Really Right Stuff had a prototype of their new fluid head at NAB 2017. In the video below, their Product Manager gives us some details and a sneak peak of their next video fluid head, the RRS FH-7240. Video courtesy of Kelly On A Tangent.
- 100mm bowl
- 7 levels of damping adjustment
- 240 in-lb of restoring torque
- Optimized to work with cameras up to 25lbs but max payload is 40lbs
- Less than 3% error in the counterbalance through the entire +/-90 tilt range
- LED spirit bubble illumination with auto shut off
They also showed off a few new accessories for their 100mm 4 series tripods, which include multi-surface feet, a new mid-level quick release spreader and accessory collars that allows 1/4″ 20 accessories to be mounted directly to the legs.
I’ve owned their FH-350 for a couple of years now, and it is one of the finest and most refined pieces of equipment I own. Its only problem is the small payload limit and reduced number of damping levels. The new FH-7240 should be the ideal next step up – with its 100mm bowl, increased payload and four extra damping levels.
Lastly, RRS have told me they expect this new head and legs combo to retail for between $4000 and $5000 – gulp!
Have you had any experience with Really Right Stuff gear? Looking forward to the RRS FH-7240? Let us know in the comments!