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Steadicam AIR 25 Monopod with E-Image GH03 Fluid Head Kit

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Steadicam AIR 25 Monopod with E-Image GH03 Fluid Head Kit
Key Features
  • Load Capacity: 11 lb
  • Flat Base with 3/8" Mounting Hole
  • Easy Lock Baseplate with Retractable Pin
  • Fixed Counterbalance
The Steadicam AIR 25 Monopod with E-Image GH03 Fluid Head Kit from B&H is an ideal combination for the videographer on the go and for places where a tripod cannot travel. With the quick height adjustment of the monopod, and the smooth fluid movements of the head, you can capture any fast-paced scene or action with ease.
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Steadicam AIR-25 Overview

The Steadicam AIR 25 Monopod with E-Image GH03 Fluid Head Kit from B&H is an ideal combination for the videographer on the go and for places where a tripod cannot travel. With the quick height adjustment of the monopod, and the smooth fluid movements of the head, you can capture any fast-paced scene or action with ease.

Steadicam AIR 25 Monopod

This innovative Air 25 Monopod from Steadicam features a gas-lift and spring-activated foot-pedal mechanism that adjusts the height of the monopod so you don't have to remove your hands from the camera, making sure you won't miss the shot while readjusting the camera height. The oversized foot pedal has a nonslip rubberized finish and a swivel joint, so adjusting the height is a snap. The Air 25 has a maximum height of 62.5" and a load capacity of 25 pounds, providing stability with its oversized, rotating rubber foot. It folds down to a compact 28", and its lightweight 3.5 lb carbon fiber construction makes it easy to pack for travel and storage. The Air 25 features a padded foam grip for comfort and improved traction and a wrist strap for secure handling. A reversible 1/4"-20 to 3/8"-16 stud will match a variety of tripod heads for other mounting options.

Because its compact size can be quickly moved in any direction, this monopod is a useful camera support in run-and-gun productions, including weddings, fashion shows, and other events where tripods are too cumbersome. The Steadicam AIR 25's pneumatic foot and panning capability add support and control so it is possible to take advantage of opportunities as they present themselves.

Key Features
  • Instant push-pedal controlled telescoping height adjustment
  • Gas-lift and spring-activated mechanism
  • Nonslip rubberized control pedal
  • Maximum height: 62.5"
  • Collapsed height: 28"
  • Load capacity: 25 lb
  • Weight: 3.5 lb
  • Oversized rubber foot with locking swivel joint
  • Ergonomic foam-padded grip
  • Wrist strap
  • Reversible 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 mounting screw
  • Carbon-fiber construction with 3 sections
  • One twist-leg lock allows 360° rotation
UPC: 884613035525
E-Image GH03 Fluid Head with Flat Base

The E-Image GH03 Fluid Head with Flat Base supports cameras and accessories weighing up to 11 pounds. The GH03 head features an Easy Lock Baseplate system that combines the balance adjustment of a sliding baseplate with the ease of a quick release system. It provides a fixed counterbalance setting that helps the fluid head support loads up to 11 pounds and won't force you to fight the head when working with lightweight camera systems.

The variable tilt drag allows you to adjust the fluid head to suit your shooting style or the needs of the shot. The head features a built in 1/4"-20 accessory socket for available monitor support arms or other accessory items and independent pan and tilt locks. The head incorporates a bubble level, panhandle rosettes on the left and right side of the head (one panhandle is included), and a 1/4"-20 threaded accessory socket for use with optional accessories.

