After the announcement of the Manfrotto 5002BL Nano Plus Stand a few days ago, Vitec Imaging Co., Ltd. released a series of MVTTWINMA tripods – Nitrotech 608/612 video heads with the Nitrogen piston counterbalance mechanism from Manfrotto.
The Nitrotech 608/612 fluid video head features a continuous counterbalance system that enables precise control of a camera and accessories up to 17.6 lbs at 2.2 (608) / 8.8 up to 26.4 lbs 2.2 (612) in center of gravity. Both Manfrotto tripods come with the Fast Twin Aluminum Tripod System and Bag combines the Nitrotech 608/612 fluid head with the 2-stage aluminum Fast Twin tripod legs and mid-level spreader, creating perfect stability.
The video head features variable pan and tilt drag with independent locks and continuous counterbalance from 0 to 17.6 pounds (608) / from 8.8 to 26.4 pounds (612). Both heads also feature a 3/8” Easy Link equipped with an anti-rotation system both to accommodate Manfrotto arms equipped with an anti-rotation system or arms equipped with ARRI locating pins in order to enable an external monitor or other accessories to be fitted securely.
Both Manfrotto Nitrotech 608 and 612 Tripod systems offer improved resistance to lower operating temperatures in comparison to previous Nitrotech models and improved ergonomics and materials used for the different knobs.
Price and Availability
The Manfrotto 608 Nitrotech Fluid Head with Tripod System and Bag has been priced at $1,049.99 for the Aluminum model, while the Carbon fiber model cost $1,199.99 and it can be pre-ordered through Bhphotovideo.com store.
The Manfrotto 612 Nitrotech Fluid Head, on the other hand, priced at $1,199.99 for the Aluminum model, and $1,349.99 for the Carbon fiber model. It is also available to pre-order via the Bhphotovideo.com store.