Miller To Show New Rugged Fluid Head

Miller Fluid Heads will spotlight a new sturdy construction Skyline 90 Fluid Head that supports payloads of up to 165 pounds (75 kg.) and features a heavy-duty alloy structure.

The Skyline 90 was developed in collaboration with the Ronford Baker Engineering Company, known for its work with heavy-duty fluid heads and tripods in the cinema industry.

Mike Lippmann, European manager, at Miller Fluid Heads (Europe), said the new Skyline 90 was created with the demanding broadcast professional in mind and is ideal for standing up to the rigors of daily production in the field. Like many of its project, the new fluid head has the “right feel” customers expect.

With a continuous counterbalance control that ranges from zero to 165 pounds (75 kg.) at 12 inches (30 cm.) above the center tilt axis and 15+0 selectable fluid pan-tilt drag positions, the Skyline 90 ensures the optimum drag for any lens focal length. It has a sliding platform featuring 300mm of sliding range that glides smoothly and effortlessly with a full payload and easily balances heavy camera loads. The Skyline 90 also comes with an auto safety lock to ensure a secure horizontal position when loading or dismantling heavy box lenses. Two bubble levels located at either side of the head allow for convenient leveling. The floating caliper pan and tilt locks with large metal levers and can be operated simultaneously with one hand without causing picture disturbance. Optional features of the Skyline 90 include a quick release wedge plate for sturdy camera mounting and heavy duty, industry standard telescopic pan handles.

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