Cartoni Focus 22 Fluid Head with Carbon fiber Tripod Legs, Mid-Spreader (100mm)
Cartoni FOCUS 22 is specifically designed to support the wide variety of new ENG cameras, so compact yet so fully accessorized, featuring the patented CARTONI “wing” continuously adjustable counterbalance.
With its broad range of payloads – 3 kg (6.5 lbs) to 22 kg (48.5 lbs) – The Cartoni FOCUS 22 tripod aims to become the ideal partner for all news gathering and outdoor shooting jobs.
Cartoni FOCUS 22 Rugged but easy to operate the new Fluid Head has all the ergonomic settings at the right place. Cartoni FOCUS 22 Fluid drag in both pan and tilt feature the distinctive renowned CARTONI patented infinitely adjustable labyrinth system.
Cartoni FOCUS 22 tripod Positive locks, wide range sliding platform incorporating the European style quick release plate, a switchable illuminated spitit level completes the operating specs.
FOCUS 22, weighs only 3.9 kg (8.6 lbs) thanks to the extensive use of extremely lightweight magnesium alloys.
The Cartoni FOCUS 22 interfaces with all 100 mm bowl base tripods.
More about Cartoni focus 22 Tripod:
The Focus 22 consists of 127 parts, machined or cast to micro-metric precision and hand-assembled and adjusted to precision by one engineer at a time. A follow-up to the Cartoni Focus HD head and an evolution of the original Focus head, the Cartoni Focus 22 incorporates the Sachtler Touch-and-Go 16 plate system, which is found on Sachtler’s FSB and Video series heads, and integrates a new composite material in many parts that allows for a solid build while keeping the weight down. Of course, it also features Cartoni’s renowned counterbalance and very smooth, “true” fluid drag. The Focus 22 uses the same patented spring-loaded counterbalance system used in the original Focus head. The Touch-and-Go 16 plate system will allow you to efficiently move your camera between compatible heads in a studio setting, and will also future-proof your head for such possible uses.
The new composite material that’s used is a sophisticated non-metal that’s much stronger than aluminum, and yet lighter. It replaces the brass parts in the counterbalance and is also used in the tilt fluid knobs, pan fluid gears, and other parts throughout the body. This composite is also highly resistant to the stress of weight, bending, rubbing, and extreme temperatures, so where it’s used in the mechanisms of the head it actually provides for more stress-endurance, in addition to saving weight. This composite is the result of a collaboration between Cartoni and the Department of Physics and Engineering at Sapienza University of Rome.
The Cartoni Focus 22 features a Cartoni-patented labyrinth modular fluid drag system, which consists of individual pan and tilt modules. Each module contains two main sections that have thin concentric rings inside them. The rings in one section interact with the rings in the other, with aerospace industry silicon paste fluid between them that provides resistance. The two sections are never fully disengaged from one another, so movement is always smooth and with no play. With there being separate pan and tilt modules, pan drag and tilt drag are accordingly independent, yet work together to allow smooth, uninterrupted motion in any direction. Cartoni performs a laser-assisted, diagonal movement test on every head to ensure that there isn’t even the slightest digression from a straight-line movement.
The pan drag control is a large ring in the center of the head that’s easy to use even without looking. This and all other controls are designed with ergonomic grips that will feel secure between your fingers. There is also an illuminated bubble level that will be very helpful in dark settings. And a pan bar is included that can be attached to a rosette adapter on either side of the head. Additional pan bars are available and sold separately.
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