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The Lambda head by Cartoni is a nodal swing head ideally suited for 35mm film cameras fully equipped with long lenses, mattebox, and extra large film magazines.

Providing a high level of operational flexibility, this Fluid Head can be easily fitted to a wide range of supports including tripods, dollies, cranes, and camera cars. The mounting can be inverted in an under-slung position for low line positioning, allowing the camera to be moved all the way to the ground while providing accurate images which normally cannot be obtained with other traditional supports.

The balance system is designed so that the camera may swing on its center of gravity and rotate 360° on its vertical axis. No springs or similar counter reaction elements are required to set the head in a fixed tilt position, allowing fluid pan and tilt movements to have the same identical feel. The lens focal distance can be kept constant by presetting the fore and aft horizontal sliding plate.

Technical Specs

  • Camera capacity  40 kg/88 lb.
  • Weight: 21 kg/46 lb.
  • 3rd Axis weight: 15.5 kg/35 lb.
  • Pan range: 360º
  • Tilt range: 360º
  • Fluid drag: 7 + 7
  • Bowl diameter: Flat Mitchell standard.
  • Temperature range: -40º/+60º C – -40º/+158ºF