The Italian manufacturer Cartoni, which specialises in camera support, is bringing a whole range of new products to IBC 2019: The RED LOCK tripod, the MAXIMA 5.0 Heavy Duty Cine tripod head and the S200 Broadcast Sport tripod.
Cartoni RED LOCK Tripod
For the first time the new Cartoni RED LOCK tripod seems to have a 75mm or 100mm half-shell mount which can be exchanged by the user himself - an option which we have in our Gitzo versus Sachtler comparison test still in positive memory with the Gitzo Systematic and very welcome. Cartoni traditionally indicates comparatively high payloads for its tripods and the new Cartoni RED LOCK tripod is no exception: with the specified 60 kg, the Cartoni RED LOCK should clearly lead the payload capability in this tripod class.
The high payload seems all the more remarkable to us because the Cartoni RED LOCK "only" weighs 3kg as an aluminium tripod and thus also seems to offer a very good weight/load ratio in comparison to the carbon fibre competition. Thus the optional exchange of the half shell to 100mm also makes a lot of sense in our eyes.
With the RED LOCK, Cartoni uses (rather classic) 2 closures per thigh for the closures, whereby the upper closure seems to sit comparatively close to the tripod head. A price has not yet been communicated for the Cartoni RED Lock tripod - but according to Cartoni it should be "suprisingly affordable" (which we would expect from an aluminium tripod with double closure per leg ...).
Also at IBC 2019, Cartoni will present a new entry-level fluid head of its master series for studio and OB/ENG/EFP productions: The Cartoni Master 25 fluid head has a maximum payload of 30 kg and should also be compatible with competitor tripods and camera plates. The Cartoni Master series has flat mounts so far - we assume that this is also the case with the Master 25.
With the Heavy Duty Maxima 5 Cartoni rounds off its Digital Cinematography Fluid-Head series upwards. Cartoni specifies the payload range from 0-50 kg, with which one is clearly on the move in upper "Oconnor" regions.
More information - also about the new Cartoni S200 Broadcast Sport Tripod on the manufacturer&s website: