Miller Camera Support’s Compass range of fluid heads has been extended with the release of the new Compass 12 system packages.
This is claimed to bring "premium camera support with optimal professional performance in cost effective systems package pricing". The Compass 12's easy to use design offers a wide payload range, selectable pan and tilt drag settings, and illuminated bubble level in a compact, lightweight 75mm ball levelling fluid head.
The Miller range now includes the Compass 12, Compass 15, Compass 20 and the 100mm ball-based Compass 25 fluid heads.
The Compass models use the same fluid drag system components as its Arrow range. This results in soft take offs, stable pan/tilt moves and smooth stops in addition to several settings of distinct levels of drag resistance.
The 75mm fluid heads can take payloads of between 2-10kg for the Compass 12 and Compass 15 models and 2-12kg for Compass 20, while the 100mm Compass 25 has a selectable 4-14kg payload range.
A variety of system packages are available, from the 2-stage 75mm or 100mm alloy tripod to versatile 2-stage or 3-stage Solo DV/Solo ENG tripods to the quick deployment Sprinter 2-stage carbon fibre tripod.
To meet the setup demands of today’s highly accessorised DSLR, ENG and lightweight EFP and studio cameras, Miller has added an accessory mounting bracket to allow users to side mount camera accessories (monitors, lights, etc.) up to 3kg to all Compass and Arrow models.
One tripod we've had for several years is a Miller Solo, with an older head, which has been durable, easy to set up and comfortable to carry.
By David Fox