NEW RRS Video Head -- FH 350

PhotobugPhotobug Posts: 5,062Member
edited November 2014 in Nikon DSLR cameras
Although I am not a video shooter, I was on the RRS web site today and found they have a new video tripod head.
http://www.reallyrightstuff.com/FH-350-Fluid-Video-Head.html

Not sure how long this has been on the market, but it's their featured product when you go to the web site. Be sure to watch the entire self start video to see all the features. Sure looks like a great product and it's already on 10 week back order. Oh, it cost $1695 USD.
Post edited by Golf007sd on
D750 & D7100 | 24-70 F2.8 G AF-S ED, 70-200 F2.8 AF VR, TC-14E III, TC-1.7EII, 35 F2 AF D, 50mm F1.8G, 105mm G AF-S VR | Backup & Wife's Gear: D5500 & Sony HX50V | 18-140 AF-S ED VR DX, 55-300 AF-S G VR DX |
|SB-800, Amaran Halo LED Ring light | MB-D16 grip| Gitzo GT3541 + RRS BH-55LR, Gitzo GM2942 + Sirui L-10 | RRS gear | Lowepro, ThinkTank, & Hoodman gear | BosStrap | Vello Freewave Plus wireless Remote, Leica Lens Cleaning Cloth |

Comments

  • Golf007sdGolf007sd Posts: 2,840Moderator
    edited June 2014
    This fluid head is just amazing. A prototype was first introduced at the 2013 NAB...code named FH-55. Their new FH-350 features and price is blowing the door of their competition...specially when compared to what O'Conner and/or Cartoni fluid heads have to offer.

    Personally I'm waiting to get their VG-02 when it comes out. It, too, was introduced at the 2013 NAB.

    Post edited by Golf007sd on
    D4 & D7000 | Nikon Holy Trinity Set + 105 2.8 Mico + 200 F2 VR II | 300 2.8G VR II, 10.5 Fish-eye, 24 & 50 1.4G, 35 & 85 1.8G, 18-200 3.5-5.6 VR I SB-400 & 700 | TC 1.4E III, 1.7 & 2.0E III, 1.7 | Sigma 35 & 50 1.4 DG HSM | RRS Ballhead & Tripods Gear | Gitzo Monopod | Lowepro Gear | HDR via Promote Control System |
  • BabaGanoushBabaGanoush Posts: 252Member
    I wish RRS would make a geared head. They know how to do things right...and while expensive, theirs wouldn't cost me as much as a custom-built high-precision head. I now own a Manfrotto 410 geared head, but the turn knobs are crude and have too much hysteresis. I don't care much for ball-heads, and although I have one I normally prefer to use either my geared head or a pan head.
  • kanuckkanuck Posts: 1,300Member
    Really Right Stuff are the best, there products never let you down and can take a serious beating. There customer service and shipping are also top notch. My BH-40 works just as well now as the day I bought it. Interesting info on the geared heads. Also, thanks for passing this video on Golf.
  • HvalHval Posts: 110Member
    I have a Manfrotto monopod with a fluid head. A great piece of kit, but not as good as the previous version which was so much better made.

    Cheers,

    Hval
    ____________________

    Owner of an extremely high quality Leica Lens Cleaning Cloth
  • kanuckkanuck Posts: 1,300Member
    Manfrotto also makes excellent long lasting, abuse absorbing gear also you are right. I definitely need to do some more research on these fluid heads though... :-/
  • PhotobugPhotobug Posts: 5,062Member
    It's going to be fun watching this new contender from RRS become the #1 video head for professionals.

