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- Flat Base with 3/8"-16 Mounting Thread
- Use with Tripods, Sliders, Jibs & More
- Nitrogen Piston Counterbalance Mechanism
- 8.8 to 39.7 lb Continuous Counterbalance
The Manfrotto 612 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 612 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 8.8 to 39.7 lb. Additionally, an upgraded fluid technology significantly improves continuously variable drag performance and enables smooth and judder-free pan and tilt movements.
Is the plate a standard Monfrotto and compatible ...
Is the plate a standard Monfrotto and compatible with other Monfrotto video heads?
Yes it is. This includes the 504PLONGR Camera Plate which is compatible with most of the other heads like the 502 and 504.
Date published: 2020-01-21
is this Nitrotech different than the traditional ...
is this Nitrotech different than the traditional fluid head?
Yes. Fluid drag is common to most good heads, but each model has different types of counterbalance. When a camera is well counterbalanced on a head, with a little fluid drag, it can be left hands free without drifting up or down. It also means more even balance throughout the vertical range, as opposed to very stiff when not close to horizontal. This counterbalancing leads to more even tilts, and fluid drag also means more even tilts and pans. Counterbalance also means you can leave it hands free without the camera tilting forward and falling over to the ground. Good counterbalance is vital for live shooting with heavy cameras but also helps with smoother movement for filming. Some heads have 3 or 4 weight settings which is limiting. This head has an infinite variation, between limits(2-12Kgs for the N12) of camera weight that it can handle. It uses a pneumatic spring to do the counterbalancing and is adjustable in minute variations. The 608 and 612 models are supposed to have ungraded fluid drag over the N8 and N12.
Date published: 2021-04-09
What it is the difference between this one and ...
What it is the difference between this one and the Nitrotech N12 Video Head?
This is the new version of N12
Date published: 2020-06-24
Being a flat base, do you get any slip at ...
Being a flat base, do you get any slip at connection between half ball adapter and the fluid head when your pan drag is set to greater resistance?
No. The unit offers set screws to prevent slippage when fastened properly there is no need to worry about using the unit to pan and etc.
Date published: 2022-02-01
can I add a second arm?
can I add a second arm?
Yes. Please review the following item Manfrotto Telescopic PVC-Free Pan Bar for Select Manfrotto Video Heads BH #MAMVAPANBARL • MFR #MVAPANBARL https://bhpho.to/3KpXZrv
Date published: 2022-03-07
what if my gears are let's say only 2kg in some ...
what if my gears are let's say only 2kg in some setups. the Counterbalance is still going to work?
The load will need to be between (8.8 to 26.4 lb / 3.99 to 11.97 kg) for proper performance.
Date published: 2020-11-01
Has anyone used this head at the maximum weight ...
Has anyone used this head at the maximum weight capacity? I am looking at using it on a slider with my F5 + heavy Canon Cine 17-120 lens. Approx 25-26 pounds. Any feedback would be appreciated. Thank you.
This is a very high quality video head that will work well at the higher end of the load capacity.
Date published: 2020-10-26
Can this head hold a Blackmagic Ursa broadcast ...
Can this head hold a Blackmagic Ursa broadcast camera with shoulder mount handle, studio view finder, Fujinon XA220SX8, focus and zoom controls?
Yes, this fluid head has a load capacity of 8.8 to 26.4 lb and will handle your rig.
Date published: 2020-11-04