Sachtler and Vinten, both Vitec Group brands, will show the flowtech 75 tripod, which is based on new camera tripod technology. Equipped with quick-release brakes and easy-adjust levers camera operators can set up and begin using the tripod in an instant.
Sachtler and Vinten said the flowtech's design offers a set of two-stage carbon-fiber tripod legs with an easy-to-remove midlevel spreader, rubber feet and a payload capacity of 44 pounds. Quick-release brakes located at the top of the tripod enable all the legs to be deployed simultaneously and to adjust automatically to the ground's surface.
A unique hinge-lock mechanism allows users to capture extremely low, ground-level shots, removing the need to bring a second set of "baby legs" to each shoot. The exceptional torsional stiffness of flowtech ensures that the tripod will not twist during camera-panning movements.
Sachtler and Vinten will feature two optional accessories for flowtech 75: a detachable carry handle and a compact and lightweight dolly. The flowtech 75 dolly features an integral carry handle and foot-operated brakes for smooth and easy operation, while its foldable design allows it to collapse to a compact and easy-to-transport unit.
Weighing in at 10 pounds, the dolly can support a payload of 88 pounds and a build radius of 1.7 feet. The flowtech 75 carry handle allows users to carry the flowtech system in one hand, and it attaches easily to one of the three flowtech accessory docks.
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