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    New Really Right Stuff FH-55 Fluid Video Head.
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    http://eriknaso.com/2013/04/15/new-r...head-nab-2013/

    Really Right Stuff makes solid products like quick release systems, ball heads and also carbon fiber tripods. They're mainly for still cameras but now have introduced a new fluid head for video. The head is desihned for the DSLR to C100 type of shooter looking for support up to 80-10 pounds. Its very smooth and balanced.
    A true Sinusoidal Counter Balance Mechanism is added to the head. This mechanism is found in heads costing over $6K. The new FH-55 will be available in July and priced around $1500 to $2000.

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    Really love my RRS stills head and plate for my D800.

    I guess my only question is that if I wanted to use it WITH my D800 is that the plate on the d800 is turned 90 degrees of axis from the direction of the plate on the video head.

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    I had a chance to try it out at NAB and it is truly a amazing head, I own 2 Sachtler Heads and my son has a miller Compass 20, I can say that I have never seen a small light weight head as nice as this one. I have been using RRS gear for over 15 years and they do know how to make wonderful gear. Their Carbon-Fiber legs are great, I wanted to check out what Gitzo had at the show but was told by the Vinten Group that Gitzo is now only for stills (bummer). So in my opinion the Really Right Stuff is now the way to go for Tripod and Head for cameras up to 8lb.


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    RRS has a history of setting fair, ethical prices for extremely high quality products (and Joe is one of the nicest guys in the business). Their carbon fiber tripods cost the same as Gitzo's but are produced in smaller quantities (entirely in the US, btw) and use machined instead of cast aluminum for hinges and platforms (meaning they cost significantly more to produce). I'm hopeful that this product will similarly embarrass some fluid head manufacturers (especially certain ones I won't name who have moved production to [the same factory in] Costa Rica but are still priced like products of Germany/USA).
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    Quote Originally Posted by mcgeedigital View Post
    Really love my RRS stills head and plate for my D800.

    I guess my only question is that if I wanted to use it WITH my D800 is that the plate on the d800 is turned 90 degrees of axis from the direction of the plate on the video head.

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    You might have to add a small adapter to the L bracket. Does the bottom have another 1/4 20 on it?


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    It does., its just a shame to have to do that when all of their photo plates are designed one way and their new video heads another.
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    They have a 90˚ adapter to use a HDSL on the head.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Yak View Post
    They have a 90˚ adapter to use a HDSL on the head.
    Link?
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    I couldn't find it but would also like to add that info to the article


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    Quote Originally Posted by mcgeedigital View Post
    Link?
    I do not have a link but they were showing it with the head at NAB


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