The Ultimate 1030 fluid heads offer a wealth of features that have been borrowed from the larger O’Connor 2575 and 2065 heads to let cinematographers seamlessly transition from heavier to lighter payload camera setups.These include the stepless, ultra-smooth pan and tilt fluid drag specifically enhanced to provide ultimate control and stability, as well as the patented O’Connor Sinusoidal Counterbalance system that provides true, accurate balance at any point in the tilt range.  Users will appreciate that the system counterbalances down to zero, a handy advantage considering the trend to lighter weight cameras.

The new ergonomic crank-style counterbalance control simply pulls out of the rear of the head. Plus the Action Brakes for pan and tilt unlock through a single-handed squeeze. And the new sideload platform enables rapid attachment of the camera as well as an extended range of movement for balancing front heavy setups. For today’s versatile shooter, the transition from larger to smaller payloads has never been easier. And most importantly, the famous O’Connor feel, remains the same regardless of payload.

We carry all variations of the O’Connor 1030 fluid head including HD, D and Ds. 

Technical Specs

  • Weight Capacity: 39 lbs at 4 in. (17.7 kg at 102 mm), 30 lbs at 6 in. (13.6 kg at 152 mm), 24 lbs at 8" (10.9 kg at 203 mm)
  • Base Diameter: 100 mm half ball
  • Counter Balance System: Dual-Axis Sinusoidal
  • Quick Release/Wedge Plate: Yes
  • Balance Plate: Yes, Sliding
  • Tilt Drag: Continuously variable fluid
  • Tilt Range: +90° / -90°
  • Tilt Lock: Yes
  • Spring Loaded Counter Balance: Continuously variable fluid
  • Pan Range: 360°
  • Pan Lock: Yes
  • Dimensions:
    • Head: 6.6 x 7.6 x 4.6" (16.8 x 19.3 x 11.7 cm)
    • Handle: 12" long (30.5 cm)
    • Handle extension: 11.5" (29.2 cm)
  • Leveling Bubble: Yes
  • Weight: 8.7 lb (3.9 kg)

Our Kit

  • O’Connor 1030 100mm Ball Head
  • O'Connor European Panhandle
  • O'Connor European Panhandle Extension
  • O’Connor Mitchell Base Tie Down
  • Large Camera Plate with (2) 3/8"-16 Screws
  • 100mm Ball Carbon Fiber Two-Stage Heavy Duty Legs
  • Mid-Level Spreader with Rubber Feet

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