Celebrating its 80th Anniversary, CARTONI Introduces 4 New Fluid Heads for Lightweight Cameras.

In addition to the popular FOCUS HD, the new range combines perfect counterbalance, durability and lightweight for camera packages up to 22kg (48.50lbs).
Publish date:

ROME—CARTONI, the gold standard in camera support for 80 years, is introducing a new range of FOCUS Fluid Heads specifically designed for today’s smaller, lighter high-performance cameras. The four new dynamic heads, FOCUS 8, FOCUS 12, FOCUS 18 and FOCUS 22, accommodate an array of camera, lens and accessory packages from 0 – 22kg (0 - 48.50lbs). Each includes CARTONI’s, patented counterbalance system for superb performance and each comes with the company’s unsurpassed 5-year warranty.

CARTONI will be introducing the new FOCUS Fluid Heads at IBC 2015, Hall 11, Stand 11.E30.

Image placeholder title


Rugged, yet easy to operate, compact FOCUS Fluid Heads combine extremely lightweight magnesium alloys construction with precision engineering making them ideal for a range of applications from all news gathering and documentary shooting to motion picture production and studio use.  “Camera operators will be inspired by the smooth fluid feel of our new FOCUS range.”  said CARTONI CEO Elisabetta Cartoni. “The fluid sensation is one that can only be delivered by a perfect counterbalance system. The heads are ultra-light, yet, through their simple ergonomic settings, provide perfect performance every time. You have to feel it to believe it.”

Image placeholder title


FOCUS range features:

  • Payloads from 0 to 22kg (48.50lbs): The added capacity allows operators to confidently employ additional accessories from small studio prompters to large ENG kits with on-board lights, monitors and larger batteries.
  • Robust design: FOCUS is built for the rigors of ENG and field operations. The new CARTONI patented counterbalance system allows for a lighter and more compact structure without compromising durability.
  • Perfect counterbalance: All Heads offer ±90o of perfectly balanced ultralight adjustment from 0 to 22kg (48.50lbs). The ability of FOCUS 8 and FOCUS 12 to support payloads less than 2kg (4.4lbs) enables the use of a wide variety of camera/lens/accessory combinations.
  • Euro-style, quick-release plate: The simple, Euro plate on the FOCUS 12, FOCUS 18 and FOCUS 22 enables fast set up and easy balancing. The plate is compatible with all leading tripod manufactures for full interchangeability in the field. The FOCUS 8 features an innovative sliding plate compatible with SACHTLER ACE & MANFROTTO standard plates. 
  • Improved set-up and functionality: FOCUS 12, 18 and 22 come with a switchable, illuminated level bubble as a standard feature.
  • Ultra lightweight: At only 1.8kg (4lbs) FOCUS 8 is capable of supporting payloads up to 8kg (17.6lbs), one of the best weight-to-payload ratios in the industry. Its portability and easy setup makes it ideal for news operations.
  • Ultra robust: FOCUS 12 along with the integrated Euro plate has a platform with streamlined brake and drag controls.
  • Mounting interface: All FOCUS Heads offer 100mm ball base fittings - except FOCUS 8 which has a 75mm ball base - to provide rigid and sturdy support that can easily interface with industry-standard 100mm tripods.
Image placeholder title


All FOCUS Fluid Heads come with a comprehensive 5-year warranty. Cartoni service centers are conveniently located across Europe and worldwide.

Image placeholder title



Reflecting the state of the art in camera support technology, CARTONI offers the widest product range in the industry. 80 years of know-how and experience, innovative solutions, patented technologies and the constant care of serving the professional in any shooting situation with any camera, make CARTONI synonymous with excellence in camera support. CARTONI currently exports from Rome, its Italian headquarters, to 65 countries in five continents, with a network of agents and distributors serving all major international users. CARTONI’s mission is to guarantee the cameraman the highest possible reliability, freedom and creativity in any environment.

CARTONI SpA - Via Giuseppe Mirri 13 – Rome 00159 (Rm) Italy - Ph +39 064382002 www.cartoni.com

Luciano Belluzzo luciano.belluzzo@cartoni.com & Antonio De Carlo antonio.decarlo@cartoni.com


More than 55 of the 2018 Fall Television and Streaming Series Rely on Blackmagic Design

More than 55 of the 2018 Fall Television and Streaming Series Rely on Blackmagic Design

Blackmagic Design today announced that the company’s production and post products were used to complete many of the fall 2018 season’s new and returning television shows and streaming series. More than 55 shows rely on Blackmagic Design’s digital film cameras; Fusion visual effects (VFX), compositing, 3D and motion graphics software; and DaVinci Resolve editing, color correction, VFX and digital audio software; as well as its switchers, routers, monitors and capture and playback devices.


Jingle All the Way: Luxul's XMS-1208P Managed Gigabit Switch is Available for All CI Integrators this Holiday Season

Luxul, the leading innovator of IP networking solutions for AV integrators, today announced that it's giving CI integrators the gift of enterprise-level performance at affordable price points this holiday season. It doesn't matter if they've been naughty or nice, the company's XMS-1208P 12-port/18 PoE+ managed Gigabit switch — that delivers high-speed performance while enabling simple network expansion — is now available for all. And to ring in the new year, Luxul will begin shipping its AMS-1816P 18-port/16 PoE+ L2/L3 managed Gigabit switch in early January.


HoverCam Transforms Classrooms Fit for Future-Ready Students at Val Verde USD

HoverCam, an innovative technology leader in the digital education market, announced that Val Verde Unified School District (USD) in Parris, California, successfully installed HoverCam's Pilot digital teaching stations and CenterStage interactive flat panels (IFPs) in new STEM labs in the elementary schools, with plans for an eventual rollout to the district's middle and high schools. As part of the district's goal to create future-ready students, Val Verde USD chose HoverCam digital education solutions to address the rising challenge of updating classrooms and introducing curriculum with advanced systems that will prepare students for a rapidly changing career landscape.


The Sigma Holiday Sale Is Back!

Nothing makes gift giving as enjoyable as special prices on award-winning Sigma lenses and accessories; get the lens you’ve always craved or surprise a fellow shooter with the perfect present.


Global News Agency Ruptly Relies on Riedel's MediorNet and Artist on Board New OB and DSNG Vehicles

Riedel's MediorNet real-time media network and Artist digital matrix intercom are providing the decentralized and redundant signal routing and communications backbone on board two all-new, state-of-the-art OB vehicles for Ruptly, a Berlin-based international news agency. Qvest Media, a world-leading system architect and integrator for the broadcast and media industries, designed and built the new broadcast van and DSNG vehicle.