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Cartoni Focus 8 Fluid Head & Two-Stage Tripod SDS System (Aluminum)

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Cartoni Focus 8 Fluid Head & Two-Stage Tripod SDS System (Aluminum)
Key Features
  • Focus 8 75mm Fluid Head
  • Two-Stage Smart Stop Aluminum Tripod
  • Mid-Level Smart Lock Spreader
  • Set of 3 Hooking Rubber Tripod Feet
Set up your shoot in a flash with the Focus 8 Fluid Head & Two-Stage Tripod System from Cartoni's Smart Deployment Series. Featuring a lightweight Focus 8 fluid head, an aluminum two-stage single-lever tripod, and a Smart Lock "no-bind" mid-level spreader, this system is specially designed for fast setup and teardown. The tripod's double-stage legs can be adjusted in a moment with just three moves of the Smart Stop lever. The legs deliver torsional rigidity and sturdy, stable support at any height between 25 and 66.5". A strap fixed to the center ring of the spreader and the tripod base allows you to fold the system in a single move.
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Cartoni Focus 8 Tripod System Overview

Set up your shoot in a flash with the Focus 8 Fluid Head & Two-Stage Tripod System from Cartoni's Smart Deployment Series. Featuring a lightweight Focus 8 fluid head, an aluminum two-stage single-lever tripod, and a Smart Lock "no-bind" mid-level spreader, this system is specially designed for fast setup and teardown. The tripod's double-stage legs can be adjusted in a moment with just three moves of the Smart Stop lever. The legs deliver torsional rigidity and sturdy, stable support at any height between 25 and 66.5". A strap fixed to the center ring of the spreader and the tripod base allows you to fold the system in a single move.

Supporting loads up to 18 lb, the Focus 8 SDS System is a good match for larger DSLR and mirrorless Micro Four Thirds cameras. The head has a 75mm ball base and offers ultralight adjustment across its ±90° tilt range with smooth, continuous counterbalance. The integrated sliding camera plate is compatible with Sachtler Ace and Manfrotto video heads. Included in the system are a set of hooking rubber tripod feet and a soft carry bag with foam interior, leather handles, shoulder strap, and exterior pocket.

Continuously adjustable fluid damping system for both pan and tilt
Fluid head is lightweight at only 4 lb but supports loads up to 18 lb
Suitable for cameras such as Blackmagic Design URSA Mini, Canon EOS C200/C300 Mark II, Sony PXW-FS5/FS7, and Panasonic AU-EVA1
Tripod red-rod trigger mechanism and ergonomic carry handle
Recommended for broadcast ENG, documentaries, and film shooting
Designed, manufactured, and assembled in Rome, Italy
UPC: 810054630005

Cartoni Focus 8 Tripod System Specs

Tripod
Material
Aluminum
Stages
2
Spreader
Mid-level SDS Smart Lock
Minimum Height
25" (63.5 cm)
Maximum Height
66.5" (171.5 cm)
Payload Capacity
18 lb (8 kg)
Total Weight
12 lb (5.45 kg)
Head
Pan Range
360°
Tilt Range
±90°
Counterbalance
Continuous
Fluid Drag
Continuous
Bowl Diameter
75 mm
Camera Attachment
Sliding plate
Temperature Range
-40 to 140°F (-40 to 60°C)
Payload
Up to 18 lb (8 kg)
Weight
4 lb (1.8 kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight
17.45 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
43 x 8.5 x 8.5"

Cartoni Focus 8 Tripod System Reviews

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Can you remove the 75mm ball of the fluid head in ...

Can you remove the 75mm ball of the fluid head in order to have a flat base to attach on other tripods, sliders, etc. ?
Asked by: Luke
We are not aware of this tripod offering that capability. It appears to be 75mm only.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2019-02-01

So this is not a snap & go style quick release ...

So this is not a snap & go style quick release system, with the side lock mechanism?
Asked by: Steve
Yes this is a sliding plate... you simply add your camera played to it and slide it back-and-forth to make level adjustments. The release system you are referring to is called the Euro plate. It is not available for the Focus 8 but it is an attachment option for the Focus 12 head
Answered by: RB
Date published: 2022-04-25

question

Hello! Just want to confirm the tripod maximum height Cartoni KF08-2AM and KF08-1AM
Asked by: Match C.
I have 2AM variant59 maximum height at camera plate, with spreaders engaged.36.5 minimum height at camera plate, with spreaders engaged.
Answered by: Eric L.
Date published: 2018-08-26

question

Can this be mounted on a flat-base like the Cartoni Focus HD? By removing the spriggot underneath the base of the head with pliers?
Asked by: Eleonora
Unfortunately it will not work as a flat base.
Answered by: Steven M. Kinotehnik Expert
Date published: 2018-08-26
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