The fluid head features a flat base with a 3/8"-16 threaded mounting hole. This allows you to mount it in tripod legs with a 3/8"-16 threaded mounting screw, or 1/4"-20 screw with optional adapter. You can also mount optional jib arms or camera sliders that support flat base heads.
You can mount this head to optional half-ball system to gain ball-leveling capabilities, and then quickly switch back to the flat base for situations requiring that mount.
The Easy Lock baseplate provides the balance adjustment range associated with a sliding balance plate but combines the ease of a quick release, as you can pop the camera (on the Easy Lock plate) into the top of the fluid head without having to support the camera while lining up the plate with the head. Easy to pop in, it stays secure until you release it, and you maintain the sliding balance adjustments.
The Easy Lock camera plate features a guided sled with a retractable locating pin and supports both 1/4"-20 and 3/8"-16 camera tie-down screws (included).
UPC: 847983012091

Steadicam AIR 25 Monopod Specs

Leg
Mounting Screw1/4"-20 Male, 3/8"-16 Male
Leg Lock TypeTwist Lock
Leg Sections3
General
Load Capacity25 lb / 11.3 kg
Maximum Working Height62.5" / 160 cm
Closed Length28" / 71 cm
MaterialsAluminum Alloy (Head)
Carbon Fiber (Monopod)
Weight3.5 lb / 1.6 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight4.65 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)32.8 x 4.4 x 4"

E-Image GH03 Fluid Head with Flat Base Specs

Camera Plate
Camera Plate FeaturesSliding Balance Plate
Camera Plate TypeEasy Lock
Head
Base Mount3/8"-16 Female
Counter BalanceFixed
Bubble Level1
Pan & Tilt
Drag ControlPan: Fixed
Vertical Tilt+90° to -60°
Independent Pan LockYes
Independent Tilt LockYes
General
Load Capacity11 lb / 5 kg
Operating Temperature-40 to 176°F / -40 to 80°C
Packaging Info
Package Weight4.5 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)17.9 x 8.6 x 8"

Steadicam AIR-25 Reviews

I spoke to soon

By Christopher
Rated 3 out of 5
Date: 2022-11-21

Previous review stated that it's a handy little tool. It was. The first time. The second time, I had to fight to get the step to switch positions. It was way too much struggle to get the gas part to work. Now it works again, but I can't switch it back into locking position. I don't understand what the problem is, but I expect better from the steadicam name.

Not for the small potatoes

By Nate
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-16

This thing is ingenious! However, I bought this because it was in the deal zone and cheaper than the air 15. So I knew that the number referred to it's maximum payload. What I didn't realize is that there is a minimum payload! My equipment isn't heavy enough to compress the air powered shaft. I have to muscle it down to lower the height. This should probably be stated somewhere. I even watched a demo video covering all the features and they didn't say anything about it. So it's difficult to use with the Sony A7 iv. But it's not quite as bad with my DJI Ronin 4d which is around 12 lbs. But I imagine it would work like a dream with anything over 15 lbs. I might get an AIR 15 just to see the difference.

Solid, Will hold a heavy load, BUT...

By John
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-02-02

A rugged piece of kit, but not lightweight at all. Being an older Gent I found it quite difficult to recompress the shaft even with about a 4Kg payload, i had to stand and lean down on it. Definitely has it's uses, but not for me. The physical difficulty for me (at 77yrs of Age) caused me to return it. A Younger mans piece of gear.

Don't Leave Home Without It

By Romeo
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-11-29

I have used this monopod with my Sonys and Nikons. It can handle the weight I see the price for this item has gone down, worth buying now I paid over $400 when it first was released

A step in the right direction

By Carl
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-03

Like many photographers, I have a love hate relationship with monopods and tripods. I needed something to help me stabilize my Phaseone system when walking and searching for views to capture. Holding heavy medium format gear steady enough is difficult. I came across the steadycam monopod on B&H's deal of the day. The hydraulic height adjustment makes a huge difference and works perfectly and save me time saving hundreds of dollars was greatly appreciated. So far so good!

Excellent

By Quang
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2021-08-03

Well made

great for cinemetic

By kapildev
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-27

very easy to use on any situation on rush wedding. very portable to take care

Useful little tool

By Christopher
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-09-02

I like that it helps me keep my camera steady, but the rubber foot is stiffer than I would like. Obviously this is because it's made of rubber and it will like eventually loosen up for better movement. All in all, this is a convenient tool to have when a tripod is too cumbersome to use.

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