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Pioneering Fluid Head Innovator

OConnor Engineering makes the famous Ultimate range of fluid heads, featuring continuous counterbalance and fluid drag. With the matching tripods, these fluid heads are favoured by leading cinematographers around the world.

OConnor Engineering Laboratories was founded in 1949 by Chadwell O’Connor. A steam train enthusiast, he designed his first fluid head camera system to enable him to film moving trains without jumps or distracting starts and stops. A fellow train buff spotted his unusual camera setup one day and liked the concept so much that he asked O’Connor to build him one for his new film. That man was Walt Disney.