Levi Whitney reviews ArrowX 3 fluid head and Solo 3 St CF tripod
Featuring a wide payload range, precision fluid drag and Miller’s innovative 16 position CB Plus™ counterbalance system, Arrowx 3 delivers the flexibility, speed of set up and accuracy of shot, professionals expect and demand.
1-19kg (2.2-41.8lbs) payload range and 5 + 0 selectable pan-tilt fluid drag positions make Arrowx 3 ideal for news gathering and documentaries, enabling it to be used with a wide range of cameras, lenses and accessories.
CB Plus™ is an innovative sequential counterbalance design, taking traditional counter balancing a step forward, ahead of the rest, resulting in repeatable, accurate and rapid setup. CB Plus™ features eight larger counterbalance steps, allowing the user to get to their required counterbalance position quickly and efficiently. The CB Plus™ “one flick” switch conveniently located at the front of the head, adds a half step between each of the eight larger steps enabling counterbalance fine-tuning when required.
Solo tripod series is developed for those that require the greatest degree of freedom without compromising the stability of the tripod, the Solo series is the most versatile, compact and easy to tripod in the Miller range.
The 1505 Solo 100 3-Stage Rapid Lock CF tripod has changed how cameraman view telescopic tripods by achieving incredibly high torsional rigidity in the lightest 100mm Carbon fibre/magnesium design.
In addition to the 3-stage telescoping design, Miller has eliminated the need for a spreader with an innovative leg angle control that incorporates a safety lock to ensure quick and easy setting of the tripod.
The Solo 100 3-stage uses the most advanced carbon/basalt fibre tubing for the highest stiffness to weight ratios there is, high strength magnesium and die cast alloy components are incorporated to provide an ultra-light tripod.
With an ultra-low minimum height of 220mm (8.7”) to the heights of 1870mm (73.6”) safely with no spreader and easy ball levelling you are guaranteed outstanding stable images from any angle across any terrain.