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E-Image EK50AAM Fluid Drag Video Head and Tripod

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E-Image EK50AAM Fluid Drag Video Head and Tripod
Key Features
  • 13.2 lb Capacity Fluid Drag Tripod Head
  • Quick Release Plate and Balance System
  • Spring-Loaded Counterbalance System
  • Adjustable Tilt Drag
The E-Image EK50AAM Fluid Drag Video Head and Tripod is a video head and dual stage tripod leg system designed for video cameras weighing up to 13.2 pounds. The head has fixed pan and adjustable tilt fluid drag for smooth camera movements. The included quick release (QR) plate attaches to your camera with either of the included 1/4"-20 or 3/8"-16 camera tie-down screws. With the camera attached, the QR plate snaps into the cradle, which quickly and securely attaches your camera to the tripod head. The QR plate release system features a safety mechanism to help prevent accidentally releasing of the plate. The head also features an integrated forward/backward sliding plate which allows you to balance the camera on the head for optimal operation on a shot-by-shot need.
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E-Image EH50 Tripod System Overview

The E-Image EK50AAM Fluid Drag Video Head and Tripod is a video head and dual stage tripod leg system designed for video cameras weighing up to 13.2 pounds. The head has fixed pan and adjustable tilt fluid drag for smooth camera movements. The included quick release (QR) plate attaches to your camera with either of the included 1/4"-20 or 3/8"-16 camera tie-down screws. With the camera attached, the QR plate snaps into the cradle, which quickly and securely attaches your camera to the tripod head. The QR plate release system features a safety mechanism to help prevent accidentally releasing of the plate. The head also features an integrated forward/backward sliding plate which allows you to balance the camera on the head for optimal operation on a shot-by-shot need.

The tripod legs are made of an anodized aluminum alloy, with a fixed mid-level spreader and rotary clamping leg locks. The foot spikes are covered by removable anti-slip pads, and an integrated elastic leg wrap helps keep the legs closed for transport.

Fluid Head

  • Load Capacity: 13.2 lb
  • Fluid Drag
    • Tilt: Adjustable
    • Pan: Fixed
  • 65mm Half ball for fast leveling
  • Bubble level
  • 90° Tilt down—camera can point straight down
  • 75° Tilt up
  • 360° Panning
  • Mounting rosettes on left and right sides

Legs

  • Load Capacity: 13.2 lb
  • Built-in fixed spreader
  • Working Height Range: 31 to 64"
  • Rotary clamp leg locks
  • Foot spikes
  • Removable anti-slip pads/foot spike protectors
  • Integrated leg wrap bungee and clip
  • Folded Size: 32"
UPC: 610708234494

E-Image EH50 Tripod System Specs

Head
Counter Balance SystemSpring-loaded
Quick Release PlateNon-sliding type
2.7 x 1.7 x 0.3" (69 x 42 x 7 mm)
Quick Release SafetyYes
Camera Mounting Screw1/4"-20
3/8"-16
Built-in Balance PlateYes
Tilt DragAdjustable fluid
Tilt Range+90 to -75°
Tilt LockYes
Pan DragFixed fluid
Pan Range360°
Pan LockYes
Pan Handle Rosettes2 x Rosettes (one each L/R)
Leveling Bubble/IlluminatedYes, non-illuminated
Legs
MaterialAnodized aluminum alloy
Head Attachment Fitting65 mm Half ball
Leg Stages/SectionsTwo-stage
Leg Lock TypeRotary clamp
Independent Leg SpreadNo
SpreaderMid-level (non-removable / non-adjustable)
Spiked/Retractable FeetNon-retractable spikes with removable spike protectors
General
Load Capacity13.2 lb (6 kg)
Height RangeMaximum: 64" (160 cm)
Minimum: 31" (79 cm)
Folded Length32" (83 cm)
Weight9.5 lb (4.3 kg)
Packaging Info
Package Weight15 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)37 x 9 x 9"

E-Image EH50 Tripod System Reviews

Used it a few times...

By Ryan
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2020-06-23

Disappointing. I loved this thing at first. That lasted up until my first few shoots. The head plate can slip out. I once clicked it out without hitting the release button. My 1dx mkiii almost fell the ground. Luckily my hands were around it. One of legs got my finger pretty good when it wasn't clipped. It slid down and got me. It's hard to tell with the twist locks if it's opened. The plate is also much smaller than most heads, so one, you can't use any manfrotto sized plates and when trying to attach the plate to my 70-200 lens, it wouldn't fit on the head. I loved this at first and decided to dump it on craigslist and go all in on a Sachtler 75 FSB8 and Sachtler Speedlock Ace XL system. Hopefully those two well be good enough to cover my lifelong quest to find the perfect tripod.

Easy to use not terribly heavy

By Kelly
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-10-28

I got this on sale and for the price, the weight of it and the fluid head it was a great deal! I use this all the time while shooting wedding videos. :) Have a 6D with 70-200 that usually sits on it.

Good Tripod, No Documents

By Earl
Rated 2 out of 5
Date: 2018-10-28

Happy with quality of the tripod, but it had no instructions, no warrantee, no spare parts list, no accessories list, and no U.S. customer service number. You have to call China for help, and the manufacturer's website doesn't even list this model tripod. I had it replaced, and the second one was missing the same things, so I returned it for refund.

Five Star!

By Todd
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-10-17

I wish I would have ordered sooner. For your top video work and larger cameras a must need! Todd

love it

By Abbas
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-03-13

very practical, easy to set up and use, tall enough to shoot

Very sturdy

By chev
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2019-09-06

Very heavy duty tripod... been great so far even tho I don't use it alot. The quick release plate is a bit.... it's not the best but it gets the job done I guess.

So Far, So Good

By Ed
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2019-03-03

Enjoying the use and versatility of this tripod.  I also really like the turn knob adjustments for the legs. Fluid head works great for panning and tilting.  I would have liked the quick release plate to be a bit bigger (to make it easier to snap into place) but Im glad it doesnt interfere with changing the battery like the Manfrotto 500 does.  Other than that I am happy with the purchase.  Using this tripod for a Canon XF-400 Camcorder.

The best tripod for video

By Wilfredo
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-11-01

I have use this Tripod for all most a year doing weddings as a filmmaker and this tripod is the best tripod I have ever used in my life. The head is super smooth for those cinematic shoots and the build is amazing and strong I recommend this tripod 100%

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