Manfrotto Nitrotech N12 Video Head

Manfrotto Nitrotech N12 Video Head

Manfrotto Nitrotech N12 Video Head

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Product Highlights

  • Supports Up to 26.4 lb
  • Innovative Nitrogen-Piston Mechanism
  • 75mm Flat-Base Head
  • Precision Counterbalance System
  • Illuminated Bubble Level
  • Left-Side Controls
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Head Size: Nitrotech N12

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The Manfrotto Nitrotech N12 Video Head features an innovative, continuous counterbalance system based on a nitrogen-piston mechanism. Unlike heads with stepped levels of counterbalance, the Nitrotech N12 can be precisely adjusted to the weight of your camera rig. Adjust the counterbalance by twisting the knob on the left side towards the front of the head. The knob itself can be extended with a pull, adding room useful with a wider camera. With a maximum payload capacity of 26.4 pounds, the Nitrotech N12 is designed to be used with a variety of video or DSLR/MFT camera rigs. This 75mm flat-base head can be used with a half-ball adapter (available separately) for maximum flexibility in mounting to tripods, sliders, hi-hats, or other supports.

The Nitrotech N12 includes several pro-style features for reliable, efficient use of the head. The included camera mounting plate locks in from the side, and it has a sliding design to help balance the rig on the head. Smooth panning and tilting moves are enabled by the Nitrotech N12's variable fluid drag systems. A push-button illuminated bubble at the rear of the head lets you see at a glance if the head is leveled. Unlike some other Manfrotto heads, the N12's controls are on the left side of the head, freeing your right hand to operate the panhandle.

Looking to lessen the weight of accessories on your camera rig? Attach your monitor, rangefinder, light, flag, etc. to the 3/8"-threaded Easy Link Connector built into the side of the Nitrotech N12. This transfers the weight of the accessory away from the camera and to the head, making the camera less top-heavy.

Innovative nitrogen-piston counterbalance system provides precise adjustment based on your camera rig's weight
Fluid drag system for smooth pan and tilt moves
Lightweight head with 75mm flat base can be used with a half-ball adapter (available separately) for flexible configurations when using tripods, sliders etc.
An Easy Link Connector is embedded in each panhandle mounting rosette, which enables the attachment of an accessory to the head itself, reducing weight on the camera body
Left-sided controls free your right hand for operating the panhandle
UPC: 719821421276
In the Box
Manfrotto Nitrotech N12 Video Head
  • Panhandle
  • Ruled 504PLONG Plate
  • Limited 2-Year Warranty (Additional 3 Years with Registration)
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    Manfrotto Nitrotech N12 specs

    Load Capacity 26.4 lb / 12.0 kg
    Payload Range 8.8 to 26.4 lb / 4.0 to 12.0 kg
    Tripod Head 75 mm flat base
    Balance Plate Sliding, 1/4" and 3/8" screws
    Center of Gravity 2.2" / 55 mm
    Tilt Drag Fluid
    Tilt Range +90 to -70°
    Counterbalance System Continuous, nitrogen piston
    Pan Range 360°
    Pan Drag Fluid
    Leveling Bubble/Illuminated Yes/Yes
    Material of Construction Aluminum
    Height 5.8" / 14.7 cm
    Weight 5.0 lb / 2.3 kg
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    Package Weight 6.95 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 14.6 x 9.6 x 8.0"

    Manfrotto Nitrotech N12 reviews

    Nitrotech N12 Video Head is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 4.
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Counterbalance and camera weight I just upgraded to the N12 from the N8 Nitrotech head because it can provide more counterbalance than the N8, which you will likely need if your camera is mounted on something like the Zacuto baseplate and disconnect plate. One disadvantage the N12 has compared to the N8 is that its minimum counterbalance is for cameras weighing about 8 pounds, which will be too much for lighter weight cameras. I wish it could be adjusted down to 0 pounds like the N8's can, as its just a little too much for the Sony PMW-EX1R, but is great for the Sony PXW-FS7 with lens. Download the PDF instruction manual for the N12 and look at page 11. It has a chart showing the counterbalance range.
    Date published: 2018-04-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Head! Finally an affordable head that can carry a heavy payload! This is the best head in this price range without a doubt, nothing else even comes close. Easy to setup and use, easy to balance, so smooth and so tunable on the fly, I can't say enough good things about this head. I currently use it to support my EVA1 rig, (pictured), and the N12 outperforms every other head in it's class. Just a note about a previous review I wrote, the head shipped without the bubble level light, and I initially tried to reach out to Manfrotto via the website, after a couple of weeks without response, I then called. The rep was helpful, friendly, and got the missing part shipped to me asap. I am very satisfied with Manfrotto's customer service, via the telephone.
    Date published: 2018-06-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cheapest in Its class yet great quality. I'm currently using a fully rigged out c200 and it weight almost 9kg, I switched from sachtlers ace L and I also tried the ace xl but the counterbalance still isn't string enough so I have 3 heads in mind. Sachtlers fsb8,benro bv10 and this n12 Fsb8 was too expensive and bv10 suffers in quality so I went with the n12. *By the time I bought this head, there are no reviews, no video no comments so I risks my own cash to try this out To my surprise this head works very well. The counterbalance was strong and completely handles my heavy camera. The tripod plate system was fast and easy and all the knobs was very ergonomic. The pan and tilt was smooth and steady and for this price, not one head can support up to 12kg. Now to downsides, it is a flat base head meaning I have to adapted it to a 75mm bowl, and adaptors always go lose whenever my pan was too tight the head came lose, this annoy me From time to time Second, the pan and tilt especially the pan wasn't as smooth as As my older sachtler ace L, maybe my standard is too high but it is not as smooth as ace L, that's a big disappointment for me Cuz for the price this head slams ace xl. Third, it's not as light as I expected, this head is quite heavy and if used in light and weaker legs like the 190 series I am very concerned that it will tip over. Last this is quite personal but the handle mounting place sticks out quite a lot so the handle can't stay frush against my legs that bug me as well but I'm sure not a.lot of people cares. To conclude this head is excellent value to money. It supports high weight and comes in at cheaper price but yet great quality.the pan and tilt is very smooth and works well. The counter balance knob takes quite a while to go from 4-12 but I guess I'll always leave it in the middle. Overall great head, 100% recommend, great to pair with mpro536 *NOT 535* or sachtler flowtech
    Date published: 2018-04-02
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent head for BIG binoculars Bought this for my 100mm binocular telescope. The counterweight mechanism works perfectly with smooth panning all the way up to Zenith with minimum backlash (you have to mount the scope backwards on the head to reach Zenith) Highly recommended.
    Date published: 2018-07-06
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