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Miller CX2 Fluid Head

BH #MI1090 • MFR #1090
Miller CX2 Fluid Head
Key Features
  • Supports 0 to 17.5 lb
  • 75 Ball Base
  • 16-Step Counterbalance (15+0)
  • 3-Step Pan/Tilt Drag + Zero
The Miller CX2 Fluid Head is designed to accommodate a wide payload range with 16 steps of counterbalance. Pan, tilt, and counterbalance can all be set to zero, enabling even the lightest of cameras to be supported. Maxed out, this head is rated to support camera setups up to 17.5 pounds, suitable for a DSLR or mirrorless camera rig, a smaller cinema camera, or a small ENG camcorder. Securing your camera or rig is easy. The sideload plate design enables you to simply drop in your camera without the alignment issues posed by rear-loading variations. The plate offers 2.4" of sliding range to balance your rig.
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Miller CX Series Video Head Overview

The Miller CX2 Fluid Head is designed to accommodate a wide payload range with 16 steps of counterbalance. Pan, tilt, and counterbalance can all be set to zero, enabling even the lightest of cameras to be supported. Maxed out, this head is rated to support camera setups up to 17.5 pounds, suitable for a DSLR or mirrorless camera rig, a smaller cinema camera, or a small ENG camcorder. Securing your camera or rig is easy. The sideload plate design enables you to simply drop in your camera without the alignment issues posed by rear-loading variations. The plate offers 2.4" of sliding range to balance your rig.

To survive fast-paced shooting environments, the CX2 is die-cast from a lightweight, yet durable metal alloy with composite polymers and precision ball-bearings for smooth mechanical operation. Even in harsh conditions, the CX2 will perform reliably. The base of the CX2 is a 75 ball for mounting to compatible tripods and grip equipment. An illuminated bubble level makes it easy to level the CX2 in dark environments. A pan handle with a 15.4" fixed length is included and a second rosette is incorporated for attaching an optional second pan handle.

Miller CX Series Video Head Specs

Key Specs
Camera Mounting Screw
1x 1/4"-20 Male
1x 3/8"-16 Male
Camera Plate
Sideload Quick Release w/ Sliding Balance Plate: Miller 1205
Head Type
Fluid Head
Drag Control
Yes
Load Capacity
17.6 lb / 8 kg
Weight
5.1 lb / 2.3 kg
Camera Attachment
Camera Mounting Screw
1x 1/4"-20 Male
1x 3/8"-16 Male
Camera Plate
Sideload Quick Release w/ Sliding Balance Plate: Miller 1205
Plate Dimensions
4.7 x 1.9 x 0.3" / 120 x 48.5 x 8 mm
Head
Head Type
Fluid Head
Base Mount
75 mm Half Ball
Counter Balance
Incremental 15-Step Plus 0
Head Dimensions
Base Diameter: 3.0" / 75.00 mm
Height: 6.6" / 167.00 mm
Pan & Tilt
Drag Control
Yes
Independent Pan Lock
Yes
Independent Tilt Lock
Yes
Vertical Tilt
+90° to -75°
Lateral Tilt
No
General
Load Capacity
17.6 lb / 8 kg
Accessory Mounting
2x Pan Handle Fitting
Bubble Level
Yes (Illuminated)
Weight
5.1 lb / 2.3 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
8.6 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
18 x 12.6 x 12.3"

Miller CX Series Video Head Reviews

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Does anyone have any experience using this head ...

Does anyone have any experience using this head with lighter cameras like a GH5 or Blackmagic Pocket Cam? How does the counterblance work at the lower end of it's settings?
Asked by: Christopher
With 16 selectable counter balance positions ( including 0 ) as well as 4 drag settings ( including 0 ) , running light weight cameras such as the GH5 or Pocket Cinema Camera do well.
Answered by: Richard
Date published: 2019-11-12

Does it accept a Manfrotto 501 sliding plate?

Does it accept a Manfrotto 501 sliding plate?
Asked by: Andrew
We're afraid not. This head uses the Miller 1204 style plate. https://bhpho.to/2Use2dY
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2019-10-09

Is the 3rd step of drag on the CX6 similar to the ...

Is the 3rd step of drag on the CX6 similar to the 5th step on the CX8 or is it less? Is the difference just fewer steps in-between or is it less drag overall?
Asked by: Timothy
Not sure why the Staff is saying that Miller does not list drag settings on any head? I bought a CX10 and the complete specifications for the entire CX series are listed on pages 8, 9, and 10 of the manual. B&H staff - do your homework! Here is what the manual shows: CX2, 6, and 10 - drag settings 1-3 are identical. CX10 adds more resistance in settings 4-5. For the CX8 and 18, all settings are about 50% more than the CX10. And I highly recommend the CX10: Huge adjustment range to accommodate any size camera, and smooth as silk.
Answered by: Eric
Date published: 2023-03-07

I will be upgrading from a Benro H8. I know this ...

I will be upgrading from a Benro H8. I know this head is WAY better. My main complaint with the Benro is, the maximum drag is really weak. I want heavy drag that you really have to push on so slow movements are highly controlled. Is the heaviest drag on this head really stiff?
Asked by: Carl
Yes not only is the Miller more stiff at its maximum setting it also offers more steps in between the lightest and toughest setting.
Answered by: jabarih
Date published: 2021-08-04

how wide is the plate?

how wide is the plate?
Asked by: Alfredo
the dimensions for the miller 1025 quick release plte Miller 1205 Specs Material Aluminum, Rubber, Stainless Steel Camera Mounting Screws 1 x 1/4"-20 1 x 3/8"-16 Travel 2.4" / 61 mm Dimensions 4.7 x 1.9 x 0.3" / 120 x 48.5 x 8 mm Weight 2.9 oz / 81.6 g
Answered by: Sean
Date published: 2021-01-29

Does a standard manfrotto plate fit in this head?

Does a standard manfrotto plate fit in this head?
Asked by: Stephen
We're afraid not. This tripod has its own quick release plate system, it is not compatible with Manfrotto plates.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2023-11-20

Will this 100mm head fit on a Vinten tripod with ...

Will this 100mm head fit on a Vinten tripod with 100mm bowl?
Asked by: Brian
The Miller CX10 Fluid Head (B&H# MI1096) will fit in tripods, hi-hats, and bowl adapters conforming to the 100mm bowl standard. Please note that the particulars of inter-brand fit can vary, however, so we cannot promise that every user will be satisfied with every combination. However, we do offer 30 days to return this item (with all packaging items and packing materials, and in the same shape it was received) if it does not meet your needs.
Answered by: Yoni
Date published: 2022-02-04

I have some old Bogen/Manffroto telescopic pan ...

I have some old Bogen/Manffroto telescopic pan arms with rosette clamps. will these fit on the CX series head rosettes? they look similar but my CX6 tripod system hasn't arrived yet so I can't try it...
Asked by: Bernardo
We cant know for certain without knowing the exact model tripod arm however it is usually safe to assume that it will not work. There is no universal standard rosette size/pattern for tripod arms and even Manfrotto/Bogen have a few variations of their rosette arm.
Answered by: jabarih
Date published: 2021-12-07
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