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I have used all friction settings, free spinning my camera on a zero setting for trailing lights as well as using the heaviest settings for macro work. I enjoy the versatility that I get and most of all, the reliability. I have never had an issue with the OConnors. What more can I ask for?
Oliver Bokelberg, ASC, BVK

Product Specification

The flagship of OConnor’s Ultimate range of fluid heads.

With its famous features the 2575 fluid head has become the standard for film production.  The head includes OConnor’s patented sinusoidal counterbalance system for true, accurate balance at any point in the tilt range. Add to this OConnor’s stepless, ultra-smooth pan & tilt fluid drag, and you’ve got ultimate control and stability for film style shooting.

As the next generation head of the highly successful 2575 series, the 2575D retains a large number of features and functions from the older heads but includes many new features:

  • Platform controls on the operator’s side of the head
  • Platform release lever with a one touch finger actuated safety release catch - allowing for one “finger” or hand action to undo the safety catch and open the lever
  • Dual platform scales
  • Platform with 4 handle rosettes
  • Soft hand rest on left hand side

Ultimate 2575D Fluid Head for cameras up to 90 LBS (40.8 kg)

@ 4 in. (102 mm)
@ 6 in. (152 mm)
@ 8 in. (203 mm)
133 lbs. (60.5 kg)
105 lbs. (47.7 kg)
87 lbs. (39.5 kg)
Platformsee below
BasesMitchell, 150mm
Tilt+90° / -90°
Height8.4 in. (21.3 cm)
Width12.4 in. (31.5 cm)
Depth8.6 in. (21.8 cm)
Weight22.9 lb. (10.4 kg)

Platform for 2575D: OConnor Plate, 120mm Euro Plate, Panavision Dovetail Plate, Arriflex Dovetail Plate, Arri 24" (60.96 cm) Plate.

2575D Chart



Ultimate 2575D Fluid Head Package C1234-0005
Package includes:
Ultimate 2575D Fluid Head C1234-0006
Euro Style Quick Release 2575-120
Pan handle 2575-137
Pan handle extension 2575-135
Mitchell Base & tiedown 08281 & C1234-1018
150mm ball base & tiedown 08414 & C1234-1017

Ultimate 2575D Fluid Head C1234-0006
Package includes:
Ultimate 2575D Fluid Head (Without base, pan bar or plate)

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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.

Key Features

  • Infinitely adjustable counterbalance from 0-90lbs, altered easily with a collapsible counterbalance crank knob and numerical readout.

  • Platform release lever with a one touch finger actuated safety release catch – allowing for one “finger” or hand action to undo the safety catch and open the lever.

  • Stepless, ultra-smooth pan & tilt fluid drag.

  • Controls located on the left-hand side of the head for intuitive cine-style shooting.