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#1 Marcus Guider

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Posted 10 July 2015 - 10:56 AM

I'm starting to look into purchasing my own fluid head and sets of sticks. I typically work on set with the Sachtler 80 and O'Connor 2575 heads, but would like to invest in a head for my own equipment kit.

 

While I'm not in the market to purchase neither of the heads mentioned above, I would like to look into a possible vintage head that would work well with my RED One MX package. Typically my package is fully kitted and lensed with Zeiss Super Speeds, but I occasionally use LOMO Anamorphic lenses, or an Angeneiux 25-250 zoom.

 

I'm currently looking into the O'Connor 50D fluid head, and would like feedback on the model. Also, if anyone has other recommendations I would like to hear those too!

 

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#2 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 11 July 2015 - 08:28 AM

It's what I use and have used for a long long time on just about every camera you can mention.

Mine has sprung a leak I need to get serviced before I use it again; and that can happen on older heads (and really any head) but its' a great system and I sometimes prefer my old 50D To things like the 1030 etc, but that's kinda personal preference.


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Posted 11 July 2015 - 08:54 AM

Thanks for your response Adrian. Besides getting it serviced, is there anything else I should know about the head? Did you have to make any modifications, or purchase new items such as the pan arm or quick release plate?


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#4 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 11 July 2015 - 08:55 AM

I haven't. Some have.

Normally I just keep a doveplate on the thing and slide on and off. I keep thinking of going for a pan handle upgrade but I've gown used to what I have on it.


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#5 Marcus Guider

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Posted 11 July 2015 - 09:02 AM

That sounds like a good way to go.

 

What sticks did you pair with the head, and are they 100mm? 


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#6 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 11 July 2015 - 09:54 PM

100mm and I believe there's O'Connor 35As, or something like that. I haven't got them with me at the moment to check .

 

They're basically these; but Aluminium:

 

http://www.ebay.com/...sd=370984212082


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#7 Aaron Griffin

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Posted 27 July 2015 - 10:49 AM

Hey Marcus, 

I have an original O'Connor 1030 head I am looking to sell. It's just overkill for my camera.


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Posted 23 August 2016 - 05:50 PM

Hello Marcus, 

I have an O'Connor 100 Fluid Head with ProHD Tripod Legs and Hi Hat 150mm Bowl kit for sale if you are interested?

http://www.cinematog...showtopic=72428


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