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OConnor Ultimate 1040 Fluid Head

The Ultimate 1040 fluid head brings the same quality build and precision movement found the larger OConnor 2575 and 2560 heads to enable cinematographers easily move from heavier to lighter payload camera setups without compromise.

Features of the lightweight yet sturdy fluid head include a stepless, ultra-smooth pan and tilt fluid drag custom designed to provide ultimate control and stability, as well as the OConnor Sinusoidal Counterbalance system that provides true, accurate balance at any point in the tilt range. Providing perfect balance even for lighter-weight cameras with counterbalancing down to zero, the Ultimate 1040 head is made with high-performance magnesium, and aluminium alloys with stainless steel and genuine carbon fibre finishing, to deliver consistent results on the most demanding sets.

For camera operators, making the change to smaller, lighter cameras while retaining quality has never been easier. And most importantly, the famous OConnor feel, remains the same regardless of payload.

The versatile OConnor Ultimate 1040 supports payloads from 0 to 45 lbs. (20 kg) at a 5” (15cm) centre of gravity and a +/-90° tilt range.

Ultimate 1040 Fluid Head for cameras up to 45 LBS (20 kg)

@ 4 in. (102 mm) GoG
@ 5 in. (127 mm) GoG
@ 6 in. (152 mm) GoG
@ 8 in. (203 mm) GoG
52 lbs. (23.5 kg)
45 lbs. (20.4 kg)
40 lbs. (18.1 kg)
32 lbs. (14.5 kg)
PlatformLarge Europlate Quick Release
Bases100mm (Mitchell, 150mm, Quickfix and Ped mounts optional)
Tilt+90° / -90°
Height6.2 in (15.8cm)
Width7.6 in. (19.3 cm)
Depth4.6 in. (11.7 cm) excluding quick release
Weight10.6 lbs (4.8 kg) includes quick release & plate and tiedown but excluding Pan Bar

Ultimate 1040 Fluid Head Package C1265-0001
Package includes:
Ultimate 1040 Fluid Head
Large Euro Quick Release with Camera Plate 1030-268
Pan handle for 1030 range 1030-246
Pan handle extension 2575-135
100mm Ball Base 08365
100mm FT Tiedown S2052-1100
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Steve is OConnor’s Product Manager responsible for all products. He has worked in camera support and accessories engineering for over 12 years. He is a qualified Mechanical Engineer and in his previous roles he has worked on, or conducted the introduction of all the current range of OConnor’s principal products. When he isn’t working, Steve spends time with his young family.