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OConnor Ultimate 1040 Fluid Head

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OConnor Ultimate 1040 Fluid Head
Key Features
  • Payload: 45 Pounds at 5" COG
  • Counterbalance Range: 0 to Max Payload
  • +/- 90° Tilt Range
  • Large Euro-Style QR Camera Plate
The OConnor Ultimate 1040 Fluid Head is a lightweight fluid head that shares features with the other fluid heads in the OConnor Ultimate fluid head line. This allows operators to easily transition between lighter and heavier cameras without having to relearn or think about the differences between fluid heads. The head supports 45 pounds' worth of camera and accessories at a center of gravity (COG) 5 inches above the camera platform. The counterbalance system helps prevent the camera from tilting forward or back on the head on its own and helps the camera to remain in the position the operator places it without requiring additional effort to hold it in place. The counterbalance system on the 1040 is a stepless system, so it is continuously variable from the maximum weight the head can support all the way down to zero. This makes the 1040 extremely versatile and suitable for use with heavy ENG-style cameras all the way down to lightweight cameras, while maintaining the same operational feel.
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OConnor Ultimate 1040 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2Payload and Counterbalance
  • 3Tilt Range
  • 4Pan and Tilt Controls
  • 5Ball Leveling

The OConnor Ultimate 1040 Fluid Head is a lightweight fluid head that shares features with the other fluid heads in the OConnor Ultimate fluid head line. This allows operators to easily transition between lighter and heavier cameras without having to relearn or think about the differences between fluid heads. The head supports 45 pounds' worth of camera and accessories at a center of gravity (COG) 5 inches above the camera platform. The counterbalance system helps prevent the camera from tilting forward or back on the head on its own and helps the camera to remain in the position the operator places it without requiring additional effort to hold it in place. The counterbalance system on the 1040 is a stepless system, so it is continuously variable from the maximum weight the head can support all the way down to zero. This makes the 1040 extremely versatile and suitable for use with heavy ENG-style cameras all the way down to lightweight cameras, while maintaining the same operational feel.

The 1040 features a large Euro-style quick release plate. The QR plate allows you to mount and remove the camera by lifting straight off the head and not having to slide it in from the back. The fluid head is able to tilt 90 degrees forward and back, allowing you to tilt the camera straight down and then straight up, all in the same shot. The camera also features independent drag controls and locks for both pan and tilt. The included 100mm ball base is removable and can be replaced with other available bases. The included pan handle can be attached to either side of the the fluid head, utilizing the mounting rosette on either side of the head.

Payload and Counterbalance
The 1040 supports cameras and accessories up to 45 pounds at a COG of 5 inches. This is what the counterbalance can cancel out while keeping the head neutral in any position in the tilt range. The sinusoidal counterbalance supports lighter cameras and features near-zero balance error. The stepless counterbalance can be set all the way down to zero to accommodate lightweight cameras.
Tilt Range
The 1040 provides a very wide tilt range of 90 degrees forward and and rear tilt, while supporting camera packages weighing up to 45 pounds (5" COG).
Pan and Tilt Controls
The head features independent controls on the pan and tilt for lock and drag. The pan and tilt locks are easy to operate. Both controls match well with the controls of OConnor's larger 2575 and 2065 heads, making it easy for operators to move between the heads without having to relearn each head.
Ball Leveling
The included 100mm ball base provides a side support base that easily accommodates the heavy loads this fluid head can support. The ball allows you to quickly level your shot without having to adjust the tripod legs. The ball base is also removable and available options include a Mitchell, 150mm ball base, 4-bolt, 3-bolt, or quickfix.

OConnor Ultimate 1040 Specs

Key Specs
Camera Plate Features
Quick Release
Camera Plate Type
Large Euro Plate
Camera Mounting Screw
2x 3/8"-16 Male
Base Mount
100 mm Half Ball
Counter Balance
Continuous (0 to 45 lb / 0 to 20.41 kg)
Load Capacity
52 lb / 23.59 kg at CoG 4" / 10.16 cm
45 lb / 20.41 kg at CoG 5" / 12.7 cm
40 lb / 18.14 kg at CoG 6" / 15.24 cm
32 lb / 14.51 kg at CoG 8" / 20.32 cm
Camera Attachment
Camera Plate Features
Quick Release
Camera Plate Type
Large Euro Plate
Camera Mounting Screw
2x 3/8"-16 Male
Head
Base Mount
100 mm Half Ball
Camera Platform Adjustment
Yes
Counter Balance
Continuous (0 to 45 lb / 0 to 20.41 kg)
Center of Gravity
4 to 8" / 10.16 to 20.32 cm
Pan Handle Fittings
2x Rosette
Base Diameter
3.94" / 100 mm
Pan & Tilt
Drag Control
Tilt: Continuous
Pan: Continuous
Vertical Tilt
+90° to -90°
Panning Range
360°
Independent Pan Lock
Yes
Independent Tilt Lock
Yes
General
Load Capacity
52 lb / 23.59 kg at CoG 4" / 10.16 cm
45 lb / 20.41 kg at CoG 5" / 12.7 cm
40 lb / 18.14 kg at CoG 6" / 15.24 cm
32 lb / 14.51 kg at CoG 8" / 20.32 cm
Weight
10.6 lb / 4.81 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight
14.265 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)
17.6 x 14.1 x 10.4"

OConnor Ultimate 1040 Reviews

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Is it possible to get this head with a Mitchell ...

Is it possible to get this head with a Mitchell base mount?
Asked by: Grant
Yes. Unit must have a 100mm base mount ball drop.
Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2022-02-08

How much does this head weigh?

How much does this head weigh?
Asked by: nick
This head weighs 10.6 pounds.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2019-09-15

What adapter should I use on the bottom of the ...

What adapter should I use on the bottom of the head for using the 1040 head on a slider?
Asked by: Stone
It depends on the bowl size of the slider but the included 100mm ball base is removable and can be replaced with other available bases, like a 150mm or Mitchell Base adapter.
Answered by: Nicholas
Date published: 2022-11-14

Is the sliding plate removable? And will it fit a ...

Is the sliding plate removable? And will it fit a standard Arri style dovetail plate?
Asked by: Ulannaq
The sliding plate is not removeable. You can secure the O'Connor Easy Load ARRI Dovetail on top of the Euro-plate. https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1621395-REG/oconnor_c1249_1002_arri_style_dovetail_plate.html
Answered by: Nicholas
Date published: 2022-01-28

Does this work with the new flowtech aktiv10 ...

Does this work with the new flowtech aktiv10 legs?
Asked by: Laticia
Yes. The following tripod offers a 100 mm Half Ball.
Answered by: hectorm
Date published: 2022-04-10

Can you balance the camera using the O'Connor ...

Can you balance the camera using the O'Connor Easy Load ARRI Dovetail on top of the Euro-plate?
Asked by: Lia
The O'Connor Easy Load ARRI Dovetail will not have any difficulty being nested with the OConnor Ultimate 1040 Fluid Head's Euro plate.
Answered by: JonathanS
Date published: 2023-09-11
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