SmallRig has released some exciting new products for the camera-accessory-connoisseur: the FreeBlazer Tripod System and F60 Modular Follow Focus. The FreeBlazer is now SmallRig's heaviest duty tripod system, boasting a durable carbon fiber tripod and a fluid video head to match. The F60 and its corresponding accessories allow you to attach a precise follow focus system to your mirrorless or DSLR camera without needing to use a cage.
FreeBlazer Heavy-Duty Tripod System
Designed for video shooting, the FreeBlazer Heavy-Duty Tripod can accommodate hefty cinema camera rigs weighing up to 55.1 lb. Its carbon fiber legs feature two stages of adjustment with flip locks to take it from 31 to 71.7" in height. Interchangeable wide and spiked feet, as well as a mid-level spreader, allow the tripod to balance easily on uneven terrain. A 75mm bowl head with 3/8"-16 half-ball tie-down screw is compatible with the DH10 Fluid Video Head.
Equipped with a Manfrotto-type 501PL Quick-Release plate, the video head can efficiently mount or dismount your cine rig or DJI RS series gimbal on or from the tripod legs. An adjustable, step-less damping system and a 17.6-lb counterbalance system allow for ultra-smooth panning and tilting motions. The head includes a telescopic handle, which can be mounted on the right or left side, depending on your preference.
A complete tripod system is available for purchase, combining the carbon fiber legs and the fluid head, along with a carry bag to take it all on location. The tripod and the video head have a combined load capacity of 22 lb when used together.
F60 Modular Follow Focus
SmallRig's newest follow focus release mirrors the design of its Mini Follow Focus unit with its adjustable A/B stops and snap-on focus gear ring. The F60 features a 3-step A/B function, which can be set backward, forward, or can fully rotate 360° for use with a zoom lens. An included 15mm rod clamp and a palm support make connecting the unit to your mirrorless or DSLR camera rig a breeze. Smoother focus pulls are easily achieved, thanks to the Silicone Gear.
Additional accessories like the Arca-Type Quick-Release Plate with 15mm Rod Clamp and 15mm Rod Clamp mount directly on your camera of choice and allow you to use the follow focus without needing to place your camera inside a cage. This keeps your camera load light and streamlined with more lens-length flexibility.
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