Manfrotto 608 Nitrotech Fluid Video Head

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Manfrotto 608 Nitrotech Fluid Video Head
Key Features
  • Flat Base with 3/8"-16 Mounting Thread
  • Use with Tripods, Sliders, Jibs & More
  • Nitrogen Piston Counterbalance Mechanism
  • 0 to 17.6 lb Continuous Counterbalance
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The Manfrotto 608 Nitrotech is a flat base fluid video head designed for the versatility needs of the independent content creator who's engaged in different types of projects. Thanks to its flat base with a 3/8"-16 mounting thread, as well as its relatively compact and lightweight design, the head can easily be moved between a compatible tripod and a slider, jib, monopod, and various other gear. One of the key features of the 608 Nitrotech is its Nitrogen gas piston counterbalance mechanism (hence, Nitrotech), which allows continuous counterbalance adjustment—as opposed to stepped or fixed—for the head's full payload range of 0 to 17.6 lb. Additionally, an upgraded fluid technology significantly improves continuously variable drag performance and enables smooth and judder-free pan and tilt movements.
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Manfrotto Nitrotech Series Video Head Overview

The Manfrotto 608 Nitrotech is a flat base fluid video head designed for the versatility needs of the independent content creator who's engaged in different types of projects. Thanks to its flat base with a 3/8"-16 mounting thread, as well as its relatively compact and lightweight design, the head can easily be moved between a compatible tripod and a slider, jib, monopod, and various other gear. One of the key features of the 608 Nitrotech is its Nitrogen gas piston counterbalance mechanism (hence, Nitrotech), which allows continuous counterbalance adjustment—as opposed to stepped or fixed—for the head's full payload range of 0 to 17.6 lb. Additionally, an upgraded fluid technology significantly improves continuously variable drag performance and enables smooth and judder-free pan and tilt movements.

Providing further flexibility, the head's camera plate system features a side-lock mechanism that allows for quicker and safer mounting of your camera plate and camera load. Instead of having to align and slide in your camera plate from the rear, you're able to conveniently tuck in one side of the plate from the top and then push and click on the other side.

The 608 Nitrotech offers two rosette mounts for attaching the included pan bar on either the left or right side. These rosettes also feature Manfrotto's Easy Link system for mounting accessories via an articulating arm. Each rosette has a 3/8"-16 port in the center and both Manfrotto and ARRI anti-rotation slots surrounding the mounting port. The Easy Link system is designed to support Manfrotto articulating arms equipped with anti-rotation pins or those with ARRI locating pins to prevent twisting. At the same time, standard articulating arms can also be attached.

Other features of the 608 Nitrotech include improved resistance to lower operating temperatures in comparison to previous Nitrotech models and improved ergonomics and materials used for the different knobs.

Key Features

  • Flat base with 3/8"-16 mounting thread allowing for use on tripods, sliders, jibs, monopods, and other support gear
  • Nitrogen gas piston counterbalance mechanism allows for continuous counterbalance adjustment for the full payload range of 0 to 17.6 lb
  • Upgraded fluid technology enabling smooth and judder-free pan and tilt movements via continuously variable drag performance
  • Easier, safer side-lock camera plate mechanism
  • Two rosette mounts with a 3/8"-16 port and Manfrotto and ARRI anti-rotation slots for attaching the included pan bar and a standard or anti-twist articulating arm
  • 5.9" height
UPC: 719821443070

Manfrotto Nitrotech Series Video Head Specs

Camera Plate
Camera Plate FeaturesQuick Release
Camera Plate Type504PLONG
Camera Mounting Screw1 x 1/4"-20 Male with Locating Pin
Tripod Platform
Base MountFlat Base
Pan & Tilt
Drag ControlPan: Continuous
Tilt: Continuous
Drag TypeFluid
Vertical Tilt+90° to -70°
Panning Range360°
Independent Pan LockYes
Independent Tilt LockYes
Physical
MaterialAluminum
Load Capacity0 to 17.6 lb / 0 to 8 kg
Counter BalanceContinuous (0 to 17.6 lb / 0 to 7.98 kg)
Pan Handle Fittings2 x Rosette
Bubble Level1 x Illuminated
Accessory Mounting2 x 3/8"-16 Female Thread
Operating Temperature-4 to 122°F / -20 to 50°C
Dimensions5.9" / 15 cm
Weight4.9 lb / 2.22 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight6.6 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)30 x 20.5 x 20"
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