The premier line of Digital Cinema heads, the Maxima series was designed by and for cinematographers. Cartoni’s long history of developing cinematography supports can been seen in the attention to design detail and superior performance. Patented drag and balance systems provide a feel that has raised the industry standard on what is expected in a fluid head. User controls are located and designed for comfort and are reinforced by decades of muscle memory that allow operators to quickly fine tune head performance by feel. The famed “wing” counterbalance will assists any Camera payload from 3 (7 lbs) to 30 kg (66 lbs) with a perfect response throughout the entire +/- 90 ° range and can reach up to 40 kg (88 lbs) at 100mm CG. The MAXIMA 30 includes all the advantages of the famed CARTONI MAXIMA Fluid Head but in a more compact size at a reduced weight of 10,5 kg (23 lbs). For ease of use a digital read out indicates counterbalance, Pan & Tilt fluid settings at a glance and the bubble level is illuminated. To make the MAXIMA 30 completely user friendly, the Pan & Tilt brakes are conveniently placed on the left side of the head as the camera plate latch, which can be activated with one hand both to disengage the new safety lock and free the camera plate completely. The camera plate stage accepts all industry standard plates as ARRI, RED, etc. with a sliding run of 140mm clearly referenced by a scale; It also features 4 rosettes attachment for Pan bars and the standard configuration comes with right telescopic pan bar and a left front pan handle.