Fluid Head Camera Tripods
A popular choice as an addition to the photography kit of any pro-photographer or advanced amateur snapper, fluid head camera tripods offer a high level of control and flexibility whilst composing the perfect shot.
These tripods are particularly beneficial when you need to work quickly or when a large amount of adjustments need to be made during a photographic shoot, such as those with babies or young children.
Fluid head camera tripods are available from leading brands in camera supports such as Weifeng, Sachtler and Manfrotto . They are available with fittings universally compatible with major cameras brands and also fittings specific to such superior quality brands such as Canon , Pentax and Nikon.
Many fluid head camera tripods also have handy zip-up carry cases with shoulder straps for added portability.
Characteristically, fluid head camera tripods are a style of pan/tilt tripod head which use a sealed liquid to create a mini hydraulic damping system which enables a smooth and steady motion through any given space when shooting images or video. As the name suggests, this style of tripod allows for fluid movement and can be used for a wide range of photography styles.
Fluid head construction
Fluid head camera tripods are typically constructed in lightweight materials such as aluminium, carbon fibre or plastic. Many models are efficient shock absorbers and are both heat and corrosion resistant.
Fluid head camera tripods and have a ball head design on a 360 degree dial so the user can swivel and lock to adjust the desired angle of shot smoothly and quickly.
A true fluid head mechanism offers many benefits in that it will allow for tension control over both panning and tilting tensions. In addition, because it is a heavier head it will be able to contend with those heavier models of camera. Its longer handle length and handles to control the centre column enable subtle and seamless movements. Many fluid head camera tripods also have bubble spirit level indicators to ensure a high level of accuracy and precision when shooting a chosen object or scene.
Fluid head camera tripods are sturdy, rigid structures and many models have handy quick release flip leg locking and non-slip sponges, ideal for when you need to set up in an instant. In addition, many fluid head camera tripods have a centre column hook design where the user can hang accessories for added convenience and increased stability.