According to Edelkrone (a European company), “the FlexTilt Head 2 is the ultimate pan & tilt solution to frame your shots easily and freely”.
The top plate has a 1/4 20 screw that allows you to mount your camera. I prefer to use a release plate and I have attached a Kirk Enterprises Arca-Swiss compatible clamp to this mounting screw as shown below.
- Folded Size: (LxWxH) 3.3 x 4 x 1.06 inches (85 x 95 x 27mm)
- Weight: 16oz / 440 g
- Carrying Capacity: up to 5.5 lb (2.5 kg)
- Mount: 1/4″-20 on top and 3/8″-16 on the bottom (1/4″-20 to 3/8″-16 adapter and 1/4″-20 reducer bushing provided)
- CNC machined aluminum construction with delrin components and stainless steel screws
- 340° pan range
Flex-Tilt Head 2 is beautifully machined and offers a level indicator and easily fits in any camera bag or backpack. Designed for use on a tripod, it is also ideal for small and large sliders, ground pods and can be used stand-alone. I use it with the Platypod Max for additional stability. This combination is ideal for really low-level shots where the camera is less than 1.5 inches off the ground.
The Z shaped construction allows you to position your camera at angles that are typically difficult to achieve. When mounted on a tripod you can get effortless camera height adjustments of XXX inches without having to adjust the tripod legs or the center column. In addition, it acts like a horizontal arm for your tripod allowing for unobstructed top down shots.
The FlexTilt Head 2 like its predecessor, has no buttons, knobs, locks or clamps. All connecting joints use “Edelkrone’s one-of-a-kind content friction technology”, says the company, which “can only be produced by super precise CNC machining” so the FlexTilt Head 2 joints “never get loose even after many adjustments.
When used with a slider or a dolly it can provide an extension for longer shots increasing the range by nearly 7 inches.
The panning base is exceptionally smooth and with rotational markings make it a precise instrument. However, the panning is limited to 240 degrees. The head will not rotate 360 degrees, but this is not a limitation as rarely does one do 360 panoramas.
This product is an ideal portable solution that I have been using for over a year and it has worked exceptionally well with my mirrorless bodies and lenses.
At a price of $140, its tool-less design and the ability to adjust the device with one hand, you get an incredibly versatile photography and videography tool that is clearly a lot more than just a tripod head.