    I am on vacation and Internet connections are weak so pardon any long delays before I follow-up to comments on this new video head.
    D750 & D7100 | 24-70 F2.8 G AF-S ED, 70-200 F2.8 AF VR, TC-14E III, TC-1.7EII, 35 F2 AF D, 50mm F1.8G, 105mm G AF-S VR | Backup & Wife's Gear: D5500 & Sony HX50V | 18-140 AF-S ED VR DX, 55-300 AF-S G VR DX |
    |SB-800, Amaran Halo LED Ring light | MB-D16 grip| Gitzo GT3541 + RRS BH-55LR, Gitzo GM2942 + Sirui L-10 | RRS gear | Lowepro, ThinkTank, & Hoodman gear | BosStrap | Vello Freewave Plus wireless Remote, Leica Lens Cleaning Cloth |
  • Golf007sdGolf007sd Posts: 2,840Moderator
    Simple, versatile, precise, efficient, and beautiful...

    D4 & D7000 | Nikon Holy Trinity Set + 105 2.8 Mico + 200 F2 VR II | 300 2.8G VR II, 10.5 Fish-eye, 24 & 50 1.4G, 35 & 85 1.8G, 18-200 3.5-5.6 VR I SB-400 & 700 | TC 1.4E III, 1.7 & 2.0E III, 1.7 | Sigma 35 & 50 1.4 DG HSM | RRS Ballhead & Tripods Gear | Gitzo Monopod | Lowepro Gear | HDR via Promote Control System |
  • PhotobugPhotobug Posts: 5,062Member
    Thanks for sharing Golf. Yes, it's is simple, versatile, efficient and beautiful. This should be in back order for months.
    D750 & D7100 | 24-70 F2.8 G AF-S ED, 70-200 F2.8 AF VR, TC-14E III, TC-1.7EII, 35 F2 AF D, 50mm F1.8G, 105mm G AF-S VR | Backup & Wife's Gear: D5500 & Sony HX50V | 18-140 AF-S ED VR DX, 55-300 AF-S G VR DX |
    |SB-800, Amaran Halo LED Ring light | MB-D16 grip| Gitzo GT3541 + RRS BH-55LR, Gitzo GM2942 + Sirui L-10 | RRS gear | Lowepro, ThinkTank, & Hoodman gear | BosStrap | Vello Freewave Plus wireless Remote, Leica Lens Cleaning Cloth |
  • HvalHval Posts: 110Member
    It looks a lot better than my Manfrotto fluid head.

    Cheers,

    Hval
    ____________________

    Owner of an extremely high quality Leica Lens Cleaning Cloth
  • Golf007sdGolf007sd Posts: 2,840Moderator
    All the video was shot using this new head. Moreover, Mr. Giman uses a lot RRS gear.


    D4 & D7000 | Nikon Holy Trinity Set + 105 2.8 Mico + 200 F2 VR II | 300 2.8G VR II, 10.5 Fish-eye, 24 & 50 1.4G, 35 & 85 1.8G, 18-200 3.5-5.6 VR I SB-400 & 700 | TC 1.4E III, 1.7 & 2.0E III, 1.7 | Sigma 35 & 50 1.4 DG HSM | RRS Ballhead & Tripods Gear | Gitzo Monopod | Lowepro Gear | HDR via Promote Control System |
  • JWilsonJWilson Posts: 4Member
    I have resisted RRS products for a number of years, questioning the premium. Six months ago I weakened and bought the top of the line ball head from them, that's all it took, I'm hooked. I ordered the fluid head a week ago, along with several attachments and the leveling base. They cautioned me that my order was about ten weeks out, and the line was getting longer by the day.

