Manfrotto Nitrotech N8 Overview
The Manfrotto Nitrotech N8 Video Head & 546GB Pro Tripod kit features an innovative counterbalance system based on a nitrogen piston mechanism. Unlike heads where the counterbalance clicks into place at set levels, the Nitrotech N8 features a continuously variable counterbalance control. With a maximum payload capacity of 17.6 pounds, the N8 is suitable for use with a variety of video cameras. Head features include a sliding camera plate with safety lock, fluid-drag pan and tilt functions, and an illuminated bubble level. This 75mm flat base head can be used with the included half ball adapter for maximum flexibility in mounting on the tripod, a slider, hi-hat, or other support.
The 546GB features two-stage aluminum legs, a 75mm bowl, and a ground-level spreader. These tripod legs can support up to 44 pounds, and have a height range of 12.8 to 62.4″. Each leg is individually adjustable. The 546GB’s spiked feet slip into the included ground-level spreader and are secured with a strong rubber latch. This allows you to use the tripod on a variety of surfaces, enabling setups on both smooth floors and uneven surfaces. The spreader can be detached for use on soft ground.
Nitrotech N8 Video Head
The Manfrotto Nitrotech N8 Video Head features an innovative, continuous counterbalance system based on a nitrogen-piston mechanism. Unlike heads with stepped levels of counterbalance, the Nitrotech N8 can be precisely adjusted to the weight of your camera rig. Adjust the counterbalance by twisting the knob on the left side towards the front of the head. The knob itself can be extended with a pull, adding room useful with a wider camera. With a maximum payload capacity of 17.6 pounds, the Nitrotech N8 is designed to be used with a variety of video or DSLR/MFT camera rigs. This 75mm flat-base head can be used with a half-ball adapter (available separately) for maximum flexibility in mounting to tripods, sliders, hi-hats, or other supports.
The Nitrotech N8 includes several pro-style features for reliable, efficient use of the head. The included camera mounting plate locks in from the side, and it has a sliding design to help balance the rig on the head. Smooth panning and tilting moves are enabled by the Nitrotech N8’s variable fluid drag systems. A push-button illuminated bubble at the rear of the head lets you see at a glance if the head is leveled. Unlike some other Manfrotto heads, the N8’s controls are on the left side of the head, freeing your right hand to operate the panhandle.
Looking to lessen the weight of accessories on your camera rig? Attach your monitor, rangefinder, light, flag, etc. to the 3/8″-threaded Easy Link Connector built into the side of the Nitrotech N8. This transfers the weight of the accessory away from the camera and to the head, making the camera less top-heavy.
- Innovative nitrogen-piston counterbalance system provides precise adjustment based on your camera rig’s weight
- Fluid drag system for smooth pan and tilt moves
- Lightweight head with 75mm flat base can be used with a half-ball adapter (available separately) for flexible configurations when using tripods, sliders etc.
- An Easy Link Connector is embedded in each panhandle mounting rosette, which enables the attachment of an accessory to the head itself, reducing weight on the camera body
- Left-sided controls free your right hand for operating the panhandle
546GB Pro Video Tripod with Ground-Level Spreader
The Manfrotto 546GB Pro Video Tripod with Ground-level Spreader is an aluminum two stage/3 section tripod that combines stability and strength with affordability. Reaching a maximum height of 62.4″, the 546GB is capable of supporting up to 44 lbs (20kg). Its spiked feet come with rubber overshoes, allowing setups on both smooth floors and uneven surfaces, while a newly designed ground-level telescopic spreader keeps the legs exactly where you need them.