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OConnor Marks 75 Years with 2575E Platinum Edition Fluid Head

OConnor has launched the new 2575E Platinum fluid head as part of its 75th-anniversary celebrations.

Founded in 1949 by Chadwell O’Connor, OConnor has a history of innovation, beginning with the development of the first fluid-damped camera head. O’Connor designed the fluid head to achieve smoother camera movements for filming steam trains, attracting the attention of fellow steam fanatic Walt Disney, and leading to a collaboration that established the company’s reputation.

The new 2575E builds on the lineage, with OConnor’s patented sinusoidal counterbalance system for accurate balance throughout the tilt range, and stepless, ultra-smooth pan and tilt fluid drag with infinite drag adjustment for rapid whip pans and smooth long lens framing.

Key Features of the 2575E Platinum:

  • Payload Range: Supports 0 – 105 lbs at 6″ centre-of-gravity height above the platform.
  • Stainless Steel Centre Lock: Remains secure in both on and off positions.
  • Lightweight Carbon Fibre Cover: Upgrades plastic cover for the balance mechanism.
  • New Platform Release Mechanism: Allowing for single-handed operation.
  • Operator-Friendly Design: Intuitive controls easily accessible.

“As we mark OConnor’s 75th anniversary, the launch of the 2575E Platinum edition reflects both OConnor’s heritage and its ongoing contributions to the field of cinematography,” said Steve Turner, Head of Product Management at OConnor. “This new edition of the industry favourite builds on seven decades of engineering experience to provide cinematographers with the most reliable and precise camera support for ultra-smooth camera movements and high-quality shots.”

OConnor fluid heads have long been the support of choice on many Academy Award-winning films, starting with Disney’s The Living Desert in 1953 and continuing through to the present day with Barbie and Oppenheimer. OConnor itself has received two Academy Awards for Scientific and Engineering achievement.

The OConnor 2575E Platinum edition is available to order now from OConnor dealers and rental houses.


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