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The OConnor 1040 and 30L tripod system with floor spreader combines the precision ultra-smooth fluid camera movement that has made OConnor heads the cinematography industry standard together with the stability and durability of the 30L Tripod.


The OConnor Ultimate 1040 fluid head delivers a continuous, ultra-smooth pan and tilt fluid drag system for ultimate control and stability together with OConnor´s unrivalled Sinusoidal Counterbalance system for true, accurate balance at any point in the tilt range and counterbalance down to zero for perfect balance no matter the payload. Made with high-performance magnesium and aluminium alloys with stainless steel and genuine carbon fiber finishing, the Ultimate 1040 head is built to deliver consistent results on the most demanding sets.

The 30L Carbon fiber tripod is stable and twist resistant, while the clamping system makes it simple to setup and work safely. The 30L provides a lightweight, durable and reliable design.

The OConnor 1040 and 30L tripod system with floor spreader includes a soft carry case – able to support payloads from 0 to 45 lbs (20 kg) at 5″(125 mm) centre of gravity and a +/-90° tilt range.

Key Highlights

  • Complete system with fluid head, tripod, spreader and soft carry case
  • Payload capacity of 0-45lbs (20kg)
  • Silky smooth OConnor drag with continuous adjustment, as featured in all Ultimate Heads
  • OConnor Sinusoidal Counterbalance for true, accurate balance at any point in the tilt range
  • Lightweight and durable two-stage carbon fiber tripod

1040 Fluid Head with 100mm Ball

Specifications Details
Payload 0-45 lb (0-20 kg) at 5” (125 mm) C of G above platform
Plate Large Euro ‘Touch and go’
Pan Handle 12″ with 30° Bend
Pan Handle Extension 11.5″
Tilt Range +/- 90°
Counterbalance Sinusoidal, full 180° tilt range from zero to max payload
Interchangeable Options Optionally Interchangeable to 150mm, Mitchell, 4 bolt, 3 bolt or quickfix.
Tripod Extension 2x
Tripod Material Carbon fiber
System Height Range 29.1 – 70.5 in (74 – 179 cm)
Transport Length 38.2 in / 97 cm
System Weight 24.7 lb / 11.2 kg
1040 Fluid Head & 30L Tripod System with Floor Spreader C1040-30L-F
System includes:
1040 Fluid Head Package C1265-0001
30L Carbon Fiber Tripod C1251-0001
Floor Spreader C1258-0001
Soft Carrying Case C1254-0001

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