Designed and completely manufactured in the UK, Ronford Bakers Internationally Patented fluid heads range from the F7 and Series 200 heads to our newest range, the ATLAS. As with all our heads the Atlas has all the tried and tested attributes that our company was built on, strength, service life and reliability, and adds the functionality demanded by the modern industry – 180 degrees of tilt, variable fluid power including ‘free’ running, infinitely variable counterbalance, and massive payload capability.  All whilst maintaining the effortlessly fluid feel synonymous with Ronford-Baker heads.

ATLAS

The “Atlas” is a completely new design head,with a patented counterbalance system.


Capable of taking camera‘s up to 50 Kgs (110 lbs) @ 30 cm (12“) above the heads pivotal centre. Operated by a single control knob, from 0 – 100 %. Incorporating the well proven Ronford-Baker fluid system, with 15 stages of fluid control, on pan & tilt. With a zero (free) position. These give unprecedented smoothness & accuracy of control & balance under all situations.

  • Engineered for quality, strength & durability

  • Quick release camera plate. Adjustable for balance with built in safety stops & scale.

  • Arri dovetail plate also available.

  • Panbars in 3 positions, mounted via ratchet discs with telescopic facility.

  • Smooth positive braking on pan & tilt.

  • 2 Spirit levels with “Tritium” light source.

  • 150 m/m ball or Mitchell / Moy fitting.

  • Tilt 180 Degrees

  • Adjustable 360 Deg. pan scale.

  • Front box mount.

  • Eyepiece levelling bracket incorporated in carrying handles.

  • Fully guaranteed.

ATLAS 40

The “Atlas 40” is a completely new design head, with a patented counterbalance system.

Capable of taking camera‘s up to 35 Kgs (77 lbs) @ 25 cm (10“) above the heads pivotal centre. Operated by a single control knob, from 0 – 100 %.

Incorporating the well proven Ronford-Baker fluid system, with 7 stages of fluid control on pan & tilt. With a zero (free) position.

These give unprecedented smoothness & accuracy of control & balance under all situations.


Excellent Fluid Head for Alexa, RED Epics and Sony F55 …etc.

  • Tilt range + & – 90 degrees

  • Pan range 360 degrees continuous Pan bar mounts.

  • Two on ratchet discs

  • Lifting handles integrated

  • Head bases 150 m/m or Mitchell ( adaptor)

  • Stand off protection on both sides of the head.

  • Sand proof sealed.

  • Short plate has 7” / 18 cm movement. The Long plate has 13” / 33 cm movement.

  • Fluid system, 7 steps pan & tilt with zero positions at either end of the scale.

  • Counterbalance can also go into “Free” position.

  • Spirit level with Tritium light source.

  • Adjustable Eyepiece levelling bracket.

  • Smooth positive braking on pan & tilt.

ATLAS 7 360

New Ronford Baker Atlas 7 360 Rollover Rig

Designed to fit onto O’Connor, Ronford Baker and other compatible fluid heads.

360º rotation
The fluid unit has 15 variations of fluid control, plus zero (fluid free) positions at both ends of the scale.

Smooth positive braking.
Camera is mounted via sliding plates of different lengths & styles, including Arri Dovetail or Quick Release types.

The Platform is vertically balanced by a quick adjusting ratchet mount, with fine tune nodal adjuster.

ATLAS 50

New Atlas 50 Fluid Head for Alexa, RED Epics and Sony F55 …etc.

 

  1. Tilt range + & – 90 degrees

  2. Pan range 360 degrees continuous Pan bar mounts.

  3. Two on ratchet discs

  4. Lifting handles integrated

  5. Head bases 150 m/m or Mitchell ( adaptor)

  • Stand off protection on both sides of the head.

  • Sand proof sealed.

  • Short plate has 7” / 18 cm movement. The Long plate has 13” / 33 cm movement.

  • Fluid system, 7 steps pan & tilt with zero positions at either end of the scale.

  • Counterbalance can also go into “Free” position.

  • Spirit level with Tritium light source.

  • Adjustable Eyepiece levelling bracket.

  • Smooth positive braking on pan & tilt.

On the Atlas 50 model, the Fluid/Drag power of the head has been increased by 50% compared to the Atlas 40 model.

This results in the lowest fluid/drag power setting on the Atlas 50 (position 1) being an equivalent to the fluid/drag power setting on the Atlas 40 as 3.

The Technical specs are as follows.

  • Weight 10.50 Kgs

  • Height 265 mm / 10 ½”

  • From the tripod bowl 215 mm / 8 /12”

  • With Mitchel fitting 250 mm / 10”

  • Width 250 mm / 10”

  • Depth b175 mm / 7”

ATLAS 0.4

An excellent head for Arri Alexa & Amira. Red cameras, Sony F5 / 55

  • Tilt range +&-60⁰

  • Pan range 360⁰ continuous

  • Two telescopic pan bars mounted on Rosettes

  • Head base 150 mm ball or Mitchell

  • Sealed system

  • Camera mounting via Arri Dovetail slide or Large European Quick Release

  • 4 step fluid control

  • 7 step counterbalance control

  • Spirit level

  • Smooth positive braking on pan & tilt

  • Weight 7 Kgs

  • Operating temperature +150⁰ F to 40⁰ F ( +60⁰ C to -40⁰ C )

  • Engineered for quality, strength & durability

  • Fully guaranteed

Fluid 7 MKIV

The Ronford-Baker Fluid 7 head is designed for use with film or video/EFP cameras. Its two sealed fluid units allow control to be varied through seven stages, from a cushioned free movement to the heaviest control required, by the use of three simple on/off levers. Both pan and tilt actions are continuous through 360 º, depending on the length of the lens and camera. The Fluid 7 can be supplied with a variety of platform widths, quick change spacing blocks and riser plates as illustrated. The platform is adjustable for height to suit the centre of gravity of the camera in use. A second pan bar of the platform, with ratchet adjustment to suit the required height.

