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

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Cartoni Focus 8 Fluid Head & Two-Stage Tripod SDS System (Carbon Fiber)
Key Features
  • Focus 8 75mm Fluid Head
  • Two-Stage Smart Stop Carbon Fiber 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, a carbon fiber 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, a carbon fiber 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: 810054630012

Cartoni Focus 8 Tripod System Specs

Tripod
MaterialCarbon fiber
Stages2
SpreaderMid-level SDS Smart Lock
Minimum Height25" (63.5 cm)
Maximum Height66.5" (171.5 cm)
Payload Capacity18 lb (8 kg)
Total Weight11.5 lb (5.25 kg)
Head
Pan Range360°
Tilt Range±90°
CounterbalanceContinuous
Fluid DragContinuous
Bowl Diameter75 mm
Camera AttachmentSliding plate
Temperature Range-40 to 140°F (-40 to 60°C)
PayloadUp to 18 lb (8 kg)
Weight4 lb (1.8 kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight16.9 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)43 x 8.2 x 8"
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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.
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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?
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