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Manfrotto 608 Nitrotech Fluid Head

The Manfrotto 608 Nitrotech Fluid Head with 645 FAST Twin Carbon Fiber Tripod System and Bag is the perfect combination of stability and smooth, precise control. The 2-stage carbon fibre 645 FAST Twin tripod legs feature a 100mm bowl and come with a removable 75mm adapter, allowing you to mount a head with either a 100 or 75mm ball. A half-ball adapter is also included, allowing you to mount the 608 head with its flat base on the legs. The head offers variable pan and tilt drag with independent locks and continuous counterbalance from 0 to 17.6kg.

The carbon fibre legs are durable, strong, salt water corrosion resistant, and feature the Ultra L-Lock that enables you to lock and unlock the legs using only one locking lever located at the top of each leg, so you don't have to bend down to unlock the legs. The legs feature 3 x locking positions for spreader-less operation, or you can use the included mid-level spreader with the legs set to free movement. Included with this system is a padded carrying bag for storage and transport.

Manfrotto 608 Nitrotech Fluid Video Head

The Manfrotto 608 Nitrotech is a flat base fluid video head designed for the versatility needs of the independent content creator who's engaged in different types of projects. Thanks to its flat base with a 3/8"-16 mounting thread, as well as its relatively compact and lightweight design, the head can easily be moved between a compatible tripod and a slider, jib, monopod, and various other gear. One of the key features of the 608 Nitrotech is its Nitrogen gas piston counterbalance mechanism (hence, Nitrotech), which allows continuous counterbalance adjustment-as opposed to stepped or fixed-for the head's full payload range of 0 to 14 kg. Additionally, an upgraded fluid technology significantly improves continuously variable drag performance and enables smooth and judder-free pan and tilt movements.

Providing further flexibility, the head's camera plate system features a side-lock mechanism that allows for quicker and safer mounting of your camera plate and camera load. Instead of having to align and slide in your camera plate from the rear, you're able to conveniently tuck in one side of the plate from the top and then push and click on the other side.

The 608 Nitrotech offers two rosette mounts for attaching the included pan bar on either the left or right side. These rosettes also feature Manfrotto's Easy Link system for mounting accessories via an articulating arm. Each rosette has a 3/8"-16 port in the centre and both Manfrotto and ARRI anti-rotation slots surrounding the mounting port. The Easy Link system is designed to support Manfrotto articulating arms equipped with anti-rotation pins or those with ARRI locating pins to prevent twisting. At the same time, standard articulating arms can also be attached.

Other features of the 608 Nitrotech include improved resistance to lower operating temperatures in comparison to previous Nitrotech models and improved ergonomics and materials used for the different knobs.

Key Features

  • Flat base with 3/8"-16 mounting thread allowing for use on tripods, sliders, jibs, monopods, and other support gear
  • The nitrogen gas piston counterbalance mechanism allows for continuous counterbalance adjustment for the full payload range of 0 to 14 kg
  • Upgraded fluid technology enabling smooth and judder-free pan and tilt movements via continuously variable drag performance
  • Easier, safer side-lock camera plate mechanism
  • Two rosette mounts with a 3/8"-16 port and Manfrotto and ARRI anti-rotation slots for attaching the included pan bar and a standard or anti-twist articulating arm
  • 14.98" height
Camera Plate Features Quick Release
Camera Plate Type 504PLONG
Camera Mounting Screw 1 x 1/4"-20 Male with Locating Pin
Base Mount Flat Base
Counter Balance Continuous (0 to 7.98 kg)
Pan Handle Fittings 2 x Rosette
Bubble Level 1 x Illuminated
Accessory Mounting 2 x 3/8"-16 Female Thread
Drag Control Pan: Continuous
Tilt: Continuous
Drag Type Fluid
Vertical Tilt +90° to -70°
Panning Range 360°
Independent Pan Lock Yes
Independent Tilt Lock Yes
Load Capacity 0 to 14 kg
Operating Temperature -4 to 122°F / -20 to 50°C
Weight 2.22 kg
Load Capacity 24.9 kg
Head Mount Type 100 mm Bowl
Maximum Working Height 156.97 cm
Minimum Working Height 26.92 cm
Closed Length 72.90 cm
Materials Carbon Fiber
Weight 3.58 kg
Leg Lock Type Lever Lock
Leg Positions Locking 3 Positions and Continuously Adjustable
Independent Leg Spread Yes
Leg Sections 3
Leg Diameter 16 mm
25 mm
Feet Features Rubber, Dual Spiked

* Specifications subject to change by the manufacturer without notice

  • Manfrotto 608 Nitrotech Fluid Head with 645 Fast Twin Carbon Fiber Tripod System and Bag
  • Pan Bar
  • 504PLONGR Camera Plate
  • 2 x 1/4"-20 Screw
  • 2 x 3/8"-16 Screw
  • 2 x Anti-Rotation Pin
  • Spare Rosette
  • CR1220 3V Battery
  • 3 x Rubber Foot
  • 100 to 75mm Adapter Ring
  • Half Ball to Flat Base Adapter
  • Carry Bag


* Dispatch timeframes are indications only and may vary for multiple quantities. Timeframes are updated regularly during normal business hours.