The 808RC4 streamlines our range of 3-way heads by incorporating new elements while maintaining all the features you loved. There are two balance springs in the vertical tilt (forward/backward) and horizontal tilt (left/right) movements. These springs enable you to more comfortably handle heavier camera loads (such as very long lenses) with minimal effort. Both springs can be turned off in case normal head operation is required. The head is comprised of aluminium and designed in a manner to support up to 8kg yet lightweight and small enough to pack in any camera kit. The standard quick release system is used to accommodate larger camera platforms which incorporates dual axis bubble levels to achieve level shots.
The 808RC4 replaces the 3047 and 329RC4 and features the new Double Axis Spring System, which consists of a built in 3.31 lb. spring for both the front-tilt and side-tilt movements.
This solution, borrowed from the video industry, helps to move smoothly the camera while framing the picture as it negates some of the camera weight. Moreover it absorbs the shock of bodies and lenses when reaching the end stop of the head movement.
Should this feature, in view of the extreme lightness of the camera and lens combination use, disturb the shooting session it is always possible to exclude one or both springs by two separate knobs.