with Flat Dovetail Base
Key Features
  • Ultra-Smooth Sinusoidal Counterbalance
  • Infinite Adjustability for up to 10 lb
  • Proprietary Damping Grease
  • Integrated Arca-Swiss/RRS Dovetail Base
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The FH-350 with Dovetail Base from Really Right Stuff is an ultra-smooth fluid video head designed for compact cameras such as DSLRs. It features a sinusoidal counterbalance system with infinite adjustability, allowing for extremely smooth and consistent balance for 1.6 - 10 lb loads throughout a +/-90° tilt range. Really Right Stuff uses a proprietary damping grease that maintains a consistent pan-and-tilt feel in a wide temperature range of 0 to 140°F.
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Really Right Stuff FH-350 Overview

The FH-350 with Dovetail Base from Really Right Stuff is an ultra-smooth fluid video head designed for compact cameras such as DSLRs. It features a sinusoidal counterbalance system with infinite adjustability, allowing for extremely smooth and consistent balance for 1.6 - 10 lb loads throughout a +/-90° tilt range. Really Right Stuff uses a proprietary damping grease that maintains a consistent pan-and-tilt feel in a wide temperature range of 0 to 140°F.

The FH-350 has an integrated flat dovetail base on the bottom that's compatible with Arca-Swiss dovetail adapters as well as Really Right Stuff dovetail quick-release adapters. The base also offers a 3/8"-16 threaded mounting hole on the bottom and safety pin holes. The camera plate adapter on top as well supports Arca-Swiss plates and Really Right Stuff plates, and has a clamp lever that'll keep your plate firmly secured. A camera plate is sold separately.

In addition to the smooth movement, the FH-350 workflow is defined by advanced adjustment knobs and wheels that correspond to precision markings, providing for an accurate and highly reliable professional workflow.

Key Features

Flat Dovetail Base
Integrated Arca-Swiss compatible male dovetail on the bottom — pairs with Really Right Stuff leveling bases with a quick-release clamp. The dovetail features a 3/8"-16 threaded tripod socket on the bottom center, as well as holes for safety pins.

Sinusoidal Counterbalance System
Keeps camera balanced throughout the entire +/-90° tilt range.

Tilt Damping Adjustment Wheel
Rotate the wheel to adjust tilt damping. Chevrons align with index mark in four positions to deliver: Off (empty chevrons), Low, Medium, and High (filled chevrons) levels of fluid damping. Note that there is no damping between the chevron marks.

Pan Damping Adjustment Wheel
Similar to the Tilt Damping Adjustment Wheel, it rotates to adjust the level of fluid damping. There are no intermediate settings between the chevron marks.

Counterbalance Adjustment Knob
Rotates clockwise to increase the counterbalance restoring torque. Rotates counter-clockwise to decrease the counterbalance restoring torque.

Pan Handle
Includes foam-padded, 15" pan handle that can be mounted on either side of the head. It secures via a swivel lock mechanism instead of rosettes.

Pan Lock Knob
Rotate the Pan Lock Knob clockwise to tighten the panning base and prevent rotation. Rotate it a single turn counter-clockwise in order to loosen the panning base. The knob can be removed for replacement.

Tilt Lock Lever
Rotate the Tilt Lock Lever toward the direction of the Lock symbol on the arrow to lock the head's tilt axis at any position. Loosen the tilt axis by rotating the lever in the opposite direction.

Quick-Release Clamp
Accepts all Arca-Swiss and Really Right Stuff compatible plates and rails, sold separately. Clamp jaws are laser engraved in 1mm increments from (+)25 - 0 - (-)25 on center. Dual index marks aid positioning. (Arca-Swiss P0 — "P Zero" — Slidefix plates and plates made by Novoflex are not supported.)

Clamp Lever
The clamp lever incorporates a release latch that when pressed swings the lever open 90°. When it's locked, it keeps your quick-release plate firmly secured.

Precision Laser Markings
Precision markings on the pan and tilt axes allow you to produce repeatable positioning of the fluid head. Tilt axes are laser engraved in 5° increments, and numbers and chevrons in 15° increments.

Circular Spirit Level
Tilting the head forward, locking it at 45°, and viewing the bubble directly downward will produce the most accurate bubble reading.

Made in USA
Designed, built, assembled, and shipped from San Luis Obispo, California, USA.

Really Right Stuff FH-350 Specs

Camera Plate
Camera Plate FeaturesSliding Balance Plate
Tripod Platform
Base MountProprietary
Pan & Tilt
Drag Control3-Step Plus 0
Vertical Tilt+90° to -90°
Physical
Load Capacity50 lb / 23 kg
Counter BalanceContinuous (1.6 to 10 lb / 0.7 to 4.5 kg)
Operating Temperature0 to 140°F / -18 to 60°C
Weight4.2 lb / 1.9 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight5.595 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)14.1 x 8.6 x 5.3"
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Best tripod for this head?
Asked by: Paul
I shoot video as a profession. To travel light, I use a #2 or #3 Gitzo CF leg set. A double-leg tripod with a spreader is more stable for panning, since it has a high resistance to twisting. A video tripod of that sort weighs 20# or more, including the head, compared to 6-7 lbs for a Gitzo rig. I'm getting too old to have that much fun.
Answered by: Edward
Date published: 2019-02-06

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Why would it be necessary to use a ball head for stills and the FH-350 only for video? Surely it works just was well for still photography? Is there a reason why this would not be the case?
Asked by: Alun M.
A fluid head is superior to a ball head for long lenses and closeups. There is no slip-stick action found in even the best ball heads when arc-minutes count. Since you don't touch the camera when positioning, there is no sag or springback. You only have to level things once for panoramas. A ball head must be leveled at the base for panning, and side-to-side at the head for a level horizon. A ball head is smaller, and suitable for odd angles. If I have room only for one head, it will be the FH-350.
Answered by: Edward
Date published: 2019-02-06
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