 

Technical Specifications
Operation temperature range
+150ºF to -40ºF (+60ºC to -40ºC)
Weight: 17lb 14oz (8kg) standard

  • Fluid cushioned free head.

  • Sealed fluid system gives seven degrees of control in both pan and tilt.

  • Smooth accurate braking on pan and tilt.

  • Recessed circular spirit levels.

  • 360º scale on pan.

  • 150mm or Mitchell base, other fittings can be supplied on request.

  • Double taper roller bearings throughout.

  • Camera screw and platform adjust for vertical and horizontal balance.

  • Second pan bar available.
     

Transit Case
Rigidised aluminum to suit individual heads.

ATLAS 50s

New Atlas 50S Fluid Head with Snap & Go side-loading mechanism, allows fast mounting and easy adjustment for camera slide plates, compatible with Arri Slide plates and O’Connor.

  • Tilt range + & – 90 degrees

  • Pan range 360 degrees continuous Pan bar mounts.

  • Two on ratchet discs

  • Lifting handles integrated

  • Head bases 150 m/m or Mitchell ( adaptor)

  • Stand off protection on both sides of the head.

  • Sand proof sealed.

  • Short plate has 7” / 18 cm movement. The Long plate has 13” / 33 cm movement.

  • Fluid system, 7 steps pan & tilt with zero positions at either end of the scale.

  • Counterbalance can also go into “Free” position.

  • Spirit level with Tritium light source.

  • Adjustable Eyepiece levelling bracket.

  • Smooth positive braking on pan & tilt.

The Technical specs are as follows.

  • Weight 10.50 Kgs

  • Height 265 mm / 10 ½”

  • From the tripod bowl 215 mm / 8 /12”

  • With Mitchel fitting 250 mm / 10”

  • Width 250 mm / 10”

  • Depth b175 mm / 7”

ATLAS 7

The Ronford-Baker Atlas 7 is a completely new patented design fluid head. Incorporating a strong, rigid design with minimum platform flex, together with the well proven Ronford-Baker fluid system.

 

  • Modular construction featuring, identical fluid units for pan, tilt, 3rd & 4th axis.

  • Full 2-3 axes setup in minutes.

  • The fluid units have 15 variations of fluid control, plus zero (fluid free) positions at both ends of the scale.

  • All fluid units are capable of 360º rotation.

  • Joining these units together is simplicity it’s self. Twin tapered dovetails & a simple thumb screw fixing, allows tool free construction.

  • The Atlas 7 can be widened or raised via quick change blocks at 4cm, 8cm and 16cm wide, offering a quick and rigid interface.

  • Smooth positive braking.

  • Camera is mounted via sliding plates of different lengths & styles, including Arri Dovetail, Panavision or Quick Release types.

  • The Platform is vertically balanced by a quick adjusting ratchet mount, with fine tune nodal adjuster.

  • Panbar mounting thru the fluid units centre spindle, with various ratchet mounting. Numerous panbar options.

  • Mitchell base as standard with 150 m/m ball option.

  • 2 Spirit levels, 1 in the pan & 1 in the platform.

  • Environmentally sealed.

  • Fully guaranteed.

Atlas 7 3rd Axis Mode

3rd Axis Nodal Setup The camera can revolve on the lens axis.
The Nodal Point can be found by attaching the camera without the lens by using a pointer in its place.

Counterbalance weights can be fitted on both 3rd Axis and Tilt, at the top and bottom of the adjuster plates.

Series 2000 Heads

Series 2000 Fluid Heads with Balance Control

 

2003
Incorporates the will proven Ronford-Baker fluid system operated by a single fluid system control lever with four progressive positions both pan and tilt.
The tilt operation is backed up by a balance control system with an “off” position and three progressive settings operated by a single control lever, giving an unprecedented smoothness and accuracy of control and balance under all situations.

2004
Incorporates the will proven Ronford-Baker fluid system operated by a single fluid system control lever with four progressive positions both pan and tilt.
The tilt operation is backed up by a balance control system with an “off” position and seven progressive settings operated by a single control lever, giving an unprecedented smoothness and accuracy of control and balance under all situations.

2015
The 2015 head incorporates two sealed fluid units which, by the use of four simple on/off leavers, can be varied from a cushioned free head to the heaviest control required in fifteen stages with a smooth accurate action. The quick release camera plate is infinitely adjustable for camera lens balance, with built-in foolproof safety stops, and scale.

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