The FH-350 was designed to incorporate the highly desirable features found in larger, top tier fluid heads in a compact package better suited for smaller video camera systems like DSLRs and other similar sized units.
Expertly designed with a sinusoidal counterbalance system with infinite adjustability within its weight rating, the FH-350 ensures the camera feels smooth and consistent throughout the entire 180° of tilt. Proprietary damping grease maintains a consistent pan-and-tilt feel in a wide range of temperatures.
Also built into the fluid head is our patented lever release clamping system; a perfect mate with RRS lens plates and rails, the FH-350 is a DSLR videographer's dream come true! A distinctive feature of the FH-350 is the integrated dovetail base, which allows quick swapping between tripods and various setups.
The included handle permits infinite positioning within 90° by utilizing a clutch-style locking system. Say goodbye to slipping handles because of teeth wearing out. Choose between left-hand or right-hand positions or purchase a second handle assembly and use both.
True Sinusoidal Counter Balance System keeps camera balanced throught the entire tilt range
Four damping settings for tilt and pan are instantly identifiable with unique chevron indicator marks
The foam padded, 15 inch control handle can be mounted on either side of the head
Patent-pending control handle swivel lock mechanism eliminates annoying, sharp-toothed rosettes
All levers and knobs are custom designed to deliver outstanding ergonomics and beauty
Integrated quick-release clamp accepts all Really Right Stuff-compatible rails and is laser engraved with 1mm increment index marks
Integrated quick release male dovetail in the panning base mates with Really Right Stuff leveling bases equiped with our quick-release clamp (standard 3/8"-16 threaded tripod socket also included)
What's in the Box?
FH-350 Fluid Head (control handle included)
M1.27 and M2.5 Hex Keys
Stainless Steel Cap Head safety screws
Stainless Steel Cup Point screw
Counterbalance Range: 1.6-10 pounds at 5" above Tilt-Axis (0.7-4.5 kg @ 127 mm)
Operating temperature range: 0° to 140° F (-18° to 60° C)
*Loads weighing more than 10lb will have increasingly diminished counterbalance support.
Ideal for light weight DSLR video rigs (under 10lbs)
Great for horizontal and vertical pans while shooting video
What else do I need?
Do you have a nodal slide?
If you plan on using a standard DSLR camera body with a non-collared lens, the plate on the camera will be running perpendicular to the clamp on the fluid head. To properly attach your camera body to our FH-350 you will want to use a nodal slide like our MPR-CL II. The MPR-CL II will allow you to mount your camera in the proper orientation and give you the ability to slide the camera fore and aft to properly balance your system. You will not need the nodal slide for lenses such as a 70-200mm f 2.8, but you will need to own one if you are shooting with any non-collared lenses.
A list of Really Right Stuff nodal slides can be found HERE
Do you have a leveling base?
Since the FH-350 does not have leveling capabilities you will want to consider a leveling base. This will allow you to quickly level your fluid head to ensure that your horizontal and vertical pans are on a even plane. We offer series specific leveling bases for all RRS tripods as well as a universal option for other manufacturers' tripods. For a full list of our leveling bases, click Here.