    If you are on the fence about anything RRS, just close your eyes and go for it, you'll not regret it. Their customer service is wonderful as well.
  • Golf007sdGolf007sd Posts: 2,840Moderator
    Welcome aboard JWilson...enjoy your new gear.
    D4 & D7000 | Nikon Holy Trinity Set + 105 2.8 Mico + 200 F2 VR II | 300 2.8G VR II, 10.5 Fish-eye, 24 & 50 1.4G, 35 & 85 1.8G, 18-200 3.5-5.6 VR I SB-400 & 700 | TC 1.4E III, 1.7 & 2.0E III, 1.7 | Sigma 35 & 50 1.4 DG HSM | RRS Ballhead & Tripods Gear | Gitzo Monopod | Lowepro Gear | HDR via Promote Control System |
  • PhotobugPhotobug Posts: 5,062Member
    No surprise that it's out to 10 weeks for the new video head. Wish I would have jumped into RRS ten years ago instead of 6. It's outstanding gear....especially the macro rail. Said that to nudge Golf. =))
    D750 & D7100 | 24-70 F2.8 G AF-S ED, 70-200 F2.8 AF VR, TC-14E III, TC-1.7EII, 35 F2 AF D, 50mm F1.8G, 105mm G AF-S VR | Backup & Wife's Gear: D5500 & Sony HX50V | 18-140 AF-S ED VR DX, 55-300 AF-S G VR DX |
    |SB-800, Amaran Halo LED Ring light | MB-D16 grip| Gitzo GT3541 + RRS BH-55LR, Gitzo GM2942 + Sirui L-10 | RRS gear | Lowepro, ThinkTank, & Hoodman gear | BosStrap | Vello Freewave Plus wireless Remote, Leica Lens Cleaning Cloth |
  • Golf007sdGolf007sd Posts: 2,840Moderator
    edited June 2014
    Trust me I got my eye on this one...lets see where it goes to.

    If it break $320...I'm just going to buy a new one from RRS and join my dear friend Photobug. Enough horsing around. :P
    Post edited by Golf007sd on
    D4 & D7000 | Nikon Holy Trinity Set + 105 2.8 Mico + 200 F2 VR II | 300 2.8G VR II, 10.5 Fish-eye, 24 & 50 1.4G, 35 & 85 1.8G, 18-200 3.5-5.6 VR I SB-400 & 700 | TC 1.4E III, 1.7 & 2.0E III, 1.7 | Sigma 35 & 50 1.4 DG HSM | RRS Ballhead & Tripods Gear | Gitzo Monopod | Lowepro Gear | HDR via Promote Control System |
  • PhotobugPhotobug Posts: 5,062Member
    I just checked the price...Two bids and it's over $320. Looks like your buying a new one. Unbelievable that the price is where it is. [-X
    D750 & D7100 | 24-70 F2.8 G AF-S ED, 70-200 F2.8 AF VR, TC-14E III, TC-1.7EII, 35 F2 AF D, 50mm F1.8G, 105mm G AF-S VR | Backup & Wife's Gear: D5500 & Sony HX50V | 18-140 AF-S ED VR DX, 55-300 AF-S G VR DX |
    |SB-800, Amaran Halo LED Ring light | MB-D16 grip| Gitzo GT3541 + RRS BH-55LR, Gitzo GM2942 + Sirui L-10 | RRS gear | Lowepro, ThinkTank, & Hoodman gear | BosStrap | Vello Freewave Plus wireless Remote, Leica Lens Cleaning Cloth |
  • JWilsonJWilson Posts: 4Member
    Welcome aboard JWilson...enjoy your new gear.
    Thank you Sir! RRS is also introducing a very nice "slider" unit. I went with Edelkrone's Slider Pro because of it's very high quality and unique design. The Edelkrone unit is close to double the RRS slider, but it has features no other slider incorporates, and accessories like auto slide and subject tracking.
  • Golf007sdGolf007sd Posts: 2,840Moderator
    I have seen the Edelkrone Slider Pro in action...it is a very nice unit and if I had a need for a slider, it would be at the top of my list.
    D4 & D7000 | Nikon Holy Trinity Set + 105 2.8 Mico + 200 F2 VR II | 300 2.8G VR II, 10.5 Fish-eye, 24 & 50 1.4G, 35 & 85 1.8G, 18-200 3.5-5.6 VR I SB-400 & 700 | TC 1.4E III, 1.7 & 2.0E III, 1.7 | Sigma 35 & 50 1.4 DG HSM | RRS Ballhead & Tripods Gear | Gitzo Monopod | Lowepro Gear | HDR via Promote Control System |
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