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OConnor Precision with flowtech100 Speed

The OConnor 1040 and flowtech100 floor spreader system brings the precision ultra-smooth fluid camera movement that has made OConnor heads the cinematography industry standard together with the award-winning speed, agility and stability of the flowtech tripod system.


The OConnor carbon fiber flowtech100 tripod provides camera operators with an incredibly fast, lightweight and easy-to-setup camera support with revolutionary quick release brakes for speed.

The tripod is perfectly complemented by the Ultimate 1040 fluid head that delivers continuous, ultra-smooth pan and tilt fluid drag 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.

One of the most versatile camera support systems available – able to support payloads from 0 to 45lbs (20kg) at 5” (15cm) centre of gravity and a +/- 90 tilt range – the OConnor 1040 and flowtech100 System is the perfect camera support for cinematographers who need to move from heavier to lighter payload camera setups without compromise.

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
  • OConnor flowtech100 2-stage 100 mm lightweight carbon fiber tripod with unique quick release brakes for instant and easy deployment
  • Capture extremly low and high shots with the flowtech versatile hinge lock mechanism
  • Superior performance and stability: extensive endurance and environmental testing
Specification Details
Model 1040 Fluid Head with 100mm Ball
Payload 0-45 lbs (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 Bowl 100 mm
Extension 2x
Material Carbon fiber
Height Range with Spreader 24.4 – 70.1 in / 62 – 178 cm
Transport Length 34.4 in / 87.5 cm
Weight 20.5 lb / 9.3 kg
Other Features 3x 3/8″ thread incl one attachment mount and carry handle
1040 Fluid Head & flowtech® 100 Tripod System with Floor Spreader C1040-FT100-F
System includes:
1040 Fluid Head Package C1265-0001
flowtech® 100 Tripod & FeetC1266-0004 C1266-0004
Handle S2051-1061

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