I have a Ronford Baker F15 fluid head (as for an Arri II with bottom mount motor) and an F15S (shorter one for normal cameras) sitting here in the office. For someone familiar with these, maybe they can help with some Q&A.
- They have no balance springs. Are people still using these heads? The F15 has a beatiful feel to it. For a Red camera, 35mm or even a built up 16mm kit, these could be a really good, cheap head. (thinking of selling one of them).
- The tilt on the F15S does not have a really feathered start / stop. Does this suggest an overhaul, or maybe just a fluid change? Or that the tilt lock needs cleaning?
- Can the tilt fluid tilt assemblies be easily switched from the F15 to the F15S?
PS. I also have the flat mounting plate for the F15, so any camera can mount.
PPS. They both have 150mm bowl base.
Edited by Gregg MacPherson, 03 October 2013 - 09:29